To paraphrase former Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel: “We call it football, so the foot is part of the game.” Back in 2009, Ryan Succop was selected with the final pick of the draft – Mr. Irrelevant, as it’s been dubbed. Since that time, the former South Carolina graduate has become one of the highest-paid…
Polishing off the defensive side of the roster, today we take a look at what is arguably the most difficult place to play in today’s NFL: no, not Arrowhead Stadium… its the Safety position.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, Brandon Flowers got the Donnie Edwards treatment from Kansas City this offseason… and apparently, he was happy to oblige them in bringing it full circle by signing with San Diego.
When the Chiefs defense takes the field, the vast majority of their opponents will be focusing on one unit specifically: the linebackers. Kansas City boasts one of the premier, talent-rich units in the NFL thanks to the development of early draft picks Derrick Johnson (R1, 2005), Tamba Hali (R1, 2006) and Justin Houston (R3, 2011).
It took more than a decade of failed attempts – including three in the top 10 – before the Chiefs selected a defensive lineman that lived-up to his first round status… and boy, even after all that heartache and disappointment, this man was more than worth the wait.
Wrapping up the offensive portion of our breakdowns, today we dive head-first into the trenches.
Brad Cottam, Mike Merritt, Jake O’Connell, Leonard Pope, Sean Ryan, Anthony Becht, Steve Maneri, Tony Moeaki, Kevin Boss, Anthony Fasano, Richard Gordon, Kevin Brock, Travis Kelce, Sean McGrath, Demetrius Harris… Did I miss anyone?