January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Sanders defensive tackle Dontari Poe (92) carries the ball during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs Have A New Fullback

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.

It’s called “Poe Heavy” a new formation in which Dontari Poe lines up at fullback in goal-line, or short-yardage situations. Bob Gretz of bobgretz.com, has the full scoop,

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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  • Jim Wynne

    I’d hate to be the little d back that gets in his way

  • Joel Wagler

    He certainly is athletic enough…

  • Stan Colbert

    Make a hole! Make it wide!

  • antony555

    Cool but I don’t think it’s worth someone going low and targeting a knee, he is more valuable than Refrigerator Perry in my opinion.
    The man is to strong to stop hitting high so defenses will go low.
    Stupid play, go back to the drawings board!

    • skwirrl

      He can just jump over the line ala Walter Payton.

      • antony555

        Do we have a replacement nose tackle?

  • mnelson52

    I actually thought they would try that last year. Not as a pass catcher though. I thought they would use him to run the ball in or make a whole for the ball carrier. He would be a tough man to bring down. He would also be hard to block if he got a running start at you. Almost 350#s with 4.9 40 speed. Down right scary.

  • Zeus Almighty

    good god. it is a interesting idea. might be worth one try when we could gamble.

  • old 60′s chief fan

    Like to see him spike the ball like Tony G did after each touchdown

    • Josh Michaels

      or dunk! lol i would want a poster of that moment if it happens

  • Cam Davis

    I was so frustrated we didn’t have this formation last year. Who’s going to stop him in a yard?