Former Kansas City Chiefs RT Barry Richardson, is looking forward to playing his old team this Saturday when the Rams host KC in for the Governor’s Cup.
Richardson left the Chiefs in free agency this past offseason after serving as the team’s right tackle for the last two seasons. Richardson has done well for himself since arriving in St. Louis and it appears that right now he is the favorite to land the starting RT job there.
Richardson talked a bit about playing his old team in a recent article on stltoday.com.
Otherwise, it will be Richardson. By all accounts, Richardson didn’t play well in Kansas City, even though he was a starter. Unwanted by the Chiefs this offseason, Richardson said playing against his old team Saturday, “hits me a little bit right here,” tapping his chest.
Richardson added, “They have some people I played with for four years, so I finally get to hit them. That’ll be feeling good.”
He then added in jest, “I always wanted to cut (block) Tamba.”
It makes sense that Richardson would be looking forward to this game, I mean…wait…wait a second, what did he say?
I always wanted to cut (block) Tamba.
Richardon, also know as “The Bull Fighter,” around here, is famous in Kansas City for his absolutely atrocious play. He was one of the lowest ranked tackles in all of football last season according to Pro Football Focus. He was also known for his propensity to destroy drives by either allowing opposing pass rushers to run right by him or by drawing false start penalties, thus putting his team in a third and long situation. Richardson was also fond of drawing those penalties and then allowing the pass rusher to get by him.
Anyway, the idea that Richardson would ever be able to get out of his stance fast enough to throw a block on a player like Tamba Hali, is, in a word, laughable.
The only circumstance where I could envision Richardson getting a hand on Hali is if Tamba offered him a handshake.
Is anyone else REALLY looking forward to watching the Chiefs pass rush face Barry the Bullfighter?