My apologies for the dearth of coverage of the Chiefs’ Offseason Training Activities. I just can’t get my blood up about anything I’ve read about the Chiefs’ OTAs, even with the excellent videos they’re currently hosting on kcchiefs.com.
Has anything you’ve read remotely excited you about the OTAs this season?
What have we heard? Well, everybody’s looked “fine” in shorts. The rookies have “worked hard” and some of them “may get a contract.” All the rookies hit the interviews and say nothing genuine, sticking with things like they love being in Kansas City (like what else are they going to say?) and how awesome their coaches are (ditto). Attendence has been good. The coaches like the talent and the effort. Everybody is showing improvement as the rookies are getting up to speed. Zzzzz………
It’s a bit hard sitting through all of this, waiting for training camp to get here so the big guys can put on the pads and really show us what they’re worth. I respect the process of the OTAs but I have been pretty bored with them this year.
Which is probably the first time I could say that in a few years, and to be frank it’s a welcome change of pace. The past few years have been marred by the messy Pioli/Haley transition (2009), injuries to key players (2008), and Larry Johnson (the past three years…).
But this year, it’s undramatic. The locker room is in good spirits. The coaching staff has been upgraded, knows each other very well, and are already evaluating the available talent. Nobody’s in legal trouble, and no players have been controversially departed with (yet).
What’s a fan to do?
Other than trying to get a fellow Chiefs fan to wear Raiders garb, that is…