Having two tight ends in the same lineup can cause problems for an opposing defense. So the Chiefs moved quickly to sign Boss after he was released by Oakland.
“It was a big priority, as it turned out,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. “Boss becoming available was a surprise, and I think he will be very beneficial to us. Tony coming back is good, and so having that combination can pose a lot of problems for a defense.
“From a defensive standpoint … you have to decide, do you want to play your regular defense versus those guys, or do you want to play your (passing) defense (with extra defensive backs) versus that group? If you put your regular defense out there, they’ll probably throw it a little bit more. If you put your sub out there, they’ll probably run it a little bit more. That’s the dilemma that you face.”