The Kansas City Chiefs have been stretched thin over the past week along the offensive line since Friday night’s game against the Falcons. On Tuesday they made a roster move to acquire a tackle. The move wasn’t via free agency, but instead within their own roster, moving defensive end Bobby Greenwood to offense according to Josh Looney.
“I spent a little time with the coaches before practice and if they tell me to play offensive line, then I’m playing offensive line,” Greenwood said.
Greenwood took part in some of the pass rush drills and looked to hold his own during the session. A casual observer wouldn’t have been able to tell that it was Greenwood’s debut on the offensive front.
“I practiced (offensive line) on scout team in practice last year,” Greenwood said. “Just working will Bill Muir and Pat Perles beforehand really helped me out.”
For now, Greenwood is an offensive lineman. He said that the coaches haven’t indicated future plans for him to move back over to defense, or even possibly play on both sides of the football.
“They’ve told me offensive line right now and that’s it,” Greenwood said. “If they tell me to play quarterback, then I’ll throw the deep ball.”
You have to love the “do anything” attitude by Greenwood, but it’s really his only hope of making the team at this point. There’s very little room along the defensive line for reps right now, but too many on the other side of the ball. So even if he can prove to competent on offense at tackle, Greenwood has an outside shot at a roster spot thanks to his potential to backup two positions in practice.
Greenwood still has a huge mountain to climb, but the peak on the offensive line is a whole lot easier to reach right now.