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Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:23 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/chiefs-top-draft-pick-dt-dontari-poe-growing-accustomed-to-life-in-the-nfl/2012/05/29/gJQA7lRezU_story.html

Chiefs’ top draft pick, DT Dontari Poe, growing accustomed to life in the NFL
Published: May 29

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A common assumption is that the biggest difference between college football and the NFL is between the white lines. The game is faster, and the players bigger and stronger.

Well, Dontari Poe has the physical part down already.

The biggest difference for the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick has been mental.

“It’s a steep learning curve right now. It’s the NFL,” Poe said after the Chiefs practiced on a blistering Tuesday morning. “There are certain ways to do things, certain steps, certain places to be at certain times, and I’m just trying to get that part of it.”

At least he’s had that chance.

Second-round pick Jeff Allen, fifth-round selection De’Quan Menzie and sixth-round choice Cyrus Gray all missed the contact portion of practice Tuesday.

Allen is out with a hurt left ankle, even though the offensive guard walked around without the boot that he was wearing last week. Gray joined fellow running back Jamaal Charles off to the side with a hamstring injury, and Menzie is also out with a hamstring injury.

The time they’ve missed has given others an opportunity to shine.

Third-round draft pick Donald Stephenson has been working with the backup offensive line, while wide receiver Devon Wylie — the Chiefs’ fourth-round pick — has been working out of the slot in a similar capacity to the Patriots’ Wes Welker, to whom he’s often compared.

But the biggest impression made by the rookies has been Poe, and not just because he stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 346 pounds — the heaviest player on the roster by more than 10 pounds.

The No. 11 overall pick has been already spent time working with the starting unit, and on Tuesday he was a staple of sub packages, getting a big push up front. Several times he was able to get his hands on Matt Cassel before the Chiefs’ quarterback got rid of the ball.

“As a defensive lineman, you work so hard to get there, but not being able to hit them is a let-down,” Poe said with a smile. “But you have to practice.”

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said that Poe has been receptive to what the coaching staff has been trying to get through. Kansas City runs a 3-4 defense and two-gaps with its defensive tackle, which means Poe has had to learn an entirely new technique from what he used at Memphis.

“He’s trying to do what we’re coaching him to do,” Crennel said. “The thing is, if you remember what I told you after we drafted him, him being able to assimilate into our program is critical. It looks like he’s more than willing to try to do it the way we want to do it, so I think he’ll pay dividends in training camp.”

Poe’s draft stock rose considerably at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, where he ran a sub-5-second 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds an astonishing 44 times. Scouts were sent looking for more game tape of him, and were left to decide which the fluke was: the numbers that he put up at the combine or the relatively modest numbers he put up during his college career.

His physical attributes made many presume that Poe would be a run-stuffing defensive tackle, but the Chiefs have already tried to use him to rush the quarterback during practice.

“In the situation that we’re in right now, we’ve lost a couple guys, particularly (Wallace) Gilberry, who was our sub rusher, so now we have to plug somebody in there,” Crennel said. “He’s got the ability that you might want to plug in there.”

Wylie has made a few impressive grabs during the opening week of organized team activities, and has shown no ill effects from the litany of injuries that plagued him at Fresno State.

Like Poe, he said the biggest adjustment to life in the NFL has been mental.

“Picking up the offense, knowing the details of your assignment, getting on the same page as the quarterback,” Wylie said. “We’ve been here two weeks and we’ve learned an entire new offense, and then you have to learn details of your routes. It’s getting to the point where you know what you can do so you can do it fast and do it to the best of your ability.”

Most of the rookies have been relying on veterans for help.

Poe’s locker in the corner of the Chiefs’ locker room sits next to Tamba Hali, the Chiefs’ best pass rusher and one of the league’s top outside linebackers. Wylie is often chatting with wide receiver Steve Breaston, who has also played a bit at slot receiver.

“We’re trying to win games and go to the Super Bowl,” said Charles, who still hasn’t been cleared to practice after tearing his ACL last season. “That’s what we’re trying to tell the young guys.”

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:24 PM
He weighed in as 346 lbs at the Combine, looking like this:

http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/nfl/2002/draft/img17492465.jpg

Unreal.

Douche Baggins
06-01-2012, 01:24 PM
Just do it, you big pussy. Your greatest contribution to this franchise could be landing on his elbow.

BCD
06-01-2012, 01:27 PM
Dude is going to be a beast.

Quote me.

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:28 PM
Quote me.

Now what.

Bewbies
06-01-2012, 01:29 PM
Poe is not the only one who is sad he can't hit Cassel...

suds79
06-01-2012, 01:29 PM
Just do it, you big pussy. Your greatest contribution to this franchise could be landing on his elbow.

Yep. Come on Poe.

When you're that big, all you have to do is land on the guy. Right Tony Siragusa?

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Sorter
06-01-2012, 01:29 PM
LMAOJust do it, you big pussy. Your greatest contribution to this franchise could be landing on his elbow.

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 01:29 PM
He can only do us a favor by crushing Matt Cassuck.

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Good lord, how big was Siragusa?

Douche Baggins
06-01-2012, 01:30 PM
Poe could right the wrong that Bernard Pollard inflicted on us. Complete the circle.

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 01:31 PM
Dude is going to be a beast.

Quote me.

"Dude is going to be a beast"

Quote Dave

ReynardMuldrake
06-01-2012, 01:31 PM
http://i.imgur.com/3fB0Q.gif
Me too, Poe. Me too.

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:32 PM
How crazy would it be if Pollard did that to Cassel in the preseason.

The sequential thing, then, would be for the Ravens to later trade a 2nd for Brady Quinn as an eventual starter.

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:32 PM
"Dude is going to be a beast"

Quote Dave

I quoted you quoting him.

What happens now?

pr_capone
06-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Just do it, you big pussy. Your greatest contribution to this franchise could be landing on his elbow.

I heard you can lose feeling in your fingers by landing on your elbow yet retain full function. That would make Mark a liability. HIT HIM POE.

BCD
06-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Good lord, how big was Siragusa?

They said 340 in the video.

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:36 PM
They said 340 in the video.

So they weigh the same.

This.

http://sampson.washcoll.edu/~twittman2/Final%20Project/pages/Images/tony-siragusa.jpg

And this.

http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/nfl/2002/draft/img17492465.jpg

Un-fucking-real.

KC Tattoo
06-01-2012, 01:36 PM
Dude is going to be a beast.

Quote me.

Now what.

"Dude is going to be a beast"

Quote Dave

I quoted you quoting him.

What happens now?

:huh: I don't know? But I quoted you quoting him and me quoting you quoting him. So now what?

BCD
06-01-2012, 01:40 PM
So they weigh the same.

This.

http://sampson.washcoll.edu/~twittman2/Final%20Project/pages/Images/tony-siragusa.jpg

And this.

http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/nfl/2002/draft/img17492465.jpg

Un-fucking-real.Muscle weighs more than fat.

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:42 PM
:huh: I don't know? But I quoted you quoting him and me quoting you quoting him. So now what?

Maybe you should quote me, now that I've quoted you quoting me... quoting him. KC Tattoo is a gullible bitch.

mikey23545
06-01-2012, 01:48 PM
I've never heard of anyone approaching that 44 reps of 225 lbs...Is that a combine record?

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:50 PM
I've never heard of anyone approaching that 44 reps of 225 lbs...Is that a combine record?

Last year Stephen Paea of Oregon State put up 49 reps.

That, I think, is a Combine record.

Edit: It is. Poe's mark is 2nd in Combine history.

Edit edit: 2nd most is Mitch Petrus of Arkansas (45) in 2010. Poe is tied for 3rd all time, with Jeff Owens (Georgia) in 2010.

BCD
06-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Maybe you should quote me, now that I've quoted you quoting me... quoting him. KC Tattoo is a gullible bitch.

LMAO Fucking smart asses.

I meant quote me and save it.

I have a feeling this kid is gonna be a stud and no one here wanted him.

Fish
06-01-2012, 01:51 PM
OK then. I'm starting to come around to liking Poe. But only because he wants to hurt Cassel...

mikey23545
06-01-2012, 01:56 PM
Last year Stephen Paea of Oregon State put up 49 reps.

That, I think, is a Combine record.

Edit: It is. Poe's mark is 2nd in Combine history.

Edit edit: 2nd most is Mitch Petrus of Arkansas (45) in 2010. Poe is tied for 3rd all time, with Jeff Owens (Georgia) in 2010.

Damn, they're going to have to go to 275 lbs soon, or people will get bored watching them press for an hour...

Thanks for the info.

Detoxing
06-01-2012, 01:57 PM
This is either good for Poe or bad for Hudson.....

Direckshun
06-01-2012, 01:58 PM
Damn, they're going to have to go to 275 lbs soon, or people will get bored watching them press for an hour...

Thanks for the info.

Only 7 players have benched 40 times or more since 2006.

mikey23545
06-01-2012, 02:00 PM
This is either good for Poe or bad for Hudson.....


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9853/eeyorem.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/406/eeyorem.jpg/)

LMAO

mikey23545
06-01-2012, 02:01 PM
Only 7 players have benched 40 times or more since 2006.

Uh, it was just a little humor...

BoneKrusher
06-01-2012, 02:06 PM
Poe Nose Football.

Tribal Warfare
06-01-2012, 02:07 PM
Dude is going to be a beast.

Quote me.

Major rep will go to Ultra Peanut if Poe goes into consistent full gear beast mode

Tribal Warfare
06-01-2012, 02:09 PM
Only 7 players have benched 40 times or more since 2006.

One is Tank Tyler BTW

Okie_Apparition
06-01-2012, 02:52 PM
But can he hit Payme N Mountains

Canofbier
06-01-2012, 03:13 PM
Last year Stephen Paea of Oregon State put up 49 reps.

That, I think, is a Combine record.

Edit: It is. Poe's mark is 2nd in Combine history.

Edit edit: 2nd most is Mitch Petrus of Arkansas (45) in 2010. Poe is tied for 3rd all time, with Jeff Owens (Georgia) in 2010.

On Stephen Paea's Wikipedia page, it says that some Justin Ernest guy did 51 in 1999.

Chocolate Hog
06-01-2012, 03:26 PM
Hard to hit anything when u can't get to the qb.

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talastan
06-01-2012, 03:27 PM
Hitting Cassel is easy Poe; just act like you tripped into him. :shrug: :D

Setsuna
06-01-2012, 03:28 PM
So they weigh the same.

This.

http://sampson.washcoll.edu/~twittman2/Final%20Project/pages/Images/tony-siragusa.jpg

And this.

http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/nfl/2002/draft/img17492465.jpg

Un-****ing-real.
You can come up for air now.

Kyle DeLexus
06-01-2012, 03:32 PM
Cassel is sad he can't hit his receivers in practice.

chasedude
06-01-2012, 03:56 PM
Looking forward to seeing Poe in action this year. I'm hoping he'll be a dependable draft pick.

unlurking
06-01-2012, 04:22 PM
http://i.imgur.com/3fB0Q.gif
Me too, Poe. Me too.
What an ugly baby. Come on. You know you're all thinking it.

PGM
06-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Poe Poe Pomegranate

lcarus
06-01-2012, 04:49 PM
How crazy would it be if Pollard did that to Cassel in the preseason.

The sequential thing, then, would be for the Ravens to later trade a 2nd for Brady Quinn as an eventual starter.

Only if Brady Quinn came in and led us to a 10-6 season and we miss the playoffs by a cunthair. Then we'd have to trade Quinn, like you said, and go back to Cassel after he recovered.

Yeah..sounds like something we'd do.

whoman69
06-01-2012, 05:01 PM
Only if Brady Quinn came in and led us to a 10-6 season and we miss the playoffs by a ****hair. Then we'd have to trade Quinn, like you said, and go back to Cassel after he recovered.

Yeah..sounds like something we'd do.

Wow that's out there. Quinn leading us to 10-6? ROFL

PGM
06-01-2012, 05:02 PM
A trained monkey should be able to win 10 with this squad. Unfortunately...

Bump
06-01-2012, 05:19 PM
He weighed in as 346 lbs at the Combine, looking like this:

http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/nfl/2002/draft/img17492465.jpg

Unreal.

ya, this pick could work out. I've never seen a man look like that and weigh 350. Hell Vince Wilfork looks way heavier and is like 320 or something. Dude is a brick shit house.

O.city
06-01-2012, 05:21 PM
Don't really care what he looks like, as long as he anchors the defense and pushes the pocket.

PGM
06-01-2012, 05:22 PM
If he's putting in this much effort AND getting the awesome technique of Pleasant/Crennel. Look the fuck out NFL.

Art Vader
06-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Hands off the Red Lantern.

PGM
06-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Ever hear of the Monkey Claw Matty?

-King-
06-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Hard to hit anything when u can't get to the qb.

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/Didn't read article.

mdchiefsfan
06-01-2012, 05:59 PM
So they weigh the same.

This.

http://sampson.washcoll.edu/~twittman2/Final%20Project/pages/Images/tony-siragusa.jpg

And this.

http://sports.cbsimg.net/u/photos/football/nfl/2002/draft/img17492465.jpg

Un-****ing-real.

:eek:

Bump
06-01-2012, 06:11 PM
but I'm pretty sad that he can't hit Cassel too.

bevischief
06-01-2012, 06:16 PM
If he's putting in this much effort AND getting the awesome technique of Pleasant/Crennel. Look the **** out NFL.

Just hopes it lasts his career for many years...

unlurking
06-01-2012, 06:19 PM
/Didn't read article.
Good to see Billay hasn't changed any.

Anyong Bluth
06-01-2012, 06:24 PM
If he's putting in this much effort AND getting the awesome technique of Pleasant/Crennel. Look the fuck out NFL.

I only care how he fairs in the "slap drill".

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tredadda
06-01-2012, 06:30 PM
LMAO ****ing smart asses.

I meant quote me and save it.

I have a feeling this kid is gonna be a stud and no one here wanted him.

I was one who did not want him here and was upset when we drafted him, but I will gladly eat crow if he either hits Cassel hard enough that he can no longer play for us (nothing life altering though) or if he plays to the potential you think he will.

PGM
06-02-2012, 08:45 AM
I only care how he fairs in the "slap drill".

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He'd knock "Patty Cakes" head off.

milkman
06-02-2012, 08:56 AM
Just do it, you big pussy. Your greatest contribution to this franchise could be landing on his elbow.

If Poe hit Cassel in practice and put him out for the season, then that #11 overall will not have been wasted no matter what Poe does the rest of his career.

evolve27
06-02-2012, 09:07 AM
Bowe Poe Powe POW!

BigChiefFan
06-02-2012, 09:28 AM
If Poe hit Cassel in practice and put him out for the season, then that #11 overall will not have been wasted no matter what Poe does the rest of his career.

Yes, the bastion of intelligence. :rolleyes:

lcarus
06-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Wow that's out there. Quinn leading us to 10-6? ROFL

Cassel did it. :p

whoman69
06-02-2012, 03:45 PM
Cassel did it. :p

Yup, that was all Cassel.

Sorter
06-02-2012, 03:49 PM
Jamaal did it. :p

FYP

Tombstone RJ
06-02-2012, 07:27 PM
Poe has a huge head. It's like really, really big.

Douche Baggins
06-02-2012, 07:39 PM
If Poe hit Cassel in practice and put him out for the season, then that #11 overall will not have been wasted no matter what Poe does the rest of his career.

The question is if Cassel would get his job back next season.

Course without Cassel we'd probably go 5-11 or something. Might spell the end for Peeholey.

Sorter
06-02-2012, 07:43 PM
The question is if Cassel would get his job back next season.

Course without Cassel we'd probably go 5-11 or something. Might spell the end for Peeholey.

NOt with Stanzi making WOW throws and having a better drop back LMAO

Douche Baggins
06-02-2012, 07:46 PM
NOt with Stanzi making WOW throws and having a better drop back LMAO

Odds are not good that Stanzi would be better than Cassel right out of the gate.

I mean I know everyone thinks he's the golden boy but....5th round picks in their first year starting don't have a great track record.

I think you were being sarcastic anyway.