By Dan Pompei
Pro Football Writers of America
The Chiefs were sharp in a practice that lasted more than two hours Thursday on a beautiful day at the Dolphins Baptist Health Training Facility on the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. The passing game was mostly in sync, and the defense was opportunistic.
Players wore shells, and the emphasis was on goal line, short-yardage, and nickel, and also included a review of first and second down.
“Guys got good work in and played fast,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “It was a great day here. The team is doing good, and they have good energy.”
The team had full participation, and Reid said each of the players listed on the injury report – defensive lineman Chris Jones, tight end Travis Kelce, center Austin Reiter, and tight end Deon Yelder – had no issues.
After the game plan was installed last week, Reid said the coaching staff had told the players to expect some tweaks this week. But they haven’t changed much as they have drawn closer to Super Bowl LIV.
Reid’s former quarterback with the Eagles, Donovan McNabb, addressed the team before practice. “He’s been there and done it,” Reid said. “He’s been in the league, played a long time. It was good hearing from him.”
ESPN’s Chris Berman also was a visitor to practice.
On Friday, the Chiefs are scheduled to work on their red zone and have a brief review of the entire game plan.