Originally posted by cciowa:
i am thinking the biggest thing that chief fans are pondering is,,,,,,, was the last game vs the colts when the defense collapsed just a bump in the road or was our defense exposed for the coming year? I do not follow them that much but i do wonder how good their defense really is
No doubt, it is a mystery to be solved. I do think the D will be much improved.
Going into a year 2 consistent scheme helps the defense almost as much as the offense. The Chiefs had injuries to both starting rush LBs... their stud ILB Derrick Johnson... Poe was asked to take too many reps during the season (over 1000 reps).. and Flowers was banged up a bit. The Colts playoff game reminded me of when SF played MIN in week 3 or 4 of 2012? Christian Ponder was making some
plays that were just the kinds of thing that make you shake your head and say "yeah, looks like one of those days."
Anyway.. the other aspect that gets overlooked is the FS spot. When KC booted Kendrick Lewis, a collective party ensued for Chiefs fans. That dude was awful.. and their secondary will almost certainly benefit with the change to Abdullah.
I don't think their D will necessarily jump back into top 10 status.. but as long as their play keeps them out of the bottom 10, the offense should be further along to carry more of the burden. Biggest question mark on the O is the revamped OL.