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Chiefs Training Camp: The Transformation Continues

Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com has a nice article on the change of circumstances between 2009 and 2010 training camp for Kansas City Chiefs players Derrick Johnson and Dwayne Bowe.

Last year, both players were having a hard time on the field and communicating with Todd Haley. This year, Bowe's arguably the best player in camp and DJ was given a "small locker-room award" for his work in the offseason.

That's not the only big changes we've seen from 2009 to 2010. Here's a look at where the Chiefs stand last year compared to this year on a few key topics:

Conditioning

2009: The biggest story line in training camp. The team lost over 700 pounds collectively.

2010: A blip in the radar. Rarely talked about.

Dwayne Bowe

2009: Out of shape and spent training camp and all of the preseason in Todd Haley's doghouse.

2010: Arguably the best player in camp and in great shape.

Rookie Impact

2009: Non-existent in training camp. No one really shined.

2010: Four players who could make a case to be battling for a starting job or plenty of playing time (Eric Berry, Dexter McCluster, Javier Arenas and Tony Moeaki).

Glenn Dorsey

2009: Came into training camp out of shape, failed the conditioning test and didn't practice the first few days.

2010: Came into camp in good shape and lined up with the first team since day one.

Todd Haley

2009: Came in as the bad guy with players not responding well to him.

2010: Still rides players hard but has the respect of the team.