Chiefs Coach Addresses Right and Left Side of the Offensive Line

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley spoke with the media this afternoon following the team's final practice before Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

On the injury front, Dwayne Bowe will be listed as questionable, meaning he has a 50-50 chance of playing, while Derrick Johnson will be listed as probable, meaning it's a virtual certainty he'll be on the field.

For the Giants, there are four that will be ruled out according to NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora: WR Domenik Hixon, DE Chris Canty, CB Aaron Ross RB Danny Ware.

Haley also talked a little bit about the offensive line.  Earlier in the week, there was a change made on the depth chart.  Right tackle Ryan O'Callaghan was moved up to the No. 1 team ahead of Ikechuku Ndukwe.  Both players were acquired this season so it's interesting to watch the development of each.  As of this week, O'Callaghan has been running with the first team.  Ndukwe started the first three games at right tackle.

Haley said he won't determine a starter for Sunday's game until he talks to his staff but did have some encouraging words for O'Callaghan.

"I think he knows who to block," Haley said of O'Callaghan. "That’s real important around here right now, as it always is, but probably most important now. He’s been in there and made very few mental errors. He’s a big guy who’s got some experience under his belt. He looks like he’s excited."

Haley also addressed Branden Albert and the left side of the offensive line.  Albert, who gave up only 4.5 sacks last season, has struggled this season with penalties and sacks given up.

Haley was asked if Albert's inconsistency was a problem and he said, ""I couldn’t answer that because if I could I’d have it fixed already. I just think it’s a maturation process for him. He’s got a very bright left guard next to him that would help any tackle, so I like the combination we have there. I think the two of them work after practice together, they talk, they communicate and I think if we can be consistent we’ll have a chance to be secure on that side."

There's one thing for sure regarding this offensive line - They're going to get a hell of a test on Sunday.

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