Once a year, during the bye week, the Kansas City Chiefs assistant coaches are made available to the media.
Here are a few things that jumped out:
According to assistant head coach and wide receivers coach David Culley, Chris Conley is really coming along in his second year.
Culley: "Chris has been consistent all year long. Chris has played very solid ball for us these past four games. I think he's going to continue doing that. I think the offseason work that he did with Jeremy [Maclin] and Albert [Wilson] has really paid off for him. He's playing a lot more outside, a lot more than Albert [Wilson] was last year at this time. He's getting some opportunities, and he's taken advantage of them and he's done well for us."
Spencer Ware has had a couple fumbles the past few weeks, so running backs coach Eric Bieniemy weighed in on how he handles that from his perspective.
Bieniemy:"Well, you know you just evaluate – how did it happen? Why did it happen? You look at it and you fix it. At the end of the day, no player, no runner wants to go into a game and fumble. Unfortunately, those things happen, but it's easy to correct. Other than that, I thought he played a strong game. It's just unfortunate that the outcome – that just added in. You never want to put yourself in that predicament playing a championship caliber team like that."
Bieniemy also described what he believes the identity of the 2016 offense is thus far.
Bieniemy:"Well, right now, our identity is that we need to make sure that first and foremost, we need to make sure we come out with the right attitude and the right mind set. Second of all, is that we play hard and we play fast. Third of all, we need to make the most of every opportunity. So, right now, we need to improve upon that. Last night, that wasn't a team that we've been known to be. So, we just have to make sure we correct all the little things that need to be corrected. Now, the best thing about it is that it's week four. There's a lot of season left to be played. We just have to correct it and keep moving – keep chopping."
Defensive line coach Britt Reid explained that best-case scenario when it comes to the bye week is meaningless, and the Chiefs have to take it in stride.
Reid: "We're just going to take it as it goes. I would rather not go on our bye week on a loss, especially a loss like that. So, probably I would like to have a game, so we can go out on a win for the bye week."
Secondary and cornerbacks coach Al Harris shared Reid's sentiment.
Harris: "This is just my personal opinion: I think the bye week is hitting us at just the right time. We need to step back, do some self-scouting, let the guys sit out and come back ready to work."