November 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings (26) points during the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Is Sanders Commings the play-making safety we’ve been wanting?
During the draft portion of the offseason many fans made a strong case for the need to another safety to play next to Eric Berry. The argument was based on the one-deep play of the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl that completely shutdown the Denver offense. Having a centerfielder-type safety would do wonders for the Chiefs and their aggressive scheme.
Insert second-year man Sanders Commings, who missed almost all of last season due to injuries. Presumably healthy, Commings has shown great quickness and speed in addition to being able to make plays on the ball. As with the corners, the physical tools are there for him to be very good as free safety.
The problem is we’ve never seen him on the field with the exception of a few snaps against the Broncos at Denver. How much are we willing to count on Commings being the guy who solidifies the spot next to Eric Berry? And can Commings stay healthy enough even if he does prove worthy of the position?