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Using Justin Houston and Tamba Hali to build the perfect pass rusher

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The Kansas City Chiefs have one of the best pairs of pass rushers in the league in Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. NFL.com contributor the Godfather Gil Brandt is attempting to build the perfect pass rusher and using elements from various players game and both Houston and Hali were included.

The relentless effort of Tamba Hali: Duh. Tamba was not born the freak athlete that some of these pass rushers are. He made it based on technique, hard work and an absolutely never ending will to compete. The guy never, ever stops. Given his background - born in Liberia, made it to Penn State and then the NFL as a first round pick - his style of play is pretty inspirational.

The speed-to-power ability of Justin Houston: I was trying to thin of what trait he would use from Houston and this is a good way to put it. Houston is small enough that he's still quick yet he is a strong, strong man. Look at his arms. They are huge.

One more Chiefs tie-in: Derrick Thomas was used as the classic example for the ability to finish like JJ Watt. Ignoring all of our great JJ Watt / Eric Fisher jokes I have, this is another good one because DT always finished, and often finished by forcing a fumble. I first learned of the term "strip-sack" in the early 90s because of DT.