The Kansas City Chiefs must play better on defense if they are to get back to their winning ways.
After a rough start to the season for the Kansas City Chiefs defense where they gave up 404 yards rushing through two games and have allowed a touchdown on all seven of their red zone stands, many have started to worry about the direction of that side of the ball.
One man who is obviously deserving of some blame is defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Fans were throwing around the name of former Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton half-jokingly as the defense failed to get consistent stops against the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns for about three quarters.
While the defense has given off 2018 Chiefs defense vibes so far, with Spagnuolo you will find very few people admitting the 2018 defense had more talent than the current defense, which is why the bad start to the season is so perplexing.
Kansas City Chiefs: 3 questions for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo
How could the defense have gotten this much worse?
The Kansas City Chiefs made some key additions throughout the offseason, such as former Seattle Seahwaks defensive tackle Jarran Reed and linebacker Nick Bolton through the draft, but the unit has failed to get pressure on the quarterback along with having issues stopping the run. The pass defense was spotty as well at times throughout the first two weeks.
The first game you can attribute to vocal leader Tyrann Mathieu not being there, but even in week 2 against Baltimore, wide receiver Marquise Brown seemed to have his way too often.
All of that being said, how much of the blame goes to the coaching staff? And at what point do we start to question Steve Spagnuolo? For some, including myself, the questioning has already started.
Here are 3 questions for Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.