Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Feb 2011

Tamba Hali Gets Franchise Tag

Another franchising! The Chiefs franchise outside linebacker Tamba Hali.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 16 Feb 2011

7 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2011, 2:43pm by Theo


by JasonK :: Wed, 02/16/2011 - 2:49pm

So that's why they switched to a 3-4!

by Bobby Wommack (not verified) :: Wed, 02/16/2011 - 3:21pm

He was a beast this year. I watched alot of Chiefs games this year and he was impressive. He was their entire pass rush all year.

by Barfolomew (not verified) :: Wed, 02/16/2011 - 5:55pm

That is true, for the most part. Wallace Gilberry was a decent pass rusher when he got a chance. But yeah, Hali is the guy everyone worries about.

by slipknottin :: Thu, 02/17/2011 - 12:32am

imagine how much better he could be if the chiefs actually had a complementary pass rusher that also attracted some attention.

by Barfolomew (not verified) :: Thu, 02/17/2011 - 10:46am

You mean someone like Jared Allen? Yeah, don't remind me of that.

by slipknottin :: Thu, 02/17/2011 - 8:50pm

I have to say, the weight Tamba lost certainly looks like its helped him quite a bit. Im not sure what exactly he is playing at, but he had said he wanted to be around 255-260. He looks much more nimble and explosive than he did when he was 280+

by Theo :: Fri, 02/18/2011 - 2:43pm

Woodley, steelers too.