ST. JOSEPH — The development of rookie tackle Eric Fisher gets another boost Friday when the Chiefs open their preseason with a game against the Saints in New Orleans.
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
Its going to be huge for me, said Fisher, selected by the Chiefs with the first overall pick in this years NFL Draft. I finally get to experience the NFL for real. Im excited to get down there.
Hes not the only one. Camp has become monotonous for Fisher and his 89 teammates. The Chiefs have one more practice, Tuesday at Missouri Western State University, before the game in New Orleans.
Football is fun and the games are exciting but when youre out here in training camp its definitely work, Fisher said Monday. Thats exactly what it is. Its your job. Its my career.
To go against somebody else and not have to go against these guys like the last 10 practices, Im really excited to do that.
Coach Andy Reid said he hadnt determined a specific plan for how much the starters would play against the Saints.
The (starters) will get a little bit and then the (top backups) will get a little bit, Reid said. Everybody will play. Ive just got to figure out exactly how much Im going to give each group.
He did indicate the Chiefs would follow NFL tradition and run just a few of their basic plays against the Saints.
You wont see much (of the playbook), Reid said. I just want the guys to go out and execute, particularly the young guys trying to make this football team so theyre not scrambling out there. They can actually have plays theyre comfortable with and can go full speed and show (ability).