From the Mouth Of Todd – 7/29

From St. Joseph, Missouri

While specific details were not provided, Todd Haley was optimistic that TE Tony Moeaki will not be out of practice very long.

The second-year tight end started training camp on Friday with a spot on the Physically Unable to Perform List. Essentially that means Moeaki was unable to pass the team’s pre-season physical, either by a decision from the team doctor or the inability to complete the necessary work to pass the conditioning test.

Moeaki ended last season with some minor knee problems, but Haley did not provide any details of what’s ailing him at this point.

“There’ nothing major with any of the players you might see on that list,” Haley said of the PUP players, which at this time includes Moeaki and RB Tervaris Johnson. “Having not seen them for an extended period of time, the one thing you don’t want to do is aggressively overdo it. It’s a little more on the side of prudence with Tony.”

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Overall, Haley indicated he was pleased with the physical condition that most of his players as they reported to camp on Thursday.

“I’m encouraged by the way the majority of them look like they’ve taken care of themselves,” Haley said. “That’s not always easy when you are on your own. Not everyone is at the same level but I’m encouraged by the way everybody looks.”

Haley indicated that in the first days of camp the emphasis would not be on football, but on strength and conditioning.

“When we get comfortable adding football to it, that’s what we are going to do,” he said. “But early on the emphasis will be on lifting and conditioning. You’ll see that in the mornings. Then, we’ll slowly start to add real football. It will start out at a pretty slow pace. That’s our plan and we will adjust when we see the team get on the same level.”

Installing offense and defensive systems are not quite as important right now on Haley’s To-Do list as getting his team in shape.

“Our No. 1 priority is to evaluate the guys that are here and trying to get them to a similar level of readiness,” Haley said. “That’s going to take some time.

“We missed a lot, and we can’t cram it all into a couple days. We are going to try and be patient and gather steam as we go. We have to make sure our team is ready to hold up to the rigors of an NFL season.”


2 Responses to “From the Mouth Of Todd – 7/29”

  • July 29, 2011  - Alan says:

    Why is it that Houston hasn’t signed yet? It seems strage the last person to be unsigned is a 3rd round draft choice who had issues before the draft.


  • July 29, 2011  - el cid says:

    Probably thinks he should have been a #1, except for failing his MJ test. Is that an issue, like he likes his doobie or the Chiefs do not trust him yet??




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