It is great knowing that fans can attend Chiefs training camp, but players can as well when last year there was a lot of unknown. Yes, there is still some unknown with how our world is transcribing, but things are starting to feel much better than in 2020.
With all that being said, this also means that Chiefs training camp is back where it is supposed to be, in St. Joseph, Missouri, at the Missouri Western State University campus.
With veterans reporting today, July 28th, there is finally some football action. Whether it be with or without pads, Chiefs fans have not seen any type of action since February 9th.
Chiefs First Day of Training Camp
A few interesting things happened today at the Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph. To start, we got to see the Chiefs offensive line first group to start reps. The first group was as so, left to right:
Orlando Brown Jr, Joe Thuney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Mike Remmers.
The first group took a few reps together but nothing too big to start. They did, however, get out there with the starting quarterback (Patrick Mahomes) and the starting receivers. The second group was as follows:
Lucas Niang, Nick Allegretti, Austin Blythe, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Andrew Wylie.
The first rep linebackers trotted out there as well, with Anthony Hitchens, Willie Gay Jr., and Ben Niemann. Willie Gay Jr. was undoubtedly the best linebacker on the field today, with several pass breakups while in coverage.
With all the rumors this offseason of Chris Jones moving around on the line a bit, we got to see him line up in a few different places. To start, Jones lined up at the Left Defensive End position. There were moments when he and Frank Clark would swap sides. For the first 11 on 11 reps, Jones lined up at the Right Defensive End spot.
As for the cornerback group, L’Jarius Sneed started the first few reps as the top nickel corner. Charvarius Ward and Mike Hughes lined up on the outside.
The first secondary group came as a bit of a surprise as well. After Juan Thornhill told the media he feels better than ever; he did not receive as many reps as Daniel Sorenson.
As for the play on the field today, there were a few things that stood out overall. To start, rookie wide receiver Cornell Powell made a great catch over his shoulder within the third unit and impressed a lot of people.
Mecole Hardman was another guy today who showed some great plays as well. One of the first throws from Mahomes was a deep ball to Hardman, in which he blew past the defender and made a catch over the shoulder.
It is easy to get over-excited during training camp. However, how can we not, it has been too long without football, and I’m sure everyone is glad it is back.
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