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:
2009: The biggest story line in training camp. The team lost over 700 pounds collectively.
2010: A blip in the radar. Rarely talked about.
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.
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).
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.
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.