Ned Yost can’t stop making news! If he’s not tending his garden or threatening to spank his underachieving players, the manager of the Kansas City Royals is going for a jog where he apparently does not belong.
Yost laughed off being surrounded by security guards Tuesday after he wandered into a restricted area near Arrowhead Stadium trying to check out Kansas City Chiefs practice. Oh, no, sir. Not on Andy Reid’s watch! MLB.com has the details:
It’s not surprising that Ault found a role with an NFL club. In fact, it’s surprising that it actually took this long. His pistol offense and ideas derived from it were prevalent throughout much of last season with the Washington Redskins and quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers with Colin Kaepernick.
Ault is familiar with Kaepernick having been his collegiate coach at the University of Nevada, where Kaepernick perfected the collegiate version of this offensive system. Kaepernick threw for over 10,000 yards during his four-year career at Nevada, while also picking up more than 4,000 yards on the ground.
Ned Yost had an eventful day on Tuesday. The Kansas City Royals manager says security swarmed him when he was taking a jog nearby where the Kansas City Chiefs practice at the Truman Sports Complex.
“I almost got arrested for taking a peek at the Chiefs doing their minicamp,” Yost said per The Kansas City Star. “They surrounded me with security. I’m not going to sell any secrets. They were fine once they figured out who I was.”
Yost apparently was going to pop in and say hello to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid when the site of helmeted players caught his eye. He said he stopped to see what was going on and security go on him quickly.
Defensive lineman Dontari Poe made the play of the practice when he caught a tipped pass for an interception. Players in practice normally stop short of returning an interception all the way for a touchdown, but Poe took it to the end zone and then displayed a touchdown dance that he said he’s been working on for just such an occasion.
Poe said he scored a touchdown in a high school game after intercepting a screen pass.
“I took it to the crib, 71 yards or something like that,’’ he said. “I had an entourage in front of me so we got it done.’’