I was reaching a detailed report of practice over at bobgretz.com this morning and Bob told of a story that was pretty interesting.
Yesterday in practice, former NFL QB and Chiefs QB coach Jim Zorn was taking Matt Cassel,
Tyler Palko Falko Calabaloo and Ricky Stanzi through an accuracy drill. The drill was simple. Zorn placed two garbage cans on top of each other in the back corner of the end zone. He then had the Qb’s stand between the 10 and 20-yardlines. The task was to try to put the ball in the can.
A drill like this requires a certain touch. Unfortunately, none of KC’s QB’s were up to the task.
But their coach was.
Zorn sank three of his four attempts.
I love this story for a number of reasons. For one, Zorn, who is 59, is demonstrating he practices what he preaches. He also is challenging the QB’s. Throwing a perfect ball in the back corner of the endzone is all about touch. The QB needs to get enough air under the ball to get it over the defenders head so that it can drop into his receiver’s hands. If perfectly executed the play is nearly impossible to defend. With tall redzone options like Dwayne Bowe, Jon Baldwin and Tony Moeaki, this play could be deadly for the Chiefs. But the QB’s need to be able to make the throw.
Hopefully next time they do the drill, we’ll get a report that Matt Cassel sank a few. That, or the Chiefs could sign Zorn and suit him up in the red zone.
Check out bobgretz.com for yesterday’s practice report.