PDA

View Full Version : Do you have a feeling...



DC_Chiefsfan
05-05-2010, 09:24 PM
that maybe we're developing a NEW defense?! I think Crennel is developing a brand new variation of the 3-4. I see us running a lot more nickel packages utilizing Arenas as an extra blitzer instead of a 4th LB. He would be great in coverage as well as blitzing and keeping an insane amount of speed on the field. Since we are lacking in LB's, this will allow us to use fewer of them at a time so that at a minimum we can have fresh legs out there all the time. We would still need a NT, but if Dorsey can make the transition to NT with Shaun Smith backing him up and if Alex Magee shows up at DE this year (with Gilberry and Edwards backing him up), we may be in better shape than I thought. I just have a feeling Crennel and company are cooking up a defensive scheme that will shock a lot of teams.

Or maybe I'm just stir crazy waiting for our Chiefs to get back into the swing of things!!! GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!

honda522
05-05-2010, 11:19 PM
Who knows, just can't wait to see Crennel and Wiess' impact on the team.

hometeam
05-06-2010, 12:37 AM
excellent theory, and I would not be surprised to see it come to pass, especially this year.

Nothing wrong with a hybrid 3-4, no matter where the hybrid part comes in, The main thing is that it works.

matthewschiefs
05-06-2010, 12:55 AM
It could be. It might explain some of our draft choices as well. We will just have to wait and see when the season gets here. Cant get here soon enough.

AussieChiefsFan
05-06-2010, 05:44 AM
Yeah, all of these new coachers haven't actually been with the team during any games so it'll be really exciting to see them in action!!

KCINNYC
05-06-2010, 01:18 PM
It is an interesting theory, but I don't think that we are done this year in free agency. Haley said at his last conference as did Pioli that bringing in players is a continuing and on going process. So a true NT could still be out there. Regardless, I am just so thankful we have officially moved past the Herm years with Romeo and Weis!

tornadospotter
05-06-2010, 05:58 PM
I strongly believe, that Crennel is building a Chief's Defense!

wildcat
05-06-2010, 06:57 PM
Good coaches coach to the strengths of their team. It would make a lot of sense that, if Crennel is as good as we hope he is, he will build a D around the players we have.

I like the way you think DC_ChiefsFan! +Rep!

citadelchief
05-06-2010, 07:40 PM
I absolutely believe that Crennel is starting a new defense. Football has become a constantly changing game where now a team has to be able to adapt quickly. With the new emphasis around the league on the passing game, it only makes sense that a team would develop a defense based on taking away the pass. Utility and role playing receivers like Wes Welker, Percy Harvin, etc. now demand attention from opposing teams. So I think we should expect to see more 3-CB sets and teams grabbing more playmakers at DB (Jets and Chiefs appear to have this in mind).

yashi
05-06-2010, 08:11 PM
We saw a lot of 2-4-5 last season with Magee and Jackson as the only down linemen in passing situations. It didn't seem to work very well though, but maybe it's because they were both rookies.

DC_Chiefsfan
05-07-2010, 01:23 AM
We saw a lot of 2-4-5 last season with Magee and Jackson as the only down linemen in passing situations. It didn't seem to work very well though, but maybe it's because they were both rookies.

I think the addition of our new DBs, the return of Page and Legget plus some development of Donald Washington (thank you Crennel and Thomas) would make a 2-4-5 unstoppable on passing downs. And if some of our LBs come into their own then look out!!!

What I do know is that Crennel sat around all last year recovering from his hip surgery, most likely knowing he was coming to Kansas City. That means he's had a year to do nothing but contemplate defense! His head has got to be exploding with blitz packages and defensive schemes!

Seek
05-07-2010, 06:15 PM
The NFL is becoming a pass happy league and the rules favor the WR. If you look at the trend of what some teams are doing, they are drafting DB's early in the draft just to counter the passing attack of teams like Indy, the Pats and New Orleans.

It is easier to shut down the run, if the passing game is ineffective.

Also historicaly Pioli has generally spent more high round picks on DB and then looked though FA for Line backers.

I just think this is how he plans to build his team.

Seek
05-07-2010, 06:17 PM
I think the addition of our new DBs, the return of Page and Legget plus some development of Donald Washington (thank you Crennel and Thomas) would make a 2-4-5 unstoppable on passing downs. And if some of our LBs come into their own then look out!!!

What I do know is that Crennel sat around all last year recovering from his hip surgery, most likely knowing he was coming to Kansas City. That means he's had a year to do nothing but contemplate defense! His head has got to be exploding with blitz packages and defensive schemes!


I think Leggett is on the bubble to make the team. It is up between him, Jon McGraw and D. Morgan.

yashi
05-07-2010, 06:24 PM
Leggett lost his position at nickel corner on day 2 of the draft. Flowers, Carr, Arenas, Washington are all locks. Mike Richardson is a Pioli guy. So I agree that Leggett may be on the bubble, but I kind of hope they keep him around since he's made some plays on special teams.

captainamerica
05-07-2010, 06:27 PM
I think Leggett is on the bubble to make the team. It is up between him, Jon McGraw and D. Morgan.
I think Jon McGraw is safe do to his special teams play.

DC_Chiefsfan
05-07-2010, 06:52 PM
I think Leggett would be useful as FS depth. But with Crennel/Thomas coaching these guys up, its a real crapshoot as to who will be in the rotation.

yashi
05-07-2010, 07:00 PM
I think Leggett would be useful as FS depth. But with Crennel/Thomas coaching these guys up, its a real crapshoot as to who will be in the rotation.

I don't know how I feel about Leggett possibly being our last line of defense. Remember the Cowboys game?

matthewschiefs
05-08-2010, 12:28 AM
I think Jon McGraw is safe do to his special teams play.

Mcgraw will most likey be back. He did an ok job when he was at safety last season so fill in when one of the safetys need a breather and speacial teams. I think hes pretty safe.

yashi
05-08-2010, 01:06 AM
McGraw is a stud on special teams. I like him a lot.

DC_Chiefsfan
05-08-2010, 11:03 AM
McGraw is a stud on special teams. I like him a lot.

agreed