"Bulldog" Bob Fescoe is the host of Fescoe in the Morning, heard weekdays 6a-9a on 610 Sports Radio. The KU grad has been a voice in the Kansas City sports scene for the better part of the last decade and brings his passion to the table with some bite every weekday morning.
Another day is in the books for the Chiefs in St. Joe and with an off day on Tuesday, I think we have finally seen the end of practice without pads.
The Chiefs endured a 2 and a half hour session this afternoon and most of it was conducted in temps of 106 degrees. It was blazing out on the fields and the humidity did not help matters. Buzz started to spread around the complex that it was 10 years ago to the day that Korey Stringer passed away up in Mankato, so needless to say some of the folks were a little concerned with the extreme temps. By the end of practice, everyone seemed tired but to their credit, no one sat out, needed extra breaks or time to rest on the sidelines. To me, that indicates a team that is in outstanding condition and ready to tackle the rigors of an NFL season. The Chiefs could be one of a few teams that will not have to condition themselves and that means time can be spent getting ready for the upcoming year.
Folks seem to think that not much gets done in shorts. I beg to differ. Now is the time when the QB’s work on their footwork, and the little things that may help them win a game down the line. Its also an opportunity for guys to get mentally tougher. If you are not thinking about the heat and fighting thru it, it will make you stronger in the fourth quarter of games late in the season.
On defense, romeo Crennel is waiting for the arrival of Tamba Hali. He was smiling when talking about the best pass rusher on the defense. He says he will be very happy with the pass rush…once Tamba arrives..and that could be any day now.
Chiefs made some off the field news. Wallace Gilberry and Barry Richardson both signed their tender offers and will be here on Thursday.
A much needed day off tomorrow and then back at it on Wednesday.