Kansas City's defense has undergone a transformation in the last two seasons. In the Dick Vermeil days, the offense just hoped their defensive teammates could manage one stop so they could outscore their opponent. During most of the Herm Edwards era, asking for one stop was a little much.
My how things change.
Thanks to an infusion of top tier talent and the coaching of Romeo Crennel, the Chiefs are on the verge of having an elite defense for the first time since Derrick Thomas donned the Red and Gold.
But it isn't all because of Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali and Eric Berry. For the first time in years the Chiefs have depth, something they sorely missed last season.
These depth players could play a crucial role in the Chiefs defense this fall.