Closely Examine The Pass Rushers
Houston is battling back from a repaired ACL and won’t be back for at least the first six games of the season. This is a giant blow to the pass rushing abilities of the Chiefs this year. Houston accumulated 22 sacks during the 2014 season.
Hali is playing on bad knees and will be relied upon a lot since he’s a veteran with experience. Hopefully he still has something left to give the Chiefs this year at least. The young guys will have to preform to allow Hali to rest on occasion.
Here’s a play Nicolas made against the Bears.
Here’s a play where both Jones and Nicolas get in on the action. Jones rushes up the middle and Nicolas attacks the quarterback from the bottom of the screen.
By the way, Jones can stuff the run as well.
It’s safe to say these rookies will make an impact on defense. Most of the film came against Chicago’s first team offense as well. I’m excited to see what these guys can do in a regular season game.
Don’t forget that Nicolas was the Chiefs last draft pick in the 2016 draft. He looks like a steal beyond a steal. What an athlete we got in Dadi Nicolas.