Chiefs OTAs Starting To Slow Down For Some

KANSAS CITY, MO - May 13: Devon Wylie #83 of the Kansas City Chiefs works with a wide receivers coach during the Kansas City Chiefs Minicamp on May 13, 2012 at the Chiefs Training Facility in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs are entering the third week of Organized Team Activities (OTA) and a number of players commented that things are starting to click quite a bit more now that they've had some time to become acclimated to the offense or defense.
Safety Tysyn Hartman went undrafted out of Kansas State and joined the Chiefs at their rookie minicamp last month. Hartman said on Monday (via quotes sent out by the Chiefs) that things were "so fast" when he first arrived in KC, "but now a few weeks into it, it's starting to slow down and go a little slower pre-snap and everything."

Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson talked a little bit about thriving in the Chiefs current defense, which we'll hit on a little later, He also said that practices are becoming a little more competitive as the days go by.

"OTAs are always a little bit of a grind when you get to the third week just because you're starting to get into the playbook a lot more," DJ said, "things are coming together for everybody. The offense is getting better, the defense is getting better, so it's becoming more competitive out there. It's kind of hard when there aren't any pads on, but we're getting in as much work as possible right now."

Dexter McCluster is playing some receiver right now, although he's not sure exactly where he'll be playing next season. "I think now going into the third week," McCluster said, "I'm really understanding the coverages, understanding the defenses and my responsibilities to get other players open as well."

Chiefs WR Devon Wylie said practices are "starting to slow down."

"Minicamp was pretty hectic," Wylie said, "and everything was hard to tame in the beginning. But now for all the free agent guys and the ones that got drafted, it's all starting to slow down. A lot of that comes down to working with the quarterbacks afterwards and just getting a hold of things."
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