July 27, 2012; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Donatari Poe (92) and defensive lineman Jerell Powe (95) run drills during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
Dontari Poe has delivered a great line already.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, the Kansas City Chiefs first round pick was asked what it takes to be an effective nose tackle in the NFL.
His response is money: "You've got to be a man to play inside."
That's awesome and so true. A simple way to put it. He continued on with his answer...
"Everybody knows that," Poe said. "You've got to have a mean streak in you, but most people think you just go wild and tear things up but you've got to be technical. In every technique you've got to know how to use your hands. So that's what I'm trying to do out here."
Romeo Crennel is tasked with coaching Poe up. Based on the tree trunks he has for legs, technique and not strength will be among the biggest challenges.