Does Steve Maneri actually exist or is he an urban legend, the Chiefs equivalent of Bigfoot? Has anyone actually ever seen him? We are in week five of his stay on the roster yet the Chiefs provide no photographic evidence of his existence. The mothership continues to not have a number for him.
Is his existence so unquantifiable that he cannot or shall not be numbered? Not long ago we had the kicker that shall not be named. But “mystery Steve” has no such egregious blot on his performance record that he cannot wear a number, or does he? Is he so special that no number can quantify his value to the team? If so why is he not starting?
At 6-6 290 he is only one of a dozen large men on the Active Roster and Practice Squad loosely categorized as Offensive Linemen but he stands alone, uniquely anonymous, un-number, unrecognizable.
Is he a super hero in disguise behind a bland alter ego and cover story? Is he some missing link like Nessie rumored to exist but never seen? Is he actually Ryan O’Callahan in witness protection? The Chiefs purportedly put O’Callahan on IR and soon followed with the ‘signing’ of Maneri. Coincidence? Maybe not.
I call on the Chiefs to lay this controversy to rest. Prove to us the existence of ‘He that shall not be numbered”!