How do you finish 25th in points allowed despite sending three starting defenders to the Pro Bowl (plus a fourth as an injury replacement)? Well, the holes between those stars have to be pretty big, and Dorsey and Reid went into free agency this offseason intent on filling them.
The addition of lineman Mike DeVito should prove beneficial if new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton runs a one-gap style defense and allows his line to attack — a style that could be a better fit for Kansas City’s incumbent linemen, including former first-round picks Dontari Poe and Tyson Jackson. It could also help free up Kansas City’s linebackers, especially the vastly underrated Derrick Johnson.
This should be a very interesting camp with a new head coach in Andy Reid, looking to redeem himself after two disappointing and lackluster seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course, add in a new quarterback with Alex Smith who has plenty to prove, and it’s a recipe for intrigue.
The subject which excites me the most is the new offensive scheme.
How will the Chiefs coaching staff use Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster out of the backfield?
At first glance, the addition of former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith may appear to be the biggest change to the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.
That is, of course, until you realize that longtime Eagles head coach Andy Reid has taken the reigns of the franchise.
Love him or hate him—and you’ll talk to plenty of Eagles fans on both sides of the argument—Reid has been one of the most consistent head coaches of the past decade.
While he never delivered a Super Bowl victory to the city of Philadelphia, Reid did lead the franchise to nine playoff appearances, five NFC title game appearances and one trip to the big game during his 14 seasons as the Eagles’ head coach
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