The Kansas City Chiefs suffered a loss against the San Diego Chargers earlier today, but the biggest loss was perhaps the injury to their leading pass rusher, Justin Houston who currently has 11 sacks on the season. When Houston went down, reserve linebacker Dezman Moses was asked to step into that role. After the loss, Moses was asked if the coaches asked him to do the same things that Houston would have done.
“Yes, you still have to play the defense. It’s a scheme. I have to do a better job of preparing so that Coach (Bob) Sutton can call every defense that he feels comfortable with me running. With me and (Frank) Zombo in there, we haven’t had a ton of reps. You want the coach to have confidence in you that he can call any defense, and you can run it. That just goes with preparation.”
If Houston misses any amount of time, Moses will have to get those reps in practice. There is no time off and the Chiefs have to turn around and host the current No. 1 team in the AFC West, the Denver Broncos. The combination of Hali and Houston weren’t able to touch Peyton Manning in Denver last week. I don’t think anyone is betting that Zombo and Moses will get to him next Sunday, but hey…stranger things have happened.