“Competitive Atmosphere” On Deck For Saturday

On Saturday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs will hold their annual Family Fun Day.

Gates will open at 11:30 AM and a team autograph session will be held prior to the club’s 1:30 PM intrasquad scrimmage.  Missouri Western State University will charge a $10 admission fee with free admission for children three and under.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley talked about the scrimmage following today’s practice and pointed out that it won’t be your typical 11-on-11 game situation.

“Though we’re saying it’s a scrimmage, it’s what we call a controlled, or stand up scrimmage…  I’ll be as the head coach really controlling the situation.  We could have a sack that I don’t say is a sack and it’s a first and ten.”

Keeping the situation controlled is a benefit to both the coaches and players.

“We’re creating some situations for the coordinators to make decisions and for the players to have to be aware of what’s going on,” Haley explained.

Just because the scrimmage will be controlled, doesn’t mean it won’t be worth watching for the fans.

“I have in my mind pretty much what I want to do which will be a competitive atmosphere, running different groups against different groups as an entire group as opposed to moving individuals in and out.”

I’m sure most of you are just as excited to see this team perform in a full game situation, but we will all likely get plenty out of this scrimmage.

As crazy as it might sound, the highlight will be the first “live” special teams plays.  Most years the punt and kick returns aren’t exactly the biggest draw, but with Dexter McCluster and Javier Arenas in the fold it could turn out to be more exciting than some of the red zone/goal line work.

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