Watching the news and saw Dorsey and Albert getting into some football. It is important for the players to practice against each other to improve their skills, as well as competing for starting positions. Remember last year we heard Haley , several times, discussing the importance of competition. As out beloved Chiefs get better, partly do to better talent, partly do to the competition and coaching it becomes obvious why Coach Haley is fanatical about having players working hard.
Having several players coming into their own after being in the system and buying into it speaks well about the direction our team is heading. Would we be better served with Dorsey practicing everyday against a second or third teamer? Or Albert the same? Personally, I wonder if Tyson Jackson's slow development is because of our RT position was in such a state of flux last year, and he may need to spend some time practicing against Albert. It would be good for all, just like the DB's practicing against all of our WR's.
Not being in a position to visit training camp, I wonder what is really going on. Is there good rotation so different players are involved or is it a static situation with the same old same old, for instance Dorsey versus Albert? Without being there it would be easy to assume that the coaching staff is keeping a good mix going, everyone competing for playing time, which enhances the whole team. I'd be surprised if it wasn't but you know what assume means, right?
So here we are in the early stages of training camp getting all jacked up over practice and high expectations. Already we see Pioli bringing in better talent, after day 1. It would be surprising if he doesn't bring in more and different players as we move forward to the season opener. I am growing in confidence about this team and as a result my expectations are increasing knowing that in the NFL some team seems to rise out of nowhere and make a run for the ring. It seems that "competition is good" and many positives come from it. So instead of trying to sell myself that this team which I have followed since I was knee high to a short pup is going to good, the team itself is convincing me that they are on the cusp, competing for the prize for real. HOT DAMN GO CHIEFS