Today's practice:Family Fun Night; Practice 10:30-11:18 a.m. and 7-8:22 p.m.
News and notes for the Kansas City Chiefs' practice on Tuesday, August 7th:
- Will Svitek took the majority of the reps at left tackle in Damion McIntosh's absence. Kyle Turley is currently battling for the right tackle spot. Herm said, "We’ve got Svitek and it’s his turn. He’s got to go play now. I’ve always said that when guys go down the next guy has got to step up. That’s opportunity, and when opportunity presents itself you have to be ready to do it. I anticipate he’s going to go in and going to play well." McIntosh will miss 4-6 weeks with his knee sprain.
- I caught part of Metro Sports last night and saw that Will Shields showed up in River Falls yesterday. He worked on blocking technique with the guys and signed some autographs. Doesn't Will Shields just seem like the nicest guy you could ever meet?
- Herm on game planning for this weekend's contest against the Cleveland Browns: "Hardly do that at all. We do a little bit in the third game. We use some cards just to get them used to going with cards. Right now we’re just practicing our offense and defense and going to line up and go play."
- Sounds like Brodie Croyle will start this week against the Browns and Damon Huard will start the week after that against the Miami Dolphins.
- Rookie Dwayne Bowe ran a bit and caught a few passes in the AM practice (not live passes, just playing catch). He will not be playing this weekend against the Browns.
- Damon Huard threw a pick to Ty Law in the 11 on 11 drill in the AM practice. Brodie Croyle stepped in and dominated, throwing a couple of TD passes and making tight, accurate passes.
- Jared Allen picked off a Damon Huard screen pass and took it to the house.
- Don't forget that Hard Knocks has its premiere episode tonight on HBO. I'll be heading over to my
brother'sparent's house to catch it at 9 pm central time. Should be interesting, albeit everything we see will be old news.
Jason Dunn: No one was really deserving of the down nod on Tuesday but its about time to mention Jason Dunn. He's a veteran who wouldn't practice much even if he wasn't injured. But I feel like Dunn's time playing football is slowly slipping away each day. Our younger, faster (but not bigger) TEs are getting constant looks from the coaches while Dunn works on the sled.
Hermism: Long version of his famous mantra: "You don’t always do everything right but, at the end of the day, when they turn the scoreboard on and people come in the stadium and you smell the popcorn and they put a score up there you need to try and win. I’m serious. I believe that."
Photos, after the jump...
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