Chiefs defense has a ton that we won't really know about until the season starts. I probably wouldn't count on the D/ST being a legitimate play this year. If Tyreek continues to return punts you have a chance for a TD every time he touches the ball, but they've been bad on kickoffs and the D just has too many questions to really rely on.
The Chiefs also realized the defense was a liability and invested most of their draft stock into improving the defense this year, which made sense as they have most of the offense pretty well set. In rd 2 they nabbed LB Breeland Speaks, DT Derrick Nnadi and LB Dorian O'Daniel in round 3, S Armani Watts in round 4, and CB Tremon Smith in round five before finally going OL with their sixth pick.
The Chiefs will continue to run a 3-4, going with Chris Jones and Allen Bailey at DE and Xavier Williams at DT. I think Chris Jones can be a monster but the other two are going to have to work on getting some pressure on passing downs but more importantly be able to stop the run. Linebacker is probably the strength of the defense; Led by Justin Houston on the outside, on the other side Dee Ford was taken with the 1st pick in '14 but hasn't lived up to expectations. Now Speaks will add some pressure for him to perform. On the inside the Chiefs added two veterans this past year, Anthony Hitchens from Dallas and Reggie Ragland from Buffalo. Ragland was picked up in the middle of the season last year and performed well and I'm optimistic with what Hitchens can bring. Overall, the front 7 is not overflowing with superstars, and these guys are going to have to put pressure on the QB and be able to stop the run, something the Chiefs did not do very well last year.
And all that because our secondary is probably going to suck. They needed to get rid of Marcus Peters, as talented as he was he was a cancer on the field and in the locker room. It sucks but it is what it is. Now our starting corners are probably Kendall Fuller who was probably one of the best Nickel corners in the league last year with Washington and is only 23, and maybe David Amerson who was drafted in the 2nd in '13 by Washington and most recently played with Oakland but really probably sucks. Or maybe guys you don't know like Steven Nelson or Keith Reaser will be good. I doubt it. At Safety Eric Berry is back so that's good, but at FS it could be Leon McQuay or Robert Golden or somebody else. Exactly, not sure what we can expect. I expect the secondary to get toasted often if the front seven lacks ability to get pressure on the QB.
I like the fact we are investing in the defense via the draft, but with so much to prove and so many unknowns there should be road bumps and opportunity for opposing offenses to put up points on these Chiefs. In terms of just being a team homer, with the offense we have I would expect us to be in just about every game we have, even with a rookie QB. I would be delighted to see them make the playoffs this year but also wouldn't be surprised if they come up short and maybe finish with a 6-10 or 7-9 record. However, the future is extremely bright. Chiefs have an extra second for trading Peters last year in 2019 as well as an additional 7th, after trading their late 1st rounder to SF in '16, and using their '17 and '18 1st rounders to trade up to acquire Mahomes. I am a firm believer that after this year the Chiefs are going to find themselves in the playoffs on a consistent basis. It's a fun time to be a Chiefs fan.
I was with Tim Thomas in 2011 when he didn't go to the WH. It's a stupid tradition and Obama is a squid
It's an honor, whether you agree with the President's politics or not. As much as I disagreed with Obama's policies, I still would have accepted the invitation and honored the office of the President on the trip.
Man that was fun. Wasn't expecting to have a party but a friend came over, then father-in-law, sister-in-law and she brought two friends I only met one other time, then my mom and step-dad came over. Had chili and the beverages were flowing...
i kept thinking things were happening to kill the MOJO and cause us to lose. Two people I didn't know or expecting showing up usually spells doom. My mom had taken my daughter shopping and she doesn't care much about bball, and then they come in with about 2 mins to go in regulation when the game is on the line and I thought that's it we're losing now. But with all that the positive energy kept flowing and somehow we pulled it off.
Same time next week if any of you fools want to swing by, I have one of the best setups for the game experience. Except nzoner, no MU fans allowed :no: