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KC Chiefs DE says they’re further ahead than last year, which they should be

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The Kansas City Chiefs are in their fifth year in the Andy Reid program. The team has turned over in some spots but the Chiefs have strong continuity which should be an advantage. The more you retain from last year, the further ahead you can get this year.

“I think the retention of what they’ve left with,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said about what the Chiefs are bringing back with them to training camp from OTAs. “To bring it back and being able to retain it for these practices. Particularly the young guys. When they came back to the rookie camp, I was surprised on how much it actually retained and they could come out here and execute it.”

Rakeem Nunez-Roches is one of those young guys who saw playing time last year and, with Chris Jones’s injury, he’ll be asked to do a lot more. He says the Chiefs are ahead of last year.

“I definitely feel like we are ahead of the eight ball as far as how we started off last year,” Nacho said this week on 810. “Everybody is coming together, everybody is clicking, we’re physical we’re filling in spots. There’s definitely room for improvement but starting from day one to day two we’re way further than we were last year starting off.

Nacho went from being cut early last year to now looking like a regular contributor with Jones out for the time being. A big step indeed.