Practice Report 9/30 Updated

From the Truman Sports Complex

The changing Chiefs roster this week had nothing to do with the results of last Sunday’s game in Philadelphia.

“We’ve made it pretty clear whenever we have the opportunity to make this team better whether now or in the future, we are going to do it,” said Haley, a day after the club swapped  out three spots  on the active roster. “We are in the process of shaping this team and I think it’s critical that we understand,  all the players understand that this is the beginning stages of the process.

“One thing that’s made clear to the players is that there are going to be changes as we try to improve and get better reach week. They can’t let it effect them in any way shape or form. That’s the way we are going to continue to operate.”

New faces on the field Wednesday morning for their first practice session of the week were TE Leonard Pope, LB David  Herron and CB Mike Richardson. Pope is wearing No. 45, Herron has No. 42 and Richardson No. 23.

Pope is 6-8, 264 pounds and a familiar face to Haley as they were together in 2007-08 in Arizona with the Cardinals.

“He’s a big guy, he’s tough, he’s fast,” Haley said. “He can really stretch the field. He was one of my favorites there in Arizona. He’ll give you your money’s worth every day.”

Haley said that Pope was practicing to play this Sunday.

Herron is 6-1, 239 pounds out of Michigan State and he entered the NFL in ’07 as a rookie free agent with Minnesota, playing in 16 games with the Vikings in the previous two seasons. The Ohio product also spent a week with New England in ’07. At Michigan State, Herron played in 50 games with 34 starts, finishing his career with 247 total tackles and seven sacks. At Warren G. Harding High in Warren, Ohio, he was the blocking back for RB Maurice Clarett.

Richardson is 5-11, 190 pounds and played his college ball at Notre Dame. Richardson was a sixth-round pick of the Patriots in the ’07 NFL Draft, but spent that year on the injured-reserve list with a hand injury. He appeared in 10 games last year with the Patriots with four tackles on defense and eight on special teams. With the Fighting Irish, Richardson played in 49 games and had 121 total tackles and eight interceptions.

According to Haley, Herron and Richardson bring the team more speed.

“He’s fast; he’s a run and hit guy,” Haley said of Herron. “Anything we can do to improve our team speed we need to do it. What I know of him, he has a chance to be a good special teamer first.

“Richardson brings us speed as well.”

Haley said Miami expressed an interest in Thigpen after the season ending injury to their starter Chad Pennington.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for Tyler,” said Haley. “He’s down there with a lot of people that I know personally, and specifically the (offensive) coordinator who is a great teacher of quarterbacks in Dan Henning. I’m happy for him that way.”

Whether or not Ryan O’Callaghan starts at RT on Sunday against the Giants will depend on how he practices this week.

“We practiced O’Callaghan first today,” said Haley. “You can’t hold me to what we are going to do Sunday. It’s going to be determined on how we practice.”

WR Dwayne Bowe did not practice on Wednesday, as he spent his time in the rehab area. Haley hopes to have him on the practice field Thursday. ILB Derrick  Johnson was a full participant in practice on that groin pull that kept him out of the Philadelphia game.

23 Responses to “Practice Report 9/30 Updated”

  • September 30, 2009  - el cid says:

    Sorry to hear about Bowe. He is the offense, all the offense. We will be looking at 8-9 men in the box sunday. It will be as bad as the Philly game. Wade helps but we look as if we are dead in the water again.

  • September 30, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Uh oh – once again this week Bowe don’t know nee is a no go…

    NY GIANTS 44 – chiefs 10

    0-8 in 2009 portending 0-20…

    :lol: & :razz:

  • September 30, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    The only thing that prevents an :roll: & :shock: from signing more players is the NFL only allows jersey numerals lower than #100… ‘check’s good fortune, otherwise ‘twould be a matter of:

    ‘I can take any – ANY – 100 guys from off the street and… go 0 forever.” :roll:

    heh heh heh!

    :cool: daddy-o

  • September 30, 2009  - Rin's mom says:

    Retarded RIn is back!!!! YES!!!

    hahaha! You’re so clever with words, yes you are, yes you are!

  • September 30, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Give Rin Tin Tin a break. It can’t be easy coming up with 1001 ways to say the same thing over and over.

  • September 30, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    LOL… Its funny as h*ll apparently no one has a life since all you do all day is write imposter blogs and make fun of everyone with a dissenting view then yours.

    Well hopefully the O-line will play a little bit better this weekend, since the chiefs really only have two serviceable QB’s now.

  • September 30, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    LOL…It’s funny as h*ll apparantly I have no life since all I do all day is write imposter blogs and make fun of everyone wit ah dissenting view then mine.

    I suck at sentence structure and grammar. Then again, I’m a product of home schooling and my mom is mentally challenged. My father left us when I came out with a square head.

  • September 30, 2009  - Jack Danials says:

    Todd—Start with Matt G.and have him pick about 5 of his fav. plays ,then add these to his needs and as long as he getting first downs he plays and scores . He stays in on next possestion and on and on . Then Brodie , then Casstle .
    On 3rd and Goal put T. Jackson and Hallie in back field.
    KC-42 to NY-10
    The QB at and on the field —pick’s his receiver’s and lineman .

    2 deffencie tackles push their offencie tackles hard to the outside and spin back in ,because Elie always stepts straight up ,if they are held at the least , flop hard to the ground . If they draw a fowl , thats as good as a sack .

  • September 30, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    heck of an article bob, well written, covers a lot of key aspects of this team for the weekend.

    I thought herron is 52 not 42.

    I love Pope, I wanted the guy this offseason, I wouldve dealt for him…you can tell Haley likes him too.

    RT is just a mess. Period. I wonder what the heck they plan to do there…and if ndukwe will move inside?

    bob has there been any word of ndukwe moving inside?

  • September 30, 2009  - hahahaha says:


    Rin Tin Tin, signing Pope sort of says Cottam is a BUST!!! Another Herm Mistake. SHOCKING!!!!


    Effort. Give 110% on every down. Was the most consistent player on a poor Spartan defense. Reads plays and and is able to adapt. Quick to diagnose call and has speed to get to the football quickly. Is able to play FB or LB.

    Isn’t the type of athlete you would prefer. Does not stand out in any one aspect of his game. May not have a true pro position. Limited upside.

    thats the info on Herron the new LB…the ONLY big difference between a signing like him, who will prob get cut, much like a draft pick from Herm, is that herron goes 110 percent all the time, herm’s guys are slugs…and oh, right…herron costs NOTHING where herm blows pick after pick and leaves us with a team full of jokers

    Oh rin tin tin, your attempts to come off as a chief fan are thwarted.

  • September 30, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “signing Pope sort of says Cottam is a BUST”

    - speaking of #3 picks playing Wallace Gilberry – a Herm free agent find – over 2009 #3 draft pick of :roll: & :shock: says > Alex Magee is a BUST.

    heh heh heh!

    :lol: & :razz:

  • September 30, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Gilberry 2nd string at BOTH DE positions, while Magee is a (gulp) 3rd teamer… :cry:

    heh heh heh!


  • September 30, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    I wouldn’t say that Pope is the greatest either he has only been in the league three years and has already been cut from his former team. We’ll see how well he does this weekend against the Giants he may find a place with the team, but its a reach to believe that he is a great TE…

  • September 30, 2009  - ED says:

    Hopefully Pope can come in and contribute. Even though its similar offense I’m not expecting much from him for at least couple more games. By then him and Cassell should’ve have developed some chemistry.

  • September 30, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Haley says Larry Johnson is big downhill runner .
    What does that mean , can he run thur tackles (NO)
    What can Larry do , is he able to do any thing in to days play making demand’s .I have not seen any thing other than some think he is going to do something special and , hay folk’s , there ani’t no way !
    while you are all wating for the dead to jump up out of the grave , —sorrry !
    The BAND went by and is down past where you can’t hear the mussik . what’s up with any one thinking there is going to be a running game with ZERO running preformance and a BIG CHECK FROM PAST BLOCKING THATS ALL GONE , JUST TAKE CARE OF HIM SO HE GETS THE CHECK , WATING FOR THAT BUNCH OF BLOCKERS THAT ABOUT ANY ONE COULD LOOK ALRIGHT WITH . With that Rin –no one reads this , so I guess anything said has little meaning . O- WELL !!!

  • September 30, 2009  - richard says:

    hey rin…if cottam is a bust as u say…wasnt he one of ur beloved herms players? jack a

  • September 30, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “richard said

    - I’m a ‘Dick’”… to which Rin says: “I quite agree – you are.”

    “hey rin”

    - yes groin ferret, what is it now?

    “if cottam is a bust as u say”

    - Rin didn’t say he was – your fellow piss weasle hahahaha said that…

    “wasnt he one of ur beloved herms players?”

    - no… the only ball hahahaha ever played was in a room made for dancing; his is an alias that any typical :roll: & :shock: sack polisher uses…

    “jack a”

    - lope…

    heh heh heh!

    :lol: & :razz:

  • October 1, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Cottam was with Herm for 2 year’s . Don’t remember him doing much more than just suiting up some . I used to write here and talk about him as a deffencie end or goal line RB .
    For his size he could move about as fast as Kayon Fox , who I thought was one of the best performers on special teams . He was ALWAYS the first down field and just about made ALL –ALL –ALL the tackles .But he broke his foot and was out a year in between , Steeler’s have him and love him . Starting , and one of their best linebackers ——-O-Well !!!
    IT must some kind of hollow level on the pratice field .
    Mike Shannahn WAS one of the few coaches that could work players around into different placement’s and get high reward’s .

  • October 1, 2009  - Moe says:

    rin is a moron who thinks he’s smart – ignore him and you’ll enjoy the site more.

  • October 1, 2009  - Anonymous says:

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