What I saw at practice today.
First thing was Brandon Flowers. He wasn't in a boot and was running up and down the Chiefs practice field at a medium pace. He was crouching and doing his own thing, but was looking much further along than he has been.
Kendrick Lewis was also walking around the field exercising swinging his arms back and forth and in circles as he walked. Very good thing to see with a couple weeks left before the Atlanta Falcons come into Arrowhead.
There's been more talk on Flowers and his foot, but from what I saw today he's on the mend and coming around.
From what I could tell Romeo Crennel was livelier today, had his guys hustling at a more brisk pace. There were a few times I saw Crennel yell, something I hadn't really seen him do as much. Listening to Rich Baldinger who was watching practice preseason does mean something to these guys. They do take that momentum into the regular season, so don't buy totally into "it's just preseason", because while it is preseason it's still football.
Kansas City was embarrassed in game three against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead, so they're looking to bounce back with a better game in Green Bay. I'm not looking for the win as much as I am better effort.
Once again Dexter McCluster continues to stand out and make nice catches. He's looking good, but also saw Dwayne Bowe stand out today in practice with a couple nice grabs. Jon Baldwin as well had his couple circus type catches. The offense seemed to have pep today including Matt Cassel.
Funny Cassel line. Cassel made a nice throw to a receiver and went to congratulate him, Cassel gave him a bear hug, and then said he wasn't going to run and jump on people anymore. It got a good laugh.
The intensity was up in practice overall.
With Brady Quinn getting the No.2 spot he had more reps today. Ricky Stanzi had a few, but his bus has been parked, you can tell.
Anthony Toribio was off the ankle, but wasn't happy about it. I could tell it killed Toribio not being able to go. In his stead rookie Dontari Poe was getting several more reps with the first team. His initial spurt is getting faster, so there's improvement. The feet still aren't there, but he's learning…you can tell.
Glenn Dorsey was in and practicing, so he looks fine. Out of practice today besides Flowers, Lewis and Toribio was Jalil Brown, Cyrus Gray, Terrance Copper and Allen Bailey.
This practice gave me hope that the Chiefs seriously want to rebound from what fans saw against Seattle. I left practice today feeling positive, especially with Flowers and Lewis.
Good day, Chiefs fans!