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Josh Elliott
August 28, 2000
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Chiefs
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August 28, 2000

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an opposing team's scout sizes up the Chiefs

"This team relies on its defense to I make plays and create turnovers. James Hasty and Cris Dishman had 12 of the team's 25 interceptions last year, but is it possible that two 35-year-olds can repeat that type of production? Whoever wins the third cornerback job is key, because at least one of the starters will probably end up getting hurt....

Lew Bush can play Derrick Thomas's role on two of the downs, but who will impact the pass rush on third down? Duane Clemons is coming off his best year, but five of his nine sacks for the Vikings came on turf, and now he's playing on grass....

Everyone wants the Chiefs to find another running back, but last year they finished fourth in the league in rushing yards per game [130.1]....

Their special teams are shaky. Pete Stoyanovich had one of his worst seasons last year, missing half his kicks from 40 yards. Losing Tamarick Vanover hurts their punt-return game, which was good; their kickoff-return game was lousy. Todd Sauerbrun should help their punting and give them deeper kickoffs."