KC Chiefs news the past few days has focused on the fact the Chiefs are building a winner. Although, just how they are doing that is not seen the same by everyone.
The KC Chiefs gave up the fewest points in the AFC last season since 2011. They did that without Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and veteran defensive lineman Mike DeVito for basically the entire season.
Now, with those two healthy and back in the fold, along with the development of Dee Ford and others, there is no denying the Chiefs defense is once again going to be solid. One question remains on whether or not safety Ron Parker is playing a position that fits him or not.
While the defense should be just fine, a new offense, with the addition of speedster Jeremy Maclin, slot back and punt returner De’Anthony Thomas in his second year and rookie Chris Conley added to the receiving corps, the Chiefs could be winning with a new formula: speed.
But don’t think John Dorsey, Andy Reid and Co. aren’t going to use one of the best running backs in the game in Jamaal Charles to help set the tempo.
Whether it’s the defense, speed or a stellar running game that helps win games for the Chiefs, you can find opinions of all three around the web this week.
Check out these posts from Fansided.com.
Kansas City Chiefs: Speed is the New Team Signature [Arrowhead Addict]
"In a trend of the past decade or so, notably spotlighted during the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, much is being made of team speed for each of the participants. No, we haven’t yet reached Al Davis’ Nirvana where speed trumps all skills. The ability to play the game still reigns supreme. However, it’s obvious that the teams with the greatest team speed overall are usually filling in the brackets of the Lombardi trophy tournament."
Are the Kansas City Chiefs Done Adding to the Secondary [Arrowhead Addict]
"Since the beginning of John Dorsey’s tenure as general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, the 54-year-old has been active in addressing the Kansas City secondary. The result has been one of the top pass defenses in the NFL, but also a high turnover rate, which would suggest no one should get too comfortable with their position."
KC Chiefs: Ten Players to Draft in Fantasy Football [KC Kingdom]
"Football season is a wonderful time of the year, isn’t it? Not just for the Sunday fun-fest that is NFL game day and watching the KC Chiefs take the field, but for another reason altogether, fantasy football time."
Here’s what’s buzzing on other sites around the web.
Kansas City Chiefs Have Ron Parker Right Where He Should Be [Arrowhead Pride]
"There may not be a more difficult position in football to review and write about than a safety who plays almost exclusively in the back third of the field.That may come as a surprise to some people. After all, quarterback is a considerably more nuanced position than safety. Offensive line review requires careful examination of hand technique (not the easiest thing to do amidst the scrum). Watching corners requires careful attention to the footwork of the defender in relation to the offensive player. Watching a running back forces you to watch the offensive line AND the defense. And so on, and so on."
Kansas City Chiefs: Creating the Blueprint for Optimal Offense in 2015 [Bleacher Report]
"The Kansas City Chiefs entered the 2015 offseason knowing that the team needed to make adjustments at the offensive line and wide receiver in order to build a better offense. General manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid did exactly that this offseason."
"The defensive side of the Kansas City Chiefs’ roster showcases some of the league’s best talent. Capturing the success of last season will be a tough challenge for this year’s Chiefs’ defense but I believe that Bob Sutton will push his players above and beyond their previous accomplishments. The Chiefs have added some new faces and have players returning from injuries, but the overall aptitude of the defense has only increased."
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