Category Archives: Willie Lanier
Bobby Bell was an outstanding athlete and ultimately was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, there was another Chiefs linebacker that sometimes gets overshadowed by Bell’s greatness, but was no-less an influence in the Chiefs success. That is Willie Lanier. Here the HoF middle linebacker talks about the overall magnitude of hall of fame induction, and what it means to the professional football player.
The Kansas City Chiefs get a lot of run around this site, and rightfully so. With players like Len Dawson, Abner Haynes, Chris Burford, Ed Budde, Jim Tyrer, Mike Garrett, Fred Arbanas, Otis Taylor, and others, this team had an offense that could go toe-to-toe with anyone in either league, as they proved in Super Bowl IV, and several prior preseason games.
The Chiefs had sensational defenses as well, and in particular, a linebacking corps that has been ranked #4 in the history of the game by NFL Films. Ranked in-and-around the Chiefs ‘backers are: