Local BBQ maven has no beef with Chiefs NT Dontari Poe after his Pro Bowl campaign

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frank Schloegel knows smoke. And as far as he's concerned, Dontari Poe was just blowing it. "Well, you know, the thing is, if you pay attention to what everybody says," Schloegel, one of the proprietors of Woodyard Bar-B-Que, a staple of Kansas City, Kan., says of Poe, the nose tackle who's become a staple of the Kansas City Chiefs' defense...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Player Finds Interesting Way To Lose Weight

Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Dontari Poe made a difficult decision last June. A former 2012 first round pick (No. 11 overall), Poe chose to stop eating barbecue—which was no small sacrifice considering he’s from Memphis and lives in Kansas City—two of the barbecue capitals of the world. “It might be the hardest thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been here,” Poe...
Via Gridiron Grit
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Poe lost weight by cutting out barbecue

Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe lost between 15-20 pounds during the offseason and he credits his slimming down to cutting barbecue out of his diet.

Via Bush League Chronicle
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs’ Dontari Poe lost 15-20 pounds by cutting out barbecue

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe told reporters that he hasn’t eaten barbecue since June of 2012 and has lost 15-20 pounds. “It might be the hardest thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been here,” said Poe, via the Kansas City Star. “I eat a lot of eggs in the morning, eat a lot of protein, grilled chicken, grilled fish, stuff like that,” he said. “I...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs will start Dontari Poe this week

AP The Kansas City Chiefs plan on starting rookie nose tackle Dontari Poe for Thursday’s preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers.  It looks like they want to see how he fares against a starting offense in a live game. “He’s making progress,” Crennel told The Kansas City Star per “But he’s still that rookie who reverts back to what he knows at times,...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign first-round pick Poe

The Kansas City Chiefs signed defensive tackle Dontari Poe, the team's first-round pick in the 2012 draft. Poe signed a four-year contract in time to take part in the team's first workout Friday. His deal includes a fifth-year club option, as is the norm for first-round picks. Poe was the 11th overall pick and skyrocketed up draft boards with his stunning show of athleticism...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs, Dontari Poe are “not close” to getting a deal done

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via, the Kansas City Chiefs and first round pick Dontari Poe are “not close” to getting a deal done. “Chiefs and Dontari Poe, the 11th overall pick, right now are not close,” said Schefter, via  ”The next 24 hours are said to be critical to getting a deal done and typically both sides...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Dontari Poe the key to beating Manning for Chiefs?

You know that shiny new toy you used to play with nonstop? Well, Kansas City Chiefs first round draft pick, Dontari Poe is Romeo Crennel’s new toy. At 6’5 and 350 lbs Dontari is nothing to mess around with. Named the top defensive tackle taken in the 2012 NFL draft the former Memphis Tiger made 30 career
Via The Penalty Flag
June 12, 2012  |  1 Comment

Chiefs’ Dontari Poe working with the starters

Getty Images According to Josh Looney of, rookie defensive tackle Dontari Poe is already practicing with the starting defense right now.  Of course that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be starting week one of the regular season.  We’ll have to see how the preseason works itself out. It looks like the Chiefs want to see how Poe handles things in practice as a starter...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Poe front and center as KC rookies report

It finally hit Dontari Poe that he's playing in the NFL when walked into the locker room at the Kansas City Chiefs' practice facility. There were the helmets. Bright red with that arrowhead logo on the side, as shiny as a child's new ball. ''It was like, `Yeah, I'm here now,''' Poe said Friday. Now it's time to prove he belongs. The former...
Via AP on Fox
May 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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