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Practice Update 8/26 P.M.

From the Truman Sports Complex

With rumors swirling around the NFL that the Chiefs are  trying to trade QB Tyler Thigpen, it was interesting to note that GM Scott Pioli was not on the field for the team’s Wednesday afternoon practice.  Pioli has seldom missed the team’s workouts in the pre-season.

And Thigpen threw the ball like he had something on his mind, although he says that’s not true. After the morning practice, Thigpen was asked about the rumors and said various times in various forms “I’m just out there playing and trying to get better and I’m not worried about anything else.”

It didn’t look that way during a seven-on-seven passing drill when Thigpen was zero for three on his passes with one interception as CB Travis Daniels grabbed the pass. Earlier in the same drill QB Matt Cassel looked sharp, hitting six straight passes.

NFL.com reported Wednesday that the Chiefs and Jaguars have talked about a deal that would involve Thigpen. As expected, Todd Haley and the Chiefs would  not confirm or deny the story.

Other notes and tidbits from the afternoon practice:

– The Chiefs worked outside under cloudy skies and muggy conditions from the morning rain. They wore shoulder pads but no football pants.

– Haley faked his team out at the end of practice. He had them line up for a session of post-practice running, but then at the last minute called it off. There was much cheering from the players.

– ILB Derrick Johnson sat out the practice, working in the rehab area. Johnson did not exhibit any obvious injury as he did all the rehab drills. He had taken part in the morning practice.  Monty Beisel took Johnson’s spot in the No. 1 defense.

– Also sitting out were RB Kolby Smith, TE Jake O’Connell and ILB Zach Thomas, who again was not on the field at any time.

– Some of the recent personnel moves continued  in the afternoon, as Barry Richardson is still at RT with the first offense, Tank Tyler is working at nose tackle with the No. 1 defense and Damion McIntosh is at LT with the second offensive line.  OLB Mike Vrabel took the second half of practice off, and Andy Studebaker took his spot with the starting defense.

– Dwayne Bowe may finally be all the way out of Todd Haley’s dog house; every one of his snaps during the P.M. practice came with the first team offense.

– The wide receivers got another session of extra work against the cornerbacks. In the morning it was one-on-one routes and coverage. In the afternoon it was the receivers working to get off the line of scrimmage.

– ILB Corey Smith ranged deep in coverage and knocked down a pass in the middle of the field … rookie TE Tom Crabtree had a nice catch as part of the scout team, going across the middle and pulling in an overthrown ball … RB Jamaal Charles got a lot of work in the P.M. practice as both a runner and receiver … the second half of the practice was spent working on Seattle’s offense and defense.


42 Responses to “Practice Update 8/26 P.M.”

  • August 26, 2009  - Chief City says:

    •Quinten Lawrence used his speed for a deep catch (Josh Looney at the Mothership)
    •In 7-on-7 Matt Cassel looked sharp with six straight completions (BobGretz.com)
    •In 7-on-7, Tyler Thigpen was 0/3 with an INT (BobGretz.com)

    hmmmmmm thigpen where are you….gosh


  • August 26, 2009  - swartzinator says:

    This is the most excited I have been since Schottenheimer took over! Nice to be able to at least ‘anticipate, hope and expect’ Pioli to always be looking to make surprise moves to make us a better team!

    I look for him to add talent to the shallow wide receiver corp once some other players become available.

    Coach seems to have found a nice balance between hard-A__ and a player’s coach. It is obvious that he spent a lot of effort and time during his short off-season strategizing and planning his steps in turning this team around.

    This is a beautiful thing to watch when a group of guys become a team and learn how to win together. I expect they will stay the course and should be very competitive by the 2nd half of the season.!

    Oh.. and almost forgot… Rin, You are still an iDIOT!


  • August 26, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “Barry Richardson is still at RT with the first offense”

    - ya don’t say… Hey! Ndukwe, aka “Clippers” – let’s get a move on boy!

    But enough about the continuing failures to find “any 22″ that will actually do, :roll: & :shock:
    __________________________

    This is the least excited I’ve been since ‘check’ & ‘search’ took over…torture to be not be able to at least anticipate, hope and expect progress any day to day twould even portend the ‘clueless 2′ making moves to make us a better team.

    Rin is resigned that they be incompetent concerns finding decent talent and more so coaching it if they ever do find said. From the poorly coached WRs to the threadbare success “Mutt The (Not $o) Wonder(ful)dog” things indeed look very bleak for KC in 2009.

    Coach seems to not have found any balance between hard-A__ and his more comfortable nimrod persona. It’s obvious that he spent a lot of effort & time during his short off-season practicing his primal screams & planning his steps in turning this team into the total 0-2 laughingstock it is today.

    This is not so much a beautiful thing to watch as the impetus for :roll: & :shock: both being caned – er, ‘canned’ no later than 2010. I expect they will be relieved of their duties so that :roll: can stay on the golf course & :shock: can go back to trying to grow some hair. Between the 2 should make for a very entertaining exercise in futility till they both get real jobs they can actually do – like selling Fuller Brushes door to door and/or demonstrating the effects of ED.

    Oh.. and almost forgot… arnold, You are still an iDIOT!

    :cool: daddy-o


  • August 26, 2009  - get real says:

    I will borrow from another. The Chiefs acquiring the two former fish a sign of panic. The move had to be made if we want Cassel and other QBs to survive the season. The OL was ignored except for Brown (draft) and Goff (FA) and now Coach Haley sees how bad it is in KC. Still all in all Pioli/Haley are trying to put together a team in 09. Time will tell but at least hope has returned to the Chiefs. It seems to have been lost over the last two years.


  • August 26, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    From KC Chiefs.com

    ‘check’ speaks about the All Pro -

    “After what we heard at OTA’s from Brian Waters there appeared to be some friction. Do you feel like he’s completely bought into everything that is going on here?”

    HALEY: “this is a player who has come in and done above and beyond what’s been asked of him every day.”

    - “above & beyond” (translation: I’m sorry I both misjudged & mistreated him. I was wrong – Rin was correct as He always is… I bow to His greatness as well BW’s.)

    “He obviously can play; he’s shown that. He’s got himself in very good condition which I think he’s seeing as an advantage.”

    - “he obviously can play; he’s shown that. He’s gotten himself very good condition” (translation: Once again Rin was correct and naysayers typical Chiefs fan they were wrong. They should listen to Rin.)

    :cool: daddy-o, ‘search’ :shock: & ‘check’ :roll: affirming…


  • August 26, 2009  - ED says:

    Been hearing about Tyler getting traded for a mid round pick. Jags offering a 5th we want a 3rd. A 4th would be a fair compensation. I wish Tyler good luck with whatever happens with his football career. He provided some excitement for a season last yr that was horrible record wise.

    Figured he would be out though with Gutierrez and Croyle both playing well this summer. Good to hear Cassell developing that chemistry with the receivers and Bowe moving back to the starting line up. Hopefully Bradley is playing well enough to be the #2 guy. He has a ton of talent as well.


  • August 26, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Chiefs QB depth chart, order of status/ability:

    Croyle #1
    Thigpen #2
    Gutierrez #3
    ca$$el #7

    :lol: & :razz:


  • August 26, 2009  - Nick L. says:

    Heres a quote from Bowe in an article on yahoo sports talking about Haley….

    “If we start off slow in practice, he’ll be like ‘OK, Bowe, I see you guys don’t want to come out here and practice, so we’ll start it all over again,’ ” Bowe said. “A good play is never good enough. … When they put me on third string, I didn’t think ‘OK, I’m going to go into a hole now.’ I just had to make more plays. The plays I was making weren’t good enough for them. I started making plays in the running game, and even in the passing game, I was running hard on dummy routes to get another guy open. I had to become a full team player instead of just worrying about me.”

    ….sounds like Haley might actually make a complete FOOTBALL PLAYER out of Bowe the WR.


  • August 26, 2009  - Scott says:

    “- “above & beyond” (translation: I’m sorry I both misjudged & mistreated him. I was wrong – Rin was correct as He always is… I bow to His greatness as well BW’s.)”

    No.

    Translation: “Mr. Waters finally removed his head from his ass…and realized that I’M in charge now. It’s MY way or the highway. He finally got that message loud and clear, and went to work. He’ll bust his ass for me, and for this team…or I’ll replace him. Same as everybody else.”

    And Rin’s a flippin’ idiot…who makes an ass of himself pretty much every time he posts something. But apparently, he’s not smart enough to figure that out. Or maybe it’s just enough of a “kick” for him to have everyone talk about how much of an idiot he is…while he floods Bob’s site with his bullsh*t every day. You know, Rin…people are not laughing WITH you, they’re laughing AT you. It’s one thing to have a “biting”, sarcastic sense of humor. It’s quite another to be a total douchebag. Obviously, you don’t know the difference.


  • August 26, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Cat Stevens paraphrased tribute to Rin: eulogy for His ace shadow

    “(Rin’s) Ace Shadow”

    Rin’s bein’ followed by an ace shadow
    ace shadow ace shadow,
    Leapin’ and hoppin’ on my ace shadow
    Ace shadow ace shadow…
    and if Rin ever should stop short
    pause to wait, poor Scott’s fate
    oh, if Rin ever stops to wait
    oh waaa-ait, waaa-ait,
    Scott won’t have a face no more.

    :lol: & :razz:


  • August 26, 2009  - dinomight says:

    is it possible to get rid of the ‘rin-tin-tin’ guy. Every time I want to get focused with bob gretz, we got this fool. he (rin-tin-tin) is a real moron. BOB GRETZ: cant you shit-can this ass-wipe?????


  • August 26, 2009  - Harold C. says:

    I’m glad to hear we might trade Thigpen. Not because I don’t like him….I do…..but we can get something we need for him to make us better and Thigpen is not going to start with us barring injury anyway and Croyle is playing ok….so it’s time to move on Mr. Thigpen. PLUS…..we can all stop talking about him all the time and just accept our #7.


  • August 26, 2009  - Stiv says:

    Rin, just give it up. You’re not cute, you’re not funny, you know exactly jack & squat about what’s going down these days with the Chiefs, plus you’re an annoying douche bag. Leave!


  • August 26, 2009  - Mark says:

    August 26, 2009 – Nick L. says:
    Heres a quote from Bowe in an article on yahoo sports talking about Haley….

    “If we start off slow in practice, he’ll be like ‘OK, Bowe, I see you guys don’t want to come out here and practice, so we’ll start it all over again,’ ” Bowe said. “A good play is never good enough. … When they put me on third string, I didn’t think ‘OK, I’m going to go into a hole now.’ I just had to make more plays. The plays I was making weren’t good enough for them. I started making plays in the running game, and even in the passing game, I was running hard on dummy routes to get another guy open. I had to become a full team player instead of just worrying about me.”

    ….sounds like Haley might actually make a complete FOOTBALL PLAYER out of Bowe the WR.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————
    There’s a perfect example of COACHING, not coddling, like the prior incompetant circus clown was only good at doing.
    LJ has bought in, Bowe had bought in, even the crybaby Waters appears to have bought in until/unless he goes crying to Whitless again. Fellow Chief fans. After about a decade, we finally have a HEAD COACH again.
    And a GM who acts quickly when a problem arises. Competance in top positions. What a novel concept.


  • August 26, 2009  - t-rich says:

    So glad to see our franchise on the upswing. Pioli/Haley were stellar hires. They can’t be expected to fix all of the Peterson/Edwards mistakes in one season, but they’re certainly trying. Thank God I didn’t sell my season tix prior to the new regime. The wisdom and professionalism now exhibited at Arrowhead is truly a breath of fresh air. Gretz, sir, you are doing a marvelous job with the Chiefs’ coverage. Thank you!


  • August 26, 2009  - CK says:

    Mark and Nick make some great points. The players, even the vets (that had been poisoned by the village idiot/class clown Edwards) have bought into the Parcells trained Haley.
    The latest moves remind me of when Carl and Marty came in and used Plan B Free agency to build the 3rd winningest franchise in the NFL in the 90′s. If the 2 former-Dolphins don’t start they will drive the starters to get better through competition.

    I will add this to those of you that respond to garbage………… you promote the garbage. Ignore the Depends soiling; waste of oxygen; Herm swallowing garbage and maybe, just maybe, she/it will go back to the Raaaaders site full time.


  • August 26, 2009  - t-rich says:

    great post, CK. Haley has so far shown himself to be wise beyond his coaching years. I believe that both he and Pioli are going to bring back the culture of winning to Arrowhead. It can’t happen overnight, but it will happen during their tenure.


  • August 26, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Then of course, a sampling some other Chiefs fan reaction to :roll: s laying of an egg on the Jim Rome Show:

    //www.kcconfidential.com/?p=7588

    “Painful interview. About as believable as “I did not have s*xual relations, with that woman, Miss Lewinsky”. He may be a great coach, but he’s a terrible liar/bull*hitter.”

    “geeeezzz, this guy is a goofball”

    “appears we have mucho misery in front of us. Idiot coaches whom talk all his canned BS are destined to fail.”

    “Football is like life and poker. You are dealt cards, and you play them accordingly. This idiot might do well if he was dealt a royal flush, preflop, but to talk his BS, about “his system” and ACTUNG ,EVERYBODY BETTER FALL IN LINE AND DO IT MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY, ais not going to work with this crew.”

    “seems this idiot does not understand he is dealing with grown men who are millionaires. THIS IS NOT HIGH SCHOOL. His gestapo attitude and tactics do not work on grown, wealthy men.”

    SWEET…the Rin influence is spreading far & wide!

    :lol:


  • August 26, 2009  - True Red & Gold says:

    It will be hard to see Thiggy go. If he plays alot this Sat. it will be because the Chiefs are trying to show case him for a trade. IMO trading him will be a mistake but I knew all along that he would not fit what these guys want. He will be a great asset to any team that has him.


  • August 27, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    A greater asset than mutt ca$$el will ever be for Kaycee…

    :lol: & :razz:


  • August 27, 2009  - Behind Enemy Lines says:

    Harold C. says:
    I’m glad to hear we might trade Thigpen. Not because I don’t like him….I do…..but we can get something we need for him to make us better and Thigpen is not going to start with us barring injury anyway and Croyle is playing ok….so it’s time to move on Mr. Thigpen. PLUS…..we can all stop talking about him all the time and just accept our #7.
    Well said HC.


  • August 27, 2009  - Larry says:

    Nice post Rin. Too bad if it’s true that we may be stuck with Cassel.


  • August 27, 2009  - rascal says:

    Got to see the Chiefs practice yesterday, up close and personal. Cassel looked fantastic. His accuracy is far superior to any of the other qbs. I think his accuracy, mobility and good decision-making skills are going to provide his 2nd successful NFL season right here in KC. Glad to know that the majority of KC fans are apt students of the game and already recognize this.


  • August 27, 2009  - Mortis5150 says:

    Kuddos Stiv!

    Go Chiefs!


  • August 27, 2009  - True Red and Gold says:

    Then again, I’m a douchebag and don’t know very much.


  • August 27, 2009  - Chief City says:

    dont even respond, hes running out of information, its all drivel


  • August 27, 2009  - Chief City says:

    facts:

    Rin is no chiefs fan, notice his negative vibes over everything chiefs?

    Cassel is going to be a top 10 qb for the chiefs for 5 years or more…period…he has it all minus the cannon arm but still has nice zip

    Succop over Barth, yeah, had that one pegged

    Lawrence wins a spot, I agree with others, he has skills


  • August 27, 2009  - Chief City says:

    Then again, I’m a douchebag and don’t know very much.

    GO RAIDERS!


  • August 27, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “Succop over Barth, yeah, had that one pegged.”

    - thanks, indeed I did… what a prophet is He that is me be I nee Icon, Rin!

    “Lawrence wins a spot”

    - on the 8-man practice squad…

    “I agree with others, he has skills.”

    - yes, he’s ‘special’ alright – that’s because :roll: as been working with him so much…

    :lol:


  • August 27, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Then again, I’m a douchebag and I have diarrhea.

    :( Crappy-O


  • August 27, 2009  - Dynasty says:

    Broken record rin. Same stuff over and over again.


  • August 27, 2009  - Dynasty says:

    No, I don’t Herm. Then again, I’m a douchebag and I have diarrhea.

    :( Crappy-O


  • August 27, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    You too, Dynasty? That’s SO sad!!

    :( Crappy-O


  • August 27, 2009  - Dynasty says:

    You too? That’s SO sad!!

    :( Crappy-O


  • August 27, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    It’s the SADDEST!


  • August 27, 2009  - Ian says:

    If you honesatly think that HErm is a good choice as a coach you haven’t watchedd football for the past three years and if you honestly think Croyle is going to start then you haven’t watched this offseason. Croyle although very talented in my mind will never be a starter due to the fact he is breakable. Cassel was not payed 63 million dollars to sit on the bench and Todd Haley is full of shit to say that their is qb competion


  • August 27, 2009  - Ian says:

    i can play games to

    Signed

    Rin Tin Tin is gay


  • August 27, 2009  - Ian says:

    I think if you like the old regime so bad RIn then maybe you can get Herm to come back by blowing him like you do your boyfriend Jim

    Signed

    Rin Tin Tin is gay


  • August 27, 2009  - Dr. Menninger says:

    Yes, it’s clear now…he exhibits all the classic signs transference.

    Alright Ian, now let’s try it again and this time out the open, and not from under the safety there ‘neath your blankey.


  • August 28, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Farts for everyone!


  • August 28, 2009  - Ian says:

    I smell like potty!


  • September 25, 2009  - jim lloyd + says:

    What’s going to happen is sometime in the near future the team is going to start hitting on all eight , DEF. is really there !
    I also think the best thing in place is they are facing a true test in the near future .




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