Chiefs to gamble on defense

Can Kansas City trust Bob Sutton, its second-year defensive coordinator?

Originally Published: June 16, 2014
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

First the Kansas City Chiefs surprised most people by selecting Auburn defensive end Dee Ford in the first round of the NFL draft. Then last Friday, they made their second stunning move of the offseason with the release of Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers.

There's an undeniable statement in these decisions, one that goes far beyond talent and money. The message the Chiefs are sending these days -- and it's a serious gamble from this vantage point -- is that defensive coordinator Bob ...

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