Chiefs Film Room: Chris Conley offers promise
By Tarek Mavani
The final positive I took away from Conley’s preseason is he shows the ability to run more intricate routes fairly well. We saw that on the stutter go route above, but check out Conley at the top of the screen here:
Once again, Conley is showing some wiggle in his route-running. One of the knocks on Conley coming out of school was he needs to add some polish to his route-running. Given what he showed during the preseason, it looks as though those offseason workouts with Maclin have helped Conley do just that.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a few areas in which Conley needs to improve if he is to become the WR2 this offense needs; his ability to deal with getting jammed at the line of scrimmage and his timing with Alex Smith are two that jump to mind. But two things are apparent when watching Conley this preseason: there is real improvement from his rookie year, and Conley looks to be more than a one-trick pony.
Now, it’s time to see if a promising young Chief receiver can produce when the games actually mean something.