Chiefs RT Mitchell Schwartz Rang in 2019 with a Twitter Question and Answer Session

Some people like to ring in the new year with Black Eyed Pea salad, but Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz had something else in mind. In the early morning hours of January 1st, 2019, Schwartz answered questions for fans on Twitter.Let’s do a little early morning, New Year QA. If you’re like me and don’t sleep in and have questions fire away.— Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019Schwartz answered dozens of questions ranging from Chiefs football to his love for cooking. Check out some of the best questions, his responses, and my reactions down below:I love Sous Vide. It’s the most consistent, and the ease of timing is my favorite part. Steak will be ready for a few hours depending on thickness, so you have a large window to prepare your side dishes and perfectly time up the steak. Plus it’s fun searing it at the end. — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019My girlfriend got me a Sous Vide for the holidays and I haven’t got a chance to try it out yet. If you can trust anyone on a good way to cook a steak, it’s probably an offensive lineman in the NFL.He’s a stud, which we all know. What he’s done this year is absolutely incredible. Doesn’t really matter what situation we’re in, 3rd and forever, down 10, there’s always confidence that we will succeed. It’s been a blast. — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019This is the thing I’ve continuously heard about Patrick Mahomes from his teammates. They’re just in awe of the things that he’s been able to do on the football field. Mahomes also makes the game extremely fun for them and that’s important. I feel like sometimes we all get too caught up and forget that this is a game that is supposed to be fun, not just for the fans, but for the players who are playing it.This sounds dumb but not panicking. When you go against elite guys, you can’t be more worried about them than yourself. When OL take good, confident sets, and use their hands properly, they don’t get beat often. His speed makes you alter your pass set, and that gets you beat. — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019This is absolutely fascinating to me. The biggest thing for Schwartz when he is playing against elite talent is not panicking. For Von Miller, his speed is something that players worry about and if you try to alter what you do too much, it’s going to get you beat. So it’s a mental thing rather than a physical thing. I have to imagine that is true for more offensive linemen than just Schwartz.For something people don’t often talk about it’s our schedule and how much we actually work. We have lots and lots of meetings throughout the week to make sure we’re reading and mentally prepared for the gameplan. It’s a very full work week. — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019I know some folks believe that these guys don’t work enough now that the NFL has done away withtwo-a-days and implemented rules on how teams can practice. The behind the scenes work and mental preparation that teams partake in now is more significant than it has ever been in NFL history.Very excited for the playoffs, and yes I’ll be watching all the games this weekend. I love football in general so I tend to watch all the games that I can throughout the week.Pro tip guys, get a 2nd TV so you can watch football and she can watch her shows on the other. — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019Football players like to watch football. It’s shocking, I know. As for the suggestion on a second TV for all the guys with a partner, why not find one that likes to watch the games just as much as you do?I think my wedding ring is a size 15. It’s no @alexmack51 finger, who can put a quarter!!! through his rings — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019Alex Mack can put a quarter through his rings? That is absolutely insane.At times absolutely. Partially because Right Tackle is still viewed as the lesser Tackle position, and partially because of the nature of how I play. My game is more calm and collected and based on consistency, and that doesn’t really get you noticed. — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019This feels like a “nice guy’s finish last” situation for Schwartz, who is widely considered one of the best right tackles in the league, but rarely recognized as such. Hopefully he gets his recognition in the way of another All-Pro year.Q39 — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019I’m personally a fan of Gates because I grew up on it, but Q39 is definitely my favorite BBQ that is more of a restaurant than a traditional K.C. BBQ joint.Walter Jones has the single best block I’ve ever seen, the one against the Panthers where he drives the DE 20 yards downfield and is running at about the same speed, carrying a 275 pounder, as the RB. Look that one up, it’s insane — Mitchell Schwartz (@MitchSchwartz72) January 1, 2019Here is that Walter Jones block that Schwartz is talking about, just in case you couldn’t find it. To view the rest of the Schwartz Q&A you can find it on his Twitter timeline here.Sign up for the Chiefs Wire email newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morningPlease re-enter your email address.You'll now receive the top Chiefs Wire stories each day directly in your inbox.

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