It’s almost game day once again, and this time will be the rematch against the Cleveland Browns that they so desperately want. It feels so good to have football back. I mean, the weather is starting to change a bit, depending on where you are located of course, and fans are starting to get a little crazy.
The Chiefs Kingdom is getting ancy, and who can blame them? This Sunday will be the first time in over a year that Arrowhead was at full capacity. The Cleveland Browns better be ready too, because we know that stadium will be loud as can be, throwing off everything they had planned.
Even with the advantage the Chiefs have in playing at home, they still have to do the work. That means, stopping the other team from doing anything good. a part of that is holding off this position group, that is actually sneaky good.
Chiefs need to watch for the Browns tight end group
Kansas City has not always been great at defense, especially the last few years or so. However, they have improved a little every year over the last five. This could be the year that the defense takes a huge leap, and what better way to do that than defending a great offense in the Browns.
Cleveland has the running backs, receivers, and of course a good quarterback, but there is another group that is often slept on. Their tight end may be some of the best in the league in terms of duos. Even though they didn’t do great last year against Kansas City, they could easily go off this Sunday.
David Njoku is the second tight end on the depth chart, which really does not matter because the Browns run a lot of 12 personnel. What that means is that they use a lot of two-tight end sets where both Njoku and Hooper are on at the same time.
Using 12 personnel, the Browns can use the two tight ends as blockers for the run or pass, and can even set up the play-action game as well. That is why this group is so dangerous.
Both tight ends are extremely talented, but they may not show in the numbers. Due to the bulk of talent on their offense with Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., and the two pro=bowl running backs, Austin Hooper and David Njoku tend to take a hit in the statistical department.
With a young core now at linebacker for the Chiefs, this will be a great test. Of course, Willie Gay Jr., the second-year linebacker, won’t play for three weeks, but the rookie Nick Bolton will. This will be a great way for him to be acclimated into the league.
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