Practice Report/Update – 12/2

From the Truman Sports Complex

Friday morning, the Chiefs went through their final practice of the week in preparation for Sunday’s game in Chicago. And, they did it outside in cold, blustery conditions not unlike what apparently they will face on Sunday at Soldier Field.

“It’s like Indian Summer around here,” Todd Haley said after practice, where he was in shorts and just a thin jacket in conditions where the wind chill was somewhere in the low 20s. “When is it going to feel like winter?”

Haley likes to display his “mental” toughness by going to practice, no matter the weather conditions, wearing just shorts and a windbreaker. It’s a habit/tradition/lunacy he started when he was an assistant coach for three years with the Chicago Bears. It was part of an “I dare you” moment with his receivers when he challenged them on handling the cold during a practice in Lake Forest where the Bears have their facilities.

Cold and even snow were part of the forecast earlier in the week for Chicago on game day, but the National Weather Service has altered its report for Sunday, taking the chance of snow out of the forecast. They are calling for a 40 percent chance of rain before noon, with cloudy skies, winds out of the south-southwest from 10 to 20 mph and a high near 44.

All bodies were on the field for practice, and everyone was taking part in the early work. C Casey Wiegmann (finger), LG Ryan Lilja (head) and ILB Demorrio Williams (groin) all appear capable of playing.

Practice squad RB Shaun Draughn who missed the first two days of work returned on Friday.

On the Chiefs official injury report to the league office, Wiegmann is listed as probable, with Lilja and Williams as questionable.

For the Bears, injured players are listed like this:

  • OUT – QB Jay Cutler (right thumb).
  • QUESTIONABLE – DT Anthony Adams (back) and CB D.J. Moore (ankle).
  • PROBABLE – CB Charles Tillman (knee) and Zackary Bowman (groin).

8 Responses to “Practice Report/Update – 12/2”

  • December 2, 2011  - ED J says:

    Bench wiegman and palko. Start Orton and Hudson

  • December 2, 2011  - ED J says:

    Somebody update Bob that today is 12/02

  • December 2, 2011  - Chuck says:

    Sounds like with the weather in Chicago being rainy and cold that it will be a good day for running the ball but not passing.

  • December 2, 2011  - rufus says:

    Chicago’s forte? Forte and more Forte. heh.

  • December 2, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Edj- just wondering, are you retired? Seems like you have a lot of time on your hands. Not a criticism, I very much look forward to my retirement in 10-11 years.

  • December 2, 2011  - Kenny says:

    I would also like to see more of Hudson. Should be an interesting test for Palko. Still pulling for him to shine. Hopefully this is the week he gets the offense on track and our defense builds on their effort vs pittsburg.

  • December 3, 2011  - el cid says:

    Interesting side issue (to me) is the gambling services are posting Orton playing sunday, no one believes Palko will see the field.

    Also ABC is reporting SD will five Turner and maybe the GM after the season ends.

  • December 3, 2011  - Niblick says:

    That is very interesting. I have been hoping all along that it was simply coaches talk that Palko was starting. Also, Adam Teacher thought he might only play a series or two unless he is really on fire. I don’t expect that against the Bears defense. PFT is also reporting both Turner and Smith will be fired. There are going to be a lot of coaching vacancies after the season. I expect Haley will also be fired.

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