One of the things that made Mike Vrabel’s time in New England so special was his ability to have an influence on offense when the Patriots got into their goal line sets. The linebacker caught eight regular season touchdown passes throughout his tenure for the Patriots. He also caught two huge touchdowns in Super Bowl play.
The Kansas City Chiefs put together a 15-play drive against the Houston Texans to begin their game on Sunday and the drive was capped off by none other than Vrabel. Big No. 50 reeled in his first touchdown pass of the season and is part of the reason the Chiefs currently lead the Texans 14-7 on the road in the second half. Video of the play can be seen here.
We can probably expect more of this in the future with Charlie Weis calling the plays on offense for the Chiefs. Weis, of course, was the offensive coordinator throughout New England’s Super Bowl years and loved drawing up plays for Vrabel around the goal line. Meanwhile, Kansas City is looking to once again prove it’s for real against a quality Houston offense in Texas.