Casey Gets Denver Victory At The End

From Sports Authority Field, Denver


That’s the number for Casey Wiegmann. As he closed out his NFL career on Sunday with a Chiefs victory over the Broncos, that’s how many consecutive snaps he’s made for the Chiefs and Broncos since the 2001 season.

It’s a number so impossible to believe and truly understand that the league doesn’t even have a category for career snaps or consecutive snaps. They stop at games and starts.

Oh, by the way those numbers for Wiegmann landed at 227 games, 200 starts, 175 consecutive opening assignments and those 11,162 snaps.

During his post-game press conference, Romeo Crennel addressed Wiegmann’s career without prompting – it was something he felt compelled to do because the center has told the coach and those in the locker room that the game in Denver was the last one.

“He has over 11,000 consecutive snaps as an offensive center in this league and that’s hard to do,” Crennel said. “You are playing against some really big nose tackles and defensive tackles and to be out there every down for 11,000 snaps, that’s pretty good.

“My hat is off to him. Now, just like other football players, sometimes in the off-season after he’s had a chance to heal he might want to continue that record, who knows?”

It didn’t sound that way when Wiegmann talked after the game.

“Finishing it here in Denver where I spent two good years … this is my ninth year with the Chiefs and this is the first time I’ve won in this stadium as a Chief,” said Wiegmann. “It feels pretty good. This is a good way to finish.”

5 Responses to “Casey Gets Denver Victory At The End”

  • January 2, 2012  - Merwin says:

    This may not have been his best year, but good luck to him, and thanks for the good years we saw from what was a great offensive line.

  • January 2, 2012  - Mike says:

    You suited up and showed up, Casey, and gave all you had. You will be missed.

  • January 2, 2012  - jim says:

    Casey, PLEASE leave some of your DNA for infusion into future generations of Chief’s O lineman. Words can’t explain how much I appreciate your career. Hats off to your fmily for being there for you, as well, with their support. Without that strong family base, I’m sure you’d agree… it probably wouldnd’t have happened. God Bless, and enjoy your retirement. You went out the way you came in, relatively unnoticed, working hard, and believing in your self. Good job.

  • January 2, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Willie Roaf and Will Shields had the dignity to know when to hang it up. Casey did not. His play the last 2 games last year vs. Raidas and Ravens was sad. His performance this year in every game was embarrassing.
    Shame on Muir and Haley for playing him.

  • January 2, 2012  - Devin says:

    If you put Wiegmann’s talent and heart in a 300 lb body he would be going in the Hall of Fame. It’s that simple. He was only 280 lbs and they guys he faced every game we usually over that 300 lb. mark. I wish all the best to Casey what a great career.

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