Breaking down where the chiefs need to improve for the 2nd half of the season
Derrik Larsh @chiefgucci15
Gearing up for the 2nd half of an NFL season always provides obstacles when it comes to getting your team in the best position for the playoffs. You must balance looking ahead and focusing on the team you’re matched up with for the week.The tough first half schedule the Chief’s played, may have been a blessing in disguise. Even with a tough first half of the season, they find themselves at 6-2 and in first place of the AFC. Even so, there are improvements that must be made to make. The question here will be where does this team still need to improve to get back to the Superbowl?
With Frank Clark suspended, the team has been able to find more depth and add role players.
It’s no secret the pass rush has had a frenzy of high and low moments this season. With Frank Clark missing these past couple of weeks, the team has been able to add more playing time for other players. This gives the team a better feel about what role players should see more time. This may have been a blessing in disguise, as it may have helped the team add depth.
A better solution to the tackles
The tackles have been the source of many of the chiefs’ offensive line problems both Wyile and Brown have struggled against top pass rushers. This isn’t a problem where you need to make an immediate move, but against better teams this will need addressed. With Wylie injured, Prince Tega Wanogho may have emerged as the new starter. Brown has all the talent to improve when the Chiefs need him.
More Toney Please
In the past couple of weeks, the chiefs receivers are making strides when it comes to finding their comfort level. In just a couple of weeks Kadarius Toney has become a playmaker. With injuries to a few other recievers, Toney may be set to have another big week. He could emerge as a long term number one guy in Kansas City.
Even if no improvements are made at the trade deadline this team is still talented enough to get back to the AFC championship game and even win but one or two little tweaks and this team will be unstoppable.