The Kansas City Chiefs' offense last season was a mess. It didn't help, of course, that they were missing several key pieces for the season due to injury. Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki both missed nearly the entire 2011 season, so having them back after passing their physicals yesterday is a major addition to a team that looks more promising by the day.
Moeaki himself said that it's great to be back in training camp working out again after suffering through a long rehab and offseason.
"It's good; it just feels good to be back out there with the team, the first day trying to build a good team here," he said from the first day of Chiefs training camp. "We are off to a good start."
Moeaki said he didn't doubt his ability to come back, despite having a reputation as being injury prone from his days at Iowa.
"That's what keeps injury guys going to rehab every day, waking up going through the tough times cause you know the end goal is being back on the field," he said.
"That was part of the physical. They ask you if you are confident in going back. I said yes, so I'm back out here."
The tight end is a major part of the Chiefs offense when healthy, providing a dynamic receiving outlet from the tight end position that few teams enjoy. Kevin Boss has also been added to the corps of tight ends and can partner with Moeaki to bring an added dimension for Brian Daboll.
"It was exciting to get back," said Moeaki. "It seems like a long time when you are out for so long, so today was a day that we were all looking forward to."