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  1. KU freshman Preston signs with European teamSat, 20 Jan 2018 09:23:42 EST
    Kansas freshman Billy Preston, who has not played a regular-season game for the Jayhawks this season, has signed with BC Igokea, a European club located in Bosnia and Herzegovina. More...
  2. Parody stripe: Lakers win with record-worst FTsSat, 20 Jan 2018 02:45:50 EST
    With three injured starters on the bench, the Lakers shot an abysmal 2-for-14 from the foul line -- the worst percentage in a game in NBA history -- but still managed to beat the Pacers on Friday. More...
  3. Roy Halladay autopsy reveals traces of drugsFri, 19 Jan 2018 20:00:14 EST
    Roy Halladay had evidence of several drugs in his system when he died in a plane crash off the Gulf of Mexico in November, an autopsy showed. There is yet to be an identified cause for the crash. More...
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  1. Snap Counts: A Look at the Final Regular Season NumbersFri, 19 Jan 2018 22:33:00 GMT
    Here are the overall playtime percentages for the 2017 season More...
  2. The Kansas City Red Coaters Are Looking for New MembersFri, 19 Jan 2018 20:50:00 GMT
    The application process to join the Red Coaters in 2018 is now open More...
  3. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to Cover Winter Olympics as a BroadcasterThu, 18 Jan 2018 16:34:00 GMT
    Duvernay-Tardif is headed to South Korea to cover the Olympic Games for Radio Canada More...
  4. How the Chiefs’ 2017 Roster Was BuiltThu, 18 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT
    Taking a closer look at how it all came together More...
  5. Several Chiefs Etched Their Names in the Record Books in 2017Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:12:00 GMT
    A look at the milestones the Chiefs set this season More...
  6. Next Gen Stats: NFL’s Advanced Analytics Confirm Tyreek Hill is Still FastWed, 17 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT
    The Cheetah still has his juice More...
  7. Chiefs’ RB Kareem Hunt Voted PFWA’s Rookie of the Year for 2017Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:20:01 GMT
    Hunt, along with the Saints’ Alvin Kamara, also share Co-Offensive Rookie of the Year More...
  8. Five Things to Know About New Chiefs’ RBs Coach Deland McCulloughFri, 12 Jan 2018 16:49:00 GMT
    The Chiefs have filled a coaching vacancy More...
  9. Deland McCullough Hired as Chiefs' Running Backs CoachFri, 12 Jan 2018 15:53:24 GMT
    The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has hired Deland McCullough as Running Backs Coach. McCullough joins the Chiefs from USC where he coached the Trojans running backs. “Delan... More...
  10. Chiefs’ New Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy Grateful for OpportunityWed, 10 Jan 2018 21:28:42 GMT
    Bieniemy spoke with the local Kansas City media Wednesday afternoon via a conference call More...
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. Joel booked for first show at The K since '79Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:36:24 EDT
    For the first time in 39 years, Kauffman Stadium will host a concert not associated with a baseball game. More...
  2. Pratto draws flattering comparisons to HosmerFri, 19 Jan 2018 01:03:26 EDT
    The Royals have tried their best to shy away from making any comparisons of Nick Pratto, their first-round pick in the Draft in 2017, to another first baseman and former first-round pick, Eric Hosmer. More...
  3. Royals hire Lamont as special assistant to GMWed, 17 Jan 2018 11:16:04 EDT
    The Royals have hired former White Sox and Pirates manager Gene Lamont as a special assistant to general manager Dayton Moore. More...
  4. Royals avoid arbitration with Herrera, KarnsFri, 12 Jan 2018 18:45:52 EDT
    The Royals have settled with right-hander Nathan Karns for $1.375 million, a source told MLB.com. Karns also will have incentives based on games started: $12,500 if he starts 15 games, $25,000 if he starts 20. More...
  5. Royals will have new-look bullpen in 2018Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:50 EDT
    Just as is the case with the Royals' lineup and rotation, the potential bullpen heading into 2018 surely will undergo more changes. More...
  6. Duffy placed on probation for DUITue, 16 Jan 2018 17:40:15 EDT
    Royals left-hander Danny Duffy pled guilty to driving under the influence in a Kansas City suburb last summer, and he has been placed on probation, according to a report in The Kansas City Star. More...
  7. Royals' Watson honored with scouting awardTue, 16 Jan 2018 10:40:34 EDT
    When Royals director of pro scouting Gene Watson got the call that he was receiving the Legends in Scouting Award from the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, he joked that there must be a mistake. 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch. More...
  9. KC taps Rojas to manage Double-A squadWed, 10 Jan 2018 11:19:52 EDT
    The Royals announced their Minor League coaching staffs for 2018, and they will welcome a familiar name to manage their Double-A Northwest Arkansas affiliate: Mike Rojas, son of Royals Hall of Famer Cookie Rojas. More...
  10. Duffy, Kennedy atop projected Royals rotationTue, 9 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT
    As it stands, left-hander Danny Duffy would be the Royals' Opening Day starter and the leader of the rotation going into 2018. 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. Oklahoma's Castiglione Named to CFP Selection CommitteeWed, 17 Jan 2018 17:24:00 CST
    University of Oklahoma Vice President and Athletics Director Joe Castiglione has been selected to serve a three-year term on the College Football Playoff selection committee, the CFP announced Wednesday. More...
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    Legendary Texas head coach Mack Brown was as one of three coaches selected to be inducted into the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame. More...
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  1. Billy Preston signs with European professional team, ends KU career Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:24:25 -0600
    After spending months trying to clear up his eligibility, Billy Preston signed a contract with BC Igokea of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday, which will end his Kansas career without playing in a game. More...
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