Chiefs Coach Gives TE Leonard Pope High Praise

KANSAS CITY MO - SEPTEMBER 02: Receiver Tony Moeaki #81 of the Kansas City Chiefs congratulates Leonard Pope #45 after Pope caught a pass for a touchdown during the game against the Green Bay Packers on September 2 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

While the attention with the Kansas City Chiefs tight ends have been focused on Tony Moeaki this year, it was Leonard Pope who Todd Haley singled out on Wednesday when talking to reporters.

Haley was talking about the Chiefs player-coaches, running down the list of the guys he's chosen as coaches for the week and stopped at Leonard Pope.

"Leonard Pope. No disrespect to any of the other guys but I don’t know if there's a guy that cares more about this team than Leonard Pope."

That's some high praise for a guy we don't hear about very often.

Pope came to the Chiefs in 2009 when the cupboard was completely bare at tight end. Since then, Moeaki has been added and Pope has been relegated to mostly blocking duties.

"Prideful guys don't ever want to be part of something negative and that's what they're doing."

Check out the video at KCChiefs.com. There's a good part in there about Casey Wiegmann as well.

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