Afternoon meetings were called off due to Thanksgiving, but the Chiefs put in a normal morning of work on Thursday, capped off with a two-hour practice ending just past the noon hour.
“We had a good practice today,” Coach Todd Haley said. “It was quite brisk out there and it kept everyone on their toes. We were able to get through our third-down sub stuff with a little first and second-down review in addition and let the guys get out of here now, coaches included. We will be back to work tomorrow morning to clean up the rest of the red, review and be ready to go.”
Outside of the six teams to play on Thanksgiving Day, most NFL squads hold some type of practice session on holidays that fall during the football season. Thanksgiving was no exception for the Chiefs.
“We’ve been in this game for a long time and I think that our families understand that when you play football there are no such things as holidays,” LB
Haley made sure to hit on the importance of the holiday with his team, even if it was a shrunken day with the family.
“I know that I am very grateful for everything that I have and the family that I have and to live in this great country as well as be a part of this great league, the NFL,” Haley said.
Chiefs and players will resume their regular routine on Friday morning.
After seeing rookie WR
The rest of Kansas City’s injury report remained the same. CB
McCluster practiced in full for the second consecutive day.
In Seattle, WR Mike Williams missed his second straight practice with a foot injury.
Thanksgiving with the Chiefs
Most of the Chiefs hurried out of the locker room fairly quickly following practice. For the players that have families in town, Thanksgiving dinner was already being prepared at home. For those whose families live away from Kansas City, Branden Albert planned to host a Thanksgiving gathering at his house.
Naturally, there was a lot of food talk going on as the Chiefs readied for their evening plans. Here are some of the players’ favorites for Turkey Day…
“It’s got crushed Cheeze-Its on the top and its cheesy. My mom is in town right now making it. It’s unbelievable.”
“Oh yeah, my mom made it when I was growing up and she’s at the house right now getting everything ready.”
Mike Vrabel: Canned Cranberries
“The best part of the meal is the canned cranberry sauce. Nothing fancy, just right out of the can. You know, The Log. I want to see the lines around it.”
“It’s like sweet potatoes, gravy, marshmallows and coconut all mixed up.”
Tony Moeaki: Traditional Combo
“As long as there was turkey and stuffing, I was good. Oh, and some homemade rolls too.”
“Oh man, my mom’s green bean casserole. It’s where the money’s at…and my grandmother makes some awesome rolls. She makes them by hand.”
“You can’t go wrong with just turkey and gravy, but I really like the sweet potato pie with the marshmallows and nuts on top.”
Have a great and safe Thanksgiving Chiefs fans! We’ll be back on Friday with more football coverage as the team prepares for Seattle.