Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Recap: Eric Fisher from The Mothership
We begin our Rookie Recap series, featuring my conversations with each of the Chiefs eight 2013 draft choices, in order, addressing a summary of their OTA and minicamp experiences, expectations for this season and more.
The Chiefs #1-overall pick, Eric Fisher starred at left tackle for the Central Michigan Chippewas and later improved his draft stock at the Senior Bowl, followed by the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. After making the successful switch to right tackle for the Chiefs and later completing the team's offseason training program, Fisher took some time to reflect on his past two months.
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The Chiefs have a special place in AFL history. The problem is that their recent history isn't very special.
And so their Mt. Rushmore is skewed to the past. The Pro Football Talk version has Hank Stram, Len Dawson, and Willie Lanier in three of the spots.
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If Kansas City is still in the playoff hunt by the time December rolls around, the Chiefs will have plenty of opportunities to make some noise. The final month of the season includes three divisional games, starting with Denver at home in Week 13. Kansas City also will play two other playoff teams from last season in Washington (away) and Indianapolis (home), as well as facing off with Oakland and San Diego for a second time. The three road games coupled with home dates with the Broncos and Colts make this a challenging finish to the season, but one that also could prove beneficial to Reid in his first season in Kansas City even if it doesn't culimate with a postseason berth.
Get into this week's football talk with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET on NFL Network. Today, Kansas City Chiefsoffensive tackle Eric Fisher and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jarvis Jones stop by to share some insights from the annual Rookie Symposium.
Plus, expect the latest on the homicide investigation involving New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, with NFL Network's Rich Hollenberg live from Massachusetts and expert defense attorney Harvey Steinberg.
Yesterday, we had a couple speakers come. We had a guy that was the head of player personnel at the Kansas City Chiefs. He came and gave us six characteristics of just being a successful ballplayer in the NFL. Those six characteristics were pretty much life principles that you should live by and how even if you're not in the NFL, you should take them wherever you're working, which was really good. That's pretty much what we did last night.
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"I'll tell you exactly what we're looking for on a daily basis," Ballard said. "There's a glue. There's something that makes you stick.
"There's six different things, and if you fail in one of them, if there's a problem in one of these areas, the chances of you making it in our league for any sustained amount of time is going to diminish."
Here is Ballard's rundown of the six factors followed by a few of his comments.
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Enjoying The Day from The Andalusia Star-News
Croyle was the special guest at Covington County's University of Alabama Alumni Association's 16th annual scholarship golf tournament.
The former Kansas City Chief QB joined approximately 50 other golfers, who were playing in a 3-person scramble format.
When asked if he plays golf often, Croyle said "not enough to be good."
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6. Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Charles rushed for over 1,500 yards in his first year back from a major knee reconstruction, recorded 220-plus rushing yards twice and finished eighth at his position based on fantasy points. The addition of coach Andy Reid should mean even more of a featured role for Charles, who figures to also be more prominent in the pass attack. Still in the prime of his career, Charles should be considered one of fantasy's most coveted running backs.
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Long took part in the Cowboys' rookie minicamp on a tryout basis but was not signed. He was a seventh-round pick by Kansas City in 2012 and was signed off the Chiefs' practice squad late last season by Jacksonville.