Monday’s practice was the last before the Chiefs take the field on Thursday night for their preseason opener against Cincinnati. It is about time the Chiefs hit the field so we can see some of these guys (I’m looking at you, De’Anthony Thomas) at Arrowhead to see what they can do on the big stage.
Until then, here’s four thoughts on today’s practice.
1. Chiefs Take Things Easy
Practice was noticeably slower today according to observers in St. Joseph. With the Chiefs first preseason game three days away and two off days coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday, trying to keep players fresh and healthy seemed to be the priority for the coaching staff.
Kansas City’s practice pace has been pretty fast since the start of camp, which may be part of the reason why there have been so many hamstring injuries. One hopes this work pays off and the Chiefs are in good condition coming out of the gate on September 7. The Chiefs cannot afford a slow start this season given the way their schedule plays out, they have to be able to hit the ground running or they’ll be in a huge hole by mid-October.