It is ok to get excited, Chiefs fans. It really is.
Football finally is here. Footballs start flying in just about 24 hours. Today is report day for the Chiefs in their new summer home of St. Joseph, Missouri. The players, some of them likely wide-eyed and some of them in a habit of routine, are expected to begin arriving at their dormitories on the campus of Missouri Western State University late Thursday afternoon.
For the players, this is all business.
Tomorrow marks the continuation of a blueprint for 2010 that began months ago. Jobs are on the line and “next season” is no longer something to talk about; it begins right now. Training camp is about focus, dedication, team-building and, of course, making the 53-man roster. It’s about established leaders like
For the fans, this is a party.
Training camp is finally back in the heart of Chiefs Kingdom and a sea of red is expected to pack St. Joe for the next three weeks. Honestly, the place couldn’t look any better. The facilities are first-class, from what the players will experience every day, right down to the various amenities that will help increase the training camp experience for fans.
For those of you that are able to venture into St. Joseph, you’ll have some of the best seats in the house. Players are going to feed off of your enthusiasm, so let them hear it.
There really isn’t a better year for the Chiefs to return home. Optimism is high, a young roster is maturing and the team is riding in the midst of its most productive off-season in recent memory. Some believe it’s a case of addition by subtraction, while others simply believe in the value player development. Either way, everyone wants to see this momentum continue and that starts with a productive training camp.
Really, the only thing left to do is for the players to turn that optimism into a reality. It’s a tall task and it’s all about to begin.
While this year’s crop of hopefuls try to prove things on the field, we’ll help you sort out all of the notables.
Here’s what you can expect each day from training camp out of kcchiefs.com…
Updated Practice Schedules – We’ll post the daily schedule as part of the lead headline each morning on the lead scroll. If you’re looking to plan ahead, the Chiefs practice schedule (as it currently stands) can be found here - http://www.kcchiefs.com/schedule-and-events/calendar.html
Heartland Health Practice Reports – Who practiced? Who was held out? Find out about the big plays, as well as other sights and sounds from practice, following each workout in our practice reports.
Training Camp LIVE! (Presented by Heartland Health) – Tune in every night of training camp from 7:00-7:30 PM (CST) for a live recap of the day in St. Joseph. As always, the phone lines will be open and the chat room will be active. In addition, we’ll provide you with exclusive player interviews and special guest appearances.
Finding The 53 – Join “Voice of the Chiefs” Mitch Holthus in a daily web feature made possible by Heartland Health. “The Voice” will give you an in-depth look at the Chiefs training camp roster and diagnose the road to finding the final 53.
More In-Depth Chiefs Coverage – In addition to our LIVE! Programming, video features and practice reports, you’ll also get the regular day-to-day content that you’re accustomed to seeing on KCChiefs.com. Blogs, columns, press conferences, player interviews and photo galleries are just some of the things that you can see posted on a daily basis.
Gear up for football!