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Tribal Warfare
08-04-2010, 11:29 PM
Chiefs notes: Moeaki has a big night (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/04/2130022/chiefs-notes-moeaki-has-a-big.html)

Moeaki has a big night

Tight end Tony Moeaki had no problems in his most high-profile practice since becoming a pro.

The rookie from the University of Iowa made several tough catches during Wednesday’s night practice, making a couple grabs in the end zone.

After nearly one week at training camp, Moeaki is someone who has looked sharp. Still, coach Todd Haley said the tight ends and wide receivers are expected to improve.

“Tony is just like the rest of this rookie group,” Haley said, “and I’m encouraged by each and every one of them and I’m hoping that each and every one of them can come in here and help us be a better football team.”

Chiefs close morning practice

Kansas City held practice for a second time inside the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex, closing the morning session to fans and reporters.

Haley said Wednesday afternoon that the workout was a reward for players, who had been through seven “good practices outdoors in pretty good temperatures.” The Chiefs held an evening practice, which was open, at Spratt Stadium on the Missouri Western State campus.

“I just thought it was the best thing for the guys in order to have them ready for tonight,” Haley said. “That’s one of the tough parts of my job is to manage these guys and keep them in a position where we feel like we’re getting all the work we need done and at the same time, keep them physically ready to keep going to make it through this process.”

Haley said the morning session was a walk-through, which means the team can shut out all media members from practice. But Kendrick Lewis said it was a regular practice, at regular intensity.

“It was practice,” Lewis said. “Nice little practice. Nice solid practice.”

Lewis was asked if it was any lighter than an ordinary workout.

“Nah,” Lewis said. “No lighter.”

What you need to know about …

THE OFFENSE
The wide receivers routinely had no problem with the cornerbacks during one-on-one drills, with Chris Chambers hauling in several deep passes against Brandon Carr near the end zone. … Rookie wideout Dexter McCluster had another long catch after beating Maurice Leggett on a deep route. McCluster also hauled in a deep pass against Leggett during 11-on-11 drills.

THE DEFENSE
Kansas City’s cornerbacks had a long night, and Carr perhaps had the longest. He continued what is shaping into an unimpressive camp for the third-year defensive back. But rookie safety Kendrick Lewis looked ahead of the rookie curve, knocking away a pass from Brodie Croyle, then deflecting another a few plays later. … Second-year defensive back Donald Washington intercepted a tipped ball in skeleton drills.

INJURY REPORT
Running back Thomas Jones joined guard Brian Waters in the conditioning area. Jones wore a jersey and shorts, but he didn’t wear full pads like most of his teammates. Fullback Tervaris Johnson was carted off the field following practice with ice on his right leg.

DAILY BATTLE
Tension is increasing at cornerback after Carr’s early struggles. Carr had a terrific offseason, but his slow start in camp has been difficult to overlook. Rookie corner Javier Arenas has looked sharp, and so has Leggett. Carr, who hurried to break up a pass after being beaten off the snap, needs to become more consistent if he is to keep his job.

TODAY’S SCHEDULE
The Chiefs will practice at 1:50 p.m.

pr_capone
08-04-2010, 11:37 PM
INJURY REPORT
Fullback Tervaris Johnson was carted off the field following practice with ice on his right leg.


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KCrockaholic
08-04-2010, 11:43 PM
Good luck to Carr on bouncing back.

It's still waay too early in camp to be too critical of Carr.

He has plenty of time to bounce back.

mcaj22
08-04-2010, 11:47 PM
Who the hell is going to actually start over Carr though? It's not like any of the other guys are THAT much better. Can Arenas really handle the full time CB2? No way in hell it goes to Mo Leg, so Jackie Bates and Travis Daniels? Carr has to be better than them.

KCrockaholic
08-04-2010, 11:49 PM
Who the hell is going to actually start over Carr though? It's not like any of the other guys are THAT much better.

Nobody. What happened to mini-camp star Travis Daniels?

Arenas is a Nickel, and that's it. Leggett sucks.

Carr will just have to get it together. But putting DMC on him all the time probably makes him look like crap anyways. But I've also heard Chambers is constantly beating him. Good or bad sign? Don't know. We will only know when we see them up against other teams.

Priest31kc
08-04-2010, 11:51 PM
Way too early on Carr. The guy's been a good corner his first 2 years here, he'll be fine. I think I saw a stat where Flowers & Carr were a top 5 CB tandem last year or something.

KCrockaholic
08-04-2010, 11:52 PM
Way too early on Carr. The guy's been a good corner his first 2 years here, he'll be fine. I think I saw a stat where Flowers & Carr were a top 5 CB tandem last year or something.

#2 in passes defensed.

mcaj22
08-05-2010, 12:50 AM
I mean he's probably covering Chambers the most. Chambers is a veteran who is clearly faster and knows every trick in the book. Probably harder to cover him than Bowe.

Reaper16
08-05-2010, 01:48 AM
There are other Chiefs camp reports talking about how great Carr looks. So who fucking knows.

InChiefsHell
08-05-2010, 06:40 AM
Way to go Mo! I have high hopes for this kid. I know he's "injury prone" but man, if he stays healthy I bet he's the steal of the draft...

HemiEd
08-05-2010, 08:08 AM
Way to go Mo! I have high hopes for this kid. I know he's "injury prone" but man, if he stays healthy I bet he's the steal of the draft...
You think like Scott Pioli!

KCtotheSB
08-05-2010, 08:09 AM
OH SHIT, BRANDON CARR'S STRUGGLING! CUT HIM! TRADE FOR REVIS IMMEDIATELY!

...seriously though, this is why it's such a pain to read training camp reports. August 13th can't get here soon enough so I can see these things for myself.....

tomahawk kid
08-05-2010, 08:10 AM
Color me surprised that Moeaki's arm didn't snap off and flop around at mid-field.........

kc rush
08-05-2010, 08:26 AM
The guys on 810 this morning were saying that Carr has struggled all camp. They said that he is getting beat off the line, the receivers are getting behind him and he hasn't been able to catch up.

tomahawk kid
08-05-2010, 08:37 AM
The guys on 810 this morning were saying that Carr has struggled all camp. They said that he is getting beat off the line, the receivers are getting behind him and he hasn't been able to catch up.

Pretty much a continuation of last season.

If Leggit or Arenas doesn't take his job (or if the Chiefs don't bring someone in), I'll be surprised.

-King-
08-05-2010, 09:36 AM
Pretty much a continuation of last season.

If Leggit or Arenas doesn't take his job (or if the Chiefs don't bring someone in), I'll be surprised.

He did very good last year except for the broncos game.

And Leggett sucks. Arenas needs to stay at nickel.
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tomahawk kid
08-05-2010, 09:38 AM
He did very good last year except for the broncos game.

And Leggett sucks. Arenas needs to stay at nickel.
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Maybe that one game is skewing my perception of last season - but I seem to remember him getting burned and not looking for the ball. ALOT.

HemiEd
08-05-2010, 09:48 AM
Maybe that one game is skewing my perception of last season - but I seem to remember him getting burned and not looking for the ball. ALOT.

Same here, but I think it was due to the lack of pressure on the opposing QB.

Even Tebow could only cover a receiver for so long.