With Andy Reid taking over as coach, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe signing a new contract and quarterback Alex Smith and tackle Eric Fisher joining the team, improvement on offense has been a popular topic around the Chiefs this offseason.
They went shopping on the other side of the ball as well, however. Cornerbacks Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson both joined the team as free agents, adding some more talent to a defense that sent four players to the Pro Bowl last year. During a Wednesday appearance on the NFL Network, cornerback Brandon Flowers said that he thought their arrival gave the Chiefs a secondary that could wind up being the best in the league.
“We going out there trying to have the best secondary,” Flowers said. “Sean Smith is a big corner that can bump and run … we brought in Dunta Robinson, someone who can come in and cover. Also, [safety] 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.”
A good pass rush always makes life easier for your defensive backs and the Chiefs have one thanks to linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, so there’s definitely reason for optimism about how Kansas City’s unit will perform in the coming season. Whether that will be enough to make them a better secondary than the ones in Seattle or elsewhere will be a topic for discussion in December, but it should help the Chiefs to more than two wins this season even if another group winds up with the honorific come the end of the year.