“One of the things that we wanted to see is what kind of command that he would take of the offensive line,” Crennel told reporters in Kansas City on Friday. “It looks like he’s doing a nice job of it because he’s been asked to (identify) the (middle linebacker) and re-ID on front. He seems to be handling that pretty well. I think that group is working well together. I think that they’re developing that chemistry that you want on your offensive line. So, he’s doing well.”
Hudson practiced at center in college and last year as a rookie. Crennel believes because Hudson is intelligent and competitive, he will have no problem adjusting to the position when the season starts.
“There’s been some mention of it,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said of the practice sessions with the Cardinals. “Whether it will happen or not, we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m not opposed to it. If this were my first year, I would be opposed to doing something like that. But I’ve been here a couple years and defensively, we’ve got our system in place and I think we’re making good progress with the offense so if it works out, I think it will be a good change. If it doesn’t work out, then we’ll just go right on with what we normally do.”
The Chiefs would regularly hold joint practices when they trained in River Falls, Wis., usually against the nearby Minnesota Vikings. But they haven’t practiced against another team since moving camp to Missouri in 2010.
“It was incredible,” Boss said in a phone interview this week. “I’m already thinking about going back. I told my wife the Haitian people have most beautiful smile in the world. They don’t have much but the clothes on their backs, but they have their smile. They melt your heart.”
Boss and his party spent nearly their entire week at the orphanage, working, teaching and playing with about 35 parent-less children. They also did significant physical work to improve the living conditions, including helping to install solar panels because electricity is so unreliable in the area. Boss’ group also built a wall around the area to boost security. He also made a nearly day-long trek for food and supplies during the trip and went to several church services with the residents of the area.
Stanzi showcased his mobility on Tuesday, rolling out of the pocket, running down the right sideline and sneaking out of bounds. Quarterback coach Zim Zorn applauded Stanzi’s decision to scramble, and other offensive coaches joined in.
On Friday, Stanzi made another good decision with his arm. Wylie broke out of his route in the end zone of the goal line drill with corner Mikail Baker on his left hip. But Stanzi rifled a pass to Wylie’s opposite shoulder that placed the ball away from the defender and into the diving arms of his tight end.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs: My bust predictions are based on where I suspect the player will be drafted, and the production you would expect from a selection in that round. I see running back-by-committee situation in Kansas City. Because Charles is coming off that ACL, look for free-agent acquisition Peyton Hillis to get some carries. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a 50/50 split in order to protect Charles and ease him back into that lead role. Charles is not a first-round selection.