With the simple one word answer of “Who” Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel sent a message that the Chiefs have moved past waiting for wide receiver Dwayne Bowe to show up to training camp. We are now more than a week into camp and the top offensive target is still sitting at home while the rest of his team slugs it out on the hot fields of St. Joseph Missouri. Jon Baldwin’s performance early on has quickly made the team and fans alike forget about Bowe. Now, no one is saying they don’t need Bowe, because they do. As Tamba Hali put it on Thursday, we need everyone to win the AFC West.
Thursday was an entertaining day on the practice field. The Chiefs worked what seemed to be exclusively on their red zone offense. Last season KC was one of the worst red zone teams in every category. They could not score once they got inside the 20 yard line.
That has to improve this year.
QB coach Jim Zorn made that very obvious when he spoke with the media after practice. He stressed that his QB Matt Cassel has to finish drives. They did not do that well last season.
Two of the big highlights of the Thursday session included Jamaal Charles and who else, Jon Baldwin. Charles faked Kendrick Lewis out in the open field and for a split second looked like the 2010 version of himself. Seeing Charles cut like that in the open field was very significant as he keeps taking steps back from the torn ACL. Baldwin on the other hand skied over a DB to haul in a Matt
Cassel pass in the back of the end zone for a score.
The Chiefs will practice at 320 again on Friday on the campus of Mo West State University.