Practicing at the place of the test is now becoming a late week ritual for Todd Haley’s Chiefs. What was originally scheduled to be a mid-morning practice in the backyard, ended up turning into a final tune-up at Arrowhead Stadium Friday.
“I don’t know if there is any benefit or not, but I like being up there,” Haley said.
On the injury front, things don’t look promising for
O’Callaghan has now been officially out of action for one full month, while Jackson hasn’t practiced since injuring his left knee vs. San Diego on September 13th. Haley also added that the upcoming bye week would have no impact on whether or not injured players suited up this Sunday.
“I’ve said it a bunch of times that I need everyone now and not later,” Haley said. “If it is something that is not going to be something detrimental or that our doctors feel like isn’t going to be worse, then I’m looking for tough guys that want to come out and be a part of this.”
If O’Callaghan can’t go on Sunday, which looks to be the case, the Chiefs will enter their third straight ballgame with just two active offensive tackles.
Chiefs Official Injury Report
Tyson Jackson (doubtful – knee)
Ryan O’Callaghan (doubtful – groin)
Weis on Charles’ Workload
Chiefs offensive coordinator cleared up a few things about
1) Begin with the end in mind
“They are both capable of (carrying the football 20 times a game),” Weis said, referring to Charles and
2) Charles’ offseason shoulder surgery has no bearing on his current workload.
“No,” Weis said when asked if it did.
Eye on Clausen
Weis wont’ be paying attention to the Carolina Panthers game on Sunday, as they play at the exact same time as the Chiefs. But when he gets home from Arrowhead on Sunday evening, Weis will probably check the Panthers/Bengals box.
Rookie QB Jimmy Clausen, Weis’ starting quarterback for three years at Notre Dame, will be making his first NFL start this weekend.
“I’m openly biased towards Jimmy,” Weis said. “He’s one of my guys. I’ve talked to him a couple of times this week and I know that he’s really excited.”