Brian Waters May Have a Point: A Look the Kansas City Chiefs’ Offensive Line

January 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chiefs offensive guard Brian Waters has spent the last ten years protecting teammates, whether opening lanes for running backs, or holding off defenders as his quarterback looked for the open receiver.
It makes perfect sense, then, that he would come to the defense of his fellow linemen now.
Waters recently spoke to the Kansas City Star about the development of the line, implying their recent performance should be used to measure their effectiveness, rather than the lackluster showing from the start of the 2009 season. 
Waters has been the lone constant on the offensive line, providing the physical and emotional anchor for a unit that has watched Hall of Fame talents Will Shields and Willie Roaf retire in recent years.
Now, despite a 4-12 record and allowing 45 sacks for 261 yards in the season—a far cry from Indianapolis's league-leading 13 sacks for 90 yards—a closer examination shows more to praise about the Chiefs' offensive line than what might be apparent...

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