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8/13 Headlines: Charles Takes Pride in his Pass Blocking

Posted Aug 13, 2014

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Chiefs' Charles relishes chance to lay the lumber

Excerpt from KCTV5.com

…In other words, Charles promises to hold the fort for three seconds. If the quarterback fails to get rid of the ball by then, whatever happens next is on them.

He's done a good job of it, too. Replay game films from last season, when Charles was having the most productive year of his career, and you'll find that he was also doing his duty protecting Alex Smith. It's for that reason Charles has become a rarity in the league, an every-down running back who remains on the field even in obvious passing downs…”    READ MORE…

Photos: Training Camp 8/12

Snap-count observations: What does Aaron Murray’s sparse playing time mean?

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

Here are some observations based on the snap-count data from the Chiefs’ 41-39 preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Aug. 7. Numbers provided by the NFL.

Offense - The Chiefs currently have 90 players on the roster, but only 53 players will make the team. Fortunately, preseason games can help you decipher some roster clues…”    READ MORE…

These dogs are barking, but will they bite?

Excerpt from ESPN.com

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Training camp has revealed linebacker to be the deepest position on the Kansas City Chiefs' roster. That isn’t a surprise, not with Tamba Hali, Justin Houstonand Derrick Johnson coming off Pro Bowl seasons and the Chiefs having selected Dee Ford in the first round of this year’s draft.

Hali - This year’s camp has also revealed the development of two younger linebackers, James-Michael Johnson and Josh Martin. The Chiefs have given both a long look in passing situations and have occasionally revealed defensive packages that feature all six of these linebackers…””    READ MORE…

Chiefs finally building up depth at wide receiver

Excerpt from kcchiefs.com

…In fact, the Chiefs have basically put out "HELP WANTED" signs for pass catchers going back four head coaches. And the call has been answered by a forgettable cast of characters: Terrance Copper, Devard Darling, Will Franklin, Chris Chambers and Steve Breaston, among many others.

But for the first time since the Dick Vermeil era of the Air Coryell offense, the Chiefs just might have enough talent at the wide receiver position so that quarterback Alex Smith doesn't fall into a deep state of depression when he steps up in the pocket and looks downfield….”    READ MORE…

Kansas City secondary still in flux due to injuries, competition

Excerpt from St. Joseph News-Press

As the secondary players trekked onto the field for the final series of 7-on-7 drills, the Kansas City quartet featured two new starters.

Sean Smith ascended to a starting cornerback spot opposite of Marcus Cooper, while rookie Daniel Sorensen filled in at strong safety for Eric Berry. The newcomers joined Husain Abdullah, the likely starting free safety opposite Berry, who missed another practice due to a heel injury…”    READ MORE…

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