The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Monday dates for the 2013 Chiefs Training Camp, presented by Mosaic Life Care (www.mymosaiclifecare.org) at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. All times and dates are subject to change.
Training camp will officially kick off on Friday, July 26 with a 3:30 p.m. practice and conclude with the club’s final practice on Aug. 14 at 8:15 a.m. Beginning July 26, all practices will be open to the public. Practices conducted indoors, due to inclement weather, at Missouri Western will not be open to the public. Groups of players will sign autographs following each practice session.
Unless otherwise noted, all outdoor training camp practices will be free of charge. Missouri Western will charge a $5 parking fee per vehicle per day.
Camp Kickoff on Friday, July 26 will feature a full-team autograph session following the 3:30 p.m. practice. Missouri Western will charge a $5 admission fee with no charge for children ages three and under for the first practice of camp.
In every one of those cases, you could make a compelling argument either way. My personal favorite is Jordan vs. Johnson. You’re talking about the best position group on the team. If one of these two guys steps up, it could make the Chiefs defense jump to the next level.
I’ve got my money on Johnson, considering his potential. Jordan won’t make the competition easy, but if things are equal expect to see Johnson in the lineup more often than not.
How about you? Give me your favorite camp battle and tell us, who wins it and why?
However, the Star later reported that Lilja is still “rehabbing from some offseason surgeries”, so perhaps it’s an issue that’s on hold more than anything else. The partial dance between both sides makes for some interesting considerations as the Chiefs line comes together throughout the offseason. With so many young x-factors at guard and center, the Chiefs have a number of options.
Most people involved would like to see Jeff Allen and Rodney Hudson cement the left guard and center spots. However both are hardly sure things given that Allen was just a rookie last year, and Hudson is coming off of a season-ending injury. Hudson is back to full strength, and there’s a reason the Chiefs sunk a second round investment in both players. However that was under Scott Pioli’s watch so neither player can rest comfortably during workouts.
“I am evaluator by nature so I wanted to spend time taking it all in to make a thoughtful decision,” Pioli told SI. “I decided this would be a great, new opportunity. Evaluating in my old job the things I did well and the things I did not do well, I certainly believe understanding the media and what their job is was something I did not do a good job of. I thought this was a good opportunity to learn and grow, and get better in a lot of different areas.”