Rookie linemen struggle to demonstrate they're not a bust
Dec 14, 2007 | Posted by: Kansas City Star | Full story: Kansas City Star
“This year was just the foundation”
Filled with youthful exuberance shortly after signing his contract last summer, defensive lineman Tank Tyler promised he would spend his rookie season 'busting heads' of Chiefs opponents.
That hasn't happened for Tyler, a third-round draft pick, or fellow rookie defensive lineman Turk McBride, a second-round pick. Nothing unusual about that. Rookie defensive linemen tend to be the ones with the busted heads.
But Tyler and McBride have been so undistinguished the Chiefs quietly fear that neither will ever become a consistently productive player or even a dependable starter. Read more
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