October 07, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin (89) can

Chiefs News And Rumors 8/12

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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.

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According to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star,  the Chiefs tried out the pistol formation yesterday in practice. Though it was reportedly a bad practice for the offense, this is something interesting to take note of. Per Covitz:

The Chiefs showed a little Pistol formation in addition to their regular offenses, but all in all, they had a pretty dreary day trying to move the ball in any situation

For those wondering, the Pistol formation has the quarterback lined up at about 2.5 to three yards behind the center, depending on how deep the offense wants the running back. Basically, this allows for quicker meshes between the running back and quarterback. In read-option offenses, it also lets the quarterback read the defense a bit better.

That’s an interesting development for the Chiefs.

Update: Adam Teicher of the KC Star tweets that Eric Fisher is back practicing in full gear this morning: 

One last post from Covitz, who has obviously been very busy. Here’s what wideouts coach David Culley had to say about Jon Baldwin:

“It doesn’t matter what’s happened in the past,” said assistant head coach/receivers David Culley. “What matters right now is now. Everything is being judged off what happens now.

“I told him, ‘All we want to do is see you do the right things, and if you do the right things, put yourself in position to do the right things, put yourself in position to make plays, you have to make plays.’”

Baldwin caught 20 balls for 325 yards and one touchdown last season, per ESPN. The former first round pick has only caught two touchdowns total in the past two seasons.

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  • berttheclock

    Until young Mr Baldwin can prove he can get open and catch passes on a regular basis, could management refuse to allow him to wear Number 89. Perhaps, the Chiefs could obtain a waiver rule from the NFL to allow him to just wear ZERO until that time.



    • Mark Bustamante

      I say male Avery the #2 option Md Baldwin #3

  • Chris Tarrants

    Give the guy a chance with a real QB and a head coach who actually knows what is going on in a game. Can’t fault him last year with lousy qbs and a coach who had no idea that JC only had 5 touches!

    • steve james

      He doesn’t get seperation. Can’t blame coaches for that. Or his not so good route running.