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Tribal Warfare
08-17-2010, 12:28 AM
Chiefs take break from camp to see something besides game film (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/16/2154459/chiefs-take-break-from-camp-to.html)
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

ST. JOSEPH | About 10 a.m., when he should have been halfway through another tedious training camp practice, Derrick Johnson was asleep in a darkened movie theater, a partially empty slushie in the drink holder.

Todd Haley was watching “The Other Guys.” Given a choice of movies, Glenn Dorsey was seeing “The Expendables,” and Dustin Colquitt “Dinner for Schmucks.”

Whether the Chiefs actually watched the movies or snoozed right through them, the temporary reprieve from the drudgery of camp was provided by Haley. In an unusual move, he canceled Monday morning’s practice and carted the Chiefs to a local theater, calling the maneuver a “team-building exercise.”

“It seemed like the right thing to do,” Haley said. “We were able to get it organized and get it done. I feel like we’re making progress as a group, as a team. By no means are we there. But we are making progress. This year, I’m trying to think outside the box a little bit.

“I just felt timingwise, it was a good thing for all of us. It appeared to me guys enjoyed it and were grateful.”

Under previous coaching staffs, the Chiefs have canceled training camp practices to stage softball home run-hitting contests and golf closest-to-the-pin challenges.

The move appeared strange coming from Haley, normally a no-nonsense type when it comes to practice. But it could be a sign Haley is softening in his ways, considering he also turned a regular practice into a walk-through in the air-conditioned indoor facility early in camp.

The timing also was interesting with the Chiefs appearing to need more work after their lackluster 20-10 loss to Atlanta in last week’s preseason opener.

Haley wasn’t in much of a mood to analyze the situation, saying merely it was a reward for the team’s hard work and progress.

“They have been working hard and in tough conditions and with pads on in 18 out of 20, I believe, or 19 out of 21 days,” Haley said. “That’s a lot of days in pads in some difficult conditions, which we needed. That’s one of the reasons I felt we were making progress.”

The Chiefs held their normally scheduled practice later in the day.

But in the morning, just after the Chiefs arrived on their practice field in full gear, the players huddled around Haley for what appeared to be pre-practice instructions.

They let out a collective cheer when they received the unexpected change in the day’s schedule. They walked back up the hill and into their locker room, changed out of the practice gear and into shorts and T-shirts, and piled onto two buses headed for the Hollywood Theaters.

“I didn’t make it through the whole movie,” Johnson said. “I knew I would fall asleep sometime in there with the dark setting and comfortable seats. We had a good time as a team. The camaraderie of the team was good.

“A lot of guys were pretty excited. I’m an older guy, so I’ve already got my tape on and I’m ready for practice. But Coach knows how to take care of us, and we appreciate it.”

The Chiefs also splurged for munchies and drinks for the players, but they were issued with a warning from Haley.

“We let them eat what they wanted from the concession stand, but we did remind them they did have a weigh-in coming up,” he said.

Haley also seemed to enjoy the break from the same old, same old. He had only one complaint with “The Other Guys.”

“I could only hear portions of it,” he said, “because (defensive lineman) Shaun Smith was one row behind me snoring as loud as I’ve ever heard a human being snore.”

Chocolate Hog
08-17-2010, 12:30 AM
Yea sounds like a good team building exercise sleeping in a movie theatre. They should have rented a boat and hired some escorts and rock that bitch down the Missouri river.

RustShack
08-17-2010, 12:31 AM
I wonder how he will reward them if we win.

DeezNutz
08-17-2010, 12:31 AM
Romantic comedy for the defensive front 7?

Chocolate Hog
08-17-2010, 12:32 AM
I wonder how he will reward them if we win.

Round the players up in buses and donate at a sperm bank.

WV
08-17-2010, 12:35 AM
So in other words, DJ treated the movie like he was still at practice.

Von Dumbass
08-17-2010, 12:38 AM
I know if the Broncos played as bad as the Chiefs did a couple of nights ago that Josh McDaniels wouldn't be taking our team to the movies. It be two-a-days every day until the next game with gassers at the end of practice.

KCrockaholic
08-17-2010, 12:39 AM
I know if the Broncos played as bad as the Chiefs did a couple of nights ago that Josh McDaniels wouldn't be taking our team to the movies. It be two-a-days every day until the next game with gassers at the end of practice.

:clap: There we have it. McDaniels is the genius.

DaneMcCloud
08-17-2010, 12:41 AM
:clap: There we have it. McDaniels is the genius.

I hate to admit it but the Broncos first team offense versus the Bengals first team defense was really fucking impressive.

The Chiefs didn't even look 1/10th that good.

DBOSHO
08-17-2010, 12:43 AM
I know if the Broncos played as bad as the Chiefs did a couple of nights ago that Josh McDaniels wouldn't be taking our team to the movies. It be two-a-days every day until the next game with gassers at the end of practice.

that, or trade away another talented player.

WV
08-17-2010, 12:45 AM
I know if the Broncos played as bad as the Chiefs did a couple of nights ago that Josh McDaniels wouldn't be taking our team to the movies. It be two-a-days every day until the next game with gassers at the end of practice.

Your right, he would have traded Charles and McCluster for a bag of xanax and an autographed Tebow Gator helmet.

KCrockaholic
08-17-2010, 12:45 AM
I hate to admit it but the Broncos first team offense versus the Bengals first team defense was really ****ing impressive.

The Chiefs didn't even look 1/10th that good.

Yeah they didn't look too bad. I wouldn't call it "really impressive". But they did a good overall job. The Denver Broncos are well known for having very successful pre-season games each year. As we've all seen, that doesn't matter once the regular season comes around.

HoneyBadger
08-17-2010, 12:46 AM
I wish I got to go to work and watch movies, especially after performing poorly the previous days.

DaneMcCloud
08-17-2010, 12:47 AM
Yeah they didn't look too bad. I wouldn't call it "really impressive". But they did a good overall job. The Denver Broncos are well known for having very successful pre-season games each year. As we've all seen, that doesn't matter once the regular season comes around.

Dude, they moved the ball up and down the field with relative ease.

I wish the Chiefs could say the same.

And when was the last time the Broncos had a worse record than the Chiefs?

|Zach|
08-17-2010, 12:49 AM
I just don't pay that much attention to preseason. I remember getting all fired up when we just got a hold of Sean Barberthe defense was supposed to be new and improved, they absolutely lit some people the hell up and he had a pick six. Got me all boned up for the season. The end of this story isnt a good one for what came of that D. lol

I just don't think its as representative as some think it is. I don't give it much thought at least.

KCrockaholic
08-17-2010, 12:50 AM
Dude, they moved the ball up and down the field with relative ease.

I wish the Chiefs could say the same.

And when was the last time the Broncos had a worse record than the Chiefs?

This isn't about the Chiefs vs Broncos. The last time KC had a better record was 2003. I'm talking about how Denver always does good in pre-season. Yet they always end up failing or being average.

POND_OF_RED
08-17-2010, 12:51 AM
I know if the Broncos played as bad as the Chiefs did a couple of nights ago that Josh McDaniels wouldn't be taking our team to the movies. It be two-a-days every day until the next game with gassers at the end of practice.

We know that's what he'd do. You act like we haven't seen your injured reserve list or something.

KCrockaholic
08-17-2010, 12:51 AM
I just don't pay that much attention to preseason. I remember getting all fired up when we just got a hold of Sean Barber and he and a defense that was supposed to improve everything just lit some people the hell up. Got me all boned up for the season.

I just don't think its as representative as some think it is. I don't give it much thought at least.

Kendrell Bell.

He looked good in the pre-season.

Guru
08-17-2010, 12:52 AM
high school players everywhere are laughing at the chiefs.

|Zach|
08-17-2010, 12:53 AM
Kendrell Bell.

He looked good in the pre-season.

Oh my god, yes.

I was so so so so excited for Bell.

Hell, I remember being amped about getting Brett Perriman in 1997. ROFL

Von Dumbass
08-17-2010, 12:54 AM
I hate to admit it but the Broncos first team offense versus the Bengals first team defense was really ****ing impressive.

The Chiefs didn't even look 1/10th that good.

Especially when you consider that....

A.) The Bengals were playing their second preseason game while Denver was playing their first.


B.) We couldn't run the ball because the only healthy RB's on our roster who knew the system were practice squad players.

and

C.) We were missing Ryan Clady, Knowshon Moreno, Demaryius Thomas, Correll Buckhalter, and Eric Decker on offense and Brian Dawkins and DJ Williams on defense.

DaneMcCloud
08-17-2010, 12:54 AM
This isn't about the Chiefs vs Broncos. The last time KC had a better record was 2003. I'm talking about how Denver always does good in pre-season. Yet they always end up failing or being average.

Well for once, I'd like to see the Chiefs move the ball up and down the field in preseason, as well as stop the run and the pass.

I know, I'm asking for too much as a Chiefs fan.

|Zach|
08-17-2010, 12:55 AM
high school players everywhere are laughing at the chiefs.

People on CP love saying silly things that are not based in reality.

DaneMcCloud
08-17-2010, 12:55 AM
Kendrell Bell.

He looked good in the pre-season.

When?

DeezNutz
08-17-2010, 12:58 AM
Rookie year. Pitts.

KCrockaholic
08-17-2010, 12:59 AM
Oh my god, yes.

I was so so so so excited for Bell.

Hell, I remember being amped about getting Brett Perriman in 1997. ROFL

I was too.

Looking back now, I can't believe how I thought Bell was going to change our defense.

But I was also young and gullible at that time as a Chiefs fan, and felt like Bell would be our centerpiece for the next 5-7 years.

Luckily I'm a smarter football fan now and don't just jump to conclusions because a guy won DROY 5 years ago.

Guru
08-17-2010, 01:03 AM
People on CP love saying silly things that are not based in reality.People on CP love saying silly things to other people on CP that were not being serious.

Lighten up Francis.

|Zach|
08-17-2010, 01:06 AM
I was too.

Looking back now, I can't believe how I thought Bell was going to change our defense.

But I was also young and gullible at that time as a Chiefs fan, and felt like Bell would be our centerpiece for the next 5-7 years.

Luckily I'm a smarter football fan now and don't just jump to conclusions because a guy won DROY 5 years ago.

I don't think I had that lofty of expectations for him. But I do remember thinking he would provide a toughness that our defense lacked. I remember reading about some OLmen getting mouthy with him in camp...so he body slammed him. ROFL

KCrockaholic
08-17-2010, 01:09 AM
I don't think I had that lofty of expectations for him. But I do remember thinking he would provide a toughness that our defense lacked. I remember reading about some OLmen getting mouthy with him in camp...so he body slammed him. ROFL

The only player I feel that strongly about now is Eric Berry. I'd bet anything that Eric Berry becomes a great player.

T-post Tom
08-17-2010, 01:35 AM
I know if the Broncos played as bad as the Chiefs did a couple of nights ago that Josh McDaniels wouldn't be taking our team to the movies. It be two-a-days every day until the next game with gassers at the end of practice.

Nothing personal, but I feel obligated...

http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/stevecs/WeFohwYOyjENNUqW2pJnjyK0YSaTA7AHnVMBjAtZF9wWb4z87nNNE8nMAHDY/DoubleFacePalm.jpg

2bikemike
08-17-2010, 04:36 AM
Chiefs take break from camp to see something besides game film (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/08/16/2154459/chiefs-take-break-from-camp-to.html)
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star


Haley also seemed to enjoy the break from the same old, same old. He had only one complaint with “The Other Guys.”

“I could only hear portions of it,” he said, “because (defensive lineman) Shaun Smith was one row behind me snoring as loud as I’ve ever heard a human being snore.”


This cracks me up!

LaChapelle
08-17-2010, 06:18 AM
Last week was about as brutal as it gets in Missouri in August
I don't care how young or in shape they are
the trainers probably lobbied hard for a rest

Tuckdaddy
08-17-2010, 06:36 AM
Yea sounds like a good team building exercise sleeping in a movie theatre. They should have rented a boat and hired some escorts and rock that bitch down the Missouri river.


Damn right they should have. Boats and Ho's!

Tuckdaddy
08-17-2010, 06:37 AM
This cracks me up!

Haley cracked one. HEHEROFL

Tuckdaddy
08-17-2010, 06:39 AM
Oh my god, yes.

I was so so so so excited for Bell.

Hell, I remember being amped about getting Brett Perriman in 1997. ROFL

I was also pumped about Brett. Had no idea he just didn't really want to play football.

InChiefsHell
08-17-2010, 07:55 AM
I know if the Broncos played as bad as the Chiefs did a couple of nights ago that Josh McDaniels wouldn't be taking our team to the movies. It be two-a-days every day until the next game with gassers at the end of practice.

No. Just an Ice Cream truck...

Deberg_1990
08-17-2010, 10:59 AM
Hell, I remember being amped about getting Brett Perriman in 1997. ROFL

or when we signed Ronnie Lott in 1995. ROFL

Demonpenz
08-17-2010, 11:33 AM
Kendrell Bell was supposed to install toughness because everyone thought he was joey porter.