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.”