Camp Practice Update 8/2 P.M.

From River Falls, Wisconsin

There was only one practice Sunday in the northwoods, but it was a long one, as Todd Haley worked the team for over two hours under partly sunny skies and warm temperatures.

“When we have one practice they are going to be longer, it was all part of the thought process of having two a day and then come back with a longer practice,” Haley said. “It’s a little bit more of a conditioning drill, and that’s why we did some of that at the end. That’s the name of the game, as you get tired, you must be able to focus and concentrate to do your job. It’s something that we can’t stress enough and we must continue to educate the players that you cannot make mistakes when you are tired.”

A lot of the head coach’s time during individual position drills was with the wide receivers, as they went through the fundamentals of running pass routes and body control.

“We’ve had guys on the ground and the receiver is no good to anyone if he’s laying on the ground,” Haley said. “Whether it’s the right shoes, improper technique, whatever, a wide receiver cannot be on the ground and help you win in any way, shape or form.

“If they are slipping and falling out there, then we have to do something about it.”

Returning to practice from the NFI List were LG Brian Waters, RG Mike Goff, NT Ron Edwards and DE Dion Gales.

Still out of practice were: ILB Derrick  Johnson, ILB Demorrio Williams, RT Damion McIntosh, G Edwin Harrison, RB Kolby Smith, DE Glenn Dorsey and TE Jake O’Connell. All but Harrison were working with the rehab team on the field during  practice.

Some other observations and notes from practice:

- Haley on return of Waters and Goff: “I was excited to see them. They are both potential difference makers for us, I believe.” Haley would not confirm whether the guards failed the conditioning test, or took another one, or how they were able to get back onto the practice field.

- LT Branden Albert on the return of Waters and Goff:  “It was great having the two wise men back.”

- The team again ran a live goal-line segment of practice and on the first play, RB Larry Johnson was crunched by tacklers, including a big shot from SS Bernard Pollard. Johnson later leaped  over the top in an attempt to score. RB Jamaal Charles had a nice TD run to the pylon. FB Jed Collins caught a TD pass out of a goal line play near the back of the end zone, beating S Mike Brown.

- K Ryan Succop hit all four of his FG attempts in the practice. P Dustin Colquitt also kicked and looked good with several high hang-time kicks and only two shanks. WRs Rodney Wright and Quinten Lawrence were again returning punts.

- Long snapper Tanner Purdum did not have a good day, as he had two high snaps to Colquitt, including one that the punter had to leap to corral.

- TE Brad Cottam had a Tony Gonzalez like catch down the deep middle, snagging it with one hand over his head and then pulling the ball in. Probably his best catch as a member of the Chiefs.

- In one-on-one pass protection, Waters struggled  in his first go against NT Tank Tyler and came up limping afterwards. He went back in and worked another series of snaps  later  in the drill.

- In other pass rush-protection snaps, C Eric Ghiaciuc did a good job against NT Derek Lokey, G Wade Smith and DE Alex Magee had a good battle over three snaps. Magee showed a second move on one rush that was impressive for a rookie. OLB Tamba Hali just embarrassed rookie T Cameron Goldberg,  blowing past him three striaght times. OLB Pierre Walters had a nice inside rush on LT Branden Albert.

- ILB Zach Thomas got very deep in pass coverage and broke up a throw in the middle of the field. Good drop and good reactions from Thomas.

- During the team work, Hali forced QB Matt Cassel out of the pocket with a strong rush and Cassel finished the play with a very bad slide. QB Tyler Thigpen had a nice completion to Lawrence with pressure right in his grill. WR Taurus Johnson dropped a nice throw from QB Brodie Croyle.

40 Responses to “Camp Practice Update 8/2 P.M.”

  • August 2, 2009  - alex k says:

    Thanks for the update….Succop 4 for 4 nice…Any positive news on Hali is interesting, although I wish it was on someone other than Goldberg…the goalie.

  • August 2, 2009  - SG says:

    No picks, no fumbles from the starting QB.

    Goff and Waters got back to work.

    Not a bad day.

  • August 2, 2009  - findthedr says:

    poor McIntosh may never pass the conditioning test….but neither would Roaf, IMO.

    Nice to read good things about C Eric Ghiaciuc. I was under the impression he was one of the worst centers in the league (comparable to Niswanger)…but it maybe due to his supporting cast. I’m guessing Pioli saw something that everyone else missed.

  • August 2, 2009  - Mark says:

    One day Hali gets beat, the next day he dominates. That’s PRACTICE. Nice stuff, but ultimately pretty meaningless untill they face different uniforms in REAL games.

  • August 2, 2009  - truthfull T says:

    cannot wait till pre season

  • August 2, 2009  - Rick says:

    Goldberg put Hali on the turf Saturday in drills.

  • August 2, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Two good QB’S ,
    High preformace ,— all over the place !
    2nd day of camp
    Looking good in the neighbrood—

    If any buddy was wondering what Clark was doing?

  • August 2, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Real Rin ® :cool: daddy-o sez -

    Another ho hum nothing accomplished practice by all accounts, Kaycee’s “any 22″s battling each other to a predictable stalemate.

    More dropped passes and more defensive line woes according to the River Falls website; things are shaping up nicely folks.

    Right. ‘check.’

    Of more import: time check 7:45 p.m. CST & still no sign erstwhile KC ‘Dr. Kimble’, Tyson Jackson.
    Lt. :shock: Gerard foiled once again, portending the formula for a lost rookie season, appears.

    On a positive note, Denny Thum was spotted there in River Falls however, it was determined to not be Vitiligo, but merely a case of Tynocanfindo; :roll: told Denny ‘run 22 laps you’ll be better’.


  • August 2, 2009  - ED says:

    I heard the most sorriest thing I can read from a professianl football player in the KC star the other day. It was McIntosh complaining about how he might not be able to pass the conditioning test and he doesn’t care if Herb take his job. Personally when I hear that kind of quit attitude in a player I’m personally hoping Taylor or someone else be him out at that right tackle spot. If the other o-lineman can pass this test so can he. He sounds like a big quitter saying it doesn’t matter about losing his starting job and that he don’t know if he can pass the test. Get rid of this guy Pioli no quitters on the new Kansas City Chiefs.

  • August 2, 2009  - ED says:

    On a positive note its good to hear that Waters and Goff are back. Sure hope T-jax gets signed by not later than mid-week this week which I personally think he will. Good to hear Succop doing good. IF one things Pioli has an I for other than QB’s is kickers. He was money on Vinateri and Gradkowski hopefully that trend continues with Succop.

  • August 2, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Told ya: it was the players in 2008 not the coach(ing)… ditto 2009.

    :cool: daddy-o

  • August 2, 2009  - Jody says:

    You are an amusing man Rin.

  • August 2, 2009  - Rint Tin Tin says:

    Im stupid!

  • August 2, 2009  - alex k says:

    wait so it was the players not the coach, but if haley does well this year, it was due to edwards’ players?

    hilarious argument, really really funny stuff

  • August 2, 2009  - thruthfull T says:

    Im a true moron!

  • August 2, 2009  - alex k says:

    Im a horses rear end.

  • August 2, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Jody said

    “You are an amusing man Rin.”

    - yes, I know. Rin watches :shock: & :roll: for inspiration, as a duo they’re the new Laurel and Hardy – when Jr. joins in to make it a trio they morph into Larry, Moe & Curley Joe…

    Real Rin ® :cool: daddy-o

  • August 2, 2009  - alex k says:

    and the posting under our names gets kinda stupid. Especially after completely burning his argument to ashes. Cant wait till they make us stick to one name.

    but anyway
    From The Falls Website

    After rookie wide receiver Quinten Lawrence made a reception, Head Coach Todd Haley shouted to Wide Receivers Coach Dedric Ward, “Maybe there’s hope for him yet. He caught a ball in traffic. Maybe there’s hope, Dedric.”

    doesnt sound like something you say about camp fodder

  • August 2, 2009  - Donnie says:

    Thanks for all the Hard Work Bob Love your Blogs!!

  • August 2, 2009  - colby says:

    Lawrence is an interesting player to watch. We desperately need a speedy WR to go with big Bowe, steady Engram, and injury prone Darling and Bradley. Also, if he can figure out how to help as a returner, even if it’s in a platoon with someone else, it will be a HUGE help. If Lawrence struggles with fielding, they can always throw Engram out there if they just need someone to fair catch a short punt from the 50. Then throw Lawrence out when the punter has to boom one far down the field.

  • August 2, 2009  - Mark says:

    As usual Rin Tin Tin your posts lay all the others to waste. Keep up the great wit and insight.

  • August 2, 2009  - jimbo says:

    If Haley can figure out a way to improve on our lacluster (currently) WRceivers the Chiefs may have some hope this year. I feel our ground game is somewhat comforting. In the NFL, success on offense is both running first & downfield passing second.

    We need as many seconds in training camp that we can get. Go Chiefs.

  • August 2, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    :roll: – “Maybe”… translation: woulda, coulda, shoulda, but, if only, etc. etc. ad nauseam i.e., “any 22 will do”.

    Right. ‘check’

    - – - – -

    You betcha Mark! Rin has no choice, for while His talent does as it can, His genius does as it must.

    Real Rin ® :cool: daddy-o, ‘search’ :shock: & ‘check’ :roll: affirming…

  • August 2, 2009  - Michael says:

    I didn’t get the quitter thing out of McIntosh’s comments in that story. He said he didn’t know if he could pass the test, but he would try. He said if he couldn’t then Herb would be their guy, and he can’t control that. Obviously, he feels he’s a better tackle than Taylor, regardless of whether he can pass the test. And he sounded tired. But, from the reports I saw, McIntosh was one of the players who bought into the new program the most. He is said to have lost more weight than anyone on the team. Though he was dissappointing at RT last year, he did improve as the season went on, and if he can continue that this year it can only be good for the Chiefs offensive line. I’d like to wait and see how he does when he does get back on the field.

  • August 2, 2009  - Michael says:

    I’d like to know what’s going on with Mark Bradley. Darling is running with the first team, and KC will work out DJ Hackett next week. Is Bradley injured, or are they trying to motivate him or what? It’s hard to imagine his game dropping off that much.

  • August 2, 2009  - Mark says:

    I don’t even read the troll Herm fan’s posts, since he’s not a Chief fan, but rather a Herm apologist, so any post complimenting him with my name is a phony, most likely done by the troll. Bob will be fixing that problem soon.

  • August 2, 2009  - Mark says:

    This Mark who posted earlier loves Rin’s posts. He is the sharpest wit the most informed and the best blogger posting without question in my opinion.

    Your fans are many Rin so keep giving us that no spin truth as you say!

  • August 2, 2009  - mp says:

    D-bag, “Any 22 will do” are your words,so remove the quotes.btw, you should go back 2 the raider board with the other d-bag losers.

  • August 2, 2009  - KCDave says:

    Here’s another vote for Rin. You’ve got them on the run. What’s that saying when you have them you know you really have them.

    Peace man.

  • August 2, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Real Rin ® :cool: daddy-o sez -

    Mi gente! Mi gente! Gracias! And yes I absolutely have to agree with both of you Dave & Mark – it’s the Rin Tin Tin generation!

    heh heh heh


  • August 2, 2009  - Brad says:

    Oh my word how maddening!

  • August 2, 2009  - another brad says:

    Things r shaping up and the pioli – haley era is looking better with every new day. Can’t wait 4 the season opener.

  • August 2, 2009  - lt says:

    Good info here. Like the majority of the fan support.

  • August 2, 2009  - colby says:

    I wouldn’t mind the Chiefs signing DJ Hackett. He seemed like a good up and coming player before injuries set him back. He’s still young too and has good size and speed from what I know of him. We’ll have to wait and see, but I think we could see as many as five players on our opening day roster that are not on the team right now.

  • August 3, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Real Rin ® :cool: daddy-o sez-

    I’m having a guy’s only party-byoky. All Elton John and Bette Midler music for the discriminating amongst you. J’aime de grands hommes! Let’s make a new generation!

    heh heh heh


  • August 3, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Real Rin ® :cool: daddy-o sez-

    I’m having a guy’s only party-byoky. All Elton John and Bette Midler music for the discriminating amongst you. J’aime de grands hommes! Let’s make a new generation!

    heh heh heh (whoops..i’m already tipsy which is good for you!)


  • August 3, 2009  - alex k says:

    Real alex k ® sez-

    I’m having a guy’s only party-byoky. All Elton John and Bette Midler music for the discriminating amongst you. J’aime de grands hommes! Let’s make a new generation!

    heh heh heh (whoops..i’m already tipsy which is good for you!)


  • August 3, 2009  - thruthfull T says:

    Real thruthfull T ® sez-

    I’m having a guy’s only party-byoky. All Elton John and Bette Midler music for the discriminating amongst you. J’aime de grands hommes! Let’s make a new generation!

    heh heh heh (whoops..i’m already tipsy which is good for you!)


  • August 3, 2009  - SG says:

    Real SG ® sez-

    I’m having a guy’s only party-byoky. All Elton John and Bette Midler music for the discriminating amongst you. J’aime de grands hommes! Let’s make a new generation!

    heh heh heh (whoops..i’m already tipsy which is good for you!)


  • August 3, 2009  - SG says:

    “I wouldn’t mind the Chiefs signing DJ Hackett.”

    (ignoring squirrels) – DJ Hackett would be a good player to at least bring in to evaluate. KC’s got a lot of #4/#5/#6 WR’s trying to get a #2…approach worked for Herm…

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