KANSAS CITY, Mo. If Davy Crockett were still alive today and also happened to be 6-foot-7 with a pair of steam shovels for arms he might be Eric Fisher. The No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft grew up in the woods, drove a beat-up old Ford pickup truck, fought off raccoons, sold firewood, once got a chainsaw as a gift from his Mom, and was raised in a log cabin.
Well, OK, so maybe we're stretching it on the log cabin' part.
"It wasn't really a log cabin," Eric Fisher, the newest Kansas City Chief, said this afternoon after being introduced to the local press corps.
"It was an old house, I guess. It used to be a hunting lodge. It was built in 1940. It needs work every now and then. But we live on five acres and, you know, I was always the one doing the work."
But the raccoon issues? Oh, yeah. Absolutely true.
"There are all kinds of animals running around," Fisher replied with a grin.
Yes, the Chiefs' first No. 1 pick overall is a self-avowed country boy in every sense of the term, ...