KCCD Editor: Jason Madson
Practice 11 for KCCD in St Joseph, MO is in the books. I’m able to make the 40 minute drive north with my eyes closed. Thankfully we will have a game to discuss very soon and no practices until Monday the 13th. Today I arrived early and caught the last 30 minutes of Cardinals practice. Nothing really to see there. Larry Fitzgerald wasn’t involved in many plays and most of it was at half speed. We had our first fight in Chiefs Camp today in the Chiefs practice. Head inside for all the details and over 50 pictures from today’s practice.
A Lot Going on to Begin Practice
-Special teams portion. Worked on the recovery of an onside kick. They set up with 4 “blockers” on each side of the ball and a WR behind them. Jonathan Baldwin was on the left and Dexter McCluster on the right. Steve Breaston was the deep man.
-QBs drilling at the same time. Worked on throwing when running out on a bootleg or roll out. Were using Dustin Colquitt as their WR during the drill. He had his receivers gloves on and showed off some nice hands.
-In shorts today were: Travis Daniels, Brandon Flowers, Shane Bannon and Junior Hemingway. Couldn’t find Ethan Johnson.
Offensive Line Drills
-Interior linemen working on quick punches out of their stance.
-Rodney Hudson showed off some very quick hands in this drill.
-Jon Asamoah not as quick, but his punch was definitely stronger.
-Cam Holland has made significant progress since the first day of camp. He’s definitely in the practice squad mix.
-Ryan Lilja and Jeff Allen were drilling partners in this session. Lilja shows off quick feet and a nice punch, then Allen would do the same. Nice competition in this drill between the 2 left guards.
-Finished the drill with the pickup of stunts. Didn’t get much time with it though.
-Offensive tackles working separately.
-Eric Winston keeps hitting Branden Albert with a very hard punch. Albert tells him to keep it high, points to his gut and says something to Winston.
QBs Throwing Routes to Running Backs
-Besides a couple overthrows on long passes, Ricky Stanzi looks great in this drill. Hit on all his throws and place them perfectly.
-Cssel rolls out to the left, hits Jamaal Charles with a quick pass. Charles shows off his speed after the catch.
-Jamaal Charles with a long run thru a monster hole created by Eric Winston and Jon Asamoah on the right side.
-Brady Quinn with a beautiful toss over the shoulder of Peyton Hillis. Great tough on this pass.
-Peyton Hillis up the middle for the TD. If tackling were allowed in Chiefs camp, Cory Greenwood and Hillis would’ve destroyed each other in the hole.
-Ricky Stanzi hands off to Cyrus Gray. Gray picks up a few, then gets a late shoulder from Leon Williams.
-Working the QB rollout today, Stanzi rolls to the right, finds Cyrus Gray in the flat for small gain.
-Play-action pass, Matt Cassel feels the pressure and throws it out of play.
-Cyrus Gray getting carries with the 1s. Dances in the hole, then Derrick Johnson comes up to make the stop for no gain.
-Tamba Hali uses the hand chop to beat Branden Albert. Play should have been called dead due to a sack, butinstead Cassel hits Kevin Boss in the endzone for a TD.
Turn to page 2 for more scrimmage notes.