Struggles of Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher are mental?

Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin (58) during the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

When the Kansas City Chiefs selected tackle Eric Fisher with the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, they knew there would be some bumps along the road.

Changing Fisher from a left tackle to right tackle hasn’t helped either, though, according to Fox Sports, Fisher’s issues aren’t physical – they’re mental:

Chiefs rookie RT Eric Fisher struggled mightily in Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, giving up a bunch of sacks and pressures while also being called for two holds. Though it appeared Fisher was merely getting beat because of technique and physical reasons, a source told FOX Sports the biggest issue with Fisher has been mental. A left tackle in college, he’s now adjusting to playing on the right side and on Thursday had issues making adjustments to the Eagles’ blitz scheme. The Chiefs are hopeful Fisher, a former engineering major, will soon be able to correct the issue.

While it’s only been three games, Fisher has been relatively woeful in both run and pass protection, giving up two sacks and seven hurries through the first three contests of the season.

Topics: Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • JDub

    “Chiefs rookie RT Eric Fisher struggled mightily in Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles”. Ummm, last I heard the Chiefs won that game.

    • paul pace

      Fox Sports need to get their facts straight!

  • Mark Bustamante

    What do you expect from Fischer? He’s a rookie playing in a new system and playing a new position. He’s for a lot to think about but in the end he will be great. Just give him some time to work on his technique.

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