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Chiefs Live! 7-27-12
Everybody walking through another year of training camp live presented by great partners here -- heartland. Hell they allow us to bring that showed you every time there's practice. Here and say dozens or Josh -- voice that she's Mitchell this Whitfield. Is the first day of camp the team hasn't gotten out on the practice field for attract. Is that there was a morning walk through today but it doesn't mean we're short on any sort of news and also yesterday mixed with a rival and of course to the wire. Not hard post signing and is in camp here practicing with the Chiefs and puts 89 souls on this roster 89 of ninety's on the field this afternoon. Great to see it on target here I don't think anybody was really concerned there was going to be kind of hold out but it. He did a good job this spring. I like what's going on the defensive line appears to be good depth there I think they're gonna ease him into his role in that role is going to be and that's OK with me. It's the first time since 2006. The Chiefs have -- all of their draft picks under contract. For the start of training camp to about six Tom holly. Inked his deal in -- stand and ran across the parking lot to catch and -- to river falls got on the bus and and the plane narron. And then a few years ago Eric Berry humor missed one training camp practice but since -- the -- have had all of their draft picks. In camp for the start so it's it's that significant step forward as he sat with a CBM -- there are some reports earlier this week. That that she's worked close with colon deal and the deal didn't get it done and if you if you look at this offseason. To me open shots he did not arrive at training camp on time because as the guy who went through not only. All of OT is not only all of mini camp but coach -- and remain optimistic -- article remain optimistic on a deal getting done and then the guy. Goes on the volunteers -- to Joplin in the offseason he was doing everything -- possibly part of this team during the offseason program I think it was just. -- In the deal done in getting to -- well whatever it was he's here and that's the best news and again with the new collective bargaining agreement that -- this is a new day and age. For rookie contracts and honestly this might be one of the best things of the CB. Because the -- sellers are getting out of hand in both the players and and though ownership from the league. Agreed on that so it's -- fair deal post here and just letting go of it. It's exciting to see these guys get after -- even even with a walk through today judge. You -- it's kind of see the wheels start to spin a little bit. Not only with -- and the other rookies that we saw Dexter McCluster do some work -- On punt coverage today so you look and it. Trying to figure out ways to use -- if he ended the -- wiley make the roster both of them make -- they're both gonna to be in special teams and not just his returners. I mean that's going to be one of the things we can talk about as the days transpire but -- be a ton of competition on the roster that's going to be my focus. When we're on line doing that finding the 53 over the next couple of weeks. Is the intense competition it's I think it's the most intense -- probably seven years of this franchise. And that's a good sign because this is young talent starting to emerge these are guys at the end of their careers so. And it's -- power poll where he started he started the day one starter for the Chiefs well it's not gonna happen. Two day in training camp when the Chiefs go out on the practice field later this afternoon about an hour. It won't be done -- over the Long -- Apollo won't be unlocked door and working with the first team knows that albeit guy. Who came on this team is off waivers from Green -- back in 2010. He's only played five games for the Chiefs over the last two seasons all of last year on the practice Bob -- great. Offseason performance in the OTA's and mini camp and in. Anthony to reveal has -- duties to begin training camp with the number one nose tackle Romeo Crennel made that announcement earlier today. Well -- old. Story -- even veteran guys you know every year you -- sure over. Now I mean I know with the veterans can do in animal. Some will be biased toward those guys you know but if a young guy comes on and shows me something then. He might end -- didn't employees for instance them some gardening and home. Sorry he might end up getting some place you know and he might. And of being a starter at some point down the line you know but he's not starting right now. -- to reveal. Next year and. I had a conversation about that exact topic of what do you what do you take from this and that announcement today as it is it. For now simply sticking by his guns and motivating that rookie podium lineup is -- they're gonna use him holing some sub package that to some spot things that. And they did a big body who's -- maybe ended the two gap early in the season before Paul becomes -- starter eventually what do you take from today's announcement. black and you know all of you -- Questions there. I just think they're gonna ease Don Terry Pau into the situation I think he's got a chance to be very good one and a player I think he's going to be -- the field guy. Early in his career you'd like have -- three down player over time which I think -- morph into that this is a way of just easing him and it's not putting in the deep into the pool for this -- last. Let's governor trivia though this is why you scanned the rest of the National Football League. The Chiefs over the last three years I believe me before -- play the Green Bay Packers in the pre season. And trivial is on the packers' roster late -- the Packers as you know receivers mother has places. Have an embarrassment of riches with BJ Roger another good defensive linemen that it really wanna cut. -- and they did with the Chiefs are able to us to snag him right away it's one of the main reasons the -- and having Arizona here for a week. Natalie plan during -- regular hard during the pre season with a look at their roster for a week they had a big pitchers have had a chance to look at the Packers up close and personal. And one of the guys hero to pick up was Anthony trivia -- now either be a starter part time starter or a significant contributor at least of the starters freezes. You like determine what you can do albeit in a follow that development throughout camp how that she's using Gonchar apologize it was not at camp. Today onto Lambeau remained unsigned. The -- with the young time franchise and they're also. Brandon Albert missing from today's press excused for family reasons for the big news today if not necessarily who isn't on the field -- But who's -- back. On the field. The Big Three of those left ACL -- my hockey. Charles -- past their final physical them to pass on Thursday they are out there this morning they've been cleared to participate. Fully in this -- in this afternoon's practice so there's not -- PUP. Any physically unable to perform. Sending them to do some sort of active injured reserve none of that these guys are cleared. There were in a plane and that's the big news today not -- Lambeau being away and bring our missing is that these guys back on the field OK you've rarely get a surge of adrenaline during walk throughs. But I did this morning when -- won nine out there that he is. -- 25 out there and why the -- and seeing -- hockey out there because that's the one. I was hoping would be it was a bit concerned isn't quite as much this for a on the side as Jim culinary major law or. The public rabid dogs. Since the beginning screen work. He was out there. And you're right we're gonna got a -- on the list a little bit. Now will be the best site for anybody's eyes to see those three running around and by the way they were running around us. and a few -- of course the defense is letting him catch the catch the ball but when Tony was running around looking like. Tony Romeo you know -- that's an interesting at Washington in today's press conferences it's when I've been asked by fans as we talked on the show are there really any starting positions. Up for grabs. Here training camp and I guess one you'd think if you had to look at you'd say well. -- Brandon Siler and and pro -- was asked that directly today and here was his response about a bomb -- is your starters and being pushed off of that role. We've altered its leader. Or defense you know and so what job. Will be a determining factor for his play time is how much but it would be -- will play. And as you know that many offenses have gone to multiple ones who asserts that many times we match that -- a certain group. And so when we do that he's not on the film you know so. He falls into that category where we like him we like what we've seen we liked what he brings to the team. But he is not able to play as much because we're running more sub now with that being said. He also plays on special teams and makes -- contribution on special teams so. Then now he's three down player you know where is some of their other guys who play. Three downs they don't play as much on special teams and and there are three it and play. Camp and the fact -- lot -- starting positions appear to be safe on this roster mentioned. And another one we -- today I guess fans who say well what about Jeff Allen the rookie just -- left guard with rye and Walton is that and in competition Romeo said that. Just bounce actually it's a market tackle during camp as well in addition. Tumors were all left guard Ryan loves to show no signs of giving up that starting role and you know -- isn't that Allen missed the majority of the offseason program with an ankle injury. -- so it's really -- and it's one thing you're gonna take a look at. In your finding the 53 this year it has just because there's not -- starting positions up for battle doesn't mean that. There are positions up for -- because. Yeah the starters may be kind of -- and maybe even team on this roster but behind them there's a whole lot of room for movement and for guys made a couple. Wondering walk throughs they do give you Russia at the depth chart. As you see the offensive line you'll see the ones twos and threes -- there and Allen really is at number two left guard number three left tackle if you will make us more depth issue with him. There was a Donald Stephenson because Branden Albert being confident -- the number one's left tackle. But I just get the sense that they don't -- Force feed these rookies and rolls. You know before they're ready or just take their time and getting them there the other thing with the starters and I'll take it. In the -- reports and handle the next couple of weeks. I see. I see starters something different I also see starting nickel package on defense is the nickel back who's the starting dime back when they go with six defensive backs. What do they do when they go to big linebacker almost count those guys -- starters because this league has changed so much. That you're in almost as many snaps in that category as you -- if -- just a base 34. Offensively with what I've seen -- we've -- Bryant able do this and that's what I'm really excited about. Is all the different formations and personnel packages he's going to put on the field for the chase. So to me I'm counting starters says who's in the slot position when they go one back one time in two wide one slot. Who's there and there double slot they go four wide one -- who's the one back in there. When they go to blame those variety of sets of times -- be paid Ellis sometimes it's going to be Jamaal Charles. But I'm looking at the Dexter McCluster Davone -- discussion a little bit of how they are going to be used. So it's not just eleven guys on the base offense or eleven in the base defense you can really look at starters have about thirty to 32 guys on this team. And that's what I'm really watcher in the next couple weeks of camp and that is a welcome change Josh. Is let's be honest since. Maybe the middle of the two thousands and that team was older we know there were headed toward the end. The chase have not been in this position where they can put them and groupings together enough fall completely off the cliff there's just more talent on this team. Especially defensively and sub package that's you're a 5050 on your base defense and and those -- bags that. Fourth defensive back at defensive back actually Allen -- is in the world are coming in as your -- special thing can be done article coming in. Next Allen Bailey and -- pass situations to help. -- collapse the pocket -- let's go back to offensive tackle because we talked about them -- post signing. One it kind of went under the radar because it happened about 45 minutes before both -- and post -- headlines as is Tony Ugoh signing. With the Chiefs -- guys played forty games in the NFL 28 starts he made the start last year. Four -- but now junior. And who's been moved up in the violence with the Giants humanist thought he was on the giants' playoff roster. Last year and why is this significant match there's fifteen offensive linemen can now with the addition of -- You go is only the of those fifteen with any starting experience now let's take the projected starting five on the lineup take the remaining ten we have. There's only one player. Other than. Tony -- With any NFL experience any and it's rob brought him in two games with the Atlanta Falcons 2010 for 2011 the reserve offensive line especially tackle. Is something to watch the Chiefs. Good and they're gonna have a guy like Donald Stephenson there competing David Mendes Jeff Allen where's he gonna fit and you've got a lot of guys that the team is is excited about. But they're just inexperience -- back from a broken outside today Donald Stephenson he's got the team needs to step up and earn a position in training camp. We were. We get we got Mims. We have who have to. Or Stephenson. And and that's a guy that we need to take a good look at him and so he'll get an opportunity. To get some work to find out what he can do. Tony has played left tackle and started at left tackle in this league as soon as he picks up and learn your offense I think that we can see him there. As well. And then the other thing that we're gonna do is we're gonna take alum and get out on some work to tackle as well. Because you know he's played there all along and so. We put the weight on his shoulders to learn two positions you know. Guard as it is totally new foreign. But he is comfortable at tackle feels more comfortable there so we're going to and you've got to -- guard and tackle and then we're going -- in the tackles slump. So while we're trying to cover our bases. You know as we go into this thing. Here once obviously -- starting -- those jobs aren't up for grabs what is up for grabs who's going to be the swing tackle. Behind them we're gonna give up on -- Kind of got the upper hand because Branden Albert expected to miss. This afternoon's first practice of training camp excused by Romeo Cornell for personal reasons the family reasons. So there's going to be a lot tackle and there that that isn't part of that projected starting five so. Get to salable shall -- hand a little bit on on who's got the upper -- start -- Josh -- so this morning it'll start with Donald Stephenson and has been no longer. That Tony a year ago the signing up I was very happy about -- won the guy's been a champion. He's played in this league played in the post season and one huge post season games. But the other his book of his career was with Indianapolis Colts. And in their scheme and it Peyton Manning there was so many times that those tackles had to play off the edge all the time -- did you see Dallas Clark lineup. In a in a regular tide in position shoulder to shoulder with the tackle he's flexed out a lot. And even there were times that they did have another tied into the game who was shoulder to shoulder wasn't always on you go outside so you're bringing a guy who has been able to block in space. In a wide open attack if you will to me that's a positive. The other is effects you don't have to rush Donald Stephenson sensed that Donald Stephenson and say he's got to be ready. To be the backup swing tackle for the Atlanta Falcons he might be if he's not then you still have you goes played in this league and played and Ohio. As me getting on their training camp and has practiced continue our 65 TPT team will be out there filming things and they show bring an exclusive. Practice but there's nothing was on today showed just a kick out of it as well haven't been out there for -- for -- practice with cameras but. If you tune in each and every Davis have practiced here KC Chiefs dot com typically will be on from two. Until 230 about a thirty minute show but. You can check it out and see the exclusive access about all that exclusive player interviews. Fact yet the players have kind of been going about their business they haven't been built a medium much -- apartment except for yesterday and moving -- and what -- the players who really impressed. You and I. During the offseason and in one of those positions were talking about the sub package that's what you Lil Rounds of -- all over the place. This past offseason with interceptions with playing that kind of linebackers. Yeah I heard all -- essentially what John McGraw was supposed to play last year until injuries happen McGraw and played so well for the Chiefs out when. When he does that replace the -- it was supposed to would not have to. Not having to go to a different well Julio really took a step toward in my opinion. This offseason and he's a guy and we asked yesterday how do you keep. The momentum from. -- this offseason. Embree and industry. Year ago. That -- he's going to be here all the crap it's going to be your first day how important is that. As a rookie to be here on time you know things that are important last year you know look you know. The team that refuses to recruit at least or -- and coaches -- like. Could -- and you can -- and threw him in the classroom coaches and teammates for the bills to do so. For him -- put his son is perfect for the team. From your stance on going and -- you -- two guys. Really did you guys. What do you look what do you folks think it's. Really tough to beat out a little boost from a contribute most attended this which falls with the team right now and I didn't. -- would -- forums is where we put to death because they're good defender just that is just. Do you play both safety and corner yeah. Right now -- the corner. All the better for -- doesn't give replace safety yeah maybe counters I did put those pitches in college. Word for years over. When did you look forward to this day yours dissipate gotta credit. No actually do look forward to a group instead of brilliance and goes on here was. It's good for me and knowing that it was funny story don't have the pads on them. I don't know how long so it's just you -- here in beautiful ball really go would this for sometime fuel you're. Guys look like you had a pretty solid in pass first team work and that's what they sub package defense how do you play on the momentum they are able to do in the off season program and bringing out here. Are losers let it carry over to know I mean obviously. Didn't do some reps with the ones is something that I wanted to do in to go do that was great for me and hopefully not -- same intensity did the same countries -- team that did you know -- into the season. He looked up -- last year ago so. I was -- we'll get started moved over here and worked him out with -- about him to do it for them that this can't be more physical lives here. I do because of the hole. -- last year. Rick -- started this year you know the guys a little bit of time of the -- rookies and the team together so -- just -- go faster this year from last year obviously you took a little. If I continue to market also a different future -- defensive question what's the goal for us. Religious groups -- to give our road this -- you know if he's worth and obviously we're a bit too. For sure that -- Bob -- from -- when. And a -- where we are nothing like we have a ton of -- team across the board you know. First team for the team room and I didn't like -- and doing different things. With the -- training camp collaborative by your. Partly out here in Saint Joseph, Missouri and -- had to -- the radio calls will be dropping in and out throughout the show. -- as a move on -- training camp locally here in Kansas and you can hear match tonight. I can keep the show on Sports Radio eight and WHB at 5 PM central -- you get more. Thought for -- here on the first day of training camp at -- didn't get thoughts right off the practice of the chase for the rest of the first time at 330. PM today so if you want to kinda. As things are happening to him in the Sports Radio it in WHB. Our broadcast partner here -- with Kevin treatment. At 5 o'clock today another guy we heard from yesterday Travis Daniels he's in the heart of this competition earn a job as a reserve role in fact he. He's a cornerback for the Chiefs but with Eric Berry Kendrick Lewis both out of action this offseason. Abstinence which is the safety position a lot of nobody switched back to corner now that. Daniels and now that Berrian Lewis and even Abram Elam we'll be healthy and on the field -- that's not the case. He anticipate playing safety as training camp opens late this afternoon and. Any thoughts -- I'm just assumed it'd be the same road as it was a OTAs but. Just normal talent ability and things -- I look forward to it probably. You know more militants have. Do you feel about playing in. Yes they're very comfortably you know it ended is football and not be -- a because of back pointing out was -- premise of is being able to -- first. No I never really going to be their personnel wanted to play one thing you know. They NFL is that there's -- enough alone. Have a business those that have waited the way that he can maximize our opportunities. Has been able to play most -- this it's done much difference that you just. It seemed to what you were. Yeah -- down and out -- Ellis Jumanji here. I started off plant safety and then went out corners and get hurt with a corner. Harrison says that status for the remainder in my college career with the biggest difference for you to differences but in the biggest differences. The mental part of this in the sand above. Come out of the quarterback's hands from you know. From -- little Florida's closest. Seeing everything promise used sort of particular bit of time to get I used to but. Uppermost part is some some offensive to start against the run back. To say it I guess the very you know you definitely got to come -- me more attack was more about this -- in the game secretary episode. Definitely up to their talents -- my from a pass and anybody. Will present us we'll do -- for a team. Couple years. -- this team. Love how it became mr. and his team you know from all of the with the bags to the Garcia's remembers everybody's more like a family oriented. As opposed to you know he's just been -- at their bodies. Phase and we're going home like a lot of guys who stay together lost in the -- outside of I mean it's. You know would go out to be you know we know each -- key is name wise. Your friends things like there's so just the whole camaraderie is a big difference on this team is close to that because -- Cowboys. Well I mean I think because although there has allowed to do it as you know because you know everybody that he is -- you know. I do it dissimilar from the start at you know I -- is this everybody as a follow it's. Yeah it was him being more physical. -- game of football this visit so it sound but on repairs. He knows his will be visiting their disorders. -- more intense and lives here. One I -- Don't know we have to talk about it as the -- So what's -- during this year and last year as far as you know Leicester not having much prep time before he got -- saying you know whereas this year he had -- he. Gala is definitely be in the sense that our rookies coming in to this sort today's cant understand -- the world -- ahead. Numerous amounts Fred this is an intense since this season and and things like that to understand what everybody's capabilities though -- everybody's written daddy as opposed to just come here. Being thrown in the fire too easily be playing in the pre season game and finish his spin it now everybody is able to sit there relax and understand exactly what they need to do. a lot of great things here on this. Program live from the every practice day throughout training camp as we get -- on. Throughout training camp dobbs was at practice but it's one on one exclusive player interviews. And other updates of what's going on here in Saint Joseph if you can't make it out to St. Joe. But I tell you got to beat the heat it's going to be hot but. There's some news sitting here this year with more -- area for fans so there's a little bit. Better areas to seek -- he'd been in the past you know it's it's open out there and there's no O'Shea. That that's not the case anymore folks to Missouri western have I made some specific changes to the outline of the stadium and the seating area. Where you can go and seek some shelter from the -- a couple cool dates coming up. As well obviously the Arizona Cardinals are coming if it was two teams makes up and scraping up a little bit they'll be here beginning on Monday. August 6 that keep today the times and in matchups of -- maybe when the scrimmage is in those types of things aren't so yep and -- Circle that Monday August 6 that when Arizona will arrive here and I expect maybe Tuesday December would -- be. It sounded -- maybe Wednesday the -- those deprived of their here and then they start going with a few things and also some great things for KC Chiefs. 5050 years in Kansas City plan case she's fifty dot com on August 1 we will be having the first of several. Caravan to a a celebration tour throughout. The Chiefs kingdom. Footprint and basically what that is Super Bowl trophy will be on display Bobby bell will be -- will be there it's essentially it's a caravan and it's gonna -- at -- here in St. Joe on August 1 KC Chiefs dot com while all the information the dates and times that they're coming to the city. Near you this thing is just kicking off here it's gonna be going up. Throughout I believe the first two months of the season so a lot of cool things happen and of course on the show which I think is the course of the course. Thanks for the Chiefs are doing. It's giving you an opportunity. To be on national television sound asked him a note for our pre season game on the sidelines. At Lambeau Field. As our sideline reporter at the -- the -- contest is going -- a lot of great submissions already but to still have two weeks to submit your demo real. I did this eight year old league -- male female ball hair doesn't matter what you what you look like we just wanted to see if you can talk and you can top teams but also just one minute. Demo -- talking anything -- came -- on the sideline. Will pick five finalists that will go to vote from fans will vote for the fans that traveled with thoughts with the Chiefs to Green -- We'll hand over the sideline duties in our pre season telecast that's not look at on the NFL network to you. You'll be working it's very green and Paul Burmeister on live television for the second half. Of the Chiefs and Packers final pre season game once in a lifetime opportunity I don't know of any. Other team does this -- journalists will go throughout their their whole career seeking to get on a National Football League telecast and this is your chance as. -- Chiefs fan who knows. If you do particularly. You know -- we're thinking -- you might get a job out of it I sample of what your competition is. However we've kind of put together the best dog and you can judge is -- or is it. A parody of that stuff about you being -- but here's some of the submissions we've gotten so far in the rocket like -- you trends as you can -- yeah in his own where back. That she's she's got up there and sit and eat and you're right and a touchdown pass to Jonathan Baldwin. Not including -- and oh lead. Of course you know I thought what Jonathan just moments ago and he said. He wasn't even -- consideration. Obviously. Hey guys split case she -- we broke what. Talk a head coach Romeo Crennel or why he says -- were up thirteen to shed. That's right they are headed to New Orleans the jayhawks with an eighty to 67 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels a game that was -- 47 a -- At the half but it was that. Strict on the inside her that -- he -- it over the back to seven and Matt Cassel had to get hurt spots of an athlete with a touchdown pass. 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