More Practice, More Arrivals

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 9.35.52 PMThe Kansas City Cheifs will hold their first workout this afternoon which will be open to the public. Here are some more tweets from late yesterday from Chiefs training camp.

 

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  • Chiefly Bacon

    Finally made it to training camp! Nice to see that without Kush Chief’s still have some swag (lookin good Sherman). There’s a few guys in particular I’m watching. The obvious ones are Tyreek Hill, Tyler Bray and Chris Jones, but I’ll be just as interested to see what Shakiel Randolph, Akeem Davis, Marcus Cooper and Zach Sterup can do.

    • ladner morse

      I’m interested in Sterup too. The guy is huge.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        He’s a little bit of a T-Rex, but that was the knock on Morse too. That’s certainly worked out so far.

    • berttheclock

      I do believe you will have no problem seeing young Sterup. He can stand out in a crowd, eh?

      • Chiefly Bacon

        He and Jones are two guys you have to squint to see if they’re wearing pads.

    • berttheclock

      The young safeties should get in more reps without Berry in camp. You do know how to spot those hidden gems.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        I think Davis is one of the most intriguing. He’s a very close match to Ron Parker, except that Parker has hips like a CB, and Davis doesn’t, but they have similar strength, speed and explosiveness.

        • berttheclock

          Have you read the staff has already begun using Eric Murray at safety. They did show the ropes to KeiVarae Russell as well, but, that was part of the only 30 or so players in camp. The Chiefs really do love to cross train.

          • Chiefly Bacon

            Indeed. I was pleased with that move, watching tape on him, he reminded me of Jamell Flemming. Tough smart, but lacking the elite athleticism it takes to win outside in the NFL.

          • berttheclock

            Plus, he appears to better when facing the ball.

  • berttheclock

    Geez, it just hit me. I woke a couple of hours ago, looked around and came to the very strange conclusion it was not a hotel room in St Joe. Enjoy the days at training camp guys. I should never have wimped out on coming back. The high temp here today is supposed to hit 77.

    • ladner morse

      Yes… but it’s been in the 90’s for the past two weeks… and if the weather had not cooled off, I wouldn’t be going.

      However, wish you were here!

      • ladner morse

        Just checked the weather again and it’ll be 86 degrees for a high… but I’m hoping for some cloudiness.

        • berttheclock

          That may depend on whether you have a little dark cloud which follows you similar to that Lil Abner character from the cartoons of yore. His name was Joe Btfsplk. Lots of gloom followed him.

          • ladner morse

            I just pray it’s not a little “black” cloud.

            Although I did love the song Cloudy by Simon and G.

            But… “it’s cloud’s illusions I recall, I really don’t know clouds at all”… what does that even mean? ~Tom Hanks from You’ve got Mail.

            I thought they butchered the kids book with the movie… Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

            And finally this…. my daughter once dated a guy named….. Cloud.

          • berttheclock

            Ah, music on a Laddie thread begins.

  • berttheclock

    Looking at the impressive entrance of Sherman has me a bit concerned. I want Sherman to make the 53 roster. Last year, the one player arriving in somewhat spectacular fashion was Kush. The end of August did not treat him well. Better luck to Sherman.

    • ladner morse

      Hope he’s not another Percy Snow on a moped accident waiting to happen.

      • berttheclock

        Hey, have you read about what scared Marcus Allen the most up in Wisconsin at his first Chiefs’ camp? As he was born and bred in San Diego, he was not used to the tremendous thunder and lightning of midwestern storms. He said his first night under one in camp, he thought he might be safer back in earthquake land.

        I had a similar experience in KCK. Had been in California for several years and I had gone back to visit my parents. About two in the morning, I came out of bed thinking I was too close to the Graf artillery training range in Germany when a tremendous noise awakened me.

        • ladner morse

          Ha!…. amazing how different people have different responses to thunder and lightening. I grew in SoCal as well… as you know… but when I moved to the KC area I found the thunder comforting and slept like a baby. Having taught kids for years I know a number of them that are scared to death of it… so it doesn’t really matter what part of the country you’ve been born in…

          • berttheclock

            I have been through the Sylmar earthquake of ’71 and the one which hit outside of Seattle in 2000. Somehow, I still feel safer dealing with those than I do with the possibility of a tornado sweeping through.

          • ladner morse

            Kinda funny… when I was in SoCal growing up from 1955 to 1972… I never once felt and Earthquake.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      I’ve wondered whether Chiefs might move on from Sherman this year, but it’s just as likely that Chiefs will value his leadership for a playoffs run.

      • berttheclock

        I have thought Childress might employ wide outs in the offense and therefore, Sherman might go the way of FBs under the system used by Arians. However, he adds such leadership and skills to Toub’s units, he may well stick.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          Sherman could win the FB job outright, but if Chiefs have too much depth elsewhere on the roster, he could still find himself cut. TE and LB cut downs are gonna be pretty tough.

          • berttheclock

            Very true. For example will the blocking skills of Parker offset the pass catching abilities of the other TEs? Plus, I have harped on the possibility of the tendonitis flaring early with the knee of Ford. If it does, he might go out early which means more reps of other LBs.

  • berttheclock

    Another player I am interested in is Dadi. When, he was first drafted, I thought he was going to be a toy for Toub to try to block FGs. But, looking closer at his college record, it appears to me he just needs far more reps at one position and some top notch pro training by the staff. He may well surprise everyone in having the ability to move up rapidly.

    • Laurels and limitations

      He’s one to watch, especially with KC needing some pass rush this year. It will be interesting to see if he can shake the mantle of being too easily knocked off of his course or if that is just rumor.

      • berttheclock

        Plus, with more teams slowly introducing spreads, it means the LBs of the future will be more slender with sideline to sideline speed.

        • Laurels and limitations

          until someone introduces the new Jerome Bettis or Christian Okoye. It’s all fun and games until your Prius gets ran over by Mack.

          • berttheclock

            Boz concurs.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Boz’s career makes me sad. He gave it his all, Bo was just such a rock, when those two met over the heap, something had to give. It really could have been Bo’s career that was cut short.

          • berttheclock

            Did you ever see the hilarious short of “Godzilla meets Bambi”?

          • Laurels and limitations

            Lol, I LUUUUUUV that short. Thank you for reminding me of it.

          • berttheclock

            I loved the early credit scrolling of the many different ‘hats” worn by Mary Newland, while, Bambi eats and he music from “The William Tell Overture” is playing in the background.

          • Laurels and limitations
          • Chiefly Bacon

            Ware has a fighting chance to be one of those guys. He absolutely DESTROYED SD both games.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Yup, Ware runs heavy with quick feet and he delivers the wood which is my favorite thing about his style. I don’t remember him being tackled by the first hit yet.

  • berttheclock

    So far, all appears to be very quiet on the Ta’amu front. He will, yet, be another to watch in the early weeks of camp.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      He’s a guy I was very interested in before they drafted Chris Jones. He’ll have a tough fight to make the roster, but could also be the Chiefs starting NT in a year or two if Poe walks.

  • berttheclock

    Quick question. Will the early part of the morning in St Joe be spent in having the players undergo physicals? I ask this due to the PUP rule which states once a player steps foot on the practice field, the team can not place him on the PUP list, but, must wait until the end of camp.

  • jimfromkcj

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I worry about Morse and his two concussions last year. I haven’t payed a whole lot of attention over the years about concussions so I can’t recall how many players who have concussions in their first year go on to have a history of many or go on concussion free for the rest of their careers. since it has become recognized as a major problem later in life, if it was me and I got another concussion this year, I would hang them up and look for another way to earn my bread.

    • berttheclock

      Actually, last season, Laddie thought moving him to OG might reduce the hits to his head while playing center. I thought Heck and Reid might do this, but, at this juncture it does not appear anything may happen. But, you make a very valid point.

      Heck does believe in cross training, so, training at St Joe may surprise all of us.

      • Laurels and limitations

        I wonder who might replace Morse at Center then, Fulton? Seems rather unlikely to me.

        • berttheclock

          Munyer has returned to camp. He was part of that open competition last year for centers. I thought he might be too small, but, they have kept him around. However, outside of Morse, no other player appears to have the athletic talent to be able to pull.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I had forgotten about Munyer, was he active last year when Morse was injured?

          • berttheclock

            He was on the PS until January 5th, 2015 when he was activated to the main roster.

          • berttheclock

            BTW, he played for Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA. Known school for academics and a tough athletic program.

          • berttheclock

            Munyer and Morse are both listed at 305 pounds, but, Munyer is five inches shorter.

          • Laurels and limitations

            probably the same arm length though, lol.