Floyd’s Thoughts: Kansas City Chiefs Dee Ford, Brandon Flowers

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Jan 4, 2014; Newport Beach, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Dee Ford (30) answers questions during Media Day at Newport Beach Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

This week’s post is a special one, because for once I am actually in my childhood home writing. Every now and then it is good to get home, and even better for me because I am closer to the Promised Land: Arrowhead.

So for my post from Kansas, I decided to address a couple of stories that I read this week concerning my favorite topic, the Kansas City Chiefs.

The first story is about how the Kansas City Chiefs’ first draft pick in the 2014 draft has been compared to the late Derrick Thomas.

Now first off, just getting that comparison alone is a compliment due to the fact he was the best linebacker in Chiefs history. So is Dee Ford the next Derrick Johnson? Well it is really hard to tell since he has never played a snap. But if you have not seen it, here is the sports science piece that was put together by the folks at Sports Science.

I will admit when I saw that I was sincerely impressed. But just because he is fast does not turn him into DT just yet. Do I think, having seen that he could rise to that level? Yes, he has the skills necessary to be an immediate impact player for a defense that struggled in the long run due to injuries. Time will tell if he has the skills necessary to become one of the best. If you want to read the NFL.com article, here is the link.