Allen Bailey is an incredible individual who has lived a life most can’t wrap their heads around. He’s a man that has killed an alligator with a shovel and enjoys the taste of snake, raccoon, and possum… but mainly, he’s a physical freak of a defensive lineman who hasn’t quite lived up to his potential…
Coming into the 2014 season, most would argue that the linebacking corps of the Kansas City Chiefs is the best unit on the team. It’s easy to see why, with three returning Pro Bowl players in Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, and Justin Houston. All three of these players are amongst the best in the league…
When the Chiefs defense takes the field, the vast majority of their opponents will be focusing on one unit specifically: the linebackers. Kansas City boasts one of the premier, talent-rich units in the NFL thanks to the development of early draft picks Derrick Johnson (R1, 2005), Tamba Hali (R1, 2006) and Justin Houston (R3, 2011).
It took more than a decade of failed attempts – including three in the top 10 – before the Chiefs selected a defensive lineman that lived-up to his first round status… and boy, even after all that heartache and disappointment, this man was more than worth the wait.
Wrapping up the offensive portion of our breakdowns, today we dive head-first into the trenches.
Brad Cottam, Mike Merritt, Jake O’Connell, Leonard Pope, Sean Ryan, Anthony Becht, Steve Maneri, Tony Moeaki, Kevin Boss, Anthony Fasano, Richard Gordon, Kevin Brock, Travis Kelce, Sean McGrath, Demetrius Harris… Did I miss anyone?
The day after the 2014 draft was completed I began conducting a poll of random Chiefs fans, asking very simply: “What is the weakest position on the roster?” Survey says: Wide Receiver. Overwhelmingly.
For the second part of my Countdown to Training Camp series, we’ll take a look at a position of great strength for the Kansas City Chiefs – their running backs.