The Kansas City Chiefs continue on with their offseason schedule. The Chiefs have had six Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices as well as a three-day rookie minicamp and they have two more OTAs scheduled starting today.
Here's a look at the Chiefs remaining OTA schedule:
May 21-22, May 24, May 29, May 31-June 1, June 4-5, June 7-8
May 11-13 (Rookies), June 12-14 (Mandatory)
Last night on the Chop Talk podcast, BJ Kissel asked me what you can really take out of OTAs. The answer is not much. The offense is being installed but with the media only getting a small window of practice it's hard to gain legitimate insight into how the team is doing. OTAs are a time to focus on individual player development -- like Jonathan Baldwin looking good. It's also hard to gain any insight into offensive and defensive linemen considering they're in shorts. What I like to look for is whether guys are in shape (most appear to be) and whether guys appear to know the offense (which means they look like they know what they're doing on the practice field).
All this football talk has me anxious for training camp, which is when we'll really be able to draw some good insights from the team.