The Kansas City Chiefs returned to the field today for their first official practice of their 2012 training camp.
Head coach Romeo Crennel took the podium and addressed a couple of topics. The big question on everyone’s mind was about the whereabouts of WR Dwayne Bowe. Unfortunately, Crennel didn’t have an answer.
“He is not here, and the only thing that I can tell you is that he is not here,” said Crennel. “I’m only working with the guys who are here, so I know nothing about the situation. I have not spoken with him or anything like that, so we’re going to try to get the guys better who are here and try to make those guys better and go forward from that aspect.”
This is pretty much what we would have expected Crennel to say. the head coach has nothing to do with negotiations so there isn’t much he can do other than work with the guys he has.
While Bowe was absent, three players that were missing for most of last season returned to action at long last. Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki.
“They all passed the physical and we will be working with all of them in practice, Tony, Eric and Jamaal,” said Crennel. “We might have to manage them a little bit if they get a little irritated in their joint that they had their surgery on, but they should be good to go … They look pretty good. They’re running around and they’ve got some bounce in their step, so I feel pretty good about them.”
The Chiefs are sure to take things slow with these three payers. The worst thing they could do is rush them back too early and cause them to miss more time.
Lastly, Crennel was asked about the incident during the MLB ALl-Star game festivities in wich Chiefs QB Matt Cassel was lightly booed at a charity softball game.
“I was not in town and it was after the fact that I heard that, but what I think it will do, will be motivation for Matt to come out and prove that he is the guy that can get it done and lead this team to the playoffs like he’s done before, said Crennel.”I think that that’s what will happen.”
Terrific answer from Crennel. He showed confidence in his QB and answered a negative question with a positive response. It is nice to hear Crennel talking about going to the playoffs.
It sure beats listening to Todd Haley talking about how the Chiefs “aren’t a good team yet.”