Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) returns a fumble for sixty four yards in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Flowers: Chiefs Can Be Best Secondary In NFL

The Kansas City Chiefs have a new head coach, new GM and a new attitude in 2013.

“If we put it all together, we have the pieces to be the best secondary in the NFL and that’s how it go,” said Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers today on NFL AM.

In 2012, the Chiefs weren’t the best at anything… except being the worst.

KC finished with the NFL’s worst record last season, leading to the firing of head coach Romeo Crennel and GM Scott Pioli. Chiefs owner Clark Hunt brought in Andy Reid to be his new head coach and John Dorsey to take over GM duties for Pioli. Though the Chiefs have yet to play a game under their new head coach, listening to Flowers it is evident that a culture change is happening in Kansas City.

“We going out there trying to have the best secondary,” Flowers said. “Sean Smith is a big corner that can bump and run … we brought in Dunta Robinson, someone who can come in and cover, (and) also, Eric Berry is always roaming on the back end.”

Flowers was also very complimentary of new defensive coordinator, Bob Sutton, who came over from the New York Jets this offseason.

“He’s going to attack the QB. He wants us to mess up the timing of the receivers. Just try to make the offense uneasy, you know. We want to be that team nobody wants to play this year.”

Flowers didn’t start there. The NFL AM crew asked him about the Chiefs’ new QB and Flowers didn’t hold back showering the former 49er with praise.

“Man, from day-one he walked in, he won’t tell you this but I think he got a chip on his shoulder. He’s coming out every practice like it’s a game situation. If you make a play in practice, he wants to ask you ‘what was you thinking’, ‘what did you read’, ‘how did you make this play’. So every day, man, he’s trying to get better and I feel like he’s taking that role on, taking us where we need to go and making us feel that we can depend on him to take us where we want to go.”

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  • Tanner Cobb

    There’s definitely a culture change going on with this team. Just by listening to what the players have to say; this sounds like a team that expects to win, and win a lot. Hopefully this confidence can carry on through the preseason and into the regular season (and then on to the playoffs of course). I can’t wait for August to see what this team is capable of.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Doesn’t strike me as arrogance either. I think their expectations are higher because more is being expected OF them. Players are openly talking about the Super Bowl. Such a huge culture change is underway.

      • Tanner Cobb

        Spent the week out in Denver, they’re pretty confident too lol

        • Stacy D. Smith

          Every team’s confident in July (as they should be). Nothing wrong with that, but we all know it comes down to what happens on the field.

  • ladner morse

    Good players can make others around them better……. I guess Alex Smith does have that quality too. Good to hear exactly how he’s getting that done.

    I was tickled to hear him talk about disrupting the timing of receivers.

    Go Chiefs!

  • Aaron Martin

    I agree with everyone here, confidence is very high and the words are strong!! We always here a little confidence from the players but I feel it’s just different this year. AS and AR are going to pay off!