Can someone explain to me why people everywhere, including the podcast, think the Chiefs defense will take steps back this year?
Notable losses: Marcus Peters, Tamba Hali who didn’t play, and Derrick Johnson.
Notable additions: Xavier Williams, Kendall Fuller, Eric Berry back from injury, Anthony Hitchens, Derrick Nnadi, Breeland Speaks, Armani Watts, David Amerson, Eric Murray back from injury, and Dorian O’daniel.
Considering the Chiefs were already ranked 32nd against the run and I believe 29th against the pass last season. It appears to me they made a lot of forward moves from last season. Derrick Johnson wasn’t what he was last season and it showed, sucks for him to be gone though. So it looks to me like discounting Kareem and by extension Spencer Ware because of their defense being “worse” seems really misguided to me.