Top 5 Headlines 8/19: Training Camp Report: Offense much sharper

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1. Chiefs training camp report, Aug. 19: Offense much sharper

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray combined to complete 14 of 18 passes. … One of Smith's best throws came on a slant to Albert Wilson for a touchdown. …

In seven-on-seven drills, Murray hit receiver Da'Ron Brown on a fade. … Smith hit Travis Kelce for a touchdown on a slant. … Murray hit Jeret Smith for a touchdown on a post. …

The rain started falling during the next 11-on-11 team drill. … Smith connected with Kelce for a deep touchdown down the right sideline. Kelce had a step on the safety and hauled it in. … Smith went back up top again a few plays later, finding Chris Conley for a deep completion over Marcus Peters. … Daniel connected with receiver Fred Williams on a curl in front of Marcus Cooper. …

The first-team line looked like this, from left to right: Donald Stephenson, Ben Grubbs, Mitch Morse, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Jarrod Pughsley. … Paul Fanaika got some work with the first team in Pughsley's place."    READ MORE…

Chiefs Training Camp Gallery 8/18

The Chiefs took to the field after a brief rain 15min delay for the 17th day of Training Camp.

2. Chiefs Download Podcast: Grant Curtis, Director of the ESPN 30 for 30, "Delaney"

By Pete Sweeney - Chiefs.com

"Film director Grant Curtis joined host Pete Sweeney to discuss "Delaney," an ESPN 30 for 30 short film set to debut on August 19. Curtis has been making motion pictures for more than 20 years. Currently, he is an executive producer on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" for Paramount Pictures, which is set to release summer of 2016."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs' Emmitt Thomas on Marcus Peters: 'He's what we've been missing back there'

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"Emmitt Thomas knows what it takes for a cornerback to become a prolific ball thief. Thomas, who played 13 seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs, holds the franchise record for interceptions with 58.

Thomas, now the Chiefs' defensive backs coach, said he believes Marcus Peters has the necessary qualities.

"He's what we've been missing back there,'' Thomas said of Peters, the Chiefs' first-round draft pick. "He's a guy that can intercept the ball and get turnovers back there.''"    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs receiver Fred Williams took unconventional career path to end zone

By Blair Kerkhoff - Kansas City Star

"As Saturday's preseason opener was unfolding and wide receiver Fred Williams made plays and hung up numbers, Chiefs assistant head coach David Culley was nodding. Williams had done his job.

"He was in a position to get some opportunities and made the most of them," said Culley, who also oversees the wide receivers. "Not everybody does that."

Which makes roster decisions easier. But this one looms as a toughie for the Chiefs. Williams has been superb in camp. So has Frankie Hammond and Da'Ron Brown. Each caught a touchdown pass from Chase Daniel against the Arizona Cardinals."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs take signs of passing game progress where they find them

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"But there was a nugget in Tuesday's training camp practice that Pederson and the Chiefs can offer up as proof. Smith took a quick drop and fired a back-shoulder pass to Jeremy Maclin, who caught the throw before cornerback Marcus Peters, otherwise in good position to knock the ball away, could turn himself around.

Just the mention of the play brought a smile to Pederson's face. Smith and Maclin couldn't have connected on that pass, say, when training camp began less than three weeks ago.

"Those are things you see Alex and Jeremy working on," Pederson said. "They might go off to the side or another field, but they'll work on that type of thing."    READ MORE…

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