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Pro Football Focus: Orlando Scandrick had a nice week

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The Chiefs’ third cornerback played well against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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I have not been shy in telling you how concerned I am when it comes to the Kansas City Chiefs secondary and primarily, their third cornerback position. I don’t think this is a particularly uncommon take at the moment...

The Chiefs’ plan in the offseason was to go with David Amerson at that position, but those plans changed after Amerson’s poor training camp and preseason.

Enter 31-year-old Orlando Scandrick, who became a Chief on August 19, exactly one month ago at the time of this post’s writing. Scandrick graded only slightly better than Amerson in 2017, but could he be the answer?

I’m still not sure, to be quite honest. But it is worth noting that Scandrick played rather well against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This from 20 PFF stats to know after Week 2 in the NFL:

ORLANDO SCANDRICK, CB, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Scandrick spent 58 snaps in coverage against Pittsburgh, was targeted eight times yet only allowed one reception for zero yards. His 58.0 coverage snaps per reception allowed not only led the league in Week 2, but it was also a clear 8.0 snaps higher on average than the next cornerback.

Well, would you look at that?

With the Kansas City Red Raiders Chiefs looking like they are in for some shootouts this season, that is certainly a small positive in an otherwise troubling defensive week.