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Chiefs Settling at Running Back with Johnson, Charles and Battle?

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Brian Waters lines up at center (via KC Star)

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star just appeared on 610 Sports talking Chiefs training camp.  Here are a few notes I took.

  • Thinks Sean Ryan might be the starting tight end over Brad Cottam.  Cottam is "not doing himself any favors" by missing practice time.
  • "There's already a comfort level with the coaching staff with Jackie Battle."  Don't make too much of it now, but something to keep an eye on.  Notes special teams ability.
  • "I'm not going to make any judgment on Larry Johnson right now."
  • On Larry Johnson: "Let's see what happens the first time they take him out on 1st down or the game's over and he only has eight carries."
  • They do a lot more situational plays in camp this year than previous years.
  • On Kolby Smith: "I talked to him when camp started and he indicated he was a little ways away.  He's missed time already, and he'll miss more time so probably the best thing to do is just shut him down and let him rehab his knee."
  • "Right now it appears they're settling in at halfback with Johnson, Charles and Battle" but that could change.
  • Dorsey was sucking wind in between plays.  Media talked to him 5 or 10 minutes after practice and he was still breathing hard.
  • Haley is "extremely organized" which is "encouraging to start off with"
  • Turk McBride: "He's learning a new position and he doesn't look like he runs well enough to play that OLB spot.  They've got a guy by the name of Andy Studebaker that appears to be their project there at OLB."
  • On Tyson Jackson needing to be in camp: "We're getting close. If we're talking [about playing in] the first preseason game, then he needs to be here this week."

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After the jump, I've got a photo montage of OLB Andy Studebaker laying out RB Jamaal Charles.  He's lucky this wasn't a real game.

QB Brodie Croyle spots RB Jamaal Charles in the flat....

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OLB Andy Studebaker sniffs it out....

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Wait for it...

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Initial contact...

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Boom...

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The follow through...

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Where am I?

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