Hunt remains silent, even as a mere 30 minutes of his day talking to reporters would help provide clarity. I’m uncomfortable saying it like that, because you’re free to see it as the whine of a sportswriter, but I’m saying this because Hunt’s silence is allowing fans and the football world to see whatever they’d like.
A Monday Night Football showcase gave the Chiefs the opportunity to wipe the floor with the Patriots, holding Brady to a paltry 159 passing yards and a pair of interceptions. Jimmy Garoppolo made his regular season debut and shined in garbage time, completing six of his seven passes and spurring discussion about whether Brady’s time in the spotlight would soon come to an end.
4. Derrick Thomas & Neil Smith, Kansas City Chiefs; 1990: Thomas erupted with a career-best and NFL-leading 20 sacks that year, while Smith contributed 9.5 sacks — an average of almost 15 sacks between the two of them. These guys obviously belong on this list for this particular season, and many others to follow.
Hudson joins the men on each side of him in having not given up a single sack last season. Kelechi Osemele and Gabe Jackson are the only guard duo in the league to not give up a single sack in 2016. And along with Hudson, they are most certainly the only interior trio to accomplish that feat.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Titans director of player personnel Ryan Cowden will interview with the team on Wednesday. Chiefs co-director of player personnel Brett Veach is also set to interview for the job.
The Chiefs might not be as athletic as some of the other teams on this list, but they play the run and get after the quarterback collectively better than any other group in the league when healthy. Yes, the Chiefs have some studs in the secondary, but this defense is successful because of its linebackers. They cover well, and as far as the run game and rushing the passer go, they're as good as anybody. The Chiefs control the line of scrimmage and have strong, physical players in this unit. There isn't just one player who stands out in this group. They are all solid.
Oakland’s Beast Mode experiment is a boom-or-bust proposition. If he’s the same back he was during the prime of his career, he will make a difference in the AFC West. Despite sharing the same record, the Raiders wound up losing the division title to the Chiefs last year because Kansas City swept their two-game series. The Raiders, one of the NFL’s highest scoring teams at 26 points per game, didn’t combine for 26 in their games against the Chiefs.
My goal was to try to pull off a Deion Sanders; that was my original goal to do both professionally at the same time. Unfortunately, nowadays, it’d be really tough to do something like that. After a few injuries in football, I decided it was time for me to give baseball a chance. It’s not as physically demanding on your body as football is. I just decided it was time after my third surgery.