Thursday 11/11 Practice Report-Update2

From the Truman Sports Complex

Todd Haley was determined to make a coaching point during Thursday’s practice.

The defensive backs were going through a drill that coaches use with wide receivers, where they try to improve their concentration by distracting them as they are catching the ball. The Chiefs defense has been working hard in practice on ways to create more turnovers, and sometimes it comes down to simply holding on to an interception.

Well, the defensive backs on Thursday were showing why they ended up as defensive backs and not wide receivers. They were having a hard time holding onto the football. Haley was watching and saw enough.

The head coach put himself into the drill and assistant coach Otis Smith fired a pass about five-feet in front of Haley. But the head coach went horizontal and made the play.

“I caught the ball, which is more than most of them did,” Haley said. “The DBs got exposed as to why they are DBs. They were struggling and I heard a little chirping from them; nobody was concentrating on the ball the way they should.

“Otis Smith is going to pay, because for him to throw the ball five feet out in front of me and I have to leave my feet, to fully extend and catch it … hopefully there’s a video of it somewhere.

“Every once in awhile you have to step up to the plate if you run your mouth too much.”

During the media window for viewing Thursday’s practice the picture did not look any different than it did on Wednesday.

One difference was that FS Jon McGraw was limited in his participation because of what the Chiefs report as a knee injury.

LG Brian Waters (shoulder) and WR/RB Dexter McCluster (ankle) were again doing more watching than working as the team went through position drills. McCluster continued to do some individual footwork drills, but he did not take part in the other aspects of the wide receiver work. Waters did some of the footwork drills with the offensive line, but he was watching when the No. 1 offense line came together to run through some plays. Both were listed as limited participants.

So was FS Kendrick Lewis (hamstring) but he appeared to be taking part in everything with the secondary and did not seem hampered at all because of the injury.

No change on the Broncos practice report. LB Robert Ayers (foot) and CB Andre Goodman (hip) did not practice. Listed as limited in participation were S Darcel McBath (ankle), DL Kevin Vickerson (groin) and LB Wesley Woodyard (hamstring).


2 Responses to “Thursday 11/11 Practice Report-Update2”

  • November 11, 2010  - dan in joplin says:

    “An update coming after practice, hopefully with a report on how the head coach ended up on the ground when he wandered too close to a defensive back drill”
    He was probably wearing a #15 Oakland jersey!


  • November 12, 2010  - bhive01 says:

    Was there video of it?

    I want to see it.




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