Thursday is always a great day; not only are we one day closer to Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs face the New York Giants at Arrowhead, but we also get to hear from three of the Chiefs coaches, special teams coordinator Dave Toub, offensive coordinator Doug Pederson and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, each instrumental in the team's fast start in 2013.
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Toub said he has complete confidence in McCluster, who like his coach, expects better results from the Chiefs special teams on Sunday.
"First and foremost, we all have to take care of the ball," McCluster said. "Catch the ball and after that, trust your guys to make the blocks and natural instincts will take over."
As for the Chiefs offense, it hasn't committed a turnover in the first three weeks of the season, owning a plus-9 turnover differential. Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson described the proper mindset of protecting the pigskin.
"It’s something, offensively, we take a lot of pride in," Smith said Wednesday. "When you look around, the statistics are overwhelming on your chances to win a football game, when you win the turnover battle.”
The last phase of the Chiefs addressed on Thursday, and certainly not the least, is the team's defense, which leads the league with 15 sacks in 2013. Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton highlighted some of the many challenges his defense will face against Giants QB Eli Manning.
“I know I have to keep tight coverage," Smith said. "I definitely think he’s an elite quarterback in the NFL, who is capable of putting the ball in position and he’s definitely an accurate quarterback. When I’m out there, I’m just trying to do my job and get as tight as possible to my guy.”
Following Thursday morning's walkthrough and coordinator press conferences, the Chiefs finished their afternoon practice.
Friday will be the last official practice for the week, followed by Saturday's walkthrough and then the all-important game on Sunday, when the Chiefs try to do something they haven't done since 2003, start 4-0.