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Heartland Health Practice Report: Colquitt and Ebert

Posted Aug 16, 2010

Movie Reviews from the Kansas City Chiefs

Two-a-days turned into a one-a-day in St. Joe on Monday. The players ate breakfast, taped up, threw on the pads and went outside for a morning practice like always, but their head coach threw a curveball.

Once the players arrived outdoors for practice, Todd Haley called the team up and announced that the squad would be doing something together as a team. That something ended up being a morning spent at the Hollywood Theaters in northern St. Joseph.

“They have been working hard in tough conditions with pads on in 18 out of 20 days,” Haley said. “That’s a lot of days in pads in some difficult conditions, which we need, and it’s one of the reasons why I feel like we’re making progress.”

A pair of charter buses took the team to the theaters this morning, where each player had a choice from several movies to see.

“I saw The Other Guys,” LB Derrick Johnson said. “It was pretty funny. I didn’t’ make it through the whole movie though. I knew that I would fall asleep some time in there with the dark setting and comfortable seats. I knew that I wouldn’t make it through.”

Sleeping seemed to be one of the common themes among players in the theatre. Haley also chose to see Will Ferrell’s new movie.

“I could only hear portions of it because Shaun Smith was one row behind me snoring louder than I’ve ever heard a human being snore.” Haley said.

While it was a bit disappointing to hear that none of the players chose to see Eat Pray Love or Step Up 3D, punter Dustin Colquitt did hand out his widely respected movie critique of Dinner for Schmucks.

“It was a good movie; 3.5 stars out of 4,” Colquitt said. “It was funny.”

The team will return for an actual practice this afternoon at 4:30 PM.

Chiefs Sign New Quarterback?

Rumors were swirling when a few members of the media saw a fourth quarterback walk from the practice field this morning wearing jersey #9. With Brodie Croyle not dressed in full pads, speculation that the club had brought back former #9, Matt Gutierrez, began to grow.

It turns out that the man wearing #9 was the victim of a practical joke, and not a new signal caller.

“Once we figured out what we were doing this morning, we had a good practical joke and figured that it was also the time for that,” Haley explained. “(Offensive Quality) Coach Nick Sirianni, we somehow convinced him that he was actually going to be in practice; and somehow he believed us. He actually put the entire uniform on, so it was good.”

The team never took a snap this morning, but Sirianni drew plenty of laughs anyway.

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