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ChronoCross
04-15-2007, 07:25 PM
Chiefs | Shields retires
Sun, 15 Apr 2007 16:19:03 -0700
Len Pasquarelli (http://www.kffl.com/link/17), of ESPN.com (http://www.kffl.com/link/9), reports Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.kffl.com/team/21/nfl) OG Will Shields (http://www.kffl.com/player/979/nfl) has decided to retire after 14 seasons in the NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl). The 12-time Pro Bowl performer and likely Hall of Fame candidate announced his retirement on his Web site. "The love for the game never decreased but, as the years passed, the physical requirements of the game became harder to fulfill each and every day. If it was up to me I would play football forever but, as we all know, that is unrealistic," Shields wrote on the site.



I think he will have no problems getting in the HoF. Another great guard gone from the game.

GBMelBlount
04-15-2007, 07:37 PM
That is unbelievable. What is the most times to a pro bowl by a Steeler? Ever?

boLT fan
04-15-2007, 07:59 PM
I love watching the Chiefs O-line slowly retire away into nothing. :thumbsup:

ChronoCross
04-15-2007, 08:07 PM
That is unbelievable. What is the most times to a pro bowl by a Steeler? Ever?

OL
Mike Webster 9 time
Dermontti Dawson 7 time
Alan Faneca 6 time
Frank Varrichione 5 time

Far as most ever by a single steeler would be Joe Green at 10.

GBMelBlount
04-15-2007, 08:23 PM
What about the mighty Lambert? What about the most ever in NFL history?

ChronoCross
04-15-2007, 08:37 PM
What about the mighty Lambert? What about the most ever in NFL history?

Franco and Lambert at 9 each

GBMelBlount
04-15-2007, 08:45 PM
Franco and Lambert at 9 each

Wow, Franco 9 times! Are there many other RB's anywhere better beat more pro bowls than that? Tough position.

ChronoCross
04-15-2007, 08:52 PM
Wow, Franco 9 times! Are there many other RB's anywhere better beat more pro bowls than that? Tough position.

Barry Sanders had 10.. Emitt Smith 9.. Walter Payton 9.. Jim Brown 9

GBMelBlount
04-15-2007, 09:06 PM
Barry Sanders had 10.. Emitt Smith 9.. Walter Payton 9.. Jim Brown 9

Wow, that makes the Franco story that much more amazing. Plus he is a great dude. For him to be right there with Sanders & Brown (personally don't think Smith compares.) Says it all! We should be very proud.

fansince'76
04-15-2007, 09:11 PM
Wow, that makes the Franco story that much more amazing. Plus he is a great dude. For him to be right there with Sanders & Brown (personally don't think Smith compares.) Says it all! We should be very proud.

I have to agree about Smith - I could have gained 1,500+ yards a season behind the OL Dallas had for the better part of the '90s, and I'm slow and uncoordinated.

GBMelBlount
04-15-2007, 09:49 PM
I have to agree about Smith - I could have gained 1,500+ yards a season behind the OL Dallas had for the better part of the '90s, and I'm slow and uncoordinated.

:toofunny:

fansince'76
04-15-2007, 10:14 PM
What about the most ever in NFL history?

I believe Bruce Matthews and Merlin Olsen are tied at 14 Pro Bowl appearances each.

GBMelBlount
04-15-2007, 10:26 PM
I believe Bruce Matthews and Merlin Olsen are tied at 14 Pro Bowl appearances each.


INCREDIBLE! do you have any info on them?

fansince'76
04-15-2007, 10:31 PM
INCREDIBLE! do you have any info on them?

Bruce Matthews: http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=264

Merlin Olsen: http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.jsp?player_id=168

I don't remember Olsen (except as a broadcaster) - his last year ('76) was my first year following the NFL. Matthews was a beast on the OL.

GBMelBlount
04-15-2007, 10:39 PM
Thx 76. Two amazin careers!

silver & black
04-16-2007, 06:11 PM
I love watching the Chiefs O-line slowly retire away into nothing. :thumbsup:

You and me both bro! :thumbsup:

tony hipchest
04-16-2007, 06:48 PM
anyone taking larry johnson with the 1st pick in fantasy this year?

MACH1
04-16-2007, 06:51 PM
anyone taking larry johnson with the 1st pick in fantasy this year?

Nope - Think I'll stick with LT.