Brett Veach, General Manager of Kansas City Chiefs, made two important acquisitions on the defensive side of football this off-season. He outbid the safety of Houston Texan tyrant Mathieu and swapped the Seattle Seahawks for the first and second rounds for a draft pick against defensive end Frank Clark.
The hope was that the defense of the bosses would improve if two defensive leaders were added who would follow the direction of the new Defense Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. And through six games – statistically – it has.
But just barely.
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The Run Defense is – as expected – statistically worse. The Chiefs gave 132.1 rushing yards per game in 2018 (27th) and 2019 (30.) 161.8 rushing yards per game. The Chiefs gave up a total of 192 rushing yards in their defeat of 31: 24 against Houston on Sunday.
"It's obvious that there are too many holes and we have to be careful to close and fill them," head coach Andy Reid said as the media sought answers to run defense. It's not a person that's the problem. "
Clark, who knows that the Run Defense poses a big problem stated that the only thing to do is is a "reboot."
"Sometimes you are Escaping what you were trained and trained for in spring and summer," Clark said, "we need to return to our aggression, our passion to stop the run You see, we did not make it at the beginning of the season after six weeks, which is just honest, over 100 meters are racing against our opponents every week, some running backs are more famous than others, but we're making sure everyone looks fantastic make sure every backcour we play looks awesome. "
Against the Chiefs, Carlos Hyde looked fantastic and accomplished what would be expected of a Kansas City reverse race – over 100 yards and one Touchdown.
"Carlos Hyde did a great job," Clark added. "He did a great job when he ran out of the ball. Of course we knew that. Of course, when he came from us, we knew he had a certain hostility towards us, as every player should. He appeared. He did his thing. "
Last season, when Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was perfectly healthy, he was able to offset the apparent deficits of the Chiefs in the defense. However, this is not the case in 2019, as playing through a lingering ankle problem sometimes made the incumbent MVP deadly.
"In most cases where we commit crimes, we have not committed an offense this year," Clark added. "We have to do that to win. We can not sustain the pressure of our offense to do everything. We can not sustain the pressure on these people to get the job done. We know what they can do, but we have to give them more options. We need to slow down the game for defense reasons so we do not get those extended drives, 9 or 10 game drives. "
Quarter, Houston never saw a third down as they ran the ball on eight of the 12 games for 48 yards. That's six yards per carry.
"Those who arrive there first have to tackle this device," Mathieu said when asked about the Chiefs' missing key devices. "Once it gets to the second and third levels, it will be a pretty tricky undertaking. We just have to build the wall well, set edges and compete against each other. "
If there is a single good page, the chiefs can flip the page quickly if they accept the Broncos in just four days.
The downside is that the tandem of Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman in Denver waiting for them 150 transports for 681 yards (4.5 yards per transport) in season. The last time the Chiefs played against the Broncos, Lindsay raced 18 times for 95 yards and a touchdown.
How could you (19459038) reasonably expect that Lindsay and Freeman would not resign themselves to the chiefs?
"We have to return here [Monday]," Clark said. "It's a short week, we have a very short week to play again, we need to get out of here [Monday] and watch a movie and drive it out of our minds so we can get on the road for Thursday."