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Old 07-30-2005, 11:19 AM  
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7/30 Morning Practice Info from River Falls site...

http://www.uwrf.edu/chiefs/prev_upda...07-29-05pm.htm


Sounds like a good practice for Thorpe (this years draft bust ), Grigsby, and Fox...

Saturday, July 30, 2005 Morning
K.C. Chiefs Training Camp Daily Updates

The sun was shining through partly cloud skies this morning as the Chiefs began practices. The temperature was 67 degrees and the dew point was 62 degrees. The wind was blowing in from the southwest at 3.9 miles per hour. More than 430 fans showed up to watch the team practice and take advantage of the new autograph policy as the defense line participated.

Offense


During some offensive passing drills this morning quarter back Todd Collins had a lot of snaps. Tight end Kris Wilson had a very impressive catch in the end zone. After the catch, Offensive Coordinator Al Saunders offered words of encouragement, "High finish, that-a-baby. Good spot to be."

In this mornings practice there was a red zone 7-on-7 drill. Quarterback Todd Collins was five for seven. Tight end Kris Wilson caught two and received praise for both of his catches from, team mates, who sang "da, da, da, da, da, hey!" Wide receiver Kris Horn caught one at about 10 yards. Running back Tony Richardson caught one, and wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe caught one for 10 yards in his first training camp as a Chief.

Quarterback Damon Huard was five-for-six today in 7-on-7's. Running back Samkon Gado caught one, wide receiver Craphonso Thorpe caught one, and running back Larry Johnson pulled one in. Once again tight end Kris Wilson was praised for an excellent catch in the end zone, and heard the "Hey" song one more time.

In one series of 11-on-11's wide receiver Thorpe made a leaping catch for 12 yards from quarterback Damon Huard.

In the second series of 11-on-11's quarterback Todd Collins had a perfectly placed 25-yard pass in the end zone to tight end Kris Wilson, who was in full stride and covered like a blanket . While walking back to the huddle Collins received a knuckles-touch salute from fellow quarterback Trent Green.

During a 9-on-7 drill, Huard handed off to running back Dee Brown, who had a great run veering in and out, also stopped in his tracks to duck under a tackle as he made his way down field.

After practice the third string stayed to continue working on different running and passing drills. There were nine plays that took about 10 minutes. During the extra time, running back Samkon Gado and wideouts John Booth and Craphonso Thorpe all saw snaps. All of the coaches stayed on the field to observe the third string.

Thorpe was stopped on the field after the practice by a dozen reporters for a few questions. "I missed a few days. I was at home running and working out, you know." When asked if his teammates resented his holdout, Thorpe said, "No. I mean it's a business you have to do what you have to do."

He added that he didn't feel he was behind. "No, we had a lot of mini camps. It's a matter of getting back in here and getting the hang of things."

He also said he did not plan to stay to stay out. "It wasn't my game plan at all. We had to do what we had to do, to get what we needed to get."

When asked how if felt to be back at camp, Thorpe said he was getting antsy to be around "my teammates, my brothers," and "It feels great to be back around the guys and back into camp."

Asked what kind of impact he would have, Thorpe replied, "I think I can go in and do what I do best: run by people, get open, catch the ball, and hopefully score a lot of touchdowns."


Priest Holmes did not practice today. Coach Vermeil said that he wanted to keep him at one-a-days in pads.

During his press conference, Coach Vermeil talked about his offensive line, and how it is much older than many of the NFL's other teams. "We're not one of the older offensive teams, but we're the vintage team. It happens to be a very good vintage team." He went on to state that some of the best NFL teams, especially the offensive lines, are those that are the most mature and experienced players, which "allows you to execute pretty darn good!"

Defense

Linebacker Scott Fujita practiced today in the lineback drills after taking the afternoon off yesterday. Fujita will be taking it easy for a few more days before going full speed. Linebacker Mike Maslowski again did not practice today. In yesterday's press conference Coach Dick Vermeil said there is plenty of time in camp and the pre-season for Maslowski to work up to full strength.

Sixth round draft pick Khari Long had his first practice with the Chiefs today. Yesterday, the Baylor defensive end signed a three-year deal with the team. In his four years at Baylor, Long recorded 145 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, nine sacks, 14 quarterback pressures, and two forced fumbles.

Although it was just an early practice in shells, linebacker Boomer Grigsby was playing like it was the middle of the season. During 7-on-7 drills, Grigsby went in for a tackle, crashing into running back Larry Johnson, and stopping him in his tracks. The impact of the crash blew Johnson's helmet off, but he got right back up and onto the line of scrimmage, waiting for the next play to start.

Keyaron Fox is one player to watch for. The linebacker, now in his second year, made two big plays during practice this morning. During 11-on-11 drills, he made a big hit to stop running back Larry Johnson. A few minutes later, he stole what would have been a touchdown by batting down a pass in the end zone.

Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham could be heard throughout the practice fields, yelling at his players. Throughout every play, Cunningham continuously yelled his trademark line, "Show up!" He also pulled players aside and was heard lecturing them with, "What the hell was that?"

During 11-on-11 drills, defensive tackle Junior Siavii made a sack on quarterback Damon Huard. Benny Sapp made a near interception this morning. The corner back made a diving attempt off of quarterback James Kilian, and was inches away from a pick-off.

Some prefer push-ups, others prefer sit ups, but one player on the Chiefs defense prefers Pilates. After practice this morning, safety William Bartee spent a few minutes on the sidelines by himself doing the exercises. Also after practice today, the defensive line signed autographs for the fans.
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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Some prefer push-ups, others prefer sit ups, but one player on the Chiefs defense prefers Pilates. After practice this morning, safety William Bartee spent a few minutes on the sidelines by himself doing the exercises.
And the presence of Johnny Morton continues to linger around the team.
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:27 AM   #3
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Although it was just an early practice in shells, linebacker Boomer Grigsby was playing like it was the middle of the season. During 7-on-7 drills, Grigsby went in for a tackle, crashing into running back Larry Johnson, and stopping him in his tracks. The impact of the crash blew Johnson's helmet off, but he got right back up and onto the line of scrimmage, waiting for the next play to start.
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Old 07-30-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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Although it was just an early practice in shells, linebacker Boomer Grigsby was playing like it was the middle of the season. During 7-on-7 drills, Grigsby went in for a tackle, crashing into running back Larry Johnson, and stopping him in his tracks. The impact of the crash blew Johnson's helmet off, but he got right back up and onto the line of scrimmage, waiting for the next play to start. .
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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Sounds like Johnson had a rough day getting teed off on .
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:19 PM   #6
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good stuff...Crapho jumping right in...our LBs making some plays

He also pulled players aside and was heard lecturing them with, "What the hell was that?"

lol...that is the redacted version..."You ****ing pussy, what the **** are you doing out there?...you piece of shit no good slacker ****!"
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:20 PM   #7
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http://www.uwrf.edu/chiefs/prev_upda...07-29-05pm.htm


The sun was shining through partly cloud skies this morning as the Chiefs began practices. The temperature was 67 degrees and the dew point was 62 degrees. The wind was blowing in from the southwest at 3.9 miles per hour.
I think that calls for a storm.
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:50 PM   #8
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one player on the Chiefs defense prefers Pilates....

......William Bartee ......
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Old 07-30-2005, 02:37 PM   #9
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Here is a bit more that was added later...


During 9-on-7 drills this morning defensive line coach Bob Karmelowicz got frustrated with his unit. Many of the players weren't carrying through with the whole play and he was heard yelling, "It ain't over till it's over. Till that whistle blows, you don't stop".

Defensive end Eric Hicks was heard cheering on his defensive backs after they stopped a power run up the right side of the field by wide receiver Freddie Mitchell. "Good job, backs" was heard loud and clear on the sidelines.

Cornerback Eric Warfield provided great coverage during11-on-11 drills today. During one particular play, he perfectly broke up a pass from quarterback Damon Huard intended for wide receiver John Booth, who turned after the play to see who was covering him.



Special Teams

Kicker Lawrence Tynes was 4-5 this morning with field goals at 38, 43, 33 and 33 respectively. Special teams coach Frank Gansz, Jr. set up the last attempt with the highly pressured "AFC Championship" words, that the game clock is down to three seconds. Unfortunately, that attempt was missed to the left at 42 yards.

Wide receiver Marc Boerigter was laughing and running around on the sidelines imitating his teammates during special teams practice. He said, "Looks like a bunch of chickens running loose out there."
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:24 PM   #11
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Some prefer push-ups, others prefer sit ups, but one player on the Chiefs defense prefers Pilates. After practice this morning, safety William Bartee spent a few minutes on the sidelines by himself doing the exercises. Also after practice today, the defensive line signed autographs for the fans.

I thought pilates required some flexibility and we all know that he cannot twist his neck around enough to see a ball coming his way.
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Old 07-30-2005, 03:46 PM   #12
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Hey hey hey now... let's be fair. Pilates is a vigorous intense workout. It is a very good exercise....




















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"Grigsby went in for a tackle, crashing into running back Larry Johnson, and stopping him in his tracks. The impact of the crash blew Johnson's helmet off, but he got right back up and onto the line of scrimmage, waiting for the next play to start. "

meanwhile, on the sidelines, 2nd year MLB and NFLE Standout, Rich Scanlon Pooped, just a little.
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"Grigsby went in for a tackle, crashing into running back Larry Johnson, and stopping him in his tracks. The impact of the crash blew Johnson's helmet off, but he got right back up and onto the line of scrimmage, waiting for the next play to start. "

meanwhile, on the sidelines, 2nd year MLB and NFLE Standout, Rich Scanlon Pooped, just a little.
Bet ya 20 dollahs Boomer makes Scanlon bring him food. "Make me a samwich bidge! Extra mustard!"
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