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Chiefs Haley on Starters' Playing Time: 'Count on a half'

The Kansas City Chiefs have completed the final practice in 2009 training camp and are prepping for the ride up to Minneapolis where they'll face the Minnesota Vikings in the Metrodome.  As Josh Looney said yesterday, the Brett Favre madness is probably the best thing to happen to the Chiefs.

The usually tame Metrodome will be rockin' with #4's first ever game in purple.  It'll be loud, an atmosphere the Vikings aren't used to.

Since it's the closest thing to a regular season game the Chiefs will see before September 13th in week one at Baltimore, the starters could play an entire first half.

"(Our starters) will probably play to the half.  I think that we could adjust off of that. I originally was thinking a little shorter than that, but we just had a staff meeting and I think we’ll try to go to the half with most of them.

There may be a couple of exceptions depending on how many plays we have on both sides of the ball. I would say count on a half."

Considering the changes to both sides of the ball, this is the best decision.  The team needs as much time to gel as possible.  And if one half on Friday night isn't enough, the Chiefs players can expect to play through the half and into the third quarter of preseason game three against the Seattle Seahawks.

"Obviously the third game is the game that everybody plays the most.  (They’ll play) through the half and into the third quarter, so you go through that process of going to the halftime which we as coaches feel is important."

Now, let's see if Dwayne Bowe is playing in the first half of Friday's game.

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