Tuesday A.M. Practice Report

From the Truman Sports Complex

It has the feel of a training camp practice – in River Falls, Wisconsin – on Tuesday morning as the Chiefs ran through a two-hour session at their facility.

Cloudy skies kept the sun covered up and temperatures were mild compared to most of the pre-season, with a nice breeze from the north providing even more relief.

“Whoever arranged for the weather today, thank you,” said DE Glenn Dorsey.

The Chiefs were in full pads for this practice, the 28th time this year that they’ve worn shoulder pads for a practice. There was a lot of situational work, especially in the red zone, where the offense produced mixed results and the defense had a good practice.

When they hit the field for practice this afternoon, they’ll spend most of their time going over the Philadelphia Eagles, their opponent Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here are some observations from the morning work:

– RT Ryan O’Callaghan suffered some sort of right leg injury during practiced and limped to the sidelines. Eventually he walked off the field with the trainers. With him out, Barry Richardson stepped into the No. 1 line on the right side.

– CB Maurice Leggett was still not on the field or in the locker room. Leggett suffered a neck injury on Saturday in Tampa, but is expected to make a full recovery.

– The only other player on the roster missing the workout was G Darryl Harris, still recovering from his knee injury suffered almost three weeks ago.

– Returning to practice was CB Mike Richardson. He sat out Monday’s work due to an unspecified injury.

– Rudy Niswanger continued to work at center with the No. 1 offense, while Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher worked at inside linebacker with the first defense.

– The No. 2 offensive line was lined up this way before O’Callaghan’s injury – LT Richardson, LG Dan Santucci, C Casey Wiegmann, RG Jon Asamoah and RT Ikechuku Ndukwe. Santucci seems to be moving up the depth chart, while last year’s fifth-round draft choice Colin Brown is moving down the charts to the third team.

– The No. 1 offense and No. 1 defense held a lively goal-line drill that was won by the defense, as they stopped the offense three times and did not allow a score.

– QB Brodie Croyle was dressed but it was Tyler Palko running the second-team offense. Palko was picked off twice in the workout, by CB Travis Daniels and S DaJuan Morgan.

– TE Tony Moeaki did little work in the team portion of practice, although he appeared to take a full set of work in the individual position drills.

– In a situation drill, the No. 1 offense had 1st-and-10 at their 40-yard line, with less than a minute to play. They needed at least a field goal. The offense moved the ball in seven plays to the 32-yard line, where they faced 4th-and-10. Ryan Succop came in and booted a field goal try wide left from 50 yards away.

– On special teams, they worked on the punting game. The No. 1 punt team with P Dustin Colquitt was WR Jerheme Urban, LB Andy Studebaker, LB Jovan Belcher, LS Thomas Gafford, LB David Herron, LB Justin Cole, FS Reshard Langford, WR Quinten Lawrence and WR Terrance Copper.

– The No. 2 punt team was WR Jeremy Horne, LB Cory Greenwood, LB Cameron Sheffield, LB Pierre Walters, TE Jake O’Connell, FS Kendrick Lewis, LB Demorrio Williams, CB Javier Arenas and S Donald Washington, with Colquitt and Gafford.

2 Responses to “Tuesday A.M. Practice Report”

  • August 24, 2010  - Edward says:

    From everything I read on other articles sound like our defense is going to be better than most people think we’ll find out friday night. The Eagles absolutely steamed rolled us last yr. We’re facing them again with Kolb at the helm he had his coming out party against us last yr. So if we really improved which I think we have it’ll show up Friday night stay tuned Chiefs fans.

  • August 24, 2010  - Michael says:

    I don’t know how longer the number ones will play but, yes, it will be a good test for the Chiefs. I’d like to see continued improvement in the rush defense, and some turnovers from the pass defense. Hoping to see a little more explosiveness from the offense. It would be great if Moeaki can get some playing time. And give me some more of WR Jeremy Horne; I really want to see what that guy can do. He’s got good size, speed, long arms, and seems to be a good worker.

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