In three days, he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame? He never thought about the Hall of Fame.
One of the key pieces in this dominant group was former Saints star tackle, Willie Roaf. However, he would use his time with the Chiefs to further cement his legacy. Behind this group, running back Priest Holmes was virtually unstoppable and quarterback Trent Green went almost untouched.
Willie Roaf Left tackle First season with the Chiefs. Roaf was selected to his eighth Pro Bowl protecting the backside of quarterback Trent Green. Atpounds, Roaf is an absolute mountain of a man, giving opposing defensive ends little optimism to get around him.
Louis Rams — and Kansas City Chiefs — Louis over the Tennessee Titans. He is in the Sid Gillman coaching tree and has coached at every level; Vermeil owns the distinction of being named "Coach of the Year" on four levels: high school, junior college, NCAA Division I, and professional football. Louis and Kansas Cityeach of which had a losing record before he arrived—and brought them to the playoffs by his third season at the helm.
The Kansas City Chiefs season was the franchise's 34th season in the National Football Leaguethe 44th overall and the third under head coach Dick Vermeil. The season resulted in a 13—3 winning record, beginning with a nine-game winning streak—the franchise's best start in their year history. Kansas City lost in an offensive shootout at home in the AFC Divisional Playoffs to the Indianapolis Colts 38—31, a game noted for involving no punts from either team's kicking squad.
On the night before kickoff, the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive linemen are given a question take-home test about tactics and nuances in their game plan. Before kickoff, the tests are graded. All of us rarely do.
Folks, it doesn't get much better than that. Rodney Dangerfield often used as his tagline, "I can't get no respect, no respect at all. Any coach will tell you its the battle in the trenches that decide games, not flashy Wide Receivers with 4.
Ever the offensive lineman, Will Shields spent his speech of less than nine minutes giving credit to others for his year career with the Kansas City Chiefs that culminated Saturday night with his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shields played guard for the Chiefs from and reached the Pro Bowl in 12 of those seasons. He was a member of the Chiefs' great offensive lines of the early- and mids and the second of those players to reach the Hall of Fame, following tackle Willie Roaf.
Among all positions, the Kansas City Chiefs have found a lot of success at offensive line. The Chiefs have had past offensive linemen receive multiple awards and honors, with some likely to be enshrined, or in Willie Roaf's case, awaiting enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. At a position where the Chiefs have been stacked, we will cover the top three tackles, guards and centers in franchise history. We will start with the offensive tackles.