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  1. Celtics push Cavs to the brink as Tatum, defense spark Game 5 routWed, 23 May 2018 23:37:31 EST
    Jayson Tatum stole the show and Boston's defense stymied LeBron in the second half. Now the Celtics head back to Cleveland with a chance to end King James' Eastern Conference reign. More...
  2. Facing elimination, LeBron finds comfort in a bookThu, 24 May 2018 08:03:49 EST
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  1. NFL Adopts New Rules for 2018, Including Changes to KickoffWed, 23 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT
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  2. Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the QuarterbacksWed, 23 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT
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  4. NFL/Chiefs Statements on Demetrius Harris' SuspensionTue, 22 May 2018 19:33:33 GMT
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  5. Social Recap: Patrick Mahomes Returns to the Baseball Diamond for a NightMon, 21 May 2018 19:35:00 GMT
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  6. Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the SpecialistsMon, 21 May 2018 15:01:00 GMT
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  7. Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Tight EndsMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT
    Here’s a look at the six tight ends participating in the Chiefs’ Organized Team Activities (OTAs) this year More...
  8. Chiefs Week in Review: May 14-19Sun, 20 May 2018 15:33:00 GMT
    A look at our content on Chiefs.com over the past week More...
  9. Chiefs Offseason Workouts Preview: Checking Out the Offensive LineSat, 19 May 2018 16:04:00 GMT
    Here’s a look at the 15 offensive linemen participating in the Chiefs’ Organized Team Activities (OTAs) More...
  10. Chiefs Tied for Most Players on PFF’s “Top 25 Under 25” ListFri, 18 May 2018 22:37:00 GMT
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All-Pro Secrets
Tid Bits From An All-Pro 2011-05-10 11:51:07

During the Speedsac Workshop that was held at 68 Inside Sports on May 7th, I had the pleasure of swapping stories with All-Pro, Future Hall Of Famer, Will Shields and he gave me a few golden nuggets.

Shields called working in the trenches of an NFL offensive line "Controlled Violence."  He demonstrated what he meant by giving lightning fast forearm shivers to a room full of punching bags.  I felt sorry for those bags.  When asked if he had anything left in the tank, he jokingly said "You might be able to wheel me out there on 3rd downs."  Someone please call Todd Haley!

Of all the defensive linemen in the NFL, who do you think taught Will Shields the most about becoming a dominant NFL offensive lineman?  Hint: He did not play in the AFC West.  Hint, Hint:  He did not play in the AFC.  Hint, Hint, Hint:  He played for the Minnesota Vikings...... Yes, it was John Randle.  He said Randle "always kept him guessing."

Finally, Mr Shields gave me the secret to becoming an All Pro offensive lineman and it starts at a very early age.  You will never guesse this one so I will tell you......TONKA TRUCKS!!!  That's right Tonka Truck,s he said, are "durable and built to last."  The other thing about those trucks is that when you go to push them, "you have to bend your knees, get low, and drive your legs forward" and these are the same skills needed to become a great offensive lineman. 

So there you have it!  It helps to grow over 6 feet and 300 lbs also, but you have to start somewhere.  Why not Tonka Truck?.

Marcus Austin

 

 

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  1. Which Royals prospect could be close to callup?Thu, 24 May 2018 09:00:45 EDT
    Here's a look at five prospects -- one from each team in the American League Central -- who could make an impact in 2018. More...
  2. Butera, Royals roll in 10th to win I-70 SeriesWed, 23 May 2018 19:25:23 EDT
    Salvador Perez homered early and Whit Merrifield tied it with a sacrifice fly before Drew Butera's go-ahead two-run single in the 10th inning lifted the Royals to an I-70 Series win. Cardinals closer Bud Norris was unable to field a bunt attempt that loaded the bases for Butera. Alex Gordon made a great diving catch in the seventh and starter Jakob Junis struck out seven in a no-decision for Kansas City. More...
  3. Gordon makes amazing diving grabWed, 23 May 2018 17:15:35 EDT
    And Gordon showed off his defensive skills again Wednesday against the Cardinals in the seventh inning. With one out, Francisco Pena, who already had doubled into the left-field corner to plate a run in the second, smashed a Kevin McCarthy sinker again toward the same corner. More...
  4. Duffy looking to get on track against RangersWed, 23 May 2018 01:49:24 EDT
    Left-hander Danny Duffy (1-6, 6.88 ERA) will start and try to turn his season around as the Royals continue the road trip with the start of a four-game set at 7:05 p.m. CT on Thursday against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Duffy gave up five runs over four innings on Saturday against the Yankees. He is 1-2 with a 3.25 ERA in his career against Texas. More...
  5. Hammel baffles Cards for first win in I-70 tiltWed, 23 May 2018 00:10:04 EDT
    Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez launched solo home runs to help starter Jason Hammel, who went seven strong innings, pick up his first win of the season as the Royals evened the I-70 Series at one game apiece. Cardinals starter Luke Weaver worked with an early lead as Jose Martinez scored from third on a delayed double steal. Martinez was hung up and likely would have been out, but third baseman Mike Moustakas dropped the throw from Perez. More...
  6. Royals Minor Leaguer makes play on his backThu, 24 May 2018 00:21:11 EDT
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  7. Adam's stock 'trending up' in Royals' bullpenTue, 22 May 2018 19:30:47 EDT
    Amid the Royals' disappointing 14-33 start entering Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, there actually have been some pleasant surprises, such as rookie relievers Brad Keller and Tim Hill, and the continued development of outfielder Jorge Soler. And another surprise is impressing manager Ned Yost and his coaching staff: Right-hander Jason Adam, who made his debut on May 5 and through six outings has a 3.52 ERA. More...
  8. Royals' Top 30 Prospects listFri, 3 Mar 2017 19:26:59 EDT
    Who do the Royals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Kansas City's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch. More...
  9. Kennedy burned by big frame in loss to CardsMon, 21 May 2018 23:40:34 EDT
    Another day in which a Royals starter couldn't hold an opponent down. And another day in which the offense couldn't put up much of a fight. The Royals dropped their third straight, this time to the Cardinals, 6-0, on Monday night in the I-70 Series opener at Busch Stadium. More...
  10. Yost focused on Royals improving, not lossesMon, 21 May 2018 19:50:17 EDT
    As Royals manager Ned Yost sat in his visitors' clubhouse office, he insisted he is not down or frustrated by the team's 14-32 start prior to Monday's I-70 Series opener against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. More...
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Most Super Bowl Winning Quarterbacks Under 6'4 2011-02-09 20:50:52

In the NFL, there has been a trend over the past decade.  This trend is to have your prototypical quarterback to be at least 6 feet 4 inches tall, or a so called "pocket passer."  We have seen the likes of Tom Brady, Ben Rothleisberger, and Peyton Manning.  There is no doubt that these are excellent players and without a doubt, hall of fame quarterbacks.

However looking back at history, it shows that these quarterbacks are the exception and not the rule.  Look no further than the last 2 quarterbacks to win the super bowl.  Drew Brees is only 6 feet tall and Aaron Rogers is only 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Out of the 25 quarterbacks to win the super bowl, 64% have been 6 feet 3 inches or under.   If you eliminate the Mannings, Brady, Aikman, and Rothleisberger, that number grows to 84%.  It may be a safe bet to say that Michael Vick will be the next 6 footer to win it all.  So unless you have an exceptional stud like one of the aforementioned players, that can put a team on his back and will his team to victory, a smart General Manager would look for one of the many excellent players who were deemed "too little."

Marcus Austin

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  1. Hillier brothers have long and short games covered for KU golf Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500
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