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Tribal Warfare
08-20-2008, 05:15 PM

Practice Update 8/20
August 20, 2008 - Bob Gretz |

From the Truman Sports Complex

The Chiefs went full pads for their Wednesday afternoon workout and it was certainly the most intense practice the team’s had since returning from the northwoods. Although it wasn’t full scale football, the playes were pushing the action and the intensity level was high.

Added to the injury report was LB Demorrio Williams with a finger injury. This will likely keep him out of Saturday night’s game in Miami. RT Damion McIntosh watched practiced after suffering a right ankle injury on Tuesday. Herm Edwards said the injury is not serious and he’s day-to-day for a return to the field. LB Oliver Hoyte returned to practice after missing the last several days with a neck injury.

Here are some highlights:

In the 9-on-7, S DaJuan Morgan came flying up and really popped RB Jackie Battle … DT T.J. Jackson did the same on RB Dantrell Savage, picking the little guy up at one point … With some good blocking, RB Larry Johnson was able to beat a 4-4-3 defense for a first down … DE Tamba Hali was very active, spending a lot of time in the offensive backfield.

In the team work, CB Brandon Flowers did a good job covering TE Tony Gonzalez on one play and the next snap he came screaming in on a blitz that would have resulted in a sack … for the first time in the pre-season, the offense showed the dreaded empty backfield, going with three wide receivers, and then sending Johnson out in motion late. Over the last two years, this was a paid advertisement for opponents to smack the Chiefs quarterback … QB Brodie Croyle hit a couple of nice passes to WR Dewayne Bowe, including one that went for a 26-yard TD as Bowe made a nice over the shoulder catch at the goal line … rookie LB Wes Dacus had a sack and DT Tank Tyler blew up a Johnson running play in the backfield … LB Oliver Hoyte was back in action and he got a sack by blowing right through C-G Wade Smith … rookie DE Brian Johnston was as active in this practice as any in the pre-season, running down plays from behind and getting off on the pass rush. He was also offsides several times, with one penalty costing the defense an interception in the two-minute drill … also very active was LB Steve Octavien. The rookie out of Nebraska may have made as many plays in this practice as he did in the three weeks before.

The kickers were working yesteday and both Nick Novak and Connor Barth were 3-for-3 from 40, 45 and 49 yards.

The Chiefs will have a short practice on Thursday.

L.A. Chieffan
08-20-2008, 05:17 PM
Whos Dewayne?

08-20-2008, 05:24 PM
… DE Tamba Hali was very active, spending a lot of time in the offensive backfield. ...

That seems to be the problem. He spends time in the backfield with little result. It sounds as if the Mamba is really very close to arriving. I hope he can turn the corner.


Hammock Parties
08-20-2008, 05:29 PM
Whos Dewayne?

I dunno, but Bob keeps calling him that.

08-20-2008, 05:31 PM
Herm's favorite lounge singer DeWayne "Fig" Newton.