Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley on Sunday's Practice

Video and full transcript at the mothership.

Here are some highlights:

On fatigue being a factor...

"Yeah, the one-a-days are going to be longer. That was all part of the thought process, two-a-days then we come back to a longer one-a-day. It’s a little bit more of a conditioning deal. That’s why at the end you saw us running those two drills. That’s the name of the game. As you get tired you must be able to focus and concentrate and do your job. It’s something we can’t stress enough as coaches and we educate the players on how important that is that you’re not making mistakes when you’re tired. When you’re tired it’s usually late in games or late in drives after a long drive either way. That’s when stuff like that generally occurs and ends up costing you points or wins."

More after the jump...

On Dwayne Bowe's drops...

"To play receiver in the NFL I think you must catch most of the footballs. If you don’t catch most of them – and there’s always going to be some balls that end up on the ground for one reason or the other – to be an NFL receiver you must be able to catch the football. That’s the top prerequisite for wide receiver. It’s not just Dwayne, it’s any wide receiver who is out there. They must concentrate and catch the football whether they’re going to take a hit, or whether they’re on the sideline and they have to get their feet in, or it’s an easy ball over the middle that they’ve got to concentrate, or it’s a deep ball, that’s the job description."

On pressuring the quarterback...

"We’re coaching them hard on technique to improve. Scheme-wise if we can’t get to him with a four man rush then we’re going to have to do some things to create some pressure schematically. We’ll continue to work and see if we’re making progress. They got some pressure today on the offense, I know that."

On Tyson Jackson...

"Talking only about the players that are on the football field actually practicing."

On Derrick Thomas...

"The great story about Derrick Thomas to me is I was out there with my father who was actually scouting the game. But I went to the practices and the game and Derrick Thomas had a passport issue and they told him he was not going to be able to play. So, the night before the game he didn’t prepare as if he was going to play and I think he went out and had a good time. At 6 AM they came in and said, ‘you’re playing,’ and I think it was seven sacks later. That’s all you needed to see. One or the greats of all time rushing the passer, playing defense."

Full transcript at the mothership.

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