Kansas City Chiefs: Questions That Still Must Be Answered This Preseason

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Kansas City Chiefs: Questions That Still Must Be Answered This Preseason
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Five particular questions loom large for the Kansas City Chiefs as the start of the 2014 NFL season approaches. They include whether or not a reshuffled secondary can perform in an AFC West division featuring the feared passing attacks of the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.

The answer to that probably depends on the success and consistency of a formidable-looking pass rush. The Chiefs added first-round pick Dee Ford to premier outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston this offseason.

Now it's up to defensive coordinator Bob Sutton to use the talent appropriately. He is already crafting sub-packages designed to get his best pass-rushers on the field together. These schematic wrinkles must succeed in freshening up a system that became predictable toward the end of last season.

Over on the offense, a return to form for wide receiver Dwayne Bowe would certainly be welcome, as would the emergence of a quality third option alongside Bowe and Donnie Avery.

However, the ultimate success of the offense will be determined by how well a depleted line holds up.

Here's a closer look at the five biggest questions still surrounding the Chiefs.

 

All statistics via NFL.com.

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