[Kansas City.com] After several weeks of offseason practices and with minicamp on the horizon, Dick Vermeil’s primary concern is – the Chiefs’ offense?
There must be a plausible explanation. Is it wishful thinking about a defense that’s been lousy for too long, or the result of intuition sharpened by 34 years of coaching?
Whatever the reason, as the Chiefs today begin a three-day minicamp that concludes their offseason work, Vermeil’s biggest worry is not the revamped defense, but an offense that has been productive since the day he arrived.
“I’m concerned about the offense right now matching the standards that they have set over the last three years,” Vermeil said. “Right now, I’ve got five starters, all five of them Pro Bowl players, not practicing. That always creates an air of concern.”
“Am I worried? Yeah, a little bit. We’ll have to play it out, but I believe that they’ll relieve my concerns as we get going into training camp. When you have five of your 11 starters not practicing, you’ve got to be a little concerned about your offense.”