First I want to appologize to you all for not getting this up yesterday. I am moving apartments this weekend and I left work early yesterday to get a truck as a terrible rain storm was forecast for Brooklyn today. Miss AA and I decided to call an audible and do most of the move last night instead of today like we originally planned. This I was lugging furniture and was clueless that right after I left work, the Chiefs signed Casey Wiegmann. Thus AA headquarters is currently me sitting in our empty living room on an old deck chair with a very low internet connection. We’ll be up and running once Time Warner gets here later today.
Here is the news on Wiegmann from KCChiefs.com:
That blue-collar attitude is back to compete for a spot along the Chiefs offensive front in 2010. Wiegmann rejoined the Chiefs Friday evening after a two-year stint in Denver. Ironically, his competition this spring and summer is currently the man that he once groomed to replace him – Rudy Niswanger (no wonder Niswanger was the only player to start all 16 games amongst the Chiefs offensive linemen in 2010).
Known for his tireless work ethic, relentless attitude and iron man consecutive snaps streak, Wiegmann started 111 consecutive regular season games at center for the Chiefs from 2001-2007. His consistency and durability was only matched by his high level of play as the signal caller of the Kansas City offensive front. It comes as no surprise that Wiegmann started all 32 games during his two-year stay in Denver, never missing a snap.
In fact, dating back to 2001, Wiegmann has taken a remarkable 9,078 consecutive snaps at center for the Chiefs and Broncos, by far the longest current streak by an offensive lineman in the NFL. He’s also started 143 consecutive games, which is the longest streak of any active lineman.
As I said yesterday I love this move. It is another low risk, high reward move. Pioli is really impressing me this offseason. He seems to have the Chiefs major needs identified and he is methodically turning over the roster, adding depth and veteran leadership at those positions. As long as he doesn’t put all his eggs in Wiegmann’s basket, and I don’t think he will, the Chiefs will be OK. Whatever the outcome, Casey Wiegmann should get to retire a Kansas City Chief.