View Full Version : Chiefs Pro Bowl G Shields expected to retire

Marco Polo
02-10-2007, 06:45 PM
Per Rotoworld....

NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports Chiefs guard Will Shields' final game in the NFL is expected to be Saturday's Pro Bowl.

A Pro Bowler for the twelfth consecutive time this year and a certain Hall of Famer, Shields' loss could be devastating for a line that struggled to replace retired LT Willie Roaf all last year while also playing musical chairs between guard and right tackle. This is another great concern for Larry Johnson after he set the single-season carries record in 2006

02-10-2007, 06:46 PM
Hey we have theSavior Herm...

It will be okay.....

02-10-2007, 06:47 PM
Well, we knew it wouldn't be long. I can't say I'm anywhere near happy about it though.

Sam Hall
02-10-2007, 06:48 PM
This has almost been expected for a long time.

02-10-2007, 06:52 PM
Can you say "Duh"?

02-10-2007, 06:53 PM
But I heard Roaf might come back this year.

02-10-2007, 06:54 PM
Roaf had to talk him in to returning this season. What a scoop, Bronco sack sucker.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

02-10-2007, 06:55 PM
He might be an HOFer but.. idk if he was too one dementional ....


02-10-2007, 06:57 PM
does this help the salary cap?

Chiefs Pantalones
02-10-2007, 07:01 PM
does this help the salary cap?

I'm pretty sure it does, yes.

02-10-2007, 07:04 PM
I'm pretty sure it does, yes.

good, lets sign eric steinbach

Easy 6
02-10-2007, 07:51 PM
But I heard Roaf might come back this year.

Man, i dont give a damn if its a Band-Aid or not, i would LOVE to see Big Willie strap'em up for 1 more year.

It would do AMAZING things for this O next year.

02-10-2007, 08:03 PM
Will Shields was definitely one dimensional. No way he makes it on First Ballot... I mean, I was gonna vote for him until Bob Gretz mentioned his one dimensionality.

02-10-2007, 08:10 PM
Roaf had to talk him in to returning this season. What a scoop, Bronco sack sucker.

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

Your and retart.

Mojo Rising
02-10-2007, 08:11 PM
Will Shields was a GREAT Chief! Last years performance was average at best. Many of the sacks that I expected to blame on Black were from Shields man.

02-10-2007, 08:46 PM
Here's what Schefter's story says....

Tiki Barber might not be the only Pro Bowl selection to wrap up his football career at Saturday night's Pro Bowl.

Chiefs guard Will Shields, who was selected to his franchise-record 12th straight Pro Bowl, is leaning towards retiring rather than returning for his 15th NFL season, said two NFL sources close to the Kansas City lineman.

Shields debated retiring after last season, but former Chiefs offensive tackle Willie Roaf helped convince Shields to return. Then Roaf decided to retire on the eve of training camp, and Shields, who has played in 221 consecutive games, is back to where he was last season.

Those who know Shields best say that he has debated retirement for a while now, it is almost an annual ritual. Difference is, this year he sounds more serious about it than ever before. If Shields does indeed walk away from the game, pencil him in to the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years from now. Shields has been one of the game's top lineman for over a decade now.

In addition to being a quality lineman, he has been a quality person. Shields won the 2003 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the most prestigious accolade that can be bestowed on an active player.

02-10-2007, 08:57 PM
derrick thomas won NFL man of the year also, but that doesnt seem to be remembered as much.

02-10-2007, 09:02 PM
Your and retart.

Have you been snorting your own cum again? Damn that is just nasty.

JPB FirstDownSamie PBJ

El Jefe
02-10-2007, 09:26 PM
Nothing new to me. Thanks for all the good years Will.

02-10-2007, 10:11 PM
In other news, Gone With The Wind wins Best Picture

02-10-2007, 10:15 PM
In other news, Gone With The Wind wins Best Picture

Much like the HoF voting, the Oscar voting is a joke.

Simply Red
02-10-2007, 10:21 PM
Your and retart.

02-10-2007, 10:30 PM
Does Will Shields get in the HOF before DT???

02-10-2007, 11:15 PM
He might be an HOFer but.. idk if he was too one dementional ....


Yea, all he ever did was block.

02-11-2007, 05:20 AM
it's about the time.
at least it's not happening right before the training camp.

we'll see if Carl deserve a dammit

02-11-2007, 08:56 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Shields goes in HOF before Derrick Thomas...

02-11-2007, 09:09 AM
Damit Bob.. the silent footsteps of time.. he will be missed....

02-11-2007, 09:54 AM
After watching him get beat a lot yesterday, sadly. I'm thinking that struggling yesterday will be enough to push him to retire.

02-11-2007, 10:06 AM
Does Will Shields get in the HOF before DT???Post a thread.

02-11-2007, 10:46 AM
That sucks big time, but we all knew it was going to happen. Too bad he couldn't get a ring.

Easy 6
02-11-2007, 11:28 AM
So long Will, its been a great ride. This guy will be a lock first balloter IMVHO, he has the supreme respect of everyone in the NFL as evidenced by eleventy-billion Pro Bowls. The voters would be going against OVERWHELMING professional sentiment not to shoo him in at the 1st opportunity.

02-11-2007, 12:04 PM
Farewell, Will Shields. You were a warrior and an excellent example to young men everywhere.

Another chapter closed and another great talent wasted for the most part. There have been far too many.


02-11-2007, 12:09 PM
Never missed a game and started all but his first one. IRON MAN!!

PBJ FirstDownSamie PBJ

Rain Man
02-11-2007, 02:35 PM
It's just wishful thinking on Adam "Elway Stalker" Schefter's part. Will will be back.

02-11-2007, 03:04 PM
So long Will you have been a rock!

02-11-2007, 03:04 PM
"Sources close to the Chiefs"- basically means I made this shit up.

Dark Horse
02-11-2007, 10:17 PM
Isn't it 13 straight pro bowls not 12

02-11-2007, 10:22 PM
Isn't it 13 straight pro bowls not 12cut him some slack. He ran out of fingers to count.

Dark Horse
02-11-2007, 10:29 PM
I think this is last years news and the good old NFL network doesn't think anyone will notice because Sheilds plays for a team in the fly over territory.

02-12-2007, 12:51 AM
john goodman and dick vermeil would be rolling over in there graves if shields did not make the hof

02-12-2007, 01:24 AM
did he even geta mention during the pro bowl? they were all over tiki barber

02-12-2007, 01:25 AM
where was will's option pass?

J Diddy
02-12-2007, 02:15 AM
I agree but the drama in your post took on the lingo of my first wife