The early part of training camp offers many questions about evaluations but few concrete answers.
Just two days into training camp, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel quickly pointed out one thing he noticed about his team. The offense looked lackluster in its first full-speed practice Thursday, and Crennel took notice to the misplaced passes, drops and fumbles when assessing the start of camp Friday morning.
"There were too many balls on the ground, which was one thing I wasn’t crazy about, but I tried to get their attention on that and hopefully we will be better today," he said.
The comment stood in stark contrast to most of Todd Haley's comments during his tenure.
Often evasive, Haley would rarely offer direct assessments on his team during a two-plus-year stint as head coach of the Chiefs. Crennel took over late in 2011 after the Chiefs fired Haley.
Crennel's demeanor with the media continues to be more gregarious.
And after pointing out some offensive struggles, the units responded with a positive showing Friday afternoon in the second full practice. The two-hour workout featured a pair of standout passes, including a pass from Matt Cassel to Steve Breaston in traffic and a throw from backup QB Ricky Stanzi down the sideline to Terrance Copper.
There were a few visible mistakes, including a pair of drops from Dexter McCluster. The first came during individual drills, the second during 11 on 11 on a backfield swing pass that bordered between a straight drop and a fumble.