The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been hard to watch in 2018. Given the change in personnel, could we see a change in the future?
The Kansas City Chiefs have put the NFL on notice with their firepower on the offensive side of the football. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has shattered expectations through six weeks of football. Given the hard schedule that the Chiefs have faced so far, it’s even more impressive.
On the other side, the unit hasn’t been as impressive is Kansas City’s defense. The Chiefs have proven that they can hang with the best of the best when it comes to putting up points this season. The unfortunate truth is that the defense has given up plenty of points as well. Over the offseason, the Chiefs organization blamed the personnel from last season which resulted in retaining defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and overhauling the personnel on defense.
Even with the overhaul of players, it would seem that Kansas City might be preparing for life without Bob Sutton. Many of the players brought in through free agency and the draft this season don’t really fit Sutton’s defensive scheme. Many of them are also project players that were not expected to have significant roles this season.
Looking at the personnel that has been brought in, could we see a change at defensive coordinator this offseason along with a change in defensive scheme? Thomas Welte joins the show to discuss his article on “Brett Veach has a secret plan to fix the defense.”
We discuss why we think that the Chiefs could move on from Bob Sutton. While they retained him for this season, it doesn’t seem that Veach was planning his moves around Sutton’s scheme of the defense. Could we see some significant changes in 2019? Are the defensive issues all on Bob Sutton?