Romeo Crennel on state of the Chiefs

July, 27, 2012
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Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel addressed some interesting topics Friday after the team’s first practice. Let’s look at some of the key points:

On the return of injured players Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles, and Tony Moeaki: “They all passed the physical and we will be working with all of them in practice, Tony, Eric and Jamaal. We might have to manage them a little bit if they get a little irritated in their joint that they had their surgery on, but they should be good to go … They look pretty good. They’re running around and they’ve got some bounce in their step, so I feel pretty good about them.”

On holdout receiver Dwayne Bowe: “He is not here, and the only thing that I can tell you is that he is not here. I’m only working with the guys who are here, so I know nothing about the situation. I have not spoken with him or anything like that, so we’re going to try to get the guys better who are here and try to make those guys better and go forward from that aspect.”

On quarterback Matt Cassel being booed at a charity softball game during the MLB All-Star festivities: “I was not in town and it was after the fact that I heard that, but what I think it will do, will be motivation for Matt to come out and prove that he is the guy that can get it done and lead this team to the playoffs like he’s done before. I think that that’s what will happen.”

My thoughts?

The Injured Big Three are all on pace to be ready for the season, Crennel is not thrilled with his holdout receiver and he he's backing his starter. All were to be expected.

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