FanPost

Who will lead the Chiefs in sacks this season.


I am hoping that the continued growth in some of our younger players and the change of scheme, will allow the chiefs to put more pressure on the opposing QB's. Here are a couple of quick thoughts on some of the candidates followed by a poll.

Tamba Hali- After 15.5 sacks in his first two years dropped to 3 sacks last year. He may have the most opportunity to rush the passer as he projects to play the "Predator" in Pendergast 3-4.

 

Derrick Johnson- I keep waiting for DJ to break out. At times this guy looks like he could be the best LB in the game and then he disappears. Hopefully the leadership of Thomas and Vrabel will help him reach his potential.

 

Mike Vrabel- Brings experience and 55 career sacks. He had a high of 12.5 sacks in 2007. How much will he rush the passer, and does he still have the explosiveness in those old legs to get the QB as he has in the pass.

 

Glen Dorsey- Last years high draft pick needs to step up. I think he will be a great player and his play last year was actually pretty solid considering that DT take a while to develop. The lineman in the 3-4 typically eat up blockers to allow the backers to attack the QB, but he does have the explosiveness to be a presence in the backfield.

 

Tyson Jackson- I think his job will be to occupy blockers, even more than Dorsey. He may get sack opportunities as QB move from pressure.

 

Bernard Pollard- Here is my dark horse. I doubt he will lead the team in sacks, but don't be suprised if he has 5+ sacks this year. Pendergast has shown he will bring safeties in passing situations. Pollard is tough and shows a knack for getting in the backfield. On punts this guy seems to have the power and speed to almost block the punt multiple times a game.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker