Practice Report 10/2 UPDATE

From the Truman Sports Complex

WR Dwayne Bowe was running routes and seemingly running them with speed and explosion during the Chiefs practice Friday morning.

Afterwards, Todd Haley said he was “definitely encouraged” by what he saw from Bowe, who is dealing with a right hamstring injury.

“He was much better than yesterday,” Haley said. “We’ll list him as questionable, that’s 50-50 and that’s where he is right now.”

The only other player on the injury report that will be turned into the league Friday afternoon was ILB Derrick Johnson, who will be probable with his groin injury. He was a full participant in practice all week.

In his practic work, Bowe certainly moved with more power on that injured right hamstring than he did during  Thursday’s session.

Haley would  not commit in his post-practice meeting with the media to a starting right tackle, but Ryan O’Callaghan was again working with the No. 1 offense in Friday’s practice.

Of the three newest members of the roster, it sounds like TE Leonard Pope and LB David Herron have a chance to be active and play against the Giants on Sunday. Herron should be very active on special teams. It doesn’t sound like CB Mike Richardson will be active this week.

34 Responses to “Practice Report 10/2 UPDATE”

  • October 2, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “WR Dwayne Bowe was running”

    - what now Dwayne, forget your place depth chart again? Didn’t clearly enunciate “Hailme may I?” before you entered the huddle? Genuflection need some work?


  • October 2, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Is it me…..or is Haley feeling the 0/3 start his emotion on the chiefs press web cam seems down.While I didn’t have much hope for a wining season….. I still believe we well improve on last years record.The only game we should have won was the raiders & with better play from the QB we would have . With the record we had ……how did we get all these playoff teams…..with Denver playing much softer teams !!!! PnS

  • October 2, 2009  - Stiv says:

    Dang I hope both Bowe & DJ are at full speed this week, we obviously need them.

    I’ve been hearing from some Viking fans that this Herron kid is actually a pretty good player. It’s just that Minnesota’s D is so strong that he got pushed out in a numbers crunch, let’s hope that’s the case. Our linebacking corps is pretty weak.

  • October 2, 2009  - Rick says:

    The bronco’s do play the nfc east also but to date the chiefs have had the tougher of the two schedule. When I first looked at our schedule I thought if we started 1-4 we would be doing good.

  • October 2, 2009  - Mad Chief says:


    Yes, “to date” the Broncos have had it easier. No doubt. But in addition to playing the entire NFC East also, they have New England, Baltimore, Pittsburg, and Indy. They had better enjoy that 3-0 mark while they can. Because it’ll be downhill from here.

  • October 2, 2009  - Scott C says:

    As far as the Raider’s game goes I say what lost the game were penalties. Especially the late hit penalty on the raiders game winning drive. I was there and that play really seemed to take the wind out of the sails.

    I really hope to see a good game this Sunday. I won’t be there in person so maybe they will have a chance to win since I haven’t seen a win there in person since 2006.

    If they can just contain the “over the middle” pass that would be a great help.

  • October 2, 2009  - Uncuffed says:

    FYI, there are only 2 “at large” games in each teams schedule. The rest are completely determined by your division foes (twice each) and a regular rotation through on division in each league (our division plays the AFC North and NFC East this year).

    That is, we always have the same opponents as the Donkeys every year except for two games. This year, they get Indy and New England, while we get the Bills and Jags… so we have the softer schedule. It’s just that the Donkeys got their “easy” games early in the season.

  • October 2, 2009  - 27-17 Giants says:

    I agree on the oakland game, Cassel put us in a spot to win, simple as that…he hasnt made big mistakes, his first game back of course planting was an issue, timing etc…hes hit two beautiful fades for over 25 yards…thigpen tried 12 fades with no success at one point last year

    very excited about leonard pope, I do hope Bowe can play so Wade can dominate in the slot. Pope will open up the field, hes fast, and 6’8

    I would like to see Alleman/Ndukwe at C/RG…at least Ndukwe taking over for Goff..

    Also more Charles…split the time with LJ at least.

    Lawrence needs to become a factor as a 4th WR.

  • October 2, 2009  - Uncuffed says:

    I need some advice. I’ve never really been to KC except the sports complex. Where should I go/stay in the downtown area to catch the best of the city?

  • October 2, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Cassel 2 ints redzone failures all game long ….look at the yardage ….then the score The credit starts w/the QB …..also the loss. Now when we had Vermeil it wasn’t the OF fault it was the DF ….. at that time we couldn’t score enough points . That hasn’t been the case so far this year.PnS

  • October 2, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Uncuffed says:
    “I need some advice. I’ve never really been to KC except the sports complex. Where should I go/stay in the downtown area to catch the best of the city?”

    I would recommend The Westin Crown Center.

  • October 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    I need some advice. I’ve never really been to KC except the sports complex. Where should I go/stay in the downtown area to catch the best of the city?

    Power and light district is my choice, or the boats

  • October 2, 2009  - David says:

    Haley looks and sounds at his press conference like he hasn’t slept in three days.

  • October 2, 2009  - Uncuffed says:

    Awesome, thanks guys. What’s “The Boats”?

    Does Jared Allen still have that restaurant somewhere in town?

  • October 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    Ameristar or Harrahs Casino, on the river. Power and light district is fun for me. It just depends what you like to do, ect. AS for allen rests I dont live in kc so I have no idea.

  • October 2, 2009  - el cid says:

    Might check out the Plaza for shopping. Got to try Barbecue in town, in no specific order Bryants, Gates, Oklahome Joe’s.

  • October 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    el cid is right, eat at all 3 if ya can. ha!

  • October 2, 2009  - Larry says:

    riverboat casinos

    power and light is the place to go, maybe the plaza

    or there’s always troost and prospect…

  • October 2, 2009  - 27-17 Giants says:

    agreed on westin, connects to plaza, its nice.

    anyway, same people being hard on cassel called trent TRINT…that got old FAST…I support Cassel, best QB we’ve had since Montana

  • October 2, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Larry says:

    “or there’s always troost and prospect…”

    Larry, Larry. Don’t get the man killed!

  • October 2, 2009  - Uncuffed says:

    Ah, those kinds of “boats”… heh. Thanks for the off-topic responses, guys. Much appreciated.

  • October 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    I agree, Cassel is our franchise qb, Haley and Scott are not foing to label it, but they know, we all know. He is our future, give him time!!

  • October 2, 2009  - pelon says:

    Thanks for getting this site back on track, Bob!

  • October 2, 2009  - el cid says:

    Back to football, Bowe is still hurt. The Chiefs should not take a chance on his returning until he is ready. Hammy are difficult to heal and can be damaged more if Bowe returns to quickly. He will be more valuable in a game where there is a chance of a win. All that said I hope Haley does not decide to run no matter what the score is. He was/is the OC so game plan something.

  • October 2, 2009  - gorillafan says:

    If boew is 95%, play him. If not than dont. And I think haley will run the ball as much as he can to use the clock and keep Eli off the field

  • October 2, 2009  - Stiv says:


    “WR Dwayne Bowe was running routes and seemingly running them with speed and explosion during the Chiefs practice Friday morning.”

    Sounds like he’s fine to me, play the guy.

  • October 2, 2009  - True Red & Gold says:

    Cassel certainly could have done more to help his team win. This team cannot overcome two interceptions in a game no matter who they are playing. It was his first regular season game in some time though. Cassel does show great promise and it is exciting to see how good he can be. They will not play Bowe if they don’t believe he is ready. It is hard to know what to expect Sunday. The Giants are not just the best team in the NFL (arguably of course) but they are the best traveling team. But it would be very encouraging to see a stout performance.

  • October 2, 2009  - Rin says:

    NY GIANTS 44 – chiefs 10


  • October 2, 2009  - Stiv says:

    I dunno Dan, after acquiring Seymour he’s given then one good half vs San Diego, since he been a no-sho except for pulling Claddy’s hair and getting fined $7,500 by the league. It didn’t take long, but it appears Seymour has gone Raider.

  • October 3, 2009  - 27-17 Giants says:

    not sure he cleaned it up or if the person just gave up because its kind of tough to kick the people here when we’re down since….we’re still here…

    regardless, I dont agree Cassel couldve done more, well, of course he couldve I mean anyone can say that after a game, but considering he was hurt, didnt even have bowe playing with the 1′s consistantly…there was no timing…the OL had him running for his life and his 2 int’s were due to planting on his knee and…timing

    hes also hit two fades that are gorgious touch passes, how many times did thigpen attempt and fail? seriously?

    the guy is a leader, he can run if we need it and can throw the ball on a rope…he hasnt gone downfield because we havent been calling those plays and our OL allows a 1-2 step drop and still gives up 3 sacks. Yes they could go to a spread constantly, but then our OL never gets better…example, Albert this season and how he regressed.

    I think being harsh on cassel…too early, and really his top reciever has been a guy we signed the week he had to start. That means he had no prior experience throwing him the football.

  • October 3, 2009  - jim lloyd + says:

    Geeze: I remember E. Manning’s first year , Todd’s a step ahead of him , that’s the problem , there’s a lot of catching up to do .
    Some of these QB’s are down the road or what would you say up and running .
    Sure there’s a couple guy’s that are on the ground starting out , but they also have team’s that have done a little bit more going in .
    I think that being mentally sharp is 100 time’s better than using a term like “rebuilding” .
    Don’t like it and I don’t it fit’s football .

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