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Unlike ’09, conditioning not among Chiefs' concerns

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By Michael Blunda

Conditioning was a serious issue for the Chiefs entering training camp a year ago, as marquee names like OLT Branden Albert, WR Dwayne Bowe and DE Glenn Dorsey all came to camp overweight and out of shape. Not tolerant of guys being unprepared to play, head coach Todd Haley made an example of such players, not allowing them to participate in practice until they passed a conditioning test. He wanted to strike fear in players so they knew it was unacceptable to show up for work in inferior shape. Apparently, his tactics worked. Haley said that nobody arrived to this year's offseason workouts grossly out of shape, and the team doesn't expect anyone to report to camp well overweight, either. After they were given a stern warning, we hear that anyone who does come to Missouri Western State University in a condition not deemed suitable is unlikely to be part of the Chiefs' future plans as they attempt to change the culture in K.C.

 

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