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Last season, the Kansas City Chiefs didn't exactly have a bevy of help at the safety position. Fourth year S Jarrad Page only played in five games due to injury. S Jon McGraw ended up starting nine games for the Chiefs after starting none the previous two seasons. And the Chiefs had to bring on old man S Mike Brown from the Bears, who didn't have a very good season, despite some big plays.
But in 2010, the Chiefs are much improved at the safety position, at least on paper. The additions of Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis through the draft, plus 2009 fifth round pick Donald Washington moving to safety means the Chiefs go from no depth at the position to considerable depth.
Personally, I think it's really tough to judge rookie safeties, heck even second or third year safeties. There are so many variables that go into safety play - cornerback talent, defensive line talent - that trying to pin specific successes and failures on safeties is often tough.
With that said, I'm pretty sure the Chiefs are going to be better at the safety position this year, with Eric Berry being the possible "game changer."
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