The Kansas City Chiefs brought in a lot of secondary help during free agency with the likes of cornerbacks Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith. When you add the two free agent acquisitions to a defensive backfield that already included Brandon Flowers and Eric Berry, the Chiefs have a very formidable group of players.
Kansas City’s defensive backfield may be the team’s most improved area heading in to the 2013-14 NFL season, and the players believe in themselves enough that Flowers says he thinks the team’s secondary can be the best in the league.
“We going out there trying to have the best secondary,” Flowers said during an appearance on “NFL AM”, via NFL.com. “Sean Smith is a big corner that can bump and run … we brought in Dunta Robinson, someone who can come in and cover, (and) also, Eric Berry is always roaming on the back end. If we put it all together, man, I think we have the pieces to be the best secondary in the NFL.”
Robinson could be used at safety and in the slot during nickel packages, but the team hasn’t ruled out naming him a full-time starter at cornerback. As for Smith, his size allows him to match up with the bigger receivers in the league without being bullied around.
The talent is certainly there in the Chiefs defensive backfield, so it will be intriguing to see how they are able to put everything together.
If everyone plays up to their ability, the Chiefs secondary is a scary bunch. Add Kendrick Lewis to the mix and Flowers’ assessment is not far off from reality.
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