Cool video from former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, who is now with The Ringer. He has a series going with solutions to every team’s biggest problems. He says he is going to fix the Chiefs in five steps. Here’s what he says...
1. Add speed on defense
He notes that the defense struggled after Derrick Johnson went down. Frankly, the run defense struggled even before that. More speed and youth is needed at linebacker.
2. Define a role for Tyreek Hill
I thought this point was interesting: “What happens when you have a player like Tyreek Hill is you end up running plays, you don’t run an offense.”
3. Fix the offensive line
Yeah Eric Fisher and even Mitch Schwartz need to keep improving. Schwartz was facing murderer’s row that is the AFC West pass rushers from that side so that’s a little more understandable.
4. Add depth to defensive line
I would argue they have decent depth now once Allen Bailey and Jaye Howard come back. They got some valuable experience for Rakeem Nunez-Roches and others. The Chiefs have two free agents here: Jarvis Jenkins and Kendall Reyes.
5. Address Alex Smith under center
You thought you’d get out of here without a Romo mention, huh? Wrong: “The Tony Romo conversation is something the Chiefs need to have because Tony Romo on the Chiefs team makes them a very dangerous team.”