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Chiefs to Struggle with Shotgun/Spread Offenses?

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I hate to quote Peter King again, but as you'll read, this item actually comes from The Football Outsiders, whom I deeply respect as football analysts. King's item 5.b. of "Ten Things I Think I Think" clearly focuses on my biggest worry about Pendergast running our defense: susceptibility to shotgun/spread offenses. This topic has been addressed before on AP, but I believe a refresher is in order. It is more likely than not that we will continue to see the proliferation of spread-style offenses in the NFL in the immediate future. Pendergast left one bottom-15 pass defense to run bottom-5 pass defense that set the record for the fewest total sacks in a season. Further compounding the problems: there is no Adrian Wilson in the Chiefs' defensive backfield. I'm as happy as anyone about this offseason, but I'm going to have a microscope on Pendergast. His track record leaves much to be desired.

When I heard the Chiefs hired Pendergast, I was slightly surprised, but when they named him...

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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.

The National Football Post | Diner Morning News: Chiefs Defense

Listen to Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson on The Red Zone Podcast

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Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson on The Red Zone Podcast

Following the firing of Herm Edwards, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli probably knew that his...

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Following the firing of Herm Edwards, Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli probably knew that his first coaching hire could define his entire career. If his first head coach was successful, Pioli could build on a reputation that is already just this side of glowing

Kansas City Chiefs Revamped Staff Brings Plenty of Experience

Getting to Know the Chiefs 2009 Coaching Staff: Clancy Pendergast

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Taking a closer look at new Chiefs coach Clancy Pendergast

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