On today’s podcast, Chris and I review the Chiefs game from Saturday and give you our takeaways from what we saw.
When the Chiefs took the field in Los Angeles on Saturday it was the first time they had played in LA since 1994. The Chiefs first string offense started off where it left off last week. Taking the ball down the field and scoring a TD after converting two third downs. On defense the Chiefs struggled early and often.
They couldn’t stop the ball on the first couple of drives before they settled in and got a feel for the game. The KC defense had several rookies and first year guys starting throughout the line-up and while they missed some plays they need the snaps on defense. The defense should take a big step forward with the return of Tamba Hali, Phillip Gaines, and Steven Nelson.
On Sunday Coach Reid spoke with reporters and updated them on the status of several key players. Jamaal Charles isn’t expected to play against the Bears. Tamba Hali is probably going to practice this week but isn’t likely to play in the preseason.
Tyler Bray actually traveled with the team to LA as they thought he was close enough to playing that he may be ready to go. It sounds like he may be back much sooner than anticipated. Phillip Gaines had his best practice of training camp on Thursday and may play on Saturday against the Bears. There was no update on Tre Millard or Justin Houston at this time.
The Chiefs had the day off but will be back to practice at their practice facilities in Kansas City on Monday. With training camp over the players will start to get into their routine and get ready for the season. A key date looms early next week as the first roster cut to 75 players must be done by August 30.
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