The team got the day started with individual drills and 1-on-1’s per usual. The pass-blocking drills didn’t go in favor of the running backs on Thursday, with the linebackers taking home plenty of would-be sacks on the quarterback. Standing out on the defensive side were LBs Ben Niemann and Darius Harris, who dominated their competition. Falling flat for Kansas City were RBs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Derrick Gore, who need some work there.
Edwards-Helaire wanted to improve in the passing game this offseason — that includes working on pass protection. Getting dusted by Niemann only to get yelled at by Eric Bieniemy is probably not what he had in mind. Hopefully, this will be a bit of a wake-up call for the second-year running back ahead of Saturday’s preseason debut. It’s worth noting he’s had better 1-on-1 pass protection drills during the course of training camp.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire working on pass blocking before the team portion of practice today. pic.twitter.com/kbTTHKicOr
— Soren Petro (@SorenPetro) August 12, 2021
In 1-on-1 drills, Ben Niemann overwhelmed Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2 repetitions.
Eric Bieniemy wasn’t pleased.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) August 12, 2021
Chiefs ran through one-on-one pass pro drills. LB Darius Harris destroyed RB Derrick Gore, like threw him back about 5 yards off the line of scrimmage and caused a buzz in the media tent.
Ben Niemann put together two straight excellent pass rushes against Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 12, 2021
Well Derek Gore got his ass blasted in one on one drills today by Darius Harris. Jesus the one time none of us shot video of that…just TRUST ME, it happened. pic.twitter.com/rh57I7lQfJ
— Darren Smith 🐐 (@DSmithESPNKC) August 12, 2021
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