The HyVee Chiefs Insider show on KCTV5 just did a special on former Chiefs G Will Shields and it sounds like Shields is someone we can continue to be proud of.
The show started looking back at Shields' arrival in KC under then offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. Shields says even to this day Gibbs admits that he didn't think Shields could make the transition to be a good pass blocker but ultimately they worked on that and Shields turned into one of the best guards to ever play the game.
It shifted to show highlights of Shields' 68 Inside Sports, which is a facility that houses all kinds of sports from golf to basketball to, yes, football. Shields works with some offensive linemen preparing for the NFL Combine (Ravens third round pick Jah Reid was shown working with Shields) which has me wondering why he never turned to coaching.
He says he never left Kansas City because this is where his family grew together. He touched on 2003 Walter Payton Man Of The Year award and credited everyone who worked with the Will To Succeed Foundation for the award -- he's just the one "gets to keep the award in my house."
Great player and an even classier dude. Glad to have him still reppin' Chiefs red.