“At the end of the day it really doesn’t matter how tall you are.”
Aaron Murray, former Georgia QB and the Chiefs fifth-round draft pick, in an interview Tuesday on WHB’s The Border Patrol, 810 AM
GH: Murray is about six-foot tall and coming off knee surgery. But he might be the most anticipated fifth-round pick in the Chiefs’ history.
“I’ve been pretty much living at the (Arrowhead) facility. … (Andy Reid’s) a tremendous quarterback coach. I’m definitely excited. I’ve enjoyed it. I’ve really enjoyed the practices and the meetings. Coach Reid is full of energy and he is pretty hilarious in the meeting rooms when we are going over the plays for the day. He brings a lot of energy, all the coaches do. They make it fun to be here all day.”
Aaron Murray, on what he’s been doing since he’s been in Kansas City following being drafted by the Chiefs, 810 AM
GH: Reid sounds like he’s pretty much the same guy in front of the TV cameras as he is in front of his players. I think Reid would be a good CEO in almost any industry. Making your employees comfortable while maintaining their respect is a valuable trait.
“I think that (Georgia/Mizzou football) game might be during our bye week. We might have to make a trip out to Missouri to check it out.”
Aaron Murray, on his Georgia Bulldogs visiting Mizzou on October 11th, 810 AM
GH: I am sure Chase Daniel would be happy to show Murray the road to Faurot.
“I’ve been to Oklahoma Joe’s I think it is. It’s pretty good.”
Aaron Murray, 810 AM
GH: Murray was raised in Tampa and played college ball in Athens, GA the past four years. Is the BBQ in Florida and Georgia that good that he can dismiss OKJ’s as, “It’s pretty good?” Murray said he plans to try Jack Stack’s BBQ this weekend. Try the beans, Aaron.
“He’s going to look like Tarzan on the sideline. The question is; is he going to play like Jane?”
Tim Grunhard, on the Chiefs acquiring J’Marcus Webb, a journeyman back-up offensive swing tackle who is listed as 6’7 and 333 pounds, 810 AM
GH: Webb averaged giving up 12 sacks a season when he was playing regularly. Do not expect many Tarzan yelps coming from Arrowhead this season – unless they are emanating from Alex Smith.
“I think we all have to count D’Anthony Thomas as a wide receiver, not a running back. Even though he’s listed as a running back. Some called him the most electric player in the entire draft.”
Mitch Holthus, 810 AM
GH: If anybody but The Voice had said this I might have believed it. I am still hoping he’s right. This is one Duck who can flat truck.
“The Royals scored 5 runs with their first out and 1 with their final 26.”
Drew Dinkmeyer, @DrewDinkmeyer, fantasy sports writer for Rotoexperts.com, on the Royals’ 7-6 loss to the White Sox Monday night, Twitter
“I was so confused during that whole ninth inning and then it was over.”
Steven St. John, on the myriad of coaching decisions, blunders and missed opportunities that ultimately led to another frustrating Royals’ loss, 810 AM
GH: I believe SSJ pretty well summed up the thoughts of myself and several Royals’ fans on this one. How do you go from winning 5-0 in the first to down 6-5 in the fifth? Easy. They hit homers. We did not.
“That is why (Yost) left (Vargas) in. It’s a reward thing. It’s not right but it’s a reward thing. It happens on every baseball team. If you look around the major leagues, it happens all the time. You push that (starter) to give him a chance to get a W.”
Mike Boddicker, on why Yost left Vargas in to face Paul Konerko in the fifth despite Konerko’s past success against the lefty, 810 AM
GH: Vargas had not pitched well enough to this point to deserve the win. Yost manages his team like he’s the players’ uncle rather than their boss. Those types of managers rarely get the best from their charges. If anybody on that Royals team fears Yost even a little, they hide it very, very well.
“Tonight marked the first time I’ve ever seen Jason Vargas visibly disgusted about anything. He was quite displeased with his outing.”
Andy McCullough, @McCullough, Royals beat writer for The Kansas City Star, Twitter
GH: I am going to file this McCullough observation in the No Shit Sherlock category. He was quite displeased with his outing? I would like to think a guy inside the locker room could come away with a bit tastier nugget than that McTurd.
“When you’re relaxed your (strike) zone is normal. When you’re tight your zone expands. Pitchers take advantage of tense, tight hitters.
Mike Boddicker, discussing Eric Hosmer’s horrific at bat in the ninth when he swung awkwardly at three pitches outside the strike zone, 810 AM
GH: Pressure should be a welcome visitor for those who wish to be great. Those who do not fit that description need not suit up. Learning to deal with pressure should not be a continuing education at the big-league level. The Royals just do not seem to produce many George Bretts.
“Just before the show today the lovely Miss Natalie came in… I’ll let you work it out with the lovely Miss Natalie.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: The last time I remember Kietzman using this phrase about a coworker he was referring to another radio station employee, “the lovely Jessica.” The lovely Jessica is now his bride.
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