Thursday 9/16 Practice Report-Update

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Give up 351 rushing yards to an opponent one year, and it does not present much of a mystery as to what that same opponent will do nine months later if given a chance.

The Chiefs expect to see the Cleveland Browns running game most of the time Sunday afternoon when the two teams meet at Cleveland Stadium. Last year’s record-setting performance against the Kansas City defense should not lead to any change in emphasis for the Browns offense.

“They ran the ball down our throats last year, over and over and over again,” said head coach Todd Haley. “They are going to research your weaknesses and they are going to try and attack your weaknesses. They obviously came into last year’s game with the perception that we were going to have a difficult time stopping the run. And, that’s what they did. They were right.

“For us to have a chance to be in this game, or potentially win it, we have to be able to stop the run, I believe.”

To help pull that off, the Chiefs may have to find some help at defensive end. As they worked their way through their first full practice of this week, they were light on defensive ends. Both Tyson Jackson and Wallace Gilberry did not take part during the media window early in practice.

Jackson, who has a left knee injury, was not on the practice field, as Haley took his team outside for the session. Gilberry was there, but he was riding the stationary bike in the rehab area.

That leaves only five defensive linemen on the active roster and one of those is DT Anthony Toribio, who is in just his second week with the team. Dion Gales is on the practice squad. Starter Glenn Dorsey, Alex Magee and Shaun Smith are the only other defensive ends available.

All this seems to be building to a case where if Gilberry can’t play, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Gales was moved up from the practice squad for the game.

Back working in practice was RT Ryan O’Callaghan, returning from that groin injury he suffered several weeks ago. But during the media window, Barry Richardson ran with the first team at right tackle.

OLB Tamba Hali was working with the linebackers during the open period. He had been listed as limited in participation on Wednesday due to the foot/ankle problem he’s dealt with for several weeks now.

On their practice participation report, the Chiefs listed Jackson and Gilberry as not practicing and Hali and O’Callaghan as limited participants.

With the Browns, they had five players that did not practice: QB Jake Delhomme (ankle), LB D’Qwell Jackson (chest), OL Shawn Lauvao (ankle), Db Derrick Roberson (hip) and DL Shaun Rogers (ankle and hip). Listed as limited participants were LB Marcus Benard (shoulder) and OL Floyd Womack (knee). Returning to full participation in practice were LS Ryan Pontbriand (ankle) and DB Nick Sorensen (head).

5 Responses to “Thursday 9/16 Practice Report-Update”

  • September 16, 2010  - BayouCityChief says:

    I agree that Dorsey played one hell of a game, but Tyson was only slightly better than usual. He was still standing straight up and getting into slap fights with the offensive lineman lined up against him.

    He was trying harder, but the results were much the same.

  • September 16, 2010  - Edward says:

    Actually Jackson had a solid game. Hopefully he’ll come back soon. Likd Dorsey last yr I think Jackson will have flashes of good games but he really want play at level of that 3 pick probably until nxt season. I just want him to get back out there be healthy and continue to gain the experience that’s the only way he’s going to get better.

  • September 16, 2010  - Rick says:

    didn’t jackson have five tackles?

  • September 17, 2010  - RickyP says:

    Tyson Jackson is listed as having had 3 tackles and 3 assists. I would call that a vast improvement.
    BTW….Ndamukong Suh only managed a single tackle. I guess the know-it-alls will have to start claiming him a bust if that keeps up!

  • September 17, 2010  - BayouCityChief says:

    We shall see Ricky, Rick and Ed. I hope that he becomes the biggest badass in the league, I just don’t see it happening.

    We see a lot of LSU football down here and have watched Tyson half ass it since ’05.

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