"I don't want to put numbers on it but, yeah," Hali said when asked if the Chiefs would put the opposing quarterback under more pressure than they did last season. "With the type of thing coach Sutton is doing with our entire defense, yeah. From cornerbacks to safeties to linebackers, we're coming. We can get a lot of sacks. They don't have to be (generated) by Justin and I and some inside guys. Everybody's got to contribute to putting pressure on the quarterback.
"These (coaches) came from systems where they attacked. Nothing against our old system but there wasn't attacking. We're looking forward to this defense because (it allows the Chiefs) to attack, shoot gaps and push guys back and make plays."
Chiefs Defense Embracing The New System from The Mothership
"Coach Bob Sutton has done a great job with installing the defense," Johnson admitted.
"It's a whole new scheme for us, new terminology and we're picking it up well. As older guys, we're bringing the younger guys along and were leading by example and the defense may be a little ahead of the offense, but that's just how it is when you start out, because the offense has a heck of a lot more plays."
DJ shared what excites him most about this year's defense.
"The attack style that we're doing," Johnson said.
"Not knowing much about Dexter McCluster ... he was the running back/receiver, and seeing how fluid he is, going in and out of those roles has been impressive for me to watch," Smith said after Wednesday's practice. "It's easy to talk about in the meeting room to say let's put (a) receiver in and have him run routes and be natural at it and then put him back in the backfield to do a multitude of things ...
"It's another thing to see it live. He's a special guy, and he's really taken it on."
No Place Like Home For Chiefs LB Chad Kilgore from The Mothership
Chad's hometown of Orrick, MO is just over 30 miles from his new workplace, One Arrowhead Drive and Arrowhead Stadium.
"It's awesome," Kilgore said. "I commute from home every day. I have friends and family here and if I had a team to pick, this would be it."
Spending a short time in the league, while with the AFC West-rival Oakland Raiders in 2012, Kilgore says he's more than ready to make the most of his opportunity with the Chiefs.
Chiefs Tweak Roster On Defense from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs signed safety Quintin Demps and free agent safety Malcolm Bronson and released safety
Justin Glennand cornerback James Rogers, the team announced on Wednesday.
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Pullman Police Want Felony Charge For Vandals Receiver from The Idaho Statesman
The university announced Wednesday that the field at Mackay Stadium will be named Chris Ault Field to honor the College Hall of Fame inductee...
"...I am deeply touched and very humbled," said Ault, who announced his decision to step down as head coach in December. He has since been hired as a consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Payton Replaces Belichick As Highest-Paid U.S. Coach from Sports Xchange via The Chicago Tribune
Payton, coach of the New Orleans Saints, will make approximately $8 million per year for the next five seasons as part of a new contract. He replaces New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick atop the Forbes list.
Belichick is now tied for second with new Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid. Though Reid's salary figures were not officially announced, it's estimated that the former Philadelphia Eagles coach's annual compensation is in the $7.5 million-per-year range with the Chiefs.
Athletes And Coaches Inducted At The Teaneck Hall OF Fame Dinner from NorthJersey.com
Teaneck High School has a long history of athletic success which has not been formally recognized and documented since the creation of the Teaneck Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.
The Hall of Fame held its annual Induction Dinner May 10 where former coaches, athletes and teams were honored and recognized.