Chiefs Minicamp Notes: Thursday


Here is some of the news coming out of Arrowhead after the final day of minicamp.

Sep 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tightened

Kevin Boss

(80) celebrates with wide receiver

Steve Breaston

(15) and guard

Jon Asamoah

(73) after catching a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports


The Kansas City Chiefs have allowed the Miami Dolphins to meet with Branden Albert, a move that may quicken a potential trade between the two teams. If Albert is traded then the offensive line situation would be in flux, specifically the right tackle position if we assume the Chiefs first round draft pick fills the left tackle hole.

Kansas City does have depth at the position with the signing of Geoff Schwartz and with the draft picks of Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen last year. Allen was a tackle in college and could be asked to move to the position again.

What seems most sure at the moment is Jon Asamoah at right guard, and, if he is healthy, Rodney Hudson at center.

Dec 16, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons cornerback

Dunta Robinson

(23) celebrates after a defensive stop in the second half against the New York Giants at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons won 34-0. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports


Adam Teicher wrote Tuesday that the Chiefs are pretty full at cornerback heading into the season. He cites that Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith have been splitting time as the second cornerback and Javier Arenas has been the fourth corner. Teicher also notes that the Chiefs plan to attack the quarterback more, leaving corners in a lot of man coverage situations.

Some also made the observation that in nickel situations Branden Flowers was getting some work in the slot position. This is an interesting thought to consider when it comes to the Chiefs covering Wes Welker.

We’ve discussed before that while the Chiefs have improved the depth of their secondary situation they still need to add another piece. It would seem the Chiefs are going to keep Robinson at cornerback for now which would mean adding another safety may be the route to go in the draft.

November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver

Dwayne Bowe

(82) runs the ball after a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 16-13, in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports


Dwayne Bowe seems pleased with the new offense Andy Reid is installing, speaking glowingly of his new role to reporters after practice.

"“It’s exactly what I dreamed,” Bowe said. “It’s only the third day but you can already imagine 40 days of everybody getting in synch. This offense is going to be up and running.“Throwing the ball deep, that’s something we haven’t done in the past so I’m excited right now. The play calling is totally different from last year. It’s not check downs or putting it in the running back’s hands. This guy likes to go down the field, take the top off (the defense) and that’s something we haven’t done in the past, put up a lot of points. This season he said we’re going to blow out the scoreboard and that’s something I’m looking forward to.”"

Does Alex Smith have the arm (and the will) to go downfield when it matters? That will be interesting to find out. But it is interesting to note that Bowe sees the shift in philosophy and that Reid is not going to deviate much from what he was doing in Philadelphia.

I’m more interested to hear what Jamaal Charles thinks of the new offense. LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook were very successful under Reid but I do wonder how Charles feels being used more in the passing game than the running game.


The Chiefs signed linebacker Orie Lemon after apparently impressing the Chiefs during his tryout. He is a former Oklahoma State Cowboy and Dallas Cowboy. It is interesting to note that the Chiefs have signed and tried out a lot of linebackers this offseason so maybe we shouldn’t anticipate John Dorsey spending a draft pick on a linebacker this year.