With just one day left of training camp, the Kansas City Chiefs are looking back to the first preseason game for what needs fixed.
The Chiefs played the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, Aug. 10, and won 38-17, but Bieniemy said there’s still a lot to be done.
“I think the guys came out and accomplished the goals we needed to accomplish. The most important thing we wanted to do was win last week — I thought the guys did a great job of that,” Bieniemy said. “Now, the thing that we’re focusing on because we put it on tape is just the details and the fundamentals — just making sure we’re focused on that moving forward.”
Tight end Travis Kelce said even with the work needing to be done, this year’s Chiefs team is special.
“You can just tell from the coaches’ excitement to their attention to detail to how guys are reacting to their coaching, this team is going to be awesome,” Kelce said.
In the first game preseason game — with starters only getting a few reps — the Chiefs had plenty of players showing out, including Mecole Hardman.
Kelce said he’s seen a lot from new Chiefs like fellow tight end Blake Bell and longtime veterans like Tyreek Hill.
Hill didn’t play in Saturday’s game but Kelce said he’s seen plenty from the fourth-year returner at camp.
“He just looks a step quicker — I don’t know how,” Kelce said. “His confidence just keeps going up. You’re talking about a guy that went from a running back in college to just about playing fully wide receiver in the NFL, and he’s still learning. I mean, it’s a game where you can learn every single year and try and do something better, but Tyreek has definitely taken his game to another level.”
Ultimately, though, Bieniemy said the coaching staff’s goal is to make sure the players — old and new — are focusing on the small things.
“I thought guys did some good things (on Saturday), but there were things that they didn’t do as well,” Bieniemy said. “When it’s all said and done with, we just want to make sure that they focus on the detail because at the end of the day it’s about executing with great attention to details to give ourselves a chance when everything is on the line.”