SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 practices during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. No practice today. Enjoy.
"No," defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said simply when asked whether he was satisfied with the pass rush as currently constituted. "Tamba’s not here.
"As soon as Tamba gets here, my pass rush will improve."
Hali, the AFC’s sack leader last year with 14 1/2 , isn’t the only missing piece. Wallace Gilberry, second on the Chiefs in sacks with seven last season, signed his restricted free-agent contract but can’t begin to practice until Thursday.
Third-round draft pick Justin Houston, an accomplished pass rusher in college at Georgia, is unsigned and not in camp.
Chiefs Are Looking to Pump Up Pass Rush from KC Star
Jackson has had folks around the Chiefs wondering at times how much football really meant to him. Oh, he put in the work, like he did during the 2010 off-season program where he was a constant presence in the Chiefs facility. It’s just that the flame burning inside of him was seldom visible.
That’s why the Chiefs were so happy after the lockout came to an end to see Jackson walk back into the building in what appeared to be the best shape of his life.
Now is the Time for Tyson... Tuesday Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz
KC Star Photo Gallery: Chiefs Training Camp - Monday, Aug. 1
KC Star Vdeo: Chiefs pass rush
KC Star Video: Todd Haley on his running backs
KCChiefs.com Video: Off the Practice Field - Eric Berry
News-Press Now Photo Gallery: 08/01/11 Chiefs training camp
Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 104. Heat index values as high as 108. South wind 8 to 14 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Training Camp Weather Report from The National Weather Service
It will also give us time to take your questions and comments. Attach them to this post and we’ll leave the door to the mailbox open through 9 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Ask Bob - Early Training Camp Edition from Bob Gretz
Rookie NT Jerrell Powe had some nice moments in both drills. Powe showed great penetration when he split the A-gap between C Darryl Harris and RG Jon Asamoah. He also showed a bit of a pass rush, getting past both Harris and Rodney Hudson. He certainly got defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel excited at several points and he yelled encouragement to his big man.
Training Camp Practice Report - 8/1 from Bob Gretz
Cameron Sheffield continues to impress with his ability to bounce back from a frightening neck injury that cost him his entire rookie season. Thus far, Sheffield has participated in every aspect of practice, including Tuesday’s contact period that focused on pass rush technique.
Heartland Health Practice Report: 8/1/11 from The Mothership
Q: How much more comfortable are you as the head coach of this team?
HALEY: "I think I probably said it very early on that this particular job, you can’t train for it. Experience is what it’s all about. Each and every day that I go through, my number one goal has been to learn from the experiences and try to be better."
Q&A with Todd Haley from The Mothership
It's time we air out the Kansas City Chiefs fantasy laundry.
The last time head coach Todd Haley ran an offense, the Arizona Cardinals finished second in passing yards per game (292.1 pass YPG) in 2008...
...This could be a blessing for fantasy owners tempted to take a chance on Matt Cassel in 2011.
Matt Cassel is a Fantasy Threat with the Chiefs in 2011 from FOX Sports
It make sense that the Chiefs are pursuing Warren. He played for Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli and Chiefs’ defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel in New England. Warren is a quiet professional who could help a growing defense like the Chiefs.
Report: Chiefs Pursuing Ty Warren from ESPN
Though the aftermath of the NFL lockout is keeping a number of veterans away from practice, it’s also providing an environment of opportunity for rookies and reserves to get extended looks on film – some for better, others for worse
Practice squad players like
Bobby Greenwood, Darryl Harris and Pierre Walters are getting loads of reps with first-team units while rookie free agents fill in behind them. Seventh-round pick Shane Bannon has a monopoly on snaps as the only active fullback in camp.
Rookies, Reserves Gaining Rare Camp Opportunity from The Mothership
Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football student-athlete Chris Harr has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Harr finished his career at UTC in 2010 and was a three-year starter on the offensive line.
Chris Harr Signs with the Kansas City Chiefs from GoMocs.com
Tickets are now on sale for Family Fun Day at the 2011 Kansas City Chiefs training camp...
...Tickets are $12, and all campus parking will be free on Family Fun Day. Children 3 and under will be admitted free.
Family Fun Day Tickets On Sale from News-Press Now
"I feel good with some of the additions we’ve made. A little hard to see with some of the guys not out there right now, so I’m really anxious and I know they are to get out there and actually get with their teammates out on the field." Training Camp Scrutiny Process Advances with Players Missing from News-Press Now
"I do feel good about what’s going on," Haley said. "You see little signs of it every day with this group of guys.
"I feel good with some of the additions we’ve made. A little hard to see with some of the guys not out there right now, so I’m really anxious and I know they are to get out there and actually get with their teammates out on the field."
Training Camp Scrutiny Process Advances with Players Missing from News-Press Now
Kansas City: Umenyiora would make the Chiefs’ defense deadly. But the Chiefs have to pay Tamba Hali, who led the AFC with 14.5 sacks last year, at some point. He is their franchise player. If there is any way the Chiefs could pay both players and get Umenyiora for a second-rounder, it’d be a great move.
Would Umenyiora Fit in the AFC West? from ESPN
Let’s take a moment and give some attention to the youngsters who face a serious challenge in making a roster. I enlisted Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. to list the top five undrafted free agents in the AFC West. Here are Muench’s thoughts:
1. Kansas City -- Oregon DL Brandon Bair:
Top Undrafted FAs in the AFC West from ESPN