One of the more informative media sessions during OTAs was when the Chiefs made all of the assistant coaches available to discuss what was going on with their individual position groups. In those interviews we received some information we typically do not receive from press conferences and it gave us a little more insight into individual players and what the Chiefs are attempting to do as a team.
Wednesday the Chiefs made their assistant coaches available to the media, and again the interviews were very interesting. This was particularly interesting when it came to roster battles and what the Chiefs are trying to do schematically. Here are all of the coaches quotes from today’s media session.
ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/WIDE RECEIVERS COACH DAVID CULLEY
Q: Thirty is the age where receivers tend to lose their skills, what have you seen from Dwayne Bowe?
CULLEY: “He’s in the best shape he’s been in from here. I know from last year this is completely different. When he came back from the offseason he was in great shape. At 30, that’s a mindset kind of thing. There are old 30s and there are young 30s – which 30 do you want to be? Right now, when he came back, he came back as a young 30. That’s what you have to do if you want to play in this league for a long time.”
Q: Junior Hemingway looked like he had a nice day today.
CULLEY: “He did. I’ll tell you what, he’s been out for a while with that (hamstring), he needed this work real bad. Junior fits us inside with what we want to do with that third guy. He’s strong, he’s tough, he has a good feel for what we want in there. Even last year, when he came in and played for us not a lot on the inside, but when he did, he was very productive. Last year, Dexter (McCluster) was in there most of the time, now (Hemingway) is in there doing all of that work that he did. He’s getting more comfortable with it. We can do some more things in there because of his size and his strength than we did last year.”
Q: Can you elaborate; are you talking about the run game?
CULLEY: “Run game and the throwing game. Run game and the throwing game, both of those.”
Q: Last year, you said you went to McCluster when you went to the three receiver set, do you see it being a little bit of Hemingway and others?
CULLEY: “It could be. Basically, what we try to do, we have to find that Junior may be a little better at this than Kyle (Williams). Kyle may be a little better at this than Junior and vice versa – Frankie Hammond, those kind of guys. They all have their own little deal. Basically in this offense, you kind of fit them and put them in the situation where you use their skills the best.”