With the first game of the preseason coming up for the Kansas City Chiefs, there's a lot to be focused upon in terms of player conditioning, depth charts, learning schemes, developing chemistry and so forth. But the one over-arching goal remains the same, and head coach Todd Haley says it doesn't matter which team they're playing or whether it's a game instead of a practice -- they remain focused on one primary primary task until the regular season kickoff.
"I'm worried about us," said Haley. "I'm worried about our team. I'm worried about our progress from the mentality of our number one goal -- as it always is -- is to be ready for the opening of the season. These preseason games are a part of that process -- from an evaluation standpoint, from getting players ready, for the speed of the game, all those things."
Haley gave the comments today from the Chiefs morning practice at Missouri Western State University, and the comments reiterated again and again were focused on making the Chiefs a better team -- and that's it. It's the same no-frills attitude fans and the media should be used to by now. Even with the upcoming game against Tampa Bay, whether the Chiefs win or lose, it seems Haley could really care less as long as the team is developing in the right way.
"We're really just worried about the Kansas City Chiefs right now and we'll stay in that mode here for a while, just our guys knowing what to do, how to do it and then making decisions on who does it the best to give us the chance to succeed."