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SNR
06-18-2012, 03:11 PM
I worry about the next couple of generations. I was at this one party and I met an 8 year old who didn't know how to talk to me because she was always texting with her damn cell phone. What does it say that a grown man like Rodney Hudson is doing the same thing?

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Hudson-readies-to-fill-big-shoes/85f33072-013c-42a8-b52f-acf0c1a81d42

Former second-round pick Rodney Hudson embraces starting role at new position

Jon Asamoah learned to silence his cell phone after the first week of Chiefs OTAs. If he didn't, the third-year offensive guard would have to hear the tones from Rodney Hudson's texts all night.

From individual plays to overall blocking schemes, Hudson had questions about the Chiefs' playbook. And Asamoah was often the recipient of many a late-night texting interrogation.

"Early when we started all this offseason stuff, I was getting texts at night from him (Hudson) asking me all kinds of questions," Asamoah said. "He was asking 'What do we do on this?' or 'What about this?' He really got into it."

Asamoah could tell Hudson wanted to avoid being the weak link in the Chiefs revamped offensive line. In free agency, the team added Pro Bowler Eric Winston at right tackle, leaving the duo as the two youngest members in an otherwise veteran-laden unit.

When the 2012 season begins, Asamoah and Hudson will have five seasons of NFL experience between them. So both players used the Chiefs OTA and minicamp practices to fit in with their more experienced line mates.

The offseason training is key for Hudson, whose next start at center will be his first career one. With one start at guard against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the second-year player said he could've used the practice time he was denied as a rookie in last year's lockout-shortened offseason.

This offseason, Hudson is taking advantage of his time in the classroom, studying offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's new playbook for hours as the next anchor of the Chiefs offensive line.

"As football players, you just have to pick up and learn," said Hudson. "I'm still learning, and trying to correct my mistakes. It helps that everyone is learning (the new offense) with me."

But Hudson knows his slip-ups will be magnified a little more as he replaces former Chiefs ironman Casey Wiegmann.

Wiegmann was the center for over 10,000 snaps during his seven total seasons with the Chiefs. Hudson admitted it's "a little weird" replacing such an experienced player, but vowed to become just as skilled in his own right.

In the eyes of his coaches, Hudson is doing a good job of making a name for himself and stepping out of Wiegmann's large shadow.

"He seems to be handling that (pressure) pretty well," said coach Romeo Crennel about his new center. "One of the things that we wanted to see is what kind of command that he would take of the offensive line. It looks like he’s doing a nice job of it."

Asamoah was also singled out for his improved play. Winston said Asamoah, his new partner on the right side of the Chiefs line, improved after every snap.

Winston expects Asamoah to become a special player for the Chiefs in the near future, and when that day comes, Winston have an even easier time blocking opponents at right tackle.

"I’ve been lucky enough to play with a lot of good right guards in my time,” Winston said. “They make you look better when they’re good, because they’re the guy on your back that’s going to help you, that’s going to cover you sometimes when you miss it and John’s that kind of player.”

Winston's input is critical to Asamoah's continued development. In Houston, Winston blocked for two-time All-Pro running back Arian Foster under coach Gary Kubiak's zone blocking scheme.

Daboll will implement a similar zone-blocking scheme with the Chiefs in 2012, and Asamoah has taken advantage of Winston’s knowledge to adapt at right guard.

"He's teaching me something new every day," said Asamoah. "At that right guard spot, you're always communicating with the tackle. You have to know how you guys are going to approach things. Guys have different skill sets and are going to approach things different ways, so you just have to be out here every day learning each other."

With each new text, Winston's new pupil became Hudson's new teacher. And Asamoah made sure to text Hudson back every time, answering his questions like a veteran would.

"We're definitely the younger guys in the classroom--no doubt about it," said Hudson. "But we're trying to learn and soak in as much as we can from the veterans here and get better.”

SuperChief
06-18-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm so fucking excited to see that unit in action.

SuperChief
06-18-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm so ****ing excited to see that unit in action.

Penis joke.

Canofbier
06-18-2012, 03:37 PM
Decent fluff article, stupid thread.

SNR
06-18-2012, 03:43 PM
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=260372

BCD
06-18-2012, 03:45 PM
I'm so fucking excited to see that unit in action.

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Phobia
06-18-2012, 03:46 PM
The best thing about texts... they're short. I can read them in 2 seconds.

Ace Gunner
06-18-2012, 03:52 PM
He is so big.

KCrockaholic
06-18-2012, 04:37 PM
Not sure why, this but has turned into a penis thread.

BCD
06-18-2012, 04:41 PM
Not sure why, this but has turned into a penis thread.
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRsVKdJsyHtyY3sb_cVRTVH_C-gKZLRdgehG7ZQMUk74iDWsMP2

Okie_Apparition
06-18-2012, 05:21 PM
The shoulders on this dude :eek:

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Mr. Laz
06-18-2012, 05:26 PM
Poe Hudson Asomoah Berry Arenas ... it's nice to have a bunch of young guys who are excited and wanting to work.


I guess there is something to this "right 53 ..." afterall

Cornstock
06-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Good to see a football thread that doesn't mention the QB situation...yet

Mr. Laz
06-18-2012, 05:56 PM
Good to see a football thread that doesn't mention the QB situation...yetuntil NOW

SPATCH
06-18-2012, 06:03 PM
He's got a nice looking penis on him.

SNR
06-18-2012, 06:18 PM
I think what's even more exciting is seeing what Eric Winston actually means to this team and this offensive line in particular. It might be just because the guy is cool with a microphone in his face, but the stuff that he says is really damn special. It's apparent that all the guys on the offensive line are gelling around him and feeding off his great attitude and knowledge of the game.

Now imagine what the morale of the offensive line would be if we had Barry Richardson fatting up the joint. I doubt we'd be glowing positive at all over Hudson or Asamoah. I doubt we'd be excited or viewing our offensive line as a genuine strength of the team. And we'd probably get fucked by draft experts even NEXT offseason, with them predicting we'd draft another fucking tackle in the first round.

scott free
06-18-2012, 06:25 PM
It promises to be the third best line in my time, with a good chance to rise.

Pshaw if you must, but Pioli is really putting together a helluva team.

DONT SAY IT! I KNOW!

boogblaster
06-18-2012, 11:08 PM
we hope .....

BCD
06-18-2012, 11:11 PM
It promises to be the third best line in my time, with a good chance to rise.

Pshaw if you must, but Pioli is really putting together a helluva team.

DONT SAY IT! I KNOW!

MATT CASSEL

Cornstock
06-18-2012, 11:28 PM
MATT CASSEL

Theeerrrre it is!

Chiefs Pantalones
06-18-2012, 11:40 PM
MATT CASSEL

Lol it sucks because I'll be talking to the guys at my work here in Arizona about how we have a pretty good team this year if we stay healthy and I'll be getting all pumped and they'll say, "well, that's nice and all, but you still don't have a QB." Then I remember we have Matt Cassel and I get all depressed because there's nothing I have to combat them. They are absolutely right. Simply stated, we're fucked. Pioli has put a fine group of talent together but the one position that truly matters is not yet filled. Then a day goes by and I get all excited again talking with the guys again but I forget...again...and they remind me again who our QB is. Fuck.

milkman
06-20-2012, 09:27 AM
Lol it sucks because I'll be talking to the guys at my work here in Arizona about how we have a pretty good team this year if we stay healthy and I'll be getting all pumped and they'll say, "well, that's nice and all, but you still don't have a QB." Then I remember we have Matt Cassel and I get all depressed because there's nothing I have to combat them. They are absolutely right. Simply stated, we're ****ed. Pioli has put a fine group of talent together but the one position that truly matters is not yet filled. Then a day goes by and I get all excited again talking with the guys again but I forget...again...and they remind me again who our QB is. ****.

Pittsburg.

Tommy Maddox.

Ben Roethlisberger.

I would love to have already gotten the QB position fixed, but with a potentially deep QB draft next year, I can see a similar situation playing out here as it did in Pittsburg.

rred
06-20-2012, 09:56 AM
The best thing about texts... they're short. I can read them in 2 seconds.

This is why I don't understand what's so wrong about texting, why the older generation knocks it so hard. It's convenient.

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 09:57 AM
This is why I don't understand what's so wrong about texting, why the older generation knocks it so hard. It's convenient.

Don't mind them. They're just bitter and lonely.

rred
06-20-2012, 09:59 AM
The whole Matt Cassel thing is a bit depressing. I agree with the guy above who said he makes it hard to get excited about the rest of the team.

Rausch
06-20-2012, 10:02 AM
Pittsburg.

Tommy Maddox.

Ben Roethlisberger.

I would love to have already gotten the QB position fixed, but with a potentially deep QB draft next year, I can see a similar situation playing out here as it did in Pittsburg.

Good comparison. When Maddox went down Ruthlessrapist went in.

Once Stanzi earns the no. 2 spot and Casshole goes down (he always does) we'll be primed for another Cinderella story...:D

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Good comparison. When Maddox went down Ruthlessrapist went in.

Once Stanzi earns the no. 2 spot and Casshole goes down (he always does) we'll be primed for another Cinderella story...:D

Hopefully it'll be without the dress.

milkman
06-20-2012, 10:06 AM
This is why I don't understand what's so wrong about texting, why the older generation knocks it so hard. It's convenient.

Texting promotes the illiteracy of an already illiterate generation.

Canofbier
06-20-2012, 10:12 AM
Texting promotes the illiteracy of an already illiterate generation.

This is the claim that every "anti-texting" old geezer makes. My generation has its share of idiots, just as yours does and just as every generation does. The fact that the internet culture of today gives my generation's idiots a voice doesn't mean that they represent the whole.

milkman
06-20-2012, 10:23 AM
This is the claim that every "anti-texting" old geezer makes. My generation has its share of idiots, just as yours does and just as every generation does. The fact that the internet culture of today gives my generation's idiots a voice doesn't mean that they represent the whole.

Perhaps.

I don't recall the kids of my generation struggling to communicate simple thoughts the way kids today do.

I don't understand what the hell some of these kids are triyng to say because they can't string together a single coherent sentence.

Rausch
06-20-2012, 10:24 AM
The fact that the internet culture of today gives my generation's idiots a voice doesn't mean that they represent the whole.

What you haven't noticed is that it doesn't give them a voice - it removes it.

You have 4 people sitting at a table at a club/bar/restaurant and two of them are texting all the while and saying "whut?" every 30 seconds because they aren't paying attention to the life in front of them...

Rausch
06-20-2012, 10:25 AM
Hopefully it'll be without the dress.

If he removes Casshole from the starting lineup he can wear lipstick and heels in his free time...