KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 9: Tight end Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons catches a 8-yard touchdown pass against linebacker Derrick Johnson #56 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the third quarter season opener on September 9, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Atlanta defeated Kansas City 40-24. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs defense was one of the biggest Week 1 disappointments in the league, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to score on eight straight possessions and giving up 40 points in all. It wasn't a good look for a unit a lot of people had high hopes for this year.
Luckily, the season is not over after one game! Chiefs linebackers coach Gary Gibbs briefly touched on what happened last week, using that word "pressing" again.
"I think the second half [last week] when things started going against us, I think we weren't as disciplined in some of our gap control and some of our technique," Gibbs said, via comments sent out by the team. "I think they were pressing a little bit trying to make a play and it started to get away from us."
We all know how it turned out. Gibbs, though, says the Chiefs will execute better this week and
"At the end of the day, you've got to play real disciplined, you've got to be exact as far as your execution. You hear offensive coaches talk about execution all thetime, but defensively, being in the proper gap or being the proper force player is important. We've got to coach better and we've got to play better and I think we will this week."