Todd Haley is sticking to his plan

Kansas City coach Todd Haley has taken a slow approach to training camp because of all of the lost time due to the lockout.

His starters barely played in a 25-0 preseason loss to Tampa Bay. The team wore pads for the first time Sunday and Haley indicated that the first-team might not do a whole lot Friday night against Baltimore.

“I don’t think we’re out of the woods as far as where we are physically,” Haley told the Kansas City Star. “We’ve got a couple of new, new guys on the roster in addition to some guys that weren’t quite there as last week wound down. That’s still the No. 1 thing for us and for me as the head coach, is to get this team taking every day possible to physically get these guys into a position to succeed and hold up for what we hope is a good, long season.”

My thoughts on Haley’s cautious approach? I think Haley is one of the toughest, a hard-nosed coaches in the NFL. He is usually hard on his players. If he thinks this is the right approach, you can’t argue with it. He knows his team better than anyone.