Bob Fescoe- Tuesday Practice Report From St. Joe
The second to last day in St Joe got a little chippy for the Kansas City Chiefs.
For the first time this camp, we saw a fight, a coach yell and a linebacker drill a quarterback. All of that happened within about ten minutes. It all started with Derrick Johnson basically taking on the entire offensive line. It was quickly whistled and broken up, but it was good to see fight in the defense. A few plays later, linebacker Andy Studebaker had seen enough of Tyler Palko’s inept play, so he delivered a blow to the back up quarterback, sending him to the ground. It was at that moment when Head Coach Todd Haley blew the whistle and read the riot act to the defense. Haley basically told them to stop making stupid plays but that he loved the intensity that was shown on the field.
Haley is right. You have to use your head. One of the things that gave the Chiefs the upper hand for most of last year was the fact they did not commit dumb penalties (except against the raiders). It was something that was stressed all off season and during camp and Haley wants to make sure they do not commit dumb penalties this season.
Derrick Johnson continues to show how the game has slowed down for him this year. For the second consecutive day, on the same play, he was able to chase down Jamaal Charles.
Tyler Palko continues to struggle. He threw another INT today. This one, to Kendrick Lewis who was all alone in the defensive backfield, with no receiver within five yards of the play.
The Chiefs will wrap up the St. Joe portion of Camp tomorrow with a walk thru and then an afternoon session before heading back to KC for good.
All for now….