Chiefs offense: Three-tight end sets key to success

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Brian Parker was added via the waiver wire from the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. This move suggests that they know Harris isn’t quite ready and they wanted a bigger tight end on the roster. Parker is listed at 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds. He played at Albany (NY), a FCS school, but he has the size to be a decent blocker at tight end right out of the gate. He will need to work on his technique and will benefit from NFL strength coaches.

When the Chiefs go to a three-tight end set this weekend against Houston, the biggest thing to watch is how the defense lines up to counter the personnel. If KC can get on a roll using three tight ends, a receiver and a running back, then they have the ability to tire out the defense as they can’t substitute players if the offense doesn’t.

I expect the Chiefs will use the three-tight end set as a staple of their offense throughout the year. The addition of talent at receiver and a better offensive line should allow Reid to use formations and personnel groupings to take advantage of a defenses weaknesses vs. having to scheme for his team to be successful. That may sound like a subtle difference but the opportunities it will bring can affect the Chiefs success throughout the entire season.

What do you think, Addicts? Do you think the three-tight end sets will be very beneficial to the Chiefs offense in 2015?