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Todd Haley Unconcerned About Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Only Focused On Chiefs Team Development

Even with the frenzy of the first preseason game after the lockout, the Chiefs head coach seems uninterested in anything but making sure the players continue to get better with every outing -- practice or game.

SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31:  Head coach Todd Haley watches during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Head coach Todd Haley watches during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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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."