It was smooth, near flawless, and there were still 45 seconds left to spare.
Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray, who has run through many two-minute drills so far in training camp, executed a quick, successful drive in his chance at the two-minute drill.
Bray, who is currently running as the No. 2 quarterback behind Alex Smith, used a three short passes to Frankie Hammond Jr. and two deep balls to Rod Streater, including an over-the-shoulder touchdown catch, to complete the two-minute drill with ease.
Bray’s drive came after Smith’s drive, which also was successful and capped with a perfectly-spotted pass to Albert Wilson with about 20 seconds left on the clock in the drill.
“It was a good start,” Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress said after practice. “I thought it was a pretty good tempo, pretty good execution from a couple of those groups.”
Aaron Murray’s drive, the last of the two-minute drives, wasn’t as smooth as Smith’s or Bray’s. He threw an incomplete pass, was sacked, then threw another incomplete pass. He did draw the defense offside twice, but on 4th and 4, he threw a pick-six to cornerback D.J. White, the final play of practice.
On all three drives, the offense and defense had two timeouts and started from the offense’s 25-yard line, which is the new spot touchbacks will be placed.
The Chiefs haven’t entirely opened up the playbook yet this early in camp, but they worked with what they could run, using a heavy dose of short, chippy passes, but tossing some long balls as well.
Forced inside Missouri Western’s indoor facility because of rain, it was easy for Smith or Bray to shout around the field in the enclosed space. However, Andy Reid and the offensive coaches took it as seriously as possible, calling plays over the headset into the quarterbacks’ ears in the high-pressure situation.
“It’s the beginning of camp, there's only a certain amount of things are really installed into the offense after the first day,” tight end Travis Kelce said. “It's always a work in progress, and we're going to keep working from here, but it felt pretty good.”
Streater’s two plays with the second team were two of the most impressive plays on the second day of camp.
Streater, a former Oakland Raider, made a play on the right sideline and got two feet down for a first down before being shoved out of bounds. After Hammond’s flurry of catches, he broke loose and Bray put it right over his shoulder.
“I started to learn some of the flexibility that (Streater) has,” Childress said. “He really has a good feel for the game, not only straight line speed but being able to set up routes quickly, being able to release the line of scrimmage. He’s a proven entity.”