Chiefs vs. Seahawks: Players to watch

Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) signals at the line during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 41 - 39. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) signals at the line during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 41 - 39. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 5, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin (81) is defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) at Levi
Oct 5, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin (81) is defended by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) at Levi /

Fans may not like it, but Cooper has seen first-string time with the defense at safety and corner. He is also a core special team’s player. The problem with Cooper has always been his play in games. He has shown a lot in camp but it translating in the game starting today could make a big difference.

Other depth defensive players I want to see against the Seahawks include Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Nick Williams and Chris Jones. Jones has had a good training camp and on most teams in the NFL would be a week one starter. Dezman Moses and Jonathan Massaquoi have a very big opportunity to make their cases for a spot on the roster against the Seahawks.

Both players have flashed pass rush ability in camp but the Chiefs need to see it in a game. Dadi Nicholas has also shown the ability to get after the passer with multiple different moves. His weight and strength will need to improve and he will benefit from being in an NFL strength program for a year.

There you have it Chiefs fans; that is who I will be watching closely today when the game kicks off. Pay attention to the special team’s units for the Chiefs. It will also give you an opportunity to see who they feel the players are that will make the team. They will work on special teams throughout the preseason. First team special team players are generally who they see as filling out most of the depth on the roster.

What do you think, Addicts? Who will you be watching? What players are you most excited to see when they kickoff today?