Following his first practice with the Chiefs, Ashley Lelie met with the media. Here are the highlights:
On the Chiefs WRs:
“It’s a good group of guys, talented. And with coach coming in, his Super Bowl experience, we’ve got a chance to win, it’s something special.”
Are you too late to get into the mix?
“I don’t think it is. Especially with the coaches bringing me in, they must not think so either. They think I have a pretty good shot.”
How long until you know the playbook?
“A couple days. Especially with the way camp is and the way everything is kind of drilled on you so hard, you can’t help but to absorb it. Everybody kind of runs similar concepts, they might not call it the same, but once you see it on the field and through the pictures, and start putting the process together, you can just put a different label on it. It shouldn’t be too hard picking up the plays.”
This has to be a fun offense to come in to under Coach Haley?
“Especially as a receiver, you want to catch balls. With Coach Haley and you have (QB Matt) Cassel here, showing what he did last year, it’s nice.”
How did you stay in shape while you were waiting for a new team?
“Running whenever I can. I’ll go play basketball. Whatever I can do to keep that competitive edge, I’ll do. It’s kind of hard when you’re by yourself, to motivate yourself to keep running while you’re waiting for that call. You just have to stay hungry and be ready.”