From the Truman Sports Complex
The Chiefs wrapped up their first mini-camp under Todd Haley on Sunday morning with another indoor practice session.
There were the same 64 roster players on the field for the workout, as TE Tony Gonzalez, LG Brian Waters and LB Mike Vrabel were missing.Â
“It was pretty good today,” Haley said afterwards.Â “Better than Day 1 and 2.Â It was encouraging.Â Long way to go.”
When asked what he learned from the three days, Haley said: “They are interestedÂ in listening and trying to do things the way we want to do them. That’s one of the criteria for being on this team, you are going to have to do it the way you are coached to do it.Â They are listening and paying attention and doing it the way we are talking about.
“Again, we have a long ways to go.”
Haley again stressed that the mini-camp wasÂ about teaching and learning, and not so much about evaluation of the players.
“There’s no pads so there is only so much that you can see,” Haley said. “You try not to do it (evaluate), because you can make a mistake doing that in your first mini-camp without pads and a couple days of learning. You could quiteÂ possibly make some mistakes if you judge too quick.
“I told the players you are not going to make the team this weekend. You have a better chance of making the team lifting and running the way we want it done.”
“It was really a chance for the coaches to kind of figure each other out.Â There is aÂ lot of tweaking that has to go on.