"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.
A long day has come to a close in St. Joe. The Chiefs held a walk thru bright and early this morning that was closed to the public but open to the media. The Chiefs ran thru a ton of special teams drills and did a lot of 11 on 11.
One of the more interesting notes of the day came from the offense. The Chiefs had Jamaal Charles split out more so than I can remember from last year. The main goal this season seems to be, get the ball in the hands of the playmakers any way possible. Also interesting of note, Bill Muir was calling the plays. Quarterback Matt Cassel would get the play after the previous play from Muir who was following the offense down the field behind the play. Now, its not safe to say he will be the play caller on September 11th, but he did handle the duties in the walk thru.
Its still tough to take these practices seriously when Bobby Greenwood is the starting right tackle and Darryl Harris is starting at center. Its also tough to take a lot away when Anthony Toribio is the starting nose tackle. Hopefully, on Thursday, all of the labor issues will be resolved and the rest of the team can start practicing.
After the morning session Todd Haley made it a point to stress that they are still a run first team, even with the additions of Steve Breaston and Jon Baldwin.
Ricky Sanzi made news in the afternoon, letting everyone know that he is very patriotic and does not care to ever leave America. A little comic relief one week into camp.
Adam Teicher of the Star was the first to report that Leron McClain was signed. McClain now gives the Chiefs 3 good options when it comes to running the football. A nice pick up by the Chiefs who have been pretty good in their signings.
KC practiced under the lights in Spratt Stadium in front of a very good crowd. The team 11 on 11 was fun. Baldwin made a great catch in the back of the end zone on a Matt Cassel pass and the offensive and defensive linemen battled hard all night long as there are a lot of spots open for backups.
The majority of guys that are signed but can’t practice until tomorrow were on the field watching. That was a good sign. Kelly Gregg looks like a fire plug. I think fans will love him!
Thursday is the day most are expecting Tamba Hali and Brandon Carr in camp. We will see if that happens.