Danny Parkins: Chiefs Workout. What's Next?
The majority of the Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of an impromptu 3 day mini-camp at Bishop Miege. The thing is I’m not exactly sure what we’ll be watching or what they’ll be saying.
a I don’t know what to make of these workouts.
Part of me wants to connect the dots and get optimistic. There have been multiple reports indicating we are approaching the end of this mind – numbing lockout. The reports included estimates ranging from the lockout already being over (I’m looking at you, small paper in Massachusetts) to ending in two weeks, four weeks, or that the framework for a deal is 80-85% complete. It doesn’t seem to be a stretch to connect the dots of these positive reports coinciding with the most well attended workouts thus far and think that we’re approaching the end of the tunnel.
The other side is that whatever progress is allegedly being made could derail at any time. The talks could break down at a moment’s notice. We’ve heard nothing but rhetoric on the lockout for 91 days and counting, and these recent reports have all used the dreaded ‘anonymous source.’ I swear if I never read another NFL story with the phrases “a source close to the owners” or “a player source says” again I’d be just fine.
So I’m keeping my guard up until I hear from Demaurice Smith and/or Roger Goodell that this thing is over. And call me a pessimist, but I suggest you do the same.
But until then, I’ll be at the Chiefs “practice” with a microphone, ready to share the story with you. I just have no idea what it will be.