Of course, the Kansas City Chiefs defense will still need to hold up its end of the deal. One of the key points of concern in that regard is the secondary, where the Chiefs will have to replace the contributions of Sean Smith.
“I’ve been wanting to see him and now that I see him, I understand why he’s here.” ~ Kansas City Chiefs WR Mike Williams on Phillip Gaines
First up for that challenge is Phillip Gaines…and he has already caught the attention of at least one of his teammates, prompting veteran receiver Mike Williams to say: “I’ve been wanting to see him and now that I see him, I understand why he’s here.” That’s high praise from a man who has been around the block.
Gaines is also the most veteran corner on the roster. That puts him in a leadership role. With three corners drafted this year, and star corner Marcus Peters only in his second season, Philip Gaines will have to set the example and be a ready resource for his young teammates. It appears that he’s embracing that role so far.
That is an important job for Gaines, and it is good to see that he is embracing the role early on. He will have his hands full in helping coaches Emmitt Thomas and Al Harris guided the Chiefs young secondary to success.
We are still a couple days away from having the full team on the field, but it is good to finally see some action taking place. While the Kansas City Chiefs will be missing Eric Berry, Justin Houston, and Jamaal Charles for at least some time, it is good to see Phillip Gaines back on the field and Tyreek Hill showing some incredible athletic talent. Young talent is what this team will need to build on.