Kansas City Star Writer Adam Teicher talks with Head Coach Romeo Crennel and QB Coach Jim Zorn about the importance of getting off to a good start in 2012, and what they learned to avoid from the bad start the Chiefs had in 2011. Two things should help the Chiefs this year, one is that everyone who tore an ACL early last season is back; RB Jamaal Charles, TE Tony Moeaki, and CB Eric Berry. The other thing is the Chiefs have one of the NFL’s youngest starting lineups, a full offseason uninterrupted by labor disputes should benefit the Chiefs, maybe more so than any other team in the league.
“We have to do a good job in training camp of preparing for the season so when the regular season games start, we’ll be football-ready,” coach Romeo Crennel said.
Last year was an odd one for all NFL teams because of the lockout. Teams had no offseason practice and, when the lockout abruptly ended, the start of training camp was staggered. Some players were allowed to practice the first day of camp and other were forced to wait for several days.
“You knew you didn’t have an offseason and you knew the young guys coming in didn’t know anything and they would have to learn the system in 15 days before they played the first preseason game…More at Chiefs hope to avoid slow start – Kansas.com
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