Yeah, is our Dline very good? No. Is it really bad? Probably not. Could the D use more help? Absolutely. I'm reluctant to go get yet another first round Dline guy. As far the D in general, I'd rather see them go get another LB and/or CB before they load up on another DL. Out of 3 first round picks on the DL, Poe did show a little promise so maybe with another year he can be the guy to initiate more push up the middle.
Being on the field as much as they were didn't help so if the O can improve to the point that it can put drives together that last longer than 3 plays, the additional rest may have some positive effects.
Looking at the stats one would tend to agree. In my opinion one has to look a little futher than the stats. Last year our offense was on the field very little. The defense was playing a game and a half every weekend because the offence could not control the ball and give them any sort of a rest.Clean up in aisle 9.....Route brother....you did not say that. The Chiefs were 16th in TOP, possessing the ball slightly over 30 minutes a game. They trailed Houston who was #1 in TOP by 2 minutes 50 s......The Chiefs sucked against the run in 2012...They sucked against the run in 2011...they sucked against the run in 2010 and 2009. The only difference is that in 2010 they played a last place schedule and actually led in games forcing bad teams to throw against them. From 2010 (4.3 yds per carry) to 2012 (4.5 yds per carry) is not a big statistical drop, so you can only blame 0.2 yds per carry on the fact that the offense was so bad. No, this team has serious issues on the DL and the ILB. When you are averaging allowing +130 yds for the past four years on the ground...that is not an indication of something good.
D-Line has got to be rebuilt. I'm sorry but Jackson isn't gonna be worth the 14 mil or whatever he is due this year, Poe can stick around for now, Dorsey is gone. I'd love to get lucky and have a d-line like New York's or Detroit's or San Francisco's. Pass rushers/run stuffers studs. We missed on our d-line choices and it sucks, but look at Lions, Suh then Fairley the next year when the Lions already had other good players at the position, its depth. Pioli's definition of depth is ok who can I bring in that is worse than our starters and can play a few snaps here or there. BS, I want players who will challenge and take our starters over, THAT is depth, and if they don't but give them a big push then we are set. Quinn for Cassel? You kidding me? Ropati Pitotiua, Tyson Hartman, Siler list goes on and on. I just want to find a pass rushing DE and one that can both pass rush and run stop a and continously build on that. We have some of the best talent in the NFL but rank DEAD LAST in the depth department everywhere. Needs to be fixed!!!!!
…let’s put this puppy to bed. They were horrible. They allowed 4.5 yds per carry, now some seem to think that this was due to the offensive performance….yet for the past 4 years they have allowed +135 yds on the ground per game. Their performance in 2010 was 4.3 yds per carry….2011 4.5 yds per carry …2012 4.5 yds per carry. One of these days some people will look at that and think shit****e…these guys are terrible with a run defense and they are playing a 3-4…supposedly a defense that is good against the run. What does it matter though….they have a hard time defending passes to RBs and TEs also..but hey they are a good defense…and a rookie QB is all it will take to turn this team around and make them great.
I keep trying to point out to my fellow Chiefs fans that this is a 2-14 team. I really don’t care how often the offense turned it over…..it wasn’t like they lost all those close games due to TOs. I mean they lost 9 games by greater than 2 TDs and 12 counting the preseason….but hey they are a great defense. They lost all those games due to the fact that the defense sucks.
Let me count the ways…no run defense..I do believe they are 32nd in tackling…20th in yardage…27th in rushing..25th in points allowed…26th in allowing receiving TDs..30th in yds per pass attempt..29th in sacks…
Yea….all it will take to turn this D around is a rookie QB..
Yea….all it will take to turn this D around is a rookie QB.Lol especially a rookie QB who projects out to be David Garrard. I am with you Budahmon this team stinks on both sides of the ball and should stop worrying about positions of need and just start taking the best player available. Thats how good organizations draft they draft the best player available not the best player at a position of need.
'If you believe Jackson's job is to be on the top of the stat sheet then you dont know how a 3-4 defense works.'I thought I made it very clear that nobody who posts on these boards expects JJ Watt numbers out of our 34 lineman. I also very clearly stated that Pituatua (however its spelled) and Shawn Smith have played much better than Dorsey or Jackson?!?!? Dont really get that statement im tempted to 'reading comprehension much?' Richard Seymour made a career out of posting numbers in the 34 so did a guy named Neil Smith.