Nick Athan: Bradley is a solid number three receiver. He can start opposite Dwayne Bowe this year and he's shown flashes of being a go-to receiver when healthy, but he's been unable to show that he can last 16 games. He came to the Chiefs out of shape and nicked up last September.
It took him a month to get on the field and he had a splash against the New York Jets. But he missed most of the final part of the season and didn't get back on the practice field until this month, when he practiced full speed during mini-camp. It might be a stretch for 1,000 yards, but if Bradley can rack up 700 and five scores it would be a big plus.
Michael Ash: If he stays healthy, yes. Of course, "if he stays healthy" is kind of like saying "if I win the lottery." I've never won the lottery, but it would be nice. Bradley has never stayed healthy, but that would also be nice.
For the brief span that he was at 100 percent last year, Bradley showed speed, good hands and the ability to separate from corners. The success of the Chiefs' passing game may revolve around him in large part, because if he can't stay on the field, there aren't a whole lot of options behind him on the depth chart.
C.E. Wendler: It's almost guaranteed, because who else is going to catch the ball consistently? The Chiefs seem to want Bobby Engram to take more of a role as a third-down specialist, and his age may prevent him from playing too many snaps. If the offense the Chiefs run this year is anything close to what Haley ran in Arizona, they will have at least two 1,000 yards receivers, because the tight end isn't overly featured.
It's not like 1,000 yards is a huge deal these days, any way. Twenty-two receivers went over that mark a year ago, and another seven were within 100 yards. If Bradley is intended to be a deep threat, 60 catches – not even four a game - should get him to 1,000.
Who will be the biggest benefactor of being in better shape?
Nick Athan: It has to be Branden Albert. He played well last year but he's never been a workout warrior, as evidenced by the fact he came into camp some 30 pounds overweight. Head Coach Todd Haley came down hard on Albert who responded by losing the weight quickly.
Albert was the best offensive lineman on the practice field during Mini-Camp. He's quicker, more confident and his new diet will allow him to play at a more physical level with higher intensity, because he won't become tired so quickly.
We can't call him Fat Albert anymore!
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When the Chiefs' offense was struggling in 2007 and the first half of 2008, there were times when it seemed like the defense would run out of gas. The score would be relatively close and we'd all be hoping for the offense to get their act together, or for the defense to bail them out and make a game-changing play. Eventually, though, the defense being on the field so much would take its toll. After playing solidly for most of the game, they'd start giving up yards in big chunks.
Hopefully the offense will play well enough that this isn't even an issue. But if the defense does see more than their fair share of playing time, all the extra conditioning should help keep a little more gas in their tanks.
C.E. Wendler: To borrow from our last question, how about Mark Bradley? Is it at all possible that he's experienced so many injury issues because of his physical conditioning? Tired players are more prone to injury. If he's a member of "Haley's Weight Loss Spa," and has improved his conditioning and strength, he might be one of the biggest benefactors.
The same goes for any player who's had injury issues in the past. Jarrad Page has been nicked up at times, Derrick Johnson has had to leave in the middle of games, and Brad Cottam has an injury-filled past. If the Chiefs are a healthier team, they'll be a better team, no question.
Does the fact that Todd Haley hasn't played football competitively at any level have any bearing on how players view him? Does it change your opinion on different opinion about Haley or does it not matter in the NFL?
Nick Athan: Bill Parcells didn't play much football, either. There's a long list of coaches who never played the sport at a high level, so it's not a huge issue. It helps in understanding the physical strain, but clearly Haley has a solid grasp of what it takes to succeed.
He's been all over his players about the conditioning aspect and his mental approach is keen. So far the players have bought into his message so right now that's all that matters. If the players are listening, generally that means a coach has their respect.
Michael Ash: There are several coaches who technically may have played competitive football at some point in their past, but not to the degree that it's going to impress veteran players at the professional level. Bill Belchick played at little Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Did that give his words any extra weight among the Patriots?
Haley grew up around football. His father worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He came up the same way most coaches do, toiling as an assistant before working his way to being a position coach, then becoming a coordinator. Along the way he mentored under Parcells. If that's not good enough for a player, they probably won't be around long.
C.E. Wendler: After the dismal failure of the Herm Edwards era, it's a good bet there are more than a few players in the Chiefs' current locker room who welcome the change. Being a player certainly didn't appear to give Edwards a discernible advantage during his brief head-coaching career.
I'm not so sure it isn't best for a head coach to ascend without a long playing career, anyway. The years some coaches spend working their way up the coaching ladder can be invaluable experiences. Think about all the time Jon Gruden spent toiling in San Francisco as a young assistant. It's difficult to replicate those experiences in any other arena, the field of play included.
Do you think Haley will call the offensive plays or will it be Gailey?
Nick Athan: Haley. I've barely seen Chan Gailey anywhere near Haley during practices. Obviously Gailey will handle some aspects of this offense in regards to personnel groupings and helping with play preparation. But Haley's strength as a coach is calling plays, and to me he has a better grasp on this offense.
I was shocked that Gailey was retained, but he has experience and did manage to get the most out of Tyler Thigpen a year ago. But this year he seems to be someone who is there for insurance and someone to guide Haley in what the Chiefs did a year ago rather than be the man who calls the plays.
Will Chan Gailey call plays?
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C.E. Wendler: It's Haley's offense, isn't it? There's been no word of the Chiefs retaining last year's offense, only news that they're installing a new one, with a new playbook. Based on that fact alone it would seem logical Haley would be the one calling plays.
Gailey seems like the sort of coach who wouldn't take an ego hit over this. He's always come off as a laid back, easygoing sort of guy who isn't interested in the personal glory, only the team accomplishment. Besides, in the NFL, frequently more than one person has input into what play is being called, anyway.