Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My "Chief" impressions of the Chiefs

Today we visited Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph, MO. The Chiefs just moved into their new beautiful facility this year.

The offensive and defense running a two minute drill

The Chiefs are trying to turn around a team that has only won 10 games in their last 3 seasons which is one more then they won in 2006 when they won 9 games. From early looks the Chiefs seem to have one of their best draft classes in a long time. They drafted safety Eric Berry with the 5th overall pick and added on some good speedy players (speed being one of Kansas City's weak points) in the second round with Javier Arenas and Dexter McCluster. They also added Tony Moeaki who has been very impressive in camp. So now to our visit.

QB Matt Cassel talking with Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis.

Impressions from the visit

-Rookie Dexter McCluster was very impressive in the workouts although he did drop another punt.

-Rookie Javier Arenas was also very impressive in his kick return workouts using his quick cuts to set defenders off balance.

-Chiefs former first round pick Tyson Jackson showed so fire in drill which had been lacking before.

-I wasn't impressed with Glenn Dorsey in his workouts as he only tried to just push the offensive lineman back instead of making some moves to get by him, although he did alright when they lined him up in the center of the defensive line.

-I didn't like the lack of fire that I saw in many of the players.
-Coach Todd Haley got in Dwayne Bowe's face a lot today for not playing full speed and not finishing routes off.

-Derrick Johnson had an impressive showing today picking off a pass in a offense vs. defense drill.

-Free Agent Rookie Bill Stull had a descent showing in camp, also Tyler Palko had some trouble handing off the backs as well as staring down one receiver, but he did show some impressive arm strength.

-Brandon Albert had some bad plays but he also had a good deal of good plays.

Cassel calls the play in the huddle

Cassel lined up

Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis

Chiefs players gathered on the sidelines

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