The Kansas City Chiefs coordinators speak on Fridays so we heard yesterday what Brian Daboll and Gary Gibbs hope to do this weekend against the Cleveland Browns. Daboll is one of those former Cleveland guys but he side-stepped the revenge question, saying he just wants to get a win.
Chiefs OC Brian Daboll on the Browns defense:
"This is a young defense," Daboll said, via comments sent out by the Chiefs. "They have some good, stout, athletic guys up front with (Phillip) Taylor, and I was there with (Ahtyba) Rubin. He's a good football player, and (Jabaal) Sheard on the outside. They've got some good guys, and 52, D'Qwell Jackson is a lot like (Luke) Kuechly, he's a sideline-to-sideline player, very active. He's good in the run and in the pass. Then they bring this safety down, T.J.Ward, 43. He's been in the league a couple years from Oregon, tough player. They usually have another guy down there in the box, so we'll have to do a good job with them."
D'Qwell Jackson just produces. He's always around the ball, always a threat to lead the league in tackling. He's kinda like DJ in that he's going to be in on most plays.
Chiefs DC Gary Gibbs on the Browns offense:
Like Daboll, Gary Gibbs has a handful facing the Browns offense and that's mostly because of Trent Richardson. Big, physical, tough ... all the buzz words with him.
"They're a very physical team," Gibbs said. "The O-line does a great job in the running game. (Trent Richardson) 33, is an outstanding young back, outstanding power, quickness. He's their leading receiver. Their quarterback, he's a rookie, he's not a rookie in terms of age, but he's handled this season very well. They just consistently move the football. They're not complicated as far as the looks they give, but they just do a good job of executing. They're in the same division as Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, so if you want to win and compete in that division, you have to be tough and physical and that's certainly what they are."
So stop Trent Richardson. That's the goal here. You take away their best weapon if you do that, which should be the goal in every game. But you also make them one-dimensional. Do I want this game in the hands of Trent Richardson or Brandon Weeden? Gimme the former baseball player all day long.