Rookie linemen struggle to demonstrate they're not a bust
“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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#1 Jan 6, 2008
please look at the film before you say things thats not true
#2 Feb 10, 2008
Turk McBride is a great player he just needs a little time to get settled in the pro action.Youll see he will be one of the best defensive lineman in the NFL.
#3 Feb 10, 2008
Just to tell all you people, you have not seen nothing yet from turk he has not got start yet.
#4 Feb 25, 2008
Ryan Sims was supposed to be great, i thought he would've been, too. they better not turn out to be like him
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