[Kansas City.com] The recent demotion of Jared Allen is getting the desired results judging by this morning’s Chiefs training camp practice.
Allen made his presence felt on a number of plays. He tossed running back McKenzie Smith to the ground on one running play, covered a lot of ground to push Smith out of bounds on another and would have had a sack of quarterback James Kilian had practice rules allowed for full contact.
Allen led the Chiefs last season as a rookie with nine sacks. He was demoted from his starting defensive end spot when the Chiefs were unhappy with his play in last week’s preseason opener in Minnesota.
“We know what he can do,” coach Dick Vermeil said. “We’ve just got to get him to do it all the time on our terms within our scheme. He’s a fine football player. He’s already proved that.”
“I would expect him to be a little upset. But you’re evaluated every practice on every snap. I think Gunther (Cunningham) wanted to get his attention to the details. He will be fine, believe me.”