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Tribal Warfare
09-28-2010, 11:58 PM
Players get to do some coaching during Chiefs’ week off the field (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/28/2259527/players-get-to-do-some-coaching.html)
By KENT BABB
The Kansas City Star

Coach Todd Haley said he decided in training camp that there had to be a better way to keep veterans engaged in practices during the week of the Chiefs’ open date.

Haley is trying a new approach this week — allowing 16 players to act as temporary coaches while their teammates go through morning practice.

“I came up with this thought,” Haley said Tuesday, “of getting some of our developing leaders and veterans, different reasons for different guys, a little more involved in the communication process with other players.

“They are following a different path this week.”

Jerheme Urban, Terrance Copper and Chris Chambers worked with the wide receivers; Thomas Jones was coaching the running backs; Brian Waters, Casey Wiegmann and Ryan Lilja were with the offensive linemen; Leonard Pope with the tight ends; Jon McGraw, Brandon Flowers and Travis Daniels worked with the defensive backs; Shaun Smith and Ron Edwards were with the defensive linemen; and Demorrio Williams, Tamba Hali and Mike Vrabel worked with the linebackers.

Only the quarterbacks and specialists were without a guest coach Tuesday.

Chiefs tackle Branden Albert said it was odd to have Waters as his position coach, if not especially unusual.

“He coaches me all the time anyway,” Albert said. “It’s nothing new.”

Haley said the players designated as temporary coaches would have specific workouts, and they’d also attend meetings apart from their teammates. Chambers told reporters in the locker room Tuesday that he didn’t have time for interviews because he had to hurry to a staff meeting.

Haley said that those players wouldn’t necessarily have an easier week than their teammates and that they would be counted on to provide actual instruction.

“I’m using them to their fullest,” Haley said. “No, we’re using our resources.”

Weis hasn’t rejoined team

Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis wasn’t on the practice field Tuesday, a day after undergoing emergency surgery to remove his gallbladder.

Weis’ agent, Bob LaMonte, told The Star on Monday evening that he expected his client to be released from the hospital on Tuesday. Attempts to reach LaMonte on Tuesday were unsuccessful.

Nick Sirianni, the Chiefs’ offensive quality control coach, worked with the quarterbacks during the team’s morning practice.

Injury report

Defensive end Tyson Jackson has yet to practice since hurting his knee in the regular-season opener against San Diego, but he did some light jogging during position drills Tuesday. When players convened for team drills, Jackson went to the conditioning area.

Offensive tackle Ryan O’Callaghan (groin) and defensive back Javier Arenas, who suffered an undisclosed injury during Sunday’s win against San Francisco, also spent time in the conditioning area Tuesday

teedubya
09-29-2010, 12:13 AM
This could have gone into the other HUGE thread about this, right?

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-29-2010, 12:29 AM
This could have gone into the other HUGE thread about this, right?
No no, everything Tribal posts needs its own thread. This was discussed the other day.

Tribal Warfare
09-29-2010, 01:56 AM
This could have gone into the other HUGE thread about this, right?

didn't see it

Swazey
09-29-2010, 04:15 AM
http://i43.tinypic.com/1247p5d.gif

I'm sorry, you didn't see.......

unlurking
09-29-2010, 04:16 AM
Personally, I like having major articles in separate threads. Once threads get large enough I often am not interested in reading the retread arguments between people and wouldn't see an article buried that way.

EDIT:
Why is this all of a sudden a problem? Tribal has been doing this for years (or so it seems).

SenselessChiefsFan
09-29-2010, 06:01 AM
I agree with Unlurking. Articles should always get their own thread.

If I have already looked at a thread, I often don't open it back up. And, even if so, the article can easily get lost amongst the other posts.

Sweet Daddy Hate
09-29-2010, 06:08 AM
Damnit, Babb! :cuss:

ForeverChiefs58
09-29-2010, 06:36 AM
I had a teacher in college do this in a class. Each student had to learn a section and teach it to the rest of the class. In order to teach it, you really had to learn it inside and out. I walked away learning so much more that way. The only class I think I ever had where afterwards I the knew the complete book by memory vs. just learning what would be tested.
Hope this gives some insight to the players as to really what these coaches are wanting, helps them buy into it and help the new coaches in communicating that message across to some guys.

notorious
09-29-2010, 07:11 AM
I had a teacher in college do this in a class. Each student had to learn a section and teach it to the rest of the class. In order to teach it, you really had to learn it inside and out. I walked away learning so much more that way. The only class I think I ever had where afterwards I the knew the complete book by memory vs. just learning what would be tested.
Hope this gives some insight to the players as to really what these coaches are wanting, helps them buy into it and help the new coaches in communicating that message across to some guys.

It's the difference between knowledge vs. understanding.


I learned more in the first week of flight instructing then I did in 2 years of training.

Reerun_KC
09-29-2010, 07:31 AM
It's the difference between knowledge vs. understanding.


I learned more in the first week of flight instructing then I did in 2 years of training.

this...

I learned quickly how to stay alive.... :D