Tony Moeaki started it all.
In the 4th preseason game of the 2011 season, a game he had no business playing in, TE Tony Moeaki tore his ACL and ended his season.
And so began a rash of injuries so devastating that they sent the Chiefs reeling. By the time the dust settled, Moeaki, Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles were all on injured reserve and the Chiefs were 0-3, a slump from which they were never able to fully recover.
Speaking of recovery, Moeaki talked a bit with Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star this week and he said he hopes to be ready for action by the time the Chiefs head to training camp.
”Rehab is good,” he said. ”As far as team activities, I’m just doing what the trainers and the coaching staff tells me to do. I don’t really know until we get there.”
There is no need for the Chiefs to rush Moeaki back. Sure, it would be nice to have him on the field at full strength as new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll installs his offense, but it is more important that the Chiefs have him for the start of the season. Moeaki was sharp enough to pick up a pro offense and play well during his rookie season. I have no doubt he’ll be a quick study when the Chiefs need him in training camp.
If all goes well, we’ll be seeing more of this: