As has been his reputation, Chiefs coach Todd Haley did not let bad weather force practice indoors. He did, however, give in slightly to the weather, according to Josh Looney @ KCChiefs.com.
Haley kept the team outside, but moved them to the field turf of the Chiefs Youth Field. Despite the rains that fgell heavy at times, Haley still sported shorts and a baseball cap. His assistants were all in rain gear, as were many of the players.
Guard Mike Goff returned to practice after missing yesterday’s session for personal reasons. Branden Albert was not in pads for a second consecutive day as Wade Smith got all of Albert’s reps with the first team offense at left tackle. Brian Waters practiced, but had his left ankle heavily taped.
On the defensive side of the ball, Jon McGraw continues to work with the first team defense in front of Jarrad Page.
I checked out weather.com and right now it looks like Sunday’s game will be played in the rain, making Haley’s decision to keep his team out in the nasty weather a necessary one.
As we’ve talked about before, the Chiefs are not a good enough team to recover from turnovers. If they plan on upsetting the Chargers on Sunday they will have to hold onto the ball no matter the weather so you might as well prepare them for the wet stuff now.
It doesn’t look good for Albert right now with his work being limited to walking and light jogging. Smith did a respectable job at the end of the Dallas game and last week against the Redskins, considering that he isn’t a left tackle. But with the way Cassel has been getting pounded this season, every game the offensive line is dealing with an injury is a good four or five more hits the quarterback is going to end up taking.