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Dinny Blues
06-05-2009, 04:17 PM
Q&A with TODD HALEY - 6/5
Jun 05, 2009, 3:30:41 PM


MINI-CAMP

TODD HALEY: “Good afternoon everybody. Anybody who’s been out here, and even though it’s being called a mandatory mini-camp, it’s basically the way we’ve been practicing. It just has the word ‘mandatory’ on it. We’re going to have two (practices) today and two tomorrow. That’s the only difference to me. It’s another opportunity for the team to get together, be together, practice together and work together which is really what we’ve been doing.

“Now, if you go back a month and a half ago to the voluntary mini-camp, where we are now is night and day. I think physically, strength-wise, we look like a different group of players for the most part. We’ve lost 338 pounds which is a significant amount of weight. I would say generally if a team loses 125 to 150 a year it would be a good average - 338 pounds since that last camp, so I’m happy about the way physically the team is starting to look and shape up.”

Q: What did you think about Brian Waters and Mike Vrabel, two players who haven’t been here, being here today?

HALEY: “I think it was good to see them out there, see them out there with their teammates and practicing and getting involved. You could tell there is going to be an acclimation period, a learning period, but I thought for the first time out it was okay.”

Q: You obviously know why Brian wasn’t here but do you have any information why Mike wasn’t here?

HALEY: “Yeah, like I said, there are no surprises for either of those guys and Washington, too, who’s not allowed to be here. (college class hasn’t graduated yet) I’m very clear as to why he wasn’t here. Those are private conversations between myself and the player which I won’t go into. Like I said, it was good to see him among his teammates practicing.”

Q: There was a lot of talk in the media about Brian wanting to be traded. We asked him about that and he was non-committal. As far as you’re concerned is that water under the bridge?

HALEY: “He is here; he’s practicing. That’s what I want. I’m not, Scott’s not, in the business of giving players away. He’s here and working and trying to learn what we’re teaching and trying to do it the way we’re teaching it. That’s what I’m for. We obviously need as many players as we can get.”

Q: What kind of shape is he in?

HALEY: “I would say he’s got some work to do.”

Q: Are you looking for him to get back to running with that first group?

HALEY: “In my mind, there are no ‘ones’ right now. It really is – and you can speculate whatever you want to speculate – but everybody’s competing. The fact that we’ve had a bunch of guys here for three months every day those guys deserve to run with the first group because there has to be a first group. But every position is wide open. It is an open competition and these guys are very clear on that. They’re trying to make the most of each opportunity they have to show what they’re capable of doing.”

Q: Was everybody here then than Washington?

HALEY: “Right.”

Q: Do you think that the NCAA rule about not being able to be here until their class graduates put them at a disadvantage?

HALEY: “Yeah, it’s always been a little bit of a juggling issue. But I’ve been on plenty of teams where we’ve had those guys. I’ve been the coach who’s had to stay behind from his vacation to work with a guy who’s come in late. Not the best job, but if usually falls to the lower rung guys. I’ve been there multiple times. We’ll get him caught up.

“Is it a hurdle? Yeah, it’s a hurdle for sure. But I think Donald is dedicated and we’re talking to him and trying to keep him up to speed so when he does come he’ll have the best chance to catch up and succeed.”

Q: Are your defensive backs not going through the drastic change that your other defensive players who are playing new positions going through? How do you see those guys coming along?

HALEY: “I think we’re seeing a little leadership from that group. But I wouldn’t say they’re not going through drastic changes because I don’t think that’s a true statement. We’re hearing from them every day, ‘that’s not the way we were taught.’ There is a lot new that they’re being taught, so they’re going through some drastic changes. There are some subtle things at the defensive back position whether it’s depth, keys, what they’re looking at, where they’re supposed to be looking and when that are pretty drastic major changes for a player who has been doing it one way for a year or two years. But I think there are some leadership signs coming out of that group that I like.”

Q: Mike Vrabel has a lot of experience in a ¾ type defense. Are you expecting him to be a leader-type guy?

HALEY: “There is no doubt that part of the reason Mike’s here is that leadership and the fact that he’s been around a team that’s got some rings on their fingers. It was obvious to me just in one day – although in all the conversations I’ve had with him it was pretty obvious – that he knows what is going on; he knows what you have to do. It’s obvious to me that he came in in pretty good shape which tells you he understands what it takes. He’s a prideful guy who wants to win and I have no doubt he’ll help us from a leadership standpoint.”

Q: Do you expect you’ll be able to work with Brian Waters and get along with him pretty good?

HALEY: “I would hope. I’m not going to get along with everybody all the time. It’s not my personality, but I try to lay out what I am and what I expect. But again, I’m going to go by what I see: the best players are going to play. No matter who you are you’re going to have to show that you’re one of those players. He’s going to start through that process right now.”

Q: You’ve said more than one time that you want players who want to be here. Do you feel in your conversations that he wants to be a Chief?

HALEY: “Again, I had a good conversation with Brian Waters and I will not to go into anything that’s said in conversations that I’ve had with players. I know that’s getting monotonous but that’s what I believe. I think you can go by what you see. He’s here, he’s working and he’s a Kansas City Chief.”

Q: You’ve talked about Monty Beisel and being around him. Can you talk about what he’s meant to his teams and what his impact here might be?

HALEY: “Monty was with us in Arizona but I was on the other side of the ball. He was somebody I always paid attention to and thought he was a team player, a guy who knew all the positions and a guy who was one of our better special teams players. He was a guy who started at times. It was nice there was a familiarity with each other. I think there is a lot that Monty can offer this football team. He’s in transition right now also. It’s the second time around but it’s all new to him.”

Q: Any reports that Mike Brown may be added to your roster?

HALEY: “No, I won’t comment on anything right now.”

Douche Baggins
06-05-2009, 04:19 PM
I’m not, Scott’s not, in the business of giving players away.If only these two had been in KC a year earlier. Jared Allen might still be a Chief.

Although this is slightly hypocritical because of the Tony trade.

the Talking Can
06-05-2009, 04:26 PM
338 lbs....thats one ted washington

petegz28
06-05-2009, 04:40 PM
Q: Are your defensive backs not going through the drastic change that your other defensive players who are playing new positions going through? How do you see those guys coming along?

HALEY: “I think we’re seeing a little leadership from that group. But I wouldn’t say they’re not going through drastic changes because I don’t think that’s a true statement. We’re hearing from them every day, ‘that’s not the way we were taught.’ There is a lot new that they’re being taught, so they’re going through some drastic changes. There are some subtle things at the defensive back position whether it’s depth, keys, what they’re looking at, where they’re supposed to be looking and when that are pretty drastic major changes for a player who has been doing it one way for a year or two years. But I think there are some leadership signs coming out of that group that I like.”


Why does this not shock me?

Kyle DeLexus
06-05-2009, 04:57 PM
Why does this not shock me?

Because the old coach once said "it doesn't matter if he burns me, he won't catch it anyway" or something along those lines.

The Bronco Rob
06-05-2009, 05:15 PM
Q:"Coach Haley how does it feel to take over a team that began with a 1-10 record, with the franchise losing 20 of 21 games over a two-year period."


A:"Well it could have been worse."

Q:"How so?"

A:"It could have been the Detroit Lions."

Q:"Uh.. Coach..the Cheefs have lost more games than the Lions over the last two seasons."

A:Next question please..







:D

rad
06-05-2009, 05:26 PM
Q:"Coach Haley how does it feel to take over a team that began with a 1-10 record, with the franchise losing 20 of 21 games over a two-year period."


A:"Well it could have been worse."

Q:"How so?"

A:"It could have been the Denver Broncos."

Q:"Uh.. Coach..the Cheefs have lost more games than the Broncos over the last two seasons."

A:Next question please..









:D

There. That makes more sense.

bishop_74
06-05-2009, 05:42 PM
Q:"Coach Haley how does it feel to take over a team that began with a 1-10 record, with the franchise losing 20 of 21 games over a two-year period."


A:"Well it could have been worse."

Q:"How so?"

A:"It could have been the Detroit Lions."

Q:"Uh.. Coach..the Cheefs have lost more games than the Lions over the last two seasons."

A:Next question please..







:D

I could have eaten a box of Alpha-Bits... and CRAPPED a better joke than that!!!

The Bronco Rob
06-05-2009, 05:57 PM
I could have eaten a box of Alpha-Bits... and CRAPPED a better joke than that!!!


Sadly that was not a joke...

The Cheefz really did lose 20 out of 21 games....









;)

MVChiefFan
06-05-2009, 06:13 PM
[QUOTE Q: Mike Vrabel has a lot of experience in a ¾ type defense. Are you expecting him to be a leader-type guy?QUOTE]

Well it's good to hear we're up to 3/4 defense because we've been playin' 1/2 ass'd for the past several years.

KCrockaholic
06-05-2009, 11:19 PM
[QUOTE Q: Mike Vrabel has a lot of experience in a ¾ type defense. Are you expecting him to be a leader-type guy?QUOTE]

Well it's good to hear we're up to 3/4 defense because we've been playin' 1/2 ass'd for the past several years.

Soon we can be a 7/8 defense. But I wont bank on it.

Coach
06-05-2009, 11:25 PM
That's just fucking sad. 338 pounds lost? Just pitiful. :shake:

ChiefaRoo
06-06-2009, 12:13 AM
Goddammit Bronco Rob's avi is gay. I bet that f**king donkey is wearing Elway Blue chaps.

milkman
06-06-2009, 05:56 AM
Q: Do you think that the NCAA rule about not being able to be here until their class graduates put them at a disadvantage?

What kind of stupid fucking question is that?

JFC.

Hog Farmer
06-06-2009, 06:02 AM
Q:"Coach Haley how does it feel to take over a team that began with a 1-10 record, with the franchise losing 20 of 21 games over a two-year period."


A:"Well ,we are positioned well in the AFCW."

Q:"How so?"

A:"Does the name Kyle Orton ring a bell"

Q:"Uh.. Coach..the Cheefs have lost more games than the Broncos over the last two seasons."

A:Did you see what Josh Mcdaniels has done to Denver without the first game even being played.


:D


Fixed your post, Bitch!

Hog Farmer
06-06-2009, 06:04 AM
That's just fucking sad. 338 pounds lost? Just pitiful. :shake:


That's easily accomplished when you cut two fat asses and replace them with two rookies.

Coogs
06-06-2009, 07:33 AM
That's just fucking sad. 338 pounds lost? Just pitiful. :shake:

338 divided by 80+ players is about an average of 4 pounds per player. :shrug:

DaWolf
06-06-2009, 09:26 AM
With a few of our linemen having to convert to linebackers, I think the weight loss is to be expected...

The Bronco Rob
06-06-2009, 09:28 AM
Q: "Coach Haley how does it feel to take over a team that began with a 1-10 record, with the franchise losing 20 of 21 games over a two-year period."


A: "Well it could have been worse."

Q: "How so?"

A: "It could have been the Detroit Lions."

Q: "Uh.. Coach..the Cheefs have lost more games than the Lions over the last two seasons."

A: "Next question please"..







:D

Coach
06-06-2009, 09:34 AM
338 divided by 80+ players is about an average of 4 pounds per player. :shrug:

No, I just think it's more of how pitiful Herm's practices were anyways.

KcFanInGA
06-06-2009, 09:35 AM
Surprise surprise, BroncoRob used the same post again. How many threads will he post the same statement in today? I am amazed. Troll on Rob, troll on.

milkman
06-06-2009, 09:49 AM
Surprise surprise, BroncoRob used the same post again. How many threads will he post the same statement in today? I am amazed. Troll on Rob, troll on.

DonkeyBobber doesn't bother me any.

He's a sad little man who undoubtedly has a pathetic life, and I feel sorry for him.

So if he can find a little joy in posting the same unoriginal thoughts repeatedly, I say good for him.

chiefzilla1501
06-06-2009, 10:20 AM
338 divided by 80+ players is about an average of 4 pounds per player. :shrug:

Keep in mind that there are a lot of players who aren't supposed to be losing weight. Kickers, punters, receivers, defensive backs, maybe even linebackers... unless they showed up to camp, these aren't guys you expect to lose much weight because they're already really lean as it is.

RustShack
06-06-2009, 10:25 AM
Keep in mind that there are a lot of players who aren't supposed to be losing weight. Kickers, punters, receivers, defensive backs, maybe even linebackers... unless they showed up to camp, these aren't guys you expect to lose much weight because they're already really lean as it is.

By the math all the players lost 4 pounds, I think its pretty common for even kickers and receivers to add a pound or two during the offseason. But also players like Tamba Hali who are trying to get from 275 to 250.

Coogs
06-06-2009, 10:37 AM
Keep in mind that there are a lot of players who aren't supposed to be losing weight. Kickers, punters, receivers, defensive backs, maybe even linebackers... unless they showed up to camp, these aren't guys you expect to lose much weight because they're already really lean as it is.

I am very well aware of this.

ChiefaRoo
06-06-2009, 12:48 PM
Surprise surprise, BroncoRob used the same post again. How many threads will he post the same statement in today? I am amazed. Troll on Rob, troll on.


This guy and his Queervatar are annoying.

The Bronco Rob
06-06-2009, 02:10 PM
This guy and his Queervatar are annoying.


The facts I post are annoying aren't they..




:drool: