Chiefs Vs. Packers: 'Core Guys Will Have A Good Amount Of Playing Time'

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 26: Verran Tucker #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs can't come up with this pass in the endzone against Jeremy McGee #35 of the St. Louis Rams during a preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 26, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Rams beat the Chiefs 14-10. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
One of the story lines throughout preseason has been how teams handle the lack of an offseason program in these preseason games. Some teams have been playing their starters more in order to make up for lost time while others have been slowing down in preseason so as to not rush back into things too quickly.

In most years, the starters' playing time culminates in the third preseason game by playing the entire first half, or more, and then in the fourth preseason game the starters generally play very little. But, as we've learned, this isn't most years, so we're not really sure how Todd Haley will approach this game.

In yesterday's news conference, he suggested that the starters could see a decent amount of playing time. Via KCChiefs.com:

"We have a plan," Haley said. "I'd rather not get into it fully, but I would say our core guys will have a good amount of playing time, according to how we laid things out this year, it may not be the same it's always been."    

The one thing you can say about Haley is that he's been consistent in his offseason approach. As he said in the press conference, he hasn't been reactionary and they've said they're sticking to the plan they laid out after speaking with several people on how to approach training camp this year.
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