KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: D still handling running issue. The Kansas City Chiefs believed they had their run-defense issues resolved. They used the offseason to hire a new protective planner (Steve Spagnuolo) to set up a brand-new scheme (the 4-3 changed the 3-4) that would use the strengths of a number of brand-new players (most especially, defensive end Frank Clark and security Tyrann Mathieu). Nevertheless, the Chiefs ranked 30th in the NFL in hurrying backyards permitted heading into Week 6 after ending up 27th in that classification last season.
Kansas City has allowed a minimum of 180 rushing yards in each of its last 3 games, consisting of recently’s 19-13 loss to Indianapolis, with the Colts putting up 180 exactly. When asked on Thursday if attitude is a factor in the Chiefs’ ongoing struggles, Spagnuolo said there are a variety of problems at play.
” I understand everyone is looking for a particular factor,” Spagnuolo stated. “There is no specific reason. If there’s 20 plays in there that trigger concerns that are over 4- or 5-yard runs, there may be 20 various factors. So, you just keep playing, and you do all the important things you’re speaking about. You make deals with and get to the football. That’s what you do.”