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Q&A with TE Tony Moeaki - 4/23

Posted Apr 23, 2010

“It happened within seconds. It was lightning quick. I was sitting on my couch, I heard my phone ring and I jumped up and sure enough it was from the Kansas City Chiefs..."

Q: What do you think about being drafted?

TONY MOEAKI: “I am just excited. When the trade appeared on TV, I got a call. I am really excited right now, excited to be a Chief. I am really excited to play for Coach Haley and the whole organization.”

Q: It seemed like this trade went down and everything happened fast. Did it feel that way for you?

MOEAKI: “It happened within seconds. It was lightning quick. I was sitting on my couch, I heard my phone ring and I jumped up and sure enough it was from the Kansas City Chiefs. I am on cloud nine right now, just really excited.”

Q: What were you doing when the call came?

MOEAKI: “Just hanging out with my family.”

Q: Were you guys still watching the draft?

MOEAKI: “We were still watching it.”

Q: How frustrating is it to miss most of the year with an injury?

MOEAKI: “It’s definitely frustrating, but it’s part of the game. That part is behind me and I’m just ready to go.”

Q: Was there a time that you got frustrated and wondered what your future was in football?

MOEAKI: “To be honest I never did. Our coaching staff, Coach (Kirk) Ferentz, Coach (Chris) Doyle, I have a great team, a great family so I never really doubted myself, I never really got down and I think continued with how I came back and played and I just feel great right now.”

Q: What do you know or have heard about (General Manager) Scott Pioli and the Chiefs through Coach Ferentz?

MOEAKI: “{Scott) Pioli was with the Jets and the Patriots and both those teams were winners. That’s the first thing that comes to mind is he builds a team around character and being a team. That goes a long way in sports and he’s just done a great job and I’m excited to be part of the Chiefs organization.”

Q: What’s your preference, to be more of a pass catching tight end or a blocking tight end?

MOEAKI: “My preference is being a complete tight end. I know these days in college football they are spread offenses but at Iowa we ran a pro-style offense like most NFL teams. You have to be a complete tight end to play in the pro-style I feel like. I did my fair share of blocking and I caught my fair share of passes so I like to say I’m a complete tight end.”

Q: You feel pretty confident in your receiving abilities?

MOEAKI: “Absolutely.”

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