Kansas City Chiefs: Training Camp Recap Day Nine

Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Rakeem Nunez-Roches. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Kansas City Chiefs took to the practice field for session number eight of Training Camp.  Today was once again dominated by young players looking to make their mark.

Day nine of Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp is in the books, and much to the surprise of nobody who has been following along…Justin March and Tyreek Hill were once again stars of the day.  This is becoming a bit of a recurring theme at Chiefs camp, and frankly I’m running out of ways to describe just how great these two youngsters are playing.

Of course, it’s been more than just March and Hill as far as youngsters impressing.  Marcus Peters, Steven Nelson, Demarcus Robinson, Ramik Wilson, Rakeem Nunez-Roaches, and Ross Travis are all having very strong Training Camps as well.  We haven’t seen them in game action yet, but the early showings in practice are extremely promising so far.

It’s a great sign for the Kansas City Chiefs.  Fans and pundits often talk about a “Super Bowl window” for a team to be competitive in.  Based on what we’re seeing from the young players on this roster, it’s hard to imagine that window closing anytime soon.  These guys are good.

“I think this is the most complete team since Reid and and Dorsey have been here.” ~ Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt

That doesn’t mean the Chiefs are without question marks.  Until Eric Berry steps on the field, there is legitimate concern about the safety position, including the third safety/Nickel linebacker role left vacant with Husain Abdullah’s retirement.  The Chiefs added veteran safety Jeron Johnson to the roster yesterday, but to be honest, that’s not a move that is easy to get excited about.

There is also still some question in regards to the pass rush.  Both Tamba Hali and Justin Houston remain on the shelf right now.  In an interview with Sam Mellinger of the KC Star, GM John Dorsey didn’t seem nearly as optimistic about Houston’s return as he did earlier this offseason.  So far Dee Ford has been unable to inspire confidence as a replacement.

However, those are really the only two pressing issues that I can see so far.  The rest of the roster seems to be doing a great job of stepping up in their roles to help make the Kansas City Chiefs into competitors this year, which seems to reflect the expectations of team owner Clark Hunt.

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