Kansas City Chiefs: Four Training Camp Takeaways

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Yes, it’s a highlight video, but it’s a highlight video that shows some nice interceptions and pass break ups and not just against inferior opponents. In fact, the highlight of the video was probably his interception that he returned for a touchdown against Michigan. Then I looked up his career stats and saw that he had four interceptions and an impressive 14 pass break ups in college. That gave me hope that perhaps the “mighty mouse” run stopper that I had seen in camp on Friday actually has the coverage skills to succeed and be an all around linebacker.

Then right on cue Terez Paylor put out an article titled “Chiefs rookie linebacker Justin March hopes coverage ability will open eyes“. It’s worth the time to read, but here are a couple of highlights that got my attention. The first is a quote from March himself:

"“I did a lot of cover stuff in college, and after a while I just got comfortable with it,” March said. “The MAC (Mid-American Conference) is a big pass conference, so I’ve been comfortable with it for a little while.”"

The other was from linebacker Derrick Johnson:

"“Justin March, we call him ‘March Madness,’” Johnson said with a laugh. “He’s a guy that’s not big in size but (plays) big on the field. He stands tall out there on the field. Very explosive, fast. He’s a guy that can make some plays for us.”"

My overall impression of Justin March is high at this point. He looked quick and physical in person and the more I learn about his coverage abilities make me think this guy has a legit shot to make the team. He has already been getting snaps ahead of fifth round draft pick DJ Alexander and appears to be making the most of it. He is definitely a player I’ll be watching for when the Chiefs take the field for their first preseason game this week.

So there you have it, Addicts, my four takeaways from Chiefs training camp. Do you agree with my assessment of the roster and how guys are doing thus far? Is there anything that you think I’m missing? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them in the comments below.

As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!