Scout Radio: Chiefs DT Alfonso Boone
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Posted May 26, 2007


Earlier this year, Scout.com's Ed Thompson talked to former Bears defensive tackle Alfonso Boone as he entered free agency for the first time. Now he's a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, and he talks about his free agency experience and settling in with this new team.

After entering free agency for the first time after spending his first seven seasons with the Chicago Bears, defensive tackle Alfonso Boone visited with the Broncos and the Chiefs before agreeing to the four-year deal that brought him to Kansas City just a few days later.

"They didn't beat around the bush at all," Boone said during a recent Scout Radio interview.

The first person he met after arriving at Chiefs headquarters was defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham, who immediately made a good impression on the 6-foot-4, 318-pound lineman. And he also felt good about his meeting with head coach Herman Edwards.

"He reminds me a lot of [Bears head coach] Lovie Smith," Boone said.  "...you can tell he played the game and seems like he'll be a good guy to play for."

And the low-key and very likable lineman paid tribute to the fans in Kansas City during his interview when he was asked what he's looking forward to the most while he's preparing for the 2007 season.

"That first home game," he said. "I played in Kansas City as a visitor and it's kind of an intimidating place to play. I want to see how it is to play there as a home player."

Scout.com subscribers can listen to this 6-minute audio clip where Alfonso talks about Kansas City sees him fitting into their scheme and how his role in their defense will be a bit different from what he did in Chicago. And you'll learn why he and fellow defensive tackle James Reed share a special connection and much more. Just click the link below:

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