Everybody Will Get To Play In New Orleans

From St. Joseph, Missouri

The Chiefs last full pads practice before their pre-season kickoff went down on a hot and muggy Tuesday morning at Missouri Western State University.

And all of the players that were physically able to participate in the shortened workout will be on the field Friday night in New Orleans and facing the Saints.

Ultimately, that’s 83 players that will get on the field. Assistant head coach/wide receivers coach David Culley represented Andy Reid after the practice and outlined the playing time for the offense. Each of the four quarterbacks will get a quarter of play time. Alex Smith will go in the first quarter with the starters and Chase Daniel will work the second quarter with the second-unit offense.

The third quarter will start with Tyler Bray taking the snaps, and his time may drift into the early fourth quarter depending on opportunities. Ricky Stanzi will finish things up.

“When he’s (Smith) is in the game, our first group will be in the game,” Culley said. “When Chase is in the game, our seconds will be in the game. Some of those guys will play into the second quarter and some into the third quarter based on the numbers that we have.

“Basically we want to see everybody, so everybody is going to play in the game.”

All four of the quarterbacks have something to show and prove in the game, and facing the Saints defense may be helpful after struggling through camp to put together anything consistent against the Chiefs defense.

“With the ones (starters) you want to see mistake minimalized and you want to see a score, a field goal or touchdown in that first quarter,” said offensive coordinator Doug Pederson. “Execution is important and we just want to see how they all function in a game atmosphere.”

Smith said he’s looking forward to getting something done with the first team, even if they only have 15 minutes on the game clock to perform.

“It’s hard when you are only getting limited plays,” Smith said. “So each one counts that much more so sometimes you can press. The key is just to go out and do your job on every play and let the game come to you.”

The Chiefs will not have a full-scale practice on Wednesday, and they will leave Thursday for New Orleans and Friday night’s game against the Saints.

Injuries

Newly signed G Rokevious Watkins was taken off the field before the end of practice on Tuesday suffering from the heat. It was easily the hottest and most humid day of training camp this year, and the big man maybe from Georgia, but he wasn’t ready to deal with what went down.

Returning to practice was DE Miguel Chavis, back from dealing with a groin injury.

The rest of the injury report; none of these players participated:

OT Dustin Waldron (dislocated knee cap).

WR Junior Hemingway (sprained thumb).

OLB/DE Mike Catapano right calf injury.

OT Donald Stephenson broken pinkie finger on his right hand.

C/G Tommie Draheim (concussion) was not at practice.

S Malcolm Bronson (knee) was still sidelined.

CB Sanders Commings (shoulder) remained sidelined.


One Response to “Everybody Will Get To Play In New Orleans”

  • August 6, 2013  - j.t. collins says:

    Are we taking bets on Rokevious lasting until the final cut.Do you whish you had a talent that others didn’t .( My wish would have been golf ) Only to just waste it for lack of effort. In life, earned is more appreciated than a gift.




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