Chiefs Training Camp Update: 8-2-09 PM

The Chiefs ‘only’ had one practice on Sunday and here is the summery.

From Josh Looney Twitter

  • Full pads again today! (pic above)
  • Waters and Goff back in action today.
  • http://twitpic.com/cjsz6 – Take ur dog to practice day? Check out x-fac in back. Rockstar. (picture)
  • LJ diving over the top on goal line session…no holding back this camp.

From Mitch Holthus

  • Wow…good long tough practice. I like the way the team approached the 4-3 inside run drills. Its obvious they want to be a physical team.
  • Watching special teams work with 15 year long snapper Kendall Gammon is like talking computers w Bill Gates. Drill today he wanted 4 8yrs

Updates from Gretz at CBS Sports

  • Activated from the NFI List and participating in Chiefs practice are G Brian Waters, G Mike Goff and DT Ron Edwards.
  • Starters who aren’t in Chiefs practice on Sunday are RT Damion McIntosh and ILB Derrick Johnson.
  • Chiefs coach Todd Haley is spending extra time in practice with wide receivers working on body control coming out of breaks.
  • WR Devard Darling is running with the Chiefs’ No. 1 offense opposite Dwayne Bowe.
  • Chiefs TE Brad Cottam had a Tony Gonzalez-like catch down the deep middle, snagging it with one hand over his head.
  • Chiefs K Ryan Succop was 4 for 4 in field goals.
  • Chiefs G Brian Waters struggled in pass protection against NT Tank Tyler.
  • Chiefs WR Rodney Wright had a nice catch on a deep ball under good coverage.
  • Chiefs ILB Zach Thomas knocked down a pass in deep zone coverage during the 7-on-7 drill.
  • Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali showed good pass rush off the edge against the first-team offense.
  • Chiefs LT Branden Albert on the return of guards Brian Waters and Mike Goff to practice: “It was great having the two wisemen back.”
  • Chiefs coach Todd Haley on why he spent extra time in Sunday’s practice with the team’s wide receivers: “We’ve had guys on the ground and the receiver is no good to anyone if he’s laying on the ground. Whether it’s the right shoes, improper technique, whatever, a wide receiver cannot be on the ground and help you win in any way, shape or form.”

From UW-RF Staff

  • Before practice officially began, Defensive Coordinator Clancy Pendergast was working with the defensive backs, running a drill that used five garbage bins to simulate the offensive line. During this drill, cornerback Maurice Leggett was seeing time as the nickelback.
  • One of the defensive coach stood on the back of the single sled while the defensive linemen worked on tackling. Defensive Line Coach Tim Krumrie continued to ask the men to “jam it” and “keep [their] head up.” Krumrie made defensive tackle Tank Tyler hit the dummy multiple times until he was satisfied with Tyler’s “jamming.”
  • Seeing time with the first-string during 7-on-7 was: defensive ends Alfonso Boone and rookie Alex Magee, defensive tackle Ron Edwards and linebackers Monty BeiselZach ThomasTamba Hali and Mike Vrabel.
  • Frustrated due to the defense’s weak showing versus the running offense during 7-on-7, Defensive Line Coach Tim Krumrie shouted, “Don’t let him push your (butt) off the ball. You push him past the line of scrimmage!”
  • 11-on-11 began. Seeing time with the first-string was: linebackers Tamba HaliZach ThomasMike Vrabel and Monty Beisel; cornerbacks Brandon Carr and Brandon Flowers, safetiesBernard Pollard and Jarrad Page, defensive ends Alex Magee and Alfonso Boone and defensive tackle Ron Edwards.
  • After quarterback Matt Cassel completed a pass to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, Defensive Coordinator Clancy Pendergast said he expected more out of linebacker Tamba Hali. “Finish, Tamba,” he shouted.
  • Running back Kolby Smith, tight end Jake O’Connell and tackle Damion McIntosh were not suited up for practice this afternoon. GuardsBrian Waters and Mike Goff were both in full pads for the first time today.
  • Off a good handoff from quarterback Tyler Thigpen during 7-on-7, running back Jackie Battle fumbled the football. This was much to the dismay of Offensive Line Coach Bill Muir.
  • Running back Dantrell Savage had a good run off a handoff from quarterback Matt Cassel during 7-on-7
  • Head Coach Todd Haley was getting on quarterback Matt Cassel for his play-action fake during a half-speed scrimmage against the offensive reserves. “[We need a] good sell, good sell! If we are going to run those, Matt, we need a good sell!”
  • Quarterback Tyler Thigpen looked really sharp in his 7-on-7 session. Thigpen was 6-6 on the day.
  • Chiefs President Denny Thum was present at this afternoon’s practice.

So there you have it Chiefs fans.  Stay tuned, more updates are coming.

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