The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their voluntary workouts last week and one of the more intriguing news out of practice was their new goal-line formation they’ve come up with.
Chiefs add a new fullback
The formation is called Poe Heavy and the Chiefs offense showed it several times in Wednesday’s practice. That’s when nose tackle Dontari Poe rolls into the offensive huddle as a fullback in short-yardage and goal-line situations.
In Wednesday’s work, Poe had four snaps with the offense and several times went in motion before the snap. On all four plays, he was a blocking back, either for the running back that took the handoff or blocking down on the defensive end in pass protection.
Everyone, especially his teammates, wait for the moment when he gets his hands on the ball
So wait, not only do they have one of the biggest athletic human beings in the league lining up as a full back, but also have him going in motion? Could you imagine Dontari Poe catching touchdown passes next season out of the back-field? This guy is truly something else.
Poe is coming off a tremendous season, one in which he put up career numbers in sacks (4.5) and tackles (43) and earned his first trip to the pro-bowl.
In all seriousness, “Poe Heavy” could be an extremely effective formation for the Chiefs in those short-yardage situations. If you remember, Poe came up with an interception in last years Pro-Bowl, and on that play he displayed just how athletic he really is.
The Chiefs coming up with ways to utilize his ability has not only the fans intrigued, but his teammates as well.
We all know it’s coming, and I cannot wait to see what happens when he gets the ball in his hands.
What do our readers think? Are you intrigued to see Poe get the ball, and which would you rather see, him run it in from about 5 yards out, OR, go in motion and catch the ball out of the flat?
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