Four Thoughts Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp: Day Nine

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Jul 26, 2014; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid watches during training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Arrowhead Addict was at training camp today and we are in the process of sifting through some of the information we gathered. We’ll start dispersing that over the next few days. For now here are a few quick thoughts and observations for Saturday morning’s practice.

1. Rise And Grind

If there are themes to practices then today’s was about endurance. A three hour marathon that saw most of the drills spanning long distances – for example the 11-on-11 drill was a quick paced 80 yard drive down the field which was done a handful of times. Everything was moving quickly and it kept at that pace for the full length of the practice.

Andy Reid clearly has an agenda of getting his players in shape and ready to go for the season. Nothing may say that more than the amount of players suffering from hamstring injuries, injuries that generally seem to happen when players are being pressed. There’s constant movement and a clear tempo to how practice is run, it is hard not to notice the rhythm while watching from the sidelines.

Assuming the Chiefs can make it out of the preseason alive and in (mostly) one piece, the team is definitely going to be physically prepared to start the season. I think this will be noticeable when the Chiefs get things kicked off on Thursday against Cincinnati.