Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali spoke to the media for the first time in over a year -- believed to be since the Herm Edwards era. The interview was done on the in-house radio show hosted by none other than 810 WHB's Soren Petro.
(Editor's Note: Technically he spoke back on December 7th after a three-sack performance on the day the Chiefs retired Derrick Thomas' jersey. But it was just three words: "I appreciate Derrick.")
He didn't reveal anything too exciting but did say that Todd Haley has put the most emphasis on conditioning he's ever seen. He's currently weighing 260 pounds. "That's where they had me last year," he said.
"I'm trying to focus on me and continue to get in shape but, yeah, as a team I see that we're more in shape than we were last year or the year before," he said.
And his thoughts upon hearing Romeo Crennel was hired to run the defense?
"I heard a lot of good things about him," he said. "I know that he was with those New England teams that won the Super Bowl. he's been a coach in the league. I knew I was going to be working with a veteran guy, who I can learn from and knows the 3-4 system probably better than most people in the league."
And for the question we've all been waiting for: What does he think about the Coors Light commercials featuring Romeo Crennel?
"I'm trying not to remember those things," he said laughing. "I'll stay away from that."