The Kansas City Chiefs got a much needed 42-30 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 action Sunday. However, the same issues that have shocked the system of the team and fans alike, remain.
Let’s look at the four biggest questions the Chiefs need to answer.
Question No. 1 for the Kansas City Chiefs: Chris Jones
No one questions the talent or commitment of Chris Jones. The problem is we aren’t seeing that on the field, yet.
It may be scheme related, specifically his move to DE. It might be him trying to do too much. He’s catching some double-teams. It could even be frustration leading to small assignment errors.
Whatever the cause, Jones has had little impact in his new role.
Yes, he has two sacks this season. That puts him behind Mike Danna, who now has three. The fact remains that Chris Jones is just the 11th leading tackler on the Chiefs defense. While D-Linemen aren’t volume tacklers like LBs and Safeties, you’d expect a player of his talent to show up on the stat sheet a little more.
The Chiefs continue to struggle with finding the right recipe across the D-line. Jones is the one part that gets moved around the most. Until his best spot can be determined, it’s hard for the other guys to settle in as well.