Must be the offseason
Next to last Chiefs practice is over. I hesitate to report this after what happened last yr but Baldwin had a big day, his best of offseason— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) June 5, 2013
Yes, we've heard this one before.
I don't mean that to slight Baldwin. I really, really hope he's successful this year. It's just that I can remember sitting in St. Joe last year for Chiefs training camp and walking away so impressed with how Baldwin did on the practice field. For whatever the reason (and there are plenty of reasons to choose from), it didn't translate to on-field production during the season. So I'm not going to get overly optimistic until the production comes.
This is the same situation as last year with the Chiefs offense. We know what we have in Bowe. We don't know what we have in Baldwin. The Chiefs offense can be competitive without Baldwin (it can't be without Bowe). But imagine what could happen with the Chiefs offense if Baldwin was a legitimate, consistent target for Alex Smith, along with The D-Bowe Show. It'd be fun to see what that looks like.
Knile Davis has a case of the drops
Knile Davis looked so fast today. Outrunning guys. Had several good catch and runs, but also dropped a couple.— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) June 5, 2013
Also, Knile Davis dropped a couple of passes that should have been easy catches. One, a screen pass, would have been a big gain . . .— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) June 5, 2013
Those aren't first easy drops for Davis this year. He needs to learn to catch the ball because #Chiefs will throw a lot to backs this year— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) June 5, 2013
Teicher nails it with that last tweet: catching balls outta the backfield will be important for Chiefs running backs under Andy Reid. If it's done well, screen passes can be a dangerous play for an offense. I seem to remember a certain Chief who was damn good at that.
Also, Davis is in the competition to return kicks this year. Catching the ball is kinda important there, too.
Still, it's June. Let's get some pads on before we start to make too many judgments about these new guys. A seven-week break is coming up on Friday.
Chiefs fans go to practice
Just at the first Chiefs practice with pops! twitter.com/AFosdick12/sta…— Adam Fosdick #SWAVEY (@AFosdick12) June 5, 2013
That middle picture is basically the view the media has during practice.
More OTA tweets:
Reid said alex smith is doing a good job. Commanding a lot of respect from teammates. #chiefs— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) June 5, 2013
Andy Reid: film room is where we do our coaching.— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) June 5, 2013
Alex Smith: im sure we'll get together at some point and get some more work in. (Talking about WRs)— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) June 5, 2013
Dwyane Bowe: we are ahead of the curve right now. We feel very good about ourselves.— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) June 5, 2013