When times got tough in Kansas City, the Chiefs coaching staff looked to the beanbag.
A story by Randy Covitz in the Kansas City Star Tuesday focuses entirely on the beanbag toss game installed by the team’s coaching staff in the locker room after the team’s 0-3 start. It was the idea of quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn.
“We’ve been trying to figure out ways to create togetherness,” said coach Todd Haley, “and it’s been great. It’s a way to keep guys hanging around and interacting with each other, and winning helps out.”
It is no surprise that long snapper Thomas Gafford has been the best at the game. He has a lot of competition.
“We’re going to get two more because the line to play gets too long,” Haley said. “We’re trying to create an atmosphere that’s fun to hang out in. … Had we not won the last two weeks, they might be being used as firewood.”
The players are convinced of the beanbag game’s restorative powers.
“It was a great idea and hopefully keeps the momentum going,” safety Sabby Piscatelli said.
Now if only the beanbag game could schedule more winless opponents for the Chiefs.