Dee Ford has been an outside linebacker during his time with the Kansas City Chiefs, but that could change in new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s scheme. But Spagnuolo isn’t tipping his hand about his plans for Ford yet.
Steve Spagnuolo likely will switch the team’s base defense alignment from a 3-4 to a 4-3, but that’s not what he wanted to talk about Wednesday in his first public comments as the Kansas City Chiefs’ new defensive coordinator.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and new defensive coordinator Steve Spaguolo have finalized their defensive coaching staff for the upcoming season. Former Patriots assistant Brendan Daly will be the run game coordinator and defensive line coach.
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to apply the franchise tag to linebacker Dee Ford, according to a report from NFL Network. To do that, the Chiefs would spend $15.8 million on Ford’s salary in 2019.
ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. named some potential fits for the Kansas City Chiefs in the later rounds of April’s NFL Draft as Andy Reid will likely try and address the defense and add depth to the offensive and defensive lines.
The Kansas City Chiefs signed offensive lineman Justin Senior, who was drafted in 2017 by the Seattle Seahawks, started for three seasons at Mississippi State and is the Chiefs’ third lineman from Canada.
Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House is leaving his post at the school to take the Chiefs linebackers job. The move comes after the school announced he was staying, but House has reversed course again.
Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali tweeted that he believes his neighbors in Johnson County are shunning him because of the color of his skin. Hali detailed the happenings on Sunday night.
Former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is back in the NFL after being signed by the Cleveland Browns on Monday. Hunt was released from the Chiefs following the publication of a video that showed an altercation with a woman in the hallway of his Cleveland residence in February 2018.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won the NFL’s MVP award after throwing for 5,097 yards and 50 touchdowns. What can he do for an encore? Nate Burleson of the NFL Network sees 55 TD pases in 2019.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is reportedly adding Patriots defensive line coach Brendan Daly to his KC staff. He and Daly coached together in St. Louis when Spagnuolo was the Rams’ head coach.