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KCrockaholic
03-01-2011, 10:52 AM
http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2011/3/1/2022807/tony-richardson-new-york-jets-free-agent

Fullback Tony Richardson broke into the league as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in 1994. A year later he came to Kansas City where he played for the Chiefs until 2005.

He is, to this day, one of the biggest fan-favorites in Kansas City.

Richardson is now with the New York Jets but, according to the NY Daily News, he may not be for long.

The Daily News has also learned that second-year pro John Conner will be slated to be the starting fullback in 2011. So, veteran fullback Tony Richardson's tenure with the Jets is likely over. Richardson is an unrestricted free agent.

Richardson will turn 40 years old during the 2011 season so retirement would be an obvious option.

I know many of the folks currently running the Chiefs weren't here in the 1990s and early 2000s when Richardson was part of this team but they should know that he's an important person to Kansas City Chiefs fans.

We'll see if this is it for T-Rich. If it is, boy, wouldn't it be nice to see him in red one more time, even if for just a day?

Saccopoo
03-01-2011, 10:54 AM
Bring him in!!!!!

He couldn't be any worse than Tyson Jackson, right?

loochy
03-01-2011, 10:54 AM
To the ship!!!11!!ELEVENTY!

Print 'em.

SNR
03-01-2011, 10:55 AM
Eh. When TRich left KC I didn't really care. I liked him a lot when he played here, but I didn't do any of that stupid "Well, I'm going to root for the Vikings in the playoffs because they have Tony Richardson" stuff

He's a smart guy and I wish him a great rest of his life after football.

milkman
03-01-2011, 10:57 AM
Eh. When TRich left KC I didn't really care. I liked him a lot when he played here, but I didn't do any of that stupid "Well, I'm going to root for the Vikings in the playoffs because they have Tony Richardson" stuff

He's a smart guy and I wish him a great rest of his life after football.

There are players around the league I like, and T-Rich is one of them, but I'm not rooting for any team because a player that I like plays for them.

Reerun_KC
03-01-2011, 11:03 AM
Who?

Okie_Apparition
03-01-2011, 11:04 AM
He should write a book for all the great backs he has blocked for. Even BLT in NY.

KC Tattoo
03-01-2011, 11:13 AM
He threw some hellatious blocks for Priest Holmes, yet Priest Holmes never shared his doritos with him.

Tribal Warfare
03-01-2011, 11:20 AM
Bring him in!!!!!

He couldn't be any worse than Tyson Jackson, right?

or Mike Cox

KC Tattoo
03-01-2011, 11:29 AM
I liked Jason Dunn as he was a hell of a blocking TE for us during the Priest Holmes T. Rich, Trent Green era. He was a big part of our domminant offense & didn't get the recognition he deserved imo.

gblowfish
03-01-2011, 11:32 AM
He's a smart guy. Put him in the front office, let him serve as an assistant to Pioli. He could be another Ozzy Newsome type administrator.

KCrockaholic
03-01-2011, 11:34 AM
Priest was special....But if Jamaal Charles had the blockers of Rich, Dunn, Roaf, Shields, Waters (prime), he would be averaging close to 7.5 YPC. It would be unreal.

Deberg_1990
03-01-2011, 11:41 AM
He was a decent player for us and i wish him well...

But this whole "romanticizing" of his Chiefs playing days is comical. He was just a fullback, he did it well, but he wasnt exactly a superstar or anything.

Mr. Laz
03-01-2011, 11:46 AM
It's about time for Trich to get out while he can still walk ... wish him nothing but the best.

Tribal Warfare
03-01-2011, 11:46 AM
He was a decent player for us and i wish him well...

But this whole "romanticizing" of his Chiefs playing days is comical. He was just a fullback, he did it well, but he wasnt exactly a superstar or anything.


Shields and him made Ray Lewis their bitch on Monday Night Football.

milkman
03-01-2011, 11:48 AM
He was a decent player for us and i wish him well...

But this whole "romanticizing" of his Chiefs playing days is comical. He was just a fullback, he did it well, but he wasnt exactly a superstar or anything.

Fullback is an underappreciated position.

Ladanian Tomlinson had his most productive seasons with Lorenzo Neal as his lead blocker.

Moose Johnston was a big part of the reason that Emmit Smith had so many great seasons.

And T-Rich was a big part of the success that Priest Holmes enjoyed.

Tony Richardson was one of the top 5 blocking fullbacks I've ever seen.

Halfcan
03-01-2011, 11:51 AM
He threw some hellatious blocks for Priest Holmes, yet Priest Holmes never shared his doritos with him.

ROFL

KC Tattoo
03-01-2011, 11:51 AM
Priest was special....But if Jamaal Charles had the blockers of Rich, Dunn, Roaf, Shields, Waters (prime), he would be averaging close to 7.5 YPC. It would be unreal.

This is true, Derick Blaylock scored four rushing TDs against Atlanta Falcons, Priest had four rushing TDs that day too. The blocking was phenomenal against the number one rated rushing defense.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/kansas-city-chiefs/09000d5d80188563/Chiefs-56-Falcons-10

It was total dommination! We were doing the wave in the second quarter, so much fun that day!

morphius
03-01-2011, 11:52 AM
He was a decent player for us and i wish him well...

But this whole "romanticizing" of his Chiefs playing days is comical. He was just a fullback, he did it well, but he wasnt exactly a superstar or anything.
Um dude, if we would have held on to him, how many wasted draft picks could we have saved on FB's that were not anywhere near as good. He may only be a FB, but he is one of the best, period. Heck, just look at all the RB's who had their best seasons behind the guy.

Of course you probably have some weird grudge against him because some coaches decided to try to make him into a starting RB.

Deberg_1990
03-01-2011, 11:53 AM
Fullback is an underappreciated position.

Ladanian Tomlinson had his most productive seasons with Lorenzo Neal as his lead blocker.

Moose Johnston was a big part of the reason that Emmit Smith had so many great seasons.

And T-Rich was a big part of the success that Priest Holmes enjoyed.

Tony Richardson was one of the top 5 blocking fullbacks I've ever seen.


See,


Its like we are turning the tables and saying "The Fullback was the true talent behind the talent"


Tomlinson, E Smith and Holmes would have still been successful anywhere no matter who blocked.

milkman
03-01-2011, 11:59 AM
See,


Its like we are turning the tables and saying "The Fullback was the true talent behind the talent"


Tomlinson, E Smith and Holmes would have still been successful anywhere no matter who blocked.

I didn't say they were soley responsible for each of thse RB's success.

But the FBs had a hand in the success of those players.

None of those guys are going to get big numbers without blocking, and all three had great blocking from their fullbacks that got them into the open field, or into the End Zone.

Halfcan
03-01-2011, 12:12 PM
Fullback is an underappreciated position.

Ladanian Tomlinson had his most productive seasons with Lorenzo Neal as his lead blocker.

Moose Johnston was a big part of the reason that Emmit Smith had so many great seasons.

And T-Rich was a big part of the success that Priest Holmes enjoyed.

Tony Richardson was one of the top 5 blocking fullbacks I've ever seen.

:thumb: TRich was a Class act as well!!

HemiEd
03-01-2011, 01:56 PM
There are players around the league I like, and T-Rich is one of them, but I'm not rooting for any team because a player that I like plays for them.

Agreed, but I still think letting T-Rich get away, is one of Carls biggest fuckups of his entire tenure.
Lj may have reached the goals that GoChiefs had set for him.

Deberg_1990
03-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Agreed, but I still think letting T-Rich get away, is one of Carls biggest ****ups of his entire tenure.
Lj may have reached the goals that GoChiefs had set for him.

Agreed.....the Chiefs might have gone 17-31 instead of 15-33 over 2006-2008 if hed have remained.

Radar Chief
03-01-2011, 02:09 PM
It's about time for Trich to get out while he can still walk ... wish him nothing but the best.

IIRC T-Rich’s problem wasn’t legs it was his shoulders. Seems like his last two years in KC he blew out a shoulder per season, which is part of the price for those blocks he lays on guys like Ray Ray. ;)

mikey23545
03-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Priest was special....But if Jamaal Charles had the blockers of Rich, Dunn, Roaf, Shields, Waters (prime), he would be averaging close to <strike>7.5</strike> 17.5 YPC. It would be unreal.

FYP.

BigOlChiefsfan
03-01-2011, 02:50 PM
Wish him well, nice guy. I would like to see him back in KC in an admin/goodwill role when he retires.

HemiEd
03-01-2011, 03:21 PM
Agreed.....the Chiefs might have gone 17-31 instead of 15-33 over 2006-2008 if hed have remained.

Exactly, and Tyson Jackson may not have been there when the Chiefs picked.

suzzer99
03-01-2011, 03:29 PM
If he retires that leaves Gonzo as the last player left from the Shotttenheimer Chiefs.

milkman
03-01-2011, 03:31 PM
Exactly, and Tyson Jackson may not have been there when the Chiefs picked.

No.

Tyson Jackson would still have been there when the Chiefs picked.