Kansas City Chiefs: Good, Bad, & Ugly Vs Seattle

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford
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Dee Ford Struggles Continue

With Justin Houston set to miss some considerable time this season, the Kansas City Chiefs will be turning to former first round pick Dee Ford to fill the void.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot from Ford’s 2016 debut to spark a lot of confidence in his ability to handle that role.

Dee Ford was clearly flustered.  Ford was obviously looking to work a new approach in his pass rush, utilizing a bull rush move to counter-balance his speed.  The Seahawks offensive tackles were not impressed, quickly adjusting and handling the new look.  To compound the issue, Ford was clearly lost against the run, losing his containment a number of times in his short time on the field.

The Chiefs need Dee Ford to put in quality work this season.  What we saw from him against Seattle won’t cut it.  Teams will attack him early and often this year, which could be a big problem for the Chiefs.  The coaching staff will need to take a look into how they can help Ford improve, or mitigate the damage he can cause by being out there.

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