Chiefs OTA Report


KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 20, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Source: Yardbarker.com

The Chiefs had their 10th OTA practice today. The reports are coming in so lets get to it.

Bob Gretz reports that the defense had the advantage over the offense today. There were 2 picks during the 7 on 7 drills, one belonging to rookie Kendrick Lewis and the other to Travis Daniels.

Is it just me or does Daniels seem to come up with a pick every practice?

The other big news is that Kendrick Lewis lined up along side Eric Berry with the first team defense. Jarad Page had better get his butt to Arrowhead or he could end up being an overpaid backup  instead of an underpaid starter.

Here is some more from Gretz:

  • Fifth-round draft choice Kendrick Lewis was running with the No. 1 offense, replacing Jon McGraw and working next to fellow rookie Eric Berry. Again, it’s too early in the process to say there was anything definitive in the move and whether it was a reward or just a coaching shuffle of the roster. Lewis looked very much at home back there with Berry and grabbed an INT and knocked down another pass.
  • Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher continued to run with the first-team defense.
  • Here’s the No. 1 defense for this week: Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson at DE, Ron Edwards at NT, Mike Vrabel and Tamba Hali at OLB, Johnson and Belcher at ILB, Maurice Leggett and Brandon Carr at CB and Lewis and Berry.
  • When the No. 1 defense went to the nickel, Jackson and Edwards come out and DE Wallace Gilberry and rookie CB Javier Arenas come in. On Monday they showed their dime defense for the first time, with Belcher coming off and CB Travis Daniels coming onto the field.
  • Offensively, the Chiefs worked a bit on their no-huddle “Red Ball” offense to mixed results. QB Matt Cassel was 3 of 5 throwing the ball, including a nice hookup with WR Dwayne Bowe. The first play in that segment was an incompletion when Vrabel did not buy a fake and knocked the pass down.

Be sure to check out the rest of Bob’s report here.

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