“I mean it will be fast, yea I think it’s going to be fast,” OLB Andy Studebaker predicted as he checked into Chiefs camp Thursday afternoon. “We don’t have a ton of time here, I think three weeks, we’ve got a game in two weeks, there’s going to be a lot of stuff that we’ve got to learn but carved out of that no two-a-days thing is a lot of meeting times, chances to get better, chances to do walkthroughs and teach.”
“The season hasn’t started yet so we won’t be able to know that until the season starts. A lot of people make a big deal out of age, for me I just train and prepare like I’ve always done. If you play this game and you’ve played as long as I have, you understand it’s about preparation and I’m the type of guy that likes to prepare and make sure I’m ready to go but I don’t really look at the age as a factor, I know a lot of people who haven’t played probably do or statistics may say that, but I’ve never looked at the game like that.”
“Brian has played a key role in our progress and I am personally grateful for his contributions to this team”, said General Manager Scott Pioli, “He and I had a good discussion and mutually agreed that this is a sound football decision for both Brian and the Chiefs. Brian has been an integral part of this organization and will always be part of the Kansas City Chiefs. We wish him nothing but the best.”
In a scene nearly identical to this time last year, the center of the Kansas City sporting world descended on St. Joseph again. The move into the dorms on the campus of Missouri Western State University started the Chiefs’ preparations for a second straight summer up the road from Arrowhead Stadium.
Who could say what its contents might look like after coaches had all that idle time?
“That’s kind of the problem,” quarterback Matt Cassel said. “When you sit around for four months, it’s like, ‘OK, what are we going to do? There’s not practice, so should we change the playbook?’ ”