The first person on the call was Kansas City Chiefs head trainer Rick Burkholder, who updated the media on the team's current injuries.
On Philip Gaines and
On James O' Shaughnessy (right foot surgery in November): "He should be good for April."
On the tampering appeal: "I can't say anything because we're in the process. That's why Clark (Hunt) made the statement and I would just leave it at that and let that statement hold its own and let the appeal process go through and what happens there, happens there."
On defensive back
On what he sees in new wide receiver Rod Streater: "I think he can fill that [slot] role. He's done both. He's played outside, been successful. He's worked inside and been successful. I've known him for a long time, I'm kind of cheating on this because my son and he played together and then Britt (Reid) also coached him at Temple, so I've got a little inside intel on him. As good a player as he is, he's an even better person, so you're adding a quality guy and also a guy that can play football. He's got size, he's got speed, he's got good change of direction. All those things fit both outside and inside. He's got experience playing the inside position there. I just think he's coming off a couple years where he had been banged up, although this past year, he was pretty healthy. It kind of became a number count there for him, but this will give him a fresh start and an opportunity to hop in this offense and digest it, which I think he'll be able to do and we'll see how he does."
On what he likes about new offensive lineman Mitch Schwartz: "We know the Schwartz family. We had Geoff here, and we appreciated his time here and how he helped get us started in our first year there. His brother (Mitch) is similar. He's very durable and very intelligent and a hard worker. We like all of those things. I'm not sure, knock on wood, he's missed a game, so he's reliable there and reliability ends up being an important thing in this league. I think he probably could play anywhere on the line. He's highly intelligent, not only in the books, but also football-wise, so I think you could probably swing him wherever — left tackle included, if needed. Fish (
On what he is looking for in the upcoming draft: "It looks like it's a deep draft, to me. [John Dorsey] gives me the information, and I go through and look at the guys that he wants me to look at. To me, it seems that they're some good football players in this draft at a lot of positions, which that's not always the case, so this one here feels pretty healthy though."
On lengthening the playoff run in 2016: "We got a taste of it — how long the season is, just going into the second round. You've got to prepare yourself that way. It's not just preparing for 16 games. You prepare for 20 and make sure that when you're sitting on that bench and when you're going for that 10th rep, I'm doing that extra lap, that extra sprint, I'm putting it down, so that I'm there for the whole duration until you get to that Super Bowl."
On St. Louis football fans potentially joining Chiefs Kingdom: "Absolutely. Come on down, you know that. You just have to get through Columbia. You just have to get passed Columbia and then let's go. First of all, there's no place better to play than Arrowhead Stadium. It's phenomenal. The environment is tremendous. The Hunts have made it that way. It's a great fan experience and then the product out there. John Dorsey has done a great job of bringing good players in here. They're fun to watch. We've got old, we've got new and it's a great blend and there's nothing like it on Sundays. It's an exciting, exciting atmosphere, and we have a chance to be a pretty good football team. We've got to do the right things this offseason in preparation for it as players and coaches, but we have a chance to be a decent football team and I think every fan wants to follow a team that has a chance."