Big Willies Style?


Willie Roaf (photo credit: jamcity.free.fr)Right now two Wills — Willie Roaf and Will Shields — are dominating The COAT OL Group. You already know all about those two, so I’ll break down the rest of the OL field for you…

Jim TyrerMade eight All-Star game appearances (AFL and NFL), played in 180 consecutive games for the Kansas City Chiefs and was named AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1969, the year he helped the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.

John Alt - This stud tackle played his entire career with the Chiefs and made two Pro Bowls. One of the most beloved Chiefs who ever donned the Red, White and Gold.

Dave Hill - Played in 149 games for the Chiefs and was a key member of the ’69 Super Bowl team.

Ed Budde - Seven-time All-Star (AFL and NFL) who played all of his 14 seasons with the Chiefs. This dominate member of the ’69 Super Bowl team was selected to the AFL’s All-Time Team.

Brian Waters -This current Chief is a two-time Pro Bowler and the only offensive lineman to ever win Offensive Player of the Week in either conference. In my mind, he’s been our best lineman on either side of the ball each of the last two seasons.

E.J. HolubFive-time AFL All-Star that excelled as both a LB and C, which I thought only could be done at the high school level. Another key member of the 69′ Super Bowl team. This Wikipedia quote aptly sums up what Holub was all about…

Even after nine knee surgeries, Holub was a leader, a “holler guy”, and he was a team player, enduring pain to lead his team. He would spend hours in the training room, watching blood and liquid drain from his knee, then go out to the field and perform as though he was physically “100 percent”.

Jack RudnayPoint blank — one of the best centers ever to play in the NFL. Made four straight Pro Bowls and played in 144 games in a row for the Chiefs.

Tim GrunhardSpeaking of great centers, Grunhard was another one. He only played for the Chiefs and suited up for an impressive 169 games during his career. A pivotal piece of some of the greatest Marty-Ball teams.

Casey WiegmannAnother Chiefs center, the current one, who is extremely underrated. Shouldn’t be an afterthought here just because he’s never made a Pro Bowl. After all, the AFC Pro Bowl team can’t just have Chiefs offensive lineman.

Dave Szott - A warrior who was a great Chief for a decade despite being only a seventh-round draft choice.

There you have it, ladies and fellas, your O-Line breakdown. The picture is growing clearer with each passing day, so let’s keep The COAT rolling.

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