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Tribal Warfare
08-22-2011, 09:06 AM
Baldwin back on sideline after fight with teammate (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/08/21/3090326/chiefs-camp-report-baldwin-is.html)
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

With his injured right thumb heavily wrapped, rookie Jonathan Baldwin worked with other injured players off to the side at Chiefs practice Sunday.

Baldwin at one point played catch with fellow wide receiver Steve Breaston. Baldwin both caught the ball and tossed it left-handed.

Baldwin was injured during a fight last week with running back Thomas Jones and didn’t accompany the Chiefs to Baltimore for last week’s preseason game against the Ravens.

He wasn’t in the locker room during the media interview period after practice.

Coach Todd Haley again said he wouldn’t discuss the incident between Baldwin and Jones.

“Most everything that happens within these walls is family business,” Haley said. “That’s the best thing for our team. To become a real good team, I think you need to have those areas that are off-limits. Certain things and areas are going to continue to stay family business.”

Houston’s big night

The Chiefs were encouraged by the play of rookie linebacker Justin Houston in Friday night’s loss to the Ravens. He forced a fumble on a Baltimore punt return early in the game that set up a Chiefs field goal.

He later had two sacks, perhaps the best news of all for a team looking for pass-rush help to complement Tamba Hali.

“I thought he showed real progress through the week and then into the game,” coach Todd Haley said.

Houston said, “I still need to improve on getting to the quarterback. I’m nowhere near where I need to be. I’m expecting more out of myself. I’m never satisfied.”

Practice tent popular

The Chiefs have a tent adjacent to their practice field where injured players can receive treatment. It also a spot where those who have overheated can cool off.

Hali and Branden Albert took advantage of the tent Sunday, both apparently needing relief from the heat.

Hali sat for a time in the tent before moving into the air-conditioned comfort of the locker room.

Albert remained in the tent until practice concluded.

Both players appeared fine in the locker room after practice.

THE OFFENSE
Jerheme Urban got behind Javier Arenas and Jon McGraw and caught a deep post pattern from Tyler Palko. … Tight end Jake O’Connell limped off the field early during practice and didn’t return.

THE DEFENSE
Arenas made the most spectacular play during a seven-on-seven passing drill. He came around Dexter McCluster and deflected a Ricky Stanzi pass. But instead of knocking the ball to the ground, Arenas deflected it into the air and caught it. … Eric Berry broke up a pass for Jamaal Charles by going around Charles and getting a hand on the ball.

INJURY REPORT
Wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin, offensive linemen Jared Gaither, Ryan O’Callaghan and Darryl Harris, nose tackle Anthony Toribio and linebackers Eric Bakhtiari and Gabe Miller did not practice.

THE DAILY BATTLE
The Chiefs will have some difficult roster decisions at safety. After starters Berry and Kendrick Lewis and top substitute McGraw, three players — Sabby Piscitelli, Reshard Langford and Donald Washington — are battling for one or perhaps two roster spots. How the three fare on special teams could determine the winner. Piscitelli, a former starter with Tampa Bay, has the most experience, but that may not matter.

TODAY’S SCHEDULE
The team will practice this afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. It is closed to the public.

86 Sunday’s high temperature in Kansas City; today’s expected high is 90

69 Yards for the Chiefs’ preseason rushing leader, Jackie Battle

5 Pass receptions for the Chiefs’ preseason leader, also Battle

red&yellow
08-22-2011, 09:08 AM
Eric Berry broke up a pass for Jamaal Charles by going around Charles and getting a hand on the ball.


Sounds like a crappy pass.

Pestilence
08-22-2011, 09:09 AM
Has there been a training camp yet where Darryl Harris isn't injured? Dude has so much potential....but just can't stay healthy.

Bob Dole
08-22-2011, 09:10 AM
Getting behind McGraw isn't really much of an accomplishment...

the Talking Can
08-22-2011, 09:16 AM
Gaither's default status...injured

Dave Lane
08-22-2011, 09:26 AM
Gaither's default status...injured

Fuck we need that dude healthy in the worst possible way.

Saccopoo
08-22-2011, 09:43 AM
**** we need that dude healthy in the worst possible way.

Why?

SNR
08-22-2011, 11:02 AM
Has there been a training camp yet where Darryl Harris isn't injured? Dude has so much potential....but just can't stay healthy.No, not really.

He's got to show up in at least one more preseason game to prove he's dependable. I don't see that happening.

Chiefnj2
08-22-2011, 11:15 AM
Harris and Gaither will get injured staring at the exercise bikes in the rehab area.

Mr. Laz
08-22-2011, 11:35 AM
The Chiefs will have some difficult roster decisions at safety. After starters Berry and Kendrick Lewis and top substitute McGraw, three players — Sabby Piscitelli, Reshard Langford and Donald Washington — are battling for one or perhaps two roster spots. How the three fare on special teams could determine the winner. Piscitelli, a former starter with Tampa Bay, has the most experience, but that may not matter.
By difficult decision does he mean "Omg what a giant ball of suck we have safety depth"?

not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

TEX
08-22-2011, 11:38 AM
By difficult decision does he mean "Omg what a giant ball of suck we have safety depth"?

not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

This X 10!

McGraw??? Come on there has to be "SOMEONE" better...

BossChief
08-22-2011, 01:10 PM
By difficult decision does he mean "Omg what a giant ball of suck we have safety depth"?

not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

I actually agree here.

Nice post laz.

Rausch
08-22-2011, 01:12 PM
By difficult decision does he mean "Omg what a giant ball of suck we have safety depth"?

not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

Considering where he was taken and how he played he's well above the bar...

ChiefsandO'sfan
08-22-2011, 01:14 PM
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Frankie
08-22-2011, 01:19 PM
By difficult decision does he mean "Omg what a giant ball of suck we have safety depth"?

not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

That's one area we might pick up another team's discard for back up. Or two.

Detoxing
08-22-2011, 01:22 PM
not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

True dat.

Im also curious to see which CB teams start picking on. It seems like before they'd always go after Carr.

But the Ravens went straight for Flowers and didn't even look the other direction. Will be interesting to see how that plays out as the season goes on.

Fish
08-22-2011, 01:36 PM
By difficult decision does he mean "Omg what a giant ball of suck we have safety depth"?

not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

Not convinced about Lewis? Seriously?

I really think K. Lewis is going to be a big part of this D for a while. He's one of the smartest guys on the defense. There's been reports that he knows the defensive playbook better than anyone out there. He's got a good nose for the ball. He and Berry are going to be a great safety team for a long time.

SuperChief
08-22-2011, 01:39 PM
Not convinced about Lewis? Seriously?

I really think K. Lewis is going to be a big part of this D for a while. He's one of the smartest guys on the defense. There's been reports that he knows the defensive playbook better than anyone out there. He's got a good nose for the ball. He and Berry are going to be a great safety team for a long time.

I bet McGraw knows the playbook VERY well, too ;)

I agree with you on the point, though. I have high expectations for Lewis, as well as Berry.

KCrockaholic
08-22-2011, 01:47 PM
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Scary thing is that this injury could effect him all year even after it is mostly healed.

Fuck, If I was Todd Haley I would make Thomas Jones and Baldwin room together. IMO if they had to live together they would learn to like eachother. It just happens that way sometimes.

kysirsoze
08-22-2011, 02:34 PM
Not convinced about Lewis? Seriously?

I really think K. Lewis is going to be a big part of this D for a while. He's one of the smartest guys on the defense. There's been reports that he knows the defensive playbook better than anyone out there. He's got a good nose for the ball. He and Berry are going to be a great safety team for a long time.

This. Im pretty excited about that tandem. McGraw OTOH, should contract HIV as soon as possible.

Iowanian
08-22-2011, 03:13 PM
Donald Washington Sucks balls. I'm not sure why the pretend that he's a contender for roster spot at safety. Langford and pishpashpakistani have been superior in ST plays so far too.




Someone should teach Baldwin how to make a proper fist.

Dante84
08-22-2011, 04:32 PM
Donald Washington Sucks balls. I'm not sure why the pretend that he's a contender for roster spot at safety. Langford and pishpashpakistani have been superior in ST plays so far too.




Someone should teach Baldwin how to make a proper fist.

BOTH Washingtons suck.

Demond? Or something stupid like that? He sucks.

KcMizzou
08-22-2011, 04:58 PM
Someone should teach Baldwin how to make a proper fist.I thought the same thing.

MahiMike
08-22-2011, 04:58 PM
Cuts start after this game, right? Down to how many players?

ChiefsandO'sfan
08-22-2011, 04:59 PM
Cuts start after this game, right? Down to how many players?

80

KC Tattoo
08-22-2011, 05:10 PM
Not convinced about Lewis? Seriously?

I really think K. Lewis is going to be a big part of this D for a while. He's one of the smartest guys on the defense. There's been reports that he knows the defensive playbook better than anyone out there. He's got a good nose for the ball. He and Berry are going to be a great safety team for a long time.

Fuck yea! I agree with KC Fish. K. Lewis was/is a great fit for our D along with Berry. I don't see any reason why he would go backwards after last years performance. He is only to get better.

Marcellus
08-22-2011, 05:10 PM
Cuts start after this game, right? Down to how many players?

The cuts 2 years ago were the best. Pollard gets cut creating a meltdown. And who was the o-lineman everyone said they couldn't believe we cut because he was so bad ass? You know the one that never played a down in the NFL. What was his name again?

Ahh the good old days.

Frankie
08-22-2011, 10:07 PM
**** yea! I agree with KC Fish. K. Lewis was/is a great fit for our D along with Berry. I don't see any reason why he would go backwards after last years performance. He is only to get better.

Sophomore slump?

Just Passin' By
08-23-2011, 12:24 AM
By difficult decision does he mean "Omg what a giant ball of suck we have safety depth"?

not even convinced about Lewis yet tbh

Look around the league and I think you'll find that safety is not a deep position overall right now.