Bob Gretz has a nice entry at BobGretz.com regarding the Kansas City Chiefs players of the decade. A few weeks back, Gretz asked his readers to identify their Chiefs of the decade. It came down to two names:
Will Shields and Tony Gonzalez.
No arguments here.
Gretz lays out his own list with Shields at the top.
He made those players around him better and he helped the team achieve a lot of victories over his career, even into the 21st Century. Shields was a smart player and he was an involved individual, he was not the type of professional athlete that was ever a threat to turn-up in the daily crime report. In the 2000s, he was the best player on the Chiefs and he'll be the next K.C. player to reach enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's eligible for the Class of 2012.
I think you can make a case for either one being the player of the decade (although one of Gretz's readers did nominate Eric Hicks...).
On a slow Friday morning, here's a poll to see if you agree.