Chiefs can’t get enough of Hungry Pig Right

AP

It’s one thing to call a play for a fat guy. When you give it an epic name, it almost has to work.

Via Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, the touchdown scored by 346-pound Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe yesterday came on a play with possibly the perfect name for a football play.

Hungry Pig Right.

Poe motioned out into a bunch formation, lining up behind three teammates to take a quick lateral into the end zone, making him a hero of a 26-10 win over their division-rival Raiders.

“He’s got phenomenal hands,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “I know that’s tough to say about a nose guard, but he’s got phenomenal hands.”

Poe has scored before, on a touchdown plunge at the goal line last year, making him the largest man to score a touchdown in league history. But he said this play was practically automatic, since he’s never dropped a pass in practice.

“It ain’t risky,” Poe said. “We practice it all the time. Practice makes perfect.”

A certain amount of credit goes to Poe’s blockers, as he had an easy path behind fullback Anthony Sherman (242 pounds), tight end Demetrius Harris (230) and offensive lineman Zach Fulton (316).

But the credit for putting 1,134 pounds of Chiefs into that small area — and to giving it that name — belongs to Reid, for calling the footballest football play ever.

17 responses to “Chiefs can’t get enough of Hungry Pig Right

  1. kcchefs58 says:
    Oct 17, 2016 11:24 AM
    It was risky. Yes, it worked, but that is a terrible play to call in that situation when the Raiders could not stop the run.

    Honestly, I think it would’ve been a smarter play if it had been designed as a slightly forward pass rather than a lateral – when you’re throwing the ball to a guy who isn’t necessarily going to be used to catching the ball, it makes sense to minimize the negative consequences, especially in such a high-leverage situation. If he drops it on a lateral, it’s a live ball – and not just a live ball, but a live ball with everyone’s physical momentum heading back towards the Chiefs end. If he drops it on a forward pass (as long as he doesn’t bobble it up to an opponent), you lose a down, no biggie, no pun intended.

  2. Anything goes against the worst defense in the league. And the fade certainly have the worst defense in the league. That offense is pretty overrated too.

  3. real innovated remember the 49ers elephant package or how about Ditka using the fridge at the goal line in the super bowl the only thing porky innovated is a description of himself and his eating habits

  4. It worked but this is another example of Andy getting too cute.
    1st & goal at the 3 against the worst rush defense in the NFL. You line up and pound it into the end zone. Period.
    Instead we get some weird reverse thing to Maclin, then a 2 yd run and then this Poe lateral.
    Just run the freakin’ ball Andy!

  5. joetoronto says:
    Oct 17, 2016 11:36 AM
    It’s a matter of time before a LB anticipates it and takes it to the house.

    Perhaps you’ll stop dissing the Chiefs when they crush your orange Broncos. Seven straight AFC West wins now.

  6. They never made an announcement that he reported as eligible. Should’ve been a penalty.

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