Good morning, AP. A light day of Kansas City Chiefs news, though there is a new Whitlock article. That usually leads to an interesting comments section. Feel free to caption the photo.
The topic came up Friday night at dinner. Chiefs secondary coach Emmitt Thomas, a Hall of Fame former cornerback and longtime coach, stood in front of Kansas City’s rookie defensive backs and reminded them that, yep, it’s he who has more interceptions than any player in Chiefs history.
Whether it was a veiled challenge or a point of dinner small talk, Thomas’ words were aimed at the Chiefs’ new defensive backs: first-round safety Eric Berry, second-round cornerback Javier Arenas, and fifth-round safety Kendrick Lewis.
Berry said Saturday that he got his coach’s message.
Berry absorbs all the advice he can get from KC Star
KC Star Photo Gallery: Chiefs Rookie Minicamp at Arrowhead practice facility
Two of the Chiefs first three draft choices were watching practice Saturday afternoon at the team’s rookie camp. The other pick was very busy.
1st-rounder S Eric Berry and 2nd-rounder Javier Arenas were dressed but did not participate in most of the workout. Both Berry and Arenas were dressed and worked in some of the defensive back drills. But when it came time for team work, both were on the sidelines with secondary coach Emmitt Thomas. There was no obvious physical problem with either player.
Berry, Arenas Out Of Rookie P.M. Practice from Bob Gretz
Saturday afternoon, late in the Chiefs’ second minicamp practice of the day, offensive coordinator Charlie Weis screamed at one of his rookies.
I honestly have no recollection of what Weis barked. It was typical coach-speak, nothing revealing or remotely embarrassing. The kid botched an assignment, and Weis warned him to avoid another mistake.
The exchange was so mundane and inconsequential that when a member of the Chiefs’ media-relations staff instructed me and several other reporters that Weis’ comments were off the record and not to be publicized I had trouble remembering that Weis had said anything I could overhear.
But this is the era we live in now. Paranoia rules Kansas City’s professional football franchise. You’ve read my previous complaints about the air of CIA-like secrecy that general manager Scott Pioli brought with him from New England.
Repression not good for Chiefs’ players from KC Star
Three Mormons heard their names called during the NFL Draft — with one having to wait until the final pick.
Tony Moeaki, a Mormon from Wheaton, Ill., who played tight end at Iowa, was taken in the third round by the Kansas City Chiefs, the 93rd overall pick.
3 Mormons Drafted by NFL Teams from The Deseret News
Here’s a look at the preliminary list of the top defensive players for the 2011 NFL Draft.
This list of players includes several who will be juniors this fall, but are expected to declare for draft consideration.
Top 2011 Draft Prospects-Defense from Bob Gretz
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Media and Fans
ChiefsPR Saturday afternoon's practice was outdoors under perfect conditions. One more practice for the #Chiefs rookies on tap for Sunday.
JoshLooney my guess is a bit of both RT @BossChief78: @JoshLooney will Berry play free or strong?