Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson on The Red Zone Podcast
When I heard the Chiefs hired Pendergast, I was slightly surprised, but when they named him defensive coordinator, I was shocked. Shocked because the way the Cardinals played defense last year was not in any way like the Patriots have played in the past. Yes, I know the Patriots are very creative on third down, but they can play down after down of the same front and coverage. Their versatility lies in their ability to shift fronts and change their look, but their fundamentals stay the same.
This is not a knock on Pendergast; the shock lies in the fact that two diametrically different philosophies have come together.