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Waters says the Chiefs are more professional, more serious

Guard Brian Waters has played for the Chiefs since they signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2000, making him the longest-tenured member of the team. And after a year of playing for coach Todd Haley, Waters says he sees something different than what he saw when Herm Edwards, Dick Vermeil and Gunther Cunningham were the coaches.

“In the years before, it was a little bit more relaxed,” Waters told Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com. “It’s definitely changed. . . . Everybody is more professional and taking things more seriously.”

What’s changed? For starters, Haley says the players are in much better physical shape because of his offseason program — the Chiefs’ roster lost a cumulative 700 pounds in the six months after Haley arrived.

Haley called the fitness problems that last year’s Chiefs had “unheard of,” and several veterans say the team is in much better shape this year.

Of course, Waters doesn’t participate in the offseason program, so he wouldn’t necessarily know how much the Chiefs’ offseason program has changed. But Waters, who was the 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year and is one of the league’s most respected veterans, is giving a public vote of confidence to Haley’s methods.

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10 Responses to “Waters says the Chiefs are more professional, more serious”
  1. The Black Cat says: Jun 7, 2010 7:33 PM

    32 teams are better, more focused, and serious contenders THIS year.

  2. John El Way says: Jun 7, 2010 7:43 PM

    nO hOMO

  3. Shorty98 says: Jun 7, 2010 7:54 PM

    Waters has been at all the OTA’s this offseason…. Get the fact’s right!

  4. tebunker says: Jun 7, 2010 7:58 PM

    QUOTE:”Of course, Waters doesn’t participate in the offseason program, so he wouldn’t necessarily know how much the Chiefs’ offseason program has changed. But Waters, who was the 2009 Walter Payton Man of the Year and is one of the league’s most respected veterans, is giving a public vote of confidence to Haley’s methods.”
    Did you even read the article you posted?
    From the Article:
    “The Chiefs are seeing the light in workouts where all but one player (safety and unsigned restricted free agent Jarrad Page) is participating.”
    Waters has been at all but like one day of OTAs.
    It may be a small detail, but you decided to dig on someone, and you couldn’t be bothered to even read the damned article you are quoting.

  5. Common Sense says: Jun 7, 2010 8:44 PM

    Who are the chiefs?

  6. KCSam says: Jun 7, 2010 11:43 PM

    Uhhhh this is the Chiefs. Pretty sure they still suck and will once again finish in last place in the West. How long has it been since they have won a playoff game, like over 15 years or something?? They will be lucky to win 4 games this year.

  7. metaldeth says: Jun 8, 2010 12:03 AM

    More professional, like in no more importing?

  8. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Jun 8, 2010 12:50 AM

    hand the ball of to jamal charles

  9. jmcGoBlue says: Jun 8, 2010 12:51 AM

    Nearly every season a team in the NFL goes from last to first in their division…this season the Chiefs seems most likely to achieve this. Last season’s schedule was brutal, playing the NFC East & AFC North, this season it’s much easier (NFC West & AFC South)… that fact alone should add another three wins. The team has continuity, better coaching, and faster players this year. It’s not out of the question that they win 11 games & challenge declining San Diego for the AFC West.

  10. Mike Daly says: Jun 8, 2010 2:06 PM

    I hope the Chiefs go 8-8 or better – I want the league to have as much competitive depth as possible.
    I think the Chiefs and Chargers will be toe-to-tow for the AFC West – Denver does not impress me after yet another late-season collapse and some brewing contract squabbles, notably Elvis Dumervil.

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