Greetings from the campus of Missouri Western State University. I have just witnessed my first Kansas City Chiefs training camp practice of the 2011-12 season up here in St. Joe. There aren't a whole lot of major updates as most of the practice was pretty light.
I'm driving home shortly so consider this part one with another part to come about an hour and a half after this is posted.
Here are a few highlights:
-Lots and lots of stretching and teaching going on early. The first two hours of practice weren't very exciting. The defense received a lot of instruction from Romeo Crennel and the offense ran some walk-through stuff.
-Your first team offensive line: LT Brandon Albert, LG Ryan Lilja, C/G Daryl Harris, RG Jon Asamoah, RT Bobby Greenwood. Obviously, things are a little mixed up right now with OT Barry Richardson gone and C Rodney Hudson working in just his second practice.
-Your first team defensive line: DE Tyson Jackson, NT Anthony Toribio, DE Glenn Dorsey. The defensive ends sound right but the nose tackle situation is still up in the air. NT Kelly Gregg can't practice with the team until Aug. 4. He was, by the way, in the house today I heard but I didn't see him.
-In the 11-on-11, QB Matt Cassel rolled out to the right looking for WR Jerheme Urban about 10 yards down the field near the sideline and right after he threw it CB Brandon Flowers stepped in front and picked it off. It would've been a pick-six if he could have beaten Cassel. So, yeah, it was a pick-six.
-Practice ended with some pop-up and sprints. The players would lay down, listen for the whistle and then pop up and sprint 10 yards. I was about 30 yards away when this was happening and you could clearly hear the defensive linemen huffing and puffing on this drill.