NFL trenches are not sacred ground


By Nick Athan
FOXSportsKansasCity.com/WarpaintIllustrated.com
September 22, 2010

In the offseason, the Kansas City Chiefs were at the center of a controversy thanks to the comments that Dwayne Bowe allegedly made to a magazine reporter on life on the road in the NFL.  True or not, what happens on the road stays on the road.  

In the NFL trenches, what happens at the line of scrimmage in the heat of battle should never be disclosed. But apparently the sour grapes being spewed by Cleveland Browns Center Alex Mack, that he was groped by Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith last Sunday, is far more detrimental to this NFL team than anything Bowe might have said that had his teammates fired up.

Anyone ever see a fumble in the NFL?  

The objective when a loose ball is on the ground is to recover it for your team.  And when the mountain of bodies falls one on top of another creating an NFL pyramid, you regain control of that ball at all costs.

And you do anything that needs to be done to secure it.  I MEAN anything.  There are NO rules at the bottom of the pile when possession of the ball is at stake.

For center Alex Mack, he was still fired up after his team loss to the Chiefs when he spoke to reporters on Monday.  Instead of blaming the teams loss on the other ten guys around him, Mack chose to go after Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith.   

“I don’t think he should be able to do that,” Mack said after his teams