Good morning everyone. Remember tomorrow is the launch of SB Nation's new Kansas City blog. Also tomorrow is the SB Nation Kansas City meet-up at 75th St. Brewery from 5-7PM. And one last thing tomorrow: I believe NJ Chiefs Fan is back from his well-deserved vacation.
Chiefs notebook: Moeaki looks good at tight end, while O’Connell struggles - KansasCity.com
Judging by his play in offseason practices and again on Saturday, O’Connell may have a difficult time making the roster. He had dropped several passes, including two in Saturday afternoon’s practice. The problem was so bad early last week that after one O’Connell drop, offensive coordinator Charlie Weis yelled, "That’s getting old, Jake."
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And, he did it all with a bum left leg. The nature of his injury was one of those state secrets that the Chiefs keep these days from the media, fans and opponents. But understand that for every game and practice last year, Williams’ leg was wrapped in tape from his thigh to the middle of his calf. By the time the season was over, he alone may have put the trainers over their tape budget for the ‘09 season. Still, he did not miss a game.
Chiefs coach Haley more comfortable heading into second season - KansasCity.com
Then Haley lived through last year, inheriting part of the mess and helping to orchestrate the rest, and learned why Parcells took life and his livelihood so seriously. Haley said the losses hurt more when you’re the man in charge, when it’s your decisions that cause a team and its community so much disappointment. Haley had been in coaching for years, but nothing had prepared him fully for being a NFL head coach. "There was no possible way to recreate the circumstances that I was going to be in," Haley said. "You have to live it. No matter how many mentors and guys I could call and talk to who would help me, there was no way to recreate being a head coach and all the things that came with it."
Croyle's passing the highlight of practice | Red Zone
But during a 7-on-7 passing drill when the Chiefs use no linemen on either side of the ball, Croyle was sharp. On a set of plays from inside the 20, Croyle made three straight crisp throws that resulted in touchdowns, one going to Dwayne Bowe, another to Tim Castille and the last to rookie Jeremy Horne.
2theadvocate.com | Featured LSU Stories | Time Out: Athletes look for life after sports — Baton Rouge, LA
In the weekend crash course, the first of its kind conducted by LSU Executive Education, the players attended lectures with titles like "The World of Sponsorship and Client Development." They listened to talks from people like Ruffin Rodrigue, the former LSU and World League offensive lineman turned successful Baton Rouge restaurateur. "This is part of an ‘it’ factor," said Kennison, the former NFL’s Fastest Man who said he plans to officially announce his retirement later this summer to concentrate on business ventures with his wife. "Do you get it, or do you not get it? Do you want to be able to withstand everything that’s thrown at you? Do you want to be able to survive in business?"
Insider Blog: Saturday at Mini-Camp
Backup QB Brodie Croyle was on fire to start seven-on-seven drills in the AM practice session. He opened with three consecutive TD passes, all on similar corner routes that required him to thread the football between defenders, yet add enough touch to lead his receivers. The recipients of Croyle’s hat trick of TDs were TE Tony Moeaki, RB Tim Castille and WR Jeremy Horne.