Brian Waters is returning to Kansas City for the first time since 2011, and for the first time as the opposition.
In a piece by the Kansas City Star’s Terez A. Paylor, Waters talks about his return to Kansas City and what he expects from Chiefs fans.
“Obviously, I have a great amount of affection and love for Arrowhead and the Chiefs fans,” said Waters, 36. “I know a lot of people want to make it a homecoming situation; it’s not. We’re gonna be trying to do everything we can to prepare for those guys because it doesn’t take long to watch those guys on film and realize they’re a very good football team.”
An undrafted free agent out of North Texas, Waters made five pro bowls with the Kansas City Chiefs, and was apart of one of the most dominating offensive lines in NFL history in the early and mid-2000′s under Dick Vermeil. He was let go after the 2009 season due to differences with former general manager Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley. Waters signed with the New England Patriots that offseason and made his sixth career pro bowl in 2010.
It is not yet certain if Waters will play against the Chiefs on Sunday. He was inactive last week after being signed just a week before the start of the season. He sat out all of 2012, so he has a lot of work left to get back in football shape. Still, the Cowboys are dying for help in the interior offensive line so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him out there against the Chiefs.
Waters know, regardless of whether or not he plays, Chiefs fans are going to be ready to go.
“Well, look … regardless of whether Brian Waters is here or not, the Kansas City Chiefs fans are gonna be ready to go,” Waters said. “It’s the opening game, that red sea will be ready and crunk.”
That’s right: Crunk. So by that standard, KC should look a lot like this Sunday afternoon: