When you're a bad team like the 2009 Kansas City Chiefs, there's not much to look forward to. That's why we tend to look to the past now and again. With the end of the 2000s rapidly approaching, lots of All-Decade lists are coming out. Today's version comes from the highly respected Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News.
He comes up with two former Chiefs on his team. These two former Chiefs have been appearing on the majority of All-Decade lists.
TE Tony Gonzalez: The only tight end to lead the NFL in receiving this decade (2004), Gonzalez caught more passes (826) than either Moss or Owens. He's the NFL's all-time leading receiver at his position.
G Will Shields (and Alan Faneca): Tackles historically are the pass blockers and guards the run blockers. Faneca spent the bulk of the decade with the Steelers and Shields with the Chiefs. The Steelers finished in the Top 10 in rushing in seven of Faneca's eight seasons with them this decade, and the Chiefs finished in the Top 10 in five of Shields' seven seasons. Shields was the focal point of a line that helped Priest Holmes win rushing and scoring titles. Faneca started more Pro Bowls than any offensive player at any position this decade – eight. Shields was next with six.
As for the current Chiefs? Well, there's not much love there.
As of last week, no Chiefs player was in the top five of any position for the NFL.com fan vote. Can you blame them, though? Dustin Colquitt is the only one who deserves to be up there, in my opinion.