Current Chiefs defensive lineman Austen Lane talked with Peter King’s new Monday Morning Quarterback site about what it is like to be cut from an NFL team. It is really good stuff, part two is expected tomorrow. Here is a little taste of what Lane had to say.
Cue numbness. A verbal lobotomy. That’s what the words “We are releasing you” feel like. I just sit, nodding my head like a human vegetable, saying nothing. Some sentences seep into my consciousness.
“You’re a great player.”
“We just can’t see you fitting the system.”
“You’ll get a shot on another team.’’
The rest … gibberish. Remember the old Peanuts holiday shows? The sound Charlie Brown hears when his teacher is talking?
Mario Chalmers hung out with KU’s basketball team earlier this week and was asked several times by the new Jayhawks what it took to win a national championship. Chalmers response?
Remember that time we all freaked out (myself included) about the Royals selecting Hunter Dozier with the 8th overall pick? Well, he’s currently hitting .282/.375/.481 in 152 plate appearances with Idaho Falls, 20 of his 37 hits have been for extra bases. Also: 19 walks, 16 strikeouts. There’s been a lot of (well deserved) Dayton Moore bashing around here, other Royals sites, and Twitter, but we shouldn’t look past the things he has done right. When all is said and done, the Dozier pick may be one of those positive things.
Dozier did a Q&A that can be found on the Chuckars’ MILB website.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– KOK investigates the Royals 20 home run seasons. (Kings of Kauffman)
– The Chiefs didn’t run the ball in the first two practices. This makes a ton of sense. (Arrowhead Addict)
– Meet the 90 Chiefs who will be participating in training camp. (Arrowhead Pride)
– There is not a lot of “meh” with the Royals. (Royals Review)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Part two of Grantland’s “NFL Trade Value” series is full of surprises. And notable absences, too.
– Mike Tyson says he sucked at “Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.” “I couldn’t even beat Glass f—ing Joe.”
– Keith Olbermann’s new ESPN show is essentially the sports version of “Countdown.”
– If you ever wondered if traffic stops when a plane lands on a highway there is an answer to that question now: No.
TWEET OF THE WEEK…
— Ed Wirthwein (@edwirthwein) July 25, 2013
ONE MORE THING…