“He’s a first-round draft choice, and everybody will expect him to be all-world and he’s not all-world,” Crennel said. “He’s the little fish going into a big pond, and it’s going to take a while for him to get adjusted.
“In our system, it does take time to get established. Most guys have not been involved in a system like ours, particularly with what’s happening today in the college game. So when they get here, they do have to make a transition.”
Mr. Job (pronounced “Jobe”) originally purchased four season tickets through his former employer, Singular Refining Co. in 1963. He has been a passionate fan throughout the years and has even scheduled surgeries around the Chiefs schedule in order attend games.
Though he can no longer drive, Job has a deal in place with his family and friends that if they drive, he will treat them to the game. Gamedays at Arrowhead have been especially memorable for Job and his wife, who loves the Chiefs just as much as he does.
One reason Hillis signed with the Chiefs was to be reunited with offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Hillis had his best NFL season in 2010 for the Browns with Daboll calling the plays. He rushed for 1,177 yards, caught 61 passes and scored 13 touchdowns that year.
“I know what his scheme presents, what he can bring, and I know he can use me in a lot of different situations,” Hillis said. “I also know we have another great back here in Jamaal Charles, and you know, having a complementary back like me come in there and help him, it’s not as fun when you take all the beating and all the pounding. So when you have a guy in there that you know is just as good, if not a lot better than you are, that’s really good, too.”