During his appearance on The Red & Gold Report, Bob Gretz said any player that trains properly should be able to pass Todd Haley’s conditioning test. Well, this afternoon a report on BobGretz.com reveals that maybe some players were not in the shape they needed to be in and failed the test.
Haley would not talk at all about those players who failed the conditioning test. The coach made the session off-limits to media and fans. He did indicate that a number of players will not be passed on the team physical for a number of reasons, and thus will be unable to practice Saturday morning.
“We don’t have anybody that’s real far off and that’s what I feel good about. None of these are long term deals and we should have everybody going pretty soon.”
During the OTA sessions QB Brodie Croyle and RB Kolby Smith did not take part as they rehabbed knee injuries. At various times DE Glenn Dorsey and DT Ron Edwards joined them.
“Tomorrow the real fun starts,” Haley said with a smile. “It’s such a short amount of time here. We will have the pads on every day, until we think we know enough. We have to get ready in a short amount of time and the only way to get ready for football, in my opinion is with the pads on and get your body ready to play. ”
It sounds like Haley wasn’t too ripped at the guys that failed to pass the test, so maybe it was only the guys that are dealing with other injuries. Either way, it will be great to finally see Chiefs players in pads hitting each other again tomorrow. It is just one more step this franchise has taken this year to get away from the recent failures of Carl Peterson and Herman Edwards. Give ’em hell, Coach.