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Tribal Warfare
08-20-2008, 12:38 AM
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Chiefs Practice Update 8/19
August 19, 2008 - Bob Gretz |

From the Truman Sports Complex

If you are reading this somewhere close to Kansas City you know that we’ve been gifted with a nice stretch of weather here this week. To have 80 degrees and low humidity in August is pretty unusual, and everyone has been enjoying the milder weather.

Except Herm Edwards. Just like Marty Schottenheimer, Gunther Cunningham and Dick Vermeil before him, Edwards used the mild temperatures of River Falls, Wisconsin to do the heavy lifting of two-a-day practices. The coaches then looked forward to the return to Kansas City, where they would practice just once a day, but the heat and humidity would be high. It would be under these conditions that the team’s stamina would be built for three weeks leading into the season opener.

So this year’s team has gotten off lucky with the temperature and humidity level. But Edwards and the coaching staff are barking at them long and loud that now is the time they must get in shape. No. 1 units took more plays in Tuesday’s practice, while the No. 3s barely got on the field. So far in the pre-season, the starters have played the equivalent to one half of football. They’ll need more stamina to play a full game starting September 7th in Foxboro.

That made the pace fast and furious as the offense and defense ran through over 50 plays In the first part of the team work, QB Brodie Croyle and WR Dewayne Bowe were on fire, completing passes to both sides of the field. Later Croyle connected with WR Bobby Sippio on a couple nice throws. Best offensive play of the session came on a 1st-and-10 play at the defense’s 43-yard line when Croyle hit WR Jeff Webb on a long pass into the end zone for a TD. Webb was at least Croyle’s third option on the play, as he got good protection and threw a pretty lead pass that Webb grabbed with three defensive players converging on him.

Defenisvely, both Tamba Hali and Turk McBride were very disruptive, especially against the Chiefs running game. Several times RBs Larry Johnson and Jackie Battle couldn’t get moving forward because they had Hali or McBride in their lap within mili-seconds after the hand off. CB Brandon Carr had an interception of a pass that was tipped downfield.

The offensive-defensive lines had a session of pass protection-pass rush and DT Glenn Dorsey is starting to show something in these sessions. Going against C-G Wade Smith, he came off the snap and just blasted Smith in a hit that was audible a practice field away. Smith weighs close to 300 pounds but he was knocked backwards.

RT Damion McIntosh injured his ankle during practice and did not take part in the team work. Rookie Barry Richardson stepped in for him with the starting unit. There was no definitive assessment after practice on how serious McIntosh’s injury might be and whether that would limit his ability to play in Miami this weekend.

The rest of the injury situation remains the same.

Count Alex's Wins
08-20-2008, 12:41 AM
I wonder if Herm has longer practices in KC.

Mizzou_8541
08-20-2008, 12:59 AM
McIntosh was injured? Weird.

Chief Chief
08-20-2008, 07:08 AM
[url] Best offensive play of the session came on a 1st-and-10 play at the defense’s 43-yard line when Croyle hit WR Jeff Webb on a long pass into the end zone for a TD. Webb was at least Croyle’s third option on the play, as he got good protection and threw a pretty lead pass that Webb grabbed with three defensive players converging on him.


LOST: QB pressure; if found, please immediately contact CP; no reward offered because he's a tight-ass.

InChiefsHell
08-20-2008, 07:26 AM
Friggin' McIntosh...that dude is CONSTANTLY injured...

Kerberos
08-20-2008, 07:58 AM
I wonder if Herm has longer practices in KC.

Proly not longer than the BIG DICK. His are legendary. :)

tomahawk kid
08-20-2008, 08:04 AM
Friggin' McIntosh...that dude is CONSTANTLY injured...

Honestly - I'm starting to think the vage just doesn't want to play RT and is using ANY excuse to get out of there.

Either way, we need to Taylor over there as soon as Albert is healthy and kick McVagintosh to the bench.

TEX
08-20-2008, 09:19 AM
Friggin' McIntosh...that dude is CONSTANTLY injured...

Yep. He's nothing special. Which is why he's playing for his 3rd team.

TEX
08-20-2008, 09:20 AM
Honestly - I'm starting to think the vage just doesn't want to play RT and is using ANY excuse to get out of there.

Either way, we need to Taylor over there as soon as Albert is healthy and kick McVagintosh to the bench.

You have a point. He was tried at RT earlier in his career and it didn't work out very well.

Bwana
08-20-2008, 09:48 AM
Friggin' McIntosh...that dude is CONSTANTLY injured...


Indeed, It will be a great day in Chiefs history when they kick him to the curb. If he ends up being a starter, we can expect to get two full games out of him at most and Croyle will likely get killed.

Pennywise
08-20-2008, 09:50 AM
Indeed, It will be a great day in Chiefs history when they kick him to the curb. If he ends up being a starter, we can expect to get two full games out of him at most and Croyle will likely get killed.

Quick Bwana, and without googling, who are the Tryan brothers from Billings?

Bwana
08-20-2008, 10:06 AM
Quick Bwana, and without googling, who are the Tryan brothers from Billings?

The only Tryan I know anything about is Travis, so I would guess you are talking about Rodeo?

Pennywise
08-20-2008, 10:08 AM
The only Tryan I know anything about is Travis, so I would guess you are talking about Rodeo?


He has a twin brother as well and both are complete badasses.

Travis won first and second at the George Strait and is leading the world right now.

Bwana
08-20-2008, 10:15 AM
He has a twin brother as well and both are complete badasses.

Travis one first and second at the George Strait and is leading the world right now.

I met Travis here in town about a year ago and he was a good guy, but have never run into his brother.

milkman
08-20-2008, 10:17 AM
He has a twin brother as well and both are complete badasses.

Travis one first and second at the George Strait and is leading the world right now.

One first and second what?

Pennywise
08-20-2008, 10:17 AM
I met Travis here in town about a year ago and he was a godo guy, but have never run into his brother.

You probably won't either since both of them live down in Texas now.

I just wondered if you knew who they were.

Pennywise
08-20-2008, 10:19 AM
One first and second what?

Place.

InChiefsHell
08-20-2008, 10:24 AM
Place.

by "one" of course, you meant "won"...

milkman
08-20-2008, 11:01 AM
by "one" of course, you meant "won"...

That's what I'm saying.

R&GHomer
08-20-2008, 11:46 AM
McIntosh was injured? Weird.

Yeah, McIntosh is such a rock :rolleyes:

Chris Meck
08-20-2008, 11:57 AM
I think it'll be Richardson, and sooner than later.

I think maybe part of the problem with the line and inability to find decent linemen in recent years is the shuffling around stuff. Leave Taylor at #2 LT.

I don't think Richardson's ready yet at RT (at least as a pass blocker, he looks good as a runblocker, IMO) but MacIntosh is not dependable anymore.

Tribal Warfare
08-21-2008, 04:13 PM
I think it'll be Richardson, and sooner than later.

I think maybe part of the problem with the line and inability to find decent linemen in recent years is the shuffling around stuff. Leave Taylor at #2 LT.

I don't think Richardson's ready yet at RT (at least as a pass blocker, he looks good as a runblocker, IMO) but MacIntosh is not dependable anymore.



The way things are going Herb is going to be RT and Richardson will be the eventual replacement for Brian Waters at LG.

beach tribe
08-21-2008, 04:17 PM
I would like Herb to lock down the RT spot.