"I thought we made very good progress as a team," Haley commented following the Sunday practice session. "We were able to get a lot of installation in. We worked some of the Red (Zone) area in both our seven-on-seven and our team which is very good. It was clear to me that the effort was excellent, that each day we got a little bit better. That’s what we’re looking for. Now, we continue on immediately tomorrow with OTAs. It won’t be a lot different."
The team concluded the final practice of the mandatory mini-camp with some fun. Players like Mike Goff, Tamba Hali, Tank Tyler and Barry Richardson fielded punts. The Chiefs official site said Goff made one of the more interesting snags of the day. Let's hope this was just for fun.
Even though the exercise was just for fun, Haley noted that everything is a competition at this point.
"Everything’s competition (in the off-season)," Haley related. "They’re racing through bags. They’re racing through hoops. Everything is man against man, team against team, not offense-defense. We pick teams like we’re on a schoolyard lot and play games like that. That’s all part of the process to me and the fact that we’ve had 80 plus guys, I don’t think it hurts."
You know what Herm used to say - 'Competition. It's a good thing.'
Here are a couple of notes from the twitter of Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star.
Chiefs LT Branden Albert on his first impressions on QB Matt Cassel: "A hell of a quarterback, a hell of a leader."
The Chiefs could reserve two roster spots for special teams cover guys, a weakness in '08. "The easiest way onto the team," Todd Haley said.
Thanks as always, Kent.
That's a wrap for the Kansas City Chiefs mandatory mini-camp. The questions leading up to this weekend with Brian Waters and Mike Vrabel were answered. All 85 players, save Donald Washington, showed up at some point this weekend.
The Chiefs will be busy over the next couple weeks with OTAs on June 8-9 and 11-12. After that it's four straight OTAs from June 15-18.
We'll be back shortly with video of Todd Haley's press conference and notes from the final practice.