Practice Report/Update – 11/18

From the Truman Sports Complex

A brisk November wind drove the Chiefs indoors for practice on Friday, although head coach Todd Haley had the building nice and chilly for his players as they went through their second on-field session for Monday night’s game against the Patriots.

“We wanted to make sure the passing game on both sides of the ball that we were able to work on timing and get a good look,” Haley said. “On top of that, we were able to work on the (artificial) turf a little bit.

“It was a good, spirited, energetic practice. I feel like we got better today.”

Early weather report for Monday in Foxboro calls for partly sunny skies in the afternoon, with the temperature in the high 40s, dropping to the low 30s in the evening under partly cloudy skies. Right now there is no prediction of rain. Gillette Stadium has artificial turf.

Haley has been pleased with the energy in the building as the Chiefs have gone through their week. “It’s been really good, our guys understand what’s ahead of us, that this is a big, big week for us,” Haley said. “You don’t have to get them up for a Monday night game.”

DE Glenn Dorsey was again in the rehab area riding a stationary bike due to his left knee injury. It’s looking more and more like he’ll miss this game. He was listed as a limited practice participant.

CB Brandon Flowers was a limited participant due to what the team says is a back injury. He took part in some of the position drills, but at a much slower pace than his teammates.

CB Brandon Carr (knee) and SS Jon McGraw (neck/shoulder) both seemed to be actively participating in the practice, but the team listed both as limited participants.

QB Matt Cassel was not seen on the practice field, although he’s been in the facility.

For the Patriots, there was a single change on their practice report save the addition of LB Jeff Tarpinian who did not practice on Friday because of an illness. Here’s New England’s list:

DID NOT PRACTICE: LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (illness).

LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), S Patrick Chung (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), DE Shaun Ellis (rib), RB Kevin Faulk (knee), RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe), LB Gary Guyton (shoulder), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), WR Taylor Price (hamstring), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder), OT Nate Solder (concussion), OT Sebastian Vollmer (back), G Brian Waters (knee) and WR Wes Welker (ribs).

7 Responses to “Practice Report/Update – 11/18”

  • November 18, 2011  - Blake says:

    Bob, who is more than likely going to start in place of Dorsey if he is out? Gilberry? Bailey? Gordon?

  • November 18, 2011  - Chuck says:

    WOW; Bob after reading your injury report it is even more depressing. With Dorsey, Flowers and Carr nursing injuries this game is going to be downright ugly. Maybe they can invoke the 10 run rule like they do in little league baseball.

  • November 18, 2011  - RW says:

    Even healthy and at full strength, the Chiefs look the lesser talented team so with all these nicks and dings, it’s going to take a huge truckload of luck and one of Haley’s best “It’s us against the world” speeches to keep this one close.

    What strategy would be the best to help a miracle happen? Tell Palko to throw it high and let ‘em fly in hopes the WRs can run under the ball against a suspect NE defense? IF I was a gambler, I’d need at least 17 to bet on the Chiefs.

  • November 18, 2011  - ED J says:

    Hopefully Gordon will replace Dorsey in our base and just activate Powe in this game let him rotate in at nose tackle. Its about time to see what he can do. Hopefully Arenas and Brown can hold up at corner with Flowers possibly missing the game its just Friday so anything could change for Brandon between now and monday.

  • November 18, 2011  - el cid says:

    Hope this is not the first report individuals are not packing it in for the rest of the year. It would be the first indication Haley is losing the locker room.

  • November 18, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Haley isn’t losing Flowers. Carr is in a contract year, he isn’t packing it in.

  • November 19, 2011  - el cid says:

    Maybe Flowers or Carr can rush the passer to help Hali or replace Cassel and Charles at QB or RB. I would believe it is hard to lose all 53 roster players…..just saying nagging injuries CAN indicate the coaches speeches are starting to be tuned out, ie losing the team.

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