SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn instructs Ricky Stanzi #13 and Matt Cassel #7 during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Teams with new head coaches started their offseason program a week ago but Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel isn't considered a new head coach, despite being an interim hire, so the Chiefs offseason program can't start until April 16, which means this is the one week countdown for the Chiefs offseason program. Already, we're seeing tweets from players saying they're back in town.
The Chiefs offseason program will be completed within 10 weeks. They can only work out on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and they can not have more than four in one week.
There are really three phases to the offseason workouts. The first focuses mostly on strength and conditioning and less about actual on-field football work. The second phase brings the coaches onto the field for on-field instruction. Players can't wear helmets during this so there isn't any hitting. The third phase is OTAs, which is as close to regular practices as you'll get.
From there, it's training camp with actual hitting, which is only...four months away. Sigh...