From the Truman Sports Complex
Well, the Chiefs didn’t have as much fun Monday morning in their OTA session as they did last Friday.
That’s when they went through a walk-through session and then head coach Todd Haley took the team bowling.
Yes, the hard-edged head coach gave his team a little sugar.
“Because we have worked very hard as a group, we went and had a little team building work at the bowling alley, which was well attended and went over well,” Haley said.
“Today, we had another two-minute session which was good. We had a couple red (zone) area works which I thought was good.”
The Chiefs began their last week of OTAs working indoors because of morning showers at the Sports Complex. There were 82 bodies in the house, including fourth-round draft choice CB Donald Washington, who was making his first on-field appearance since the team’s rookie-mini-camp in early May.
Missing were DE Alfonso Boone and the usual suspects, LB Brian Waters and OLB Mike Vrabel.
DT Ron Edwards returned to practice, leaving just QB Brodie Croyle and RB Kolby Smith in the rehab work.
Some observations from the workout:
– Edwards and RCB Brandon Carr were back running with the No. 1 defense.
– QB Matt Cassel ran the two-minute drill with the No. 1 offense.Â The situation was 1st-and-10 at their 45-yard line, with 50 seconds to play, one timeout and they needed a touchdown to win.Â Cassel hit his first two throws, going to WRs Devard Darling and Dwayne Bowe, picking up about 30 yards.Â But the next three throws included a downed pass to stop the clock and two incompletions.Â Finally on fourth down with five seconds to play, Cassel’s pass into the end zone was picked off by S Bernard Pollard.
– In the team work portion of practice, Cassel and Tyler Thigpen were a combined four of nine throwing the ball, and they were one of four in the red zone with no scores.
– So in the key team portions of practice, the quarterbacks were six of 15, with no scores, one interception.Â Five of those incompletions were throw aways or downing the ball to stop the clock.
– Good pass defense was turned in on severalÂ plays by CB Brandon Flowers, rookie OLB Pierre Walters and S DaJuan Morgan, who knocked a completion out of the hands of TE Jake O’Connell.Â CB Maurice Leggett had his hands on two different passes, but couldn’t grab the interceptions. DE Wallace Gilberry showed a pass rush in team work, flushing Thigpen out of the pocket.
– Life on the corner, just ask Travis Daniels.Â On one play he did a nice job of breaking up a pass in the end zone for WR Mark Bradley.Â On the very next play, he shaded too far inside and let WR Jeff Webb get away from him for a catch in the end zone.
– On the offensive side, TE Sean Ryan had a great catch in the corner of the end zone in the seven-on-seven portion of practice. Also in the seven-on-seven, Bowe had a nice one-handed catch on the right side.Â Webb andÂ WR Bobby Engram dropped passes they should have caught.