Tyler Bray, Stanzi Get Extra Reps as Veterans Sit
Instead of talking about his publicized arm strength, Bray is more focused on other elements of his game.
"Not really worried about the strength," Bray said. "You don’t have to have a rocket arm
, you just have to be on time, your footwork needs to be down and you have to know the plays. There were a couple times where my footwork might have been a little off or I made a wrong read with the covers they had but other than that, I just need to work on getting the game speed down."
Ugh oh, Alex Smith is rubbing off
On the defensive side of the ball, Chiefs rookie LB Nico Johnson continues to play well, competing for a starting spot. Despite great pass-protection
, including a breakup, Johnson continues to focus on the 'next play'.
I want to see this
"I’m so big on the last play is the last play and I made that play and then have to move on, " Johnson said. "I think I made a couple good plays but still have a lot to work on and that’s what I’m going to do. I have that mindset that whether it's going good or bad, there’s always room for improvement."
Great mentality. I hope it pays off on the field
"Well first of all, there’s only three of us so, we’re getting a lot of attention right now," Catapano said. "We’re trying to capitalize on all the direction, coaching we’re getting. Really, it’s all the little things, like how big you want to take a step, how you're doing this technique, where you want to put your hands on this technique, what kind of pass-rush moves you're going to be throwing and how to execute them. Everything has a proper way to do it and the success of it really comes down to the finite details. Since we’re getting all this attention right now, all these reps and all this hands-on coaching, we’re getting better at these techniques."
I like the focus on the rookies, because once the vets get here who knows how much more they can be focused on.
"That’s what your waiting your whole life for," Catapano said. "Waiting for the big boys to show up and to really compete with the best of the best and I can’t wait. I’m going to try to take advantage of every opportunity to go out there with my hair on fire and let it all roll
I hope we caught lightning in a bottle with this guy. Love this mentality.
Now is when the real fun begins.