Dontari Poe growing, learning well with Chiefs young defense

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The rookie nose tackle has impressed Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel thus far with his work ethic and aptitude for learning the team's defense.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel likes what he's seeing from rookie nose tackle Dontari Poe, according to comments he made at the team's media Q&A at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday.

Poe, who has played in all five games for the Chiefs this season, has racked up seven tackles (five solo) and has assisted in two tackles in limited time. Given Poe's aptitude for learning the Chiefs defense, that playing time could increase, according to Crennel.

"He's coming along as well. He's learning our system in the 3-4. I think he's a better technician in the 3-4, and he's also working on some nickel. With guys being down, he has to play more. He's representing himself very well."

Crennel also spoke about Poe's work ethic at Friday's Q&A, provided by the team.

"He's a strong young man. He work at it during the week and at practice. When you've got guys like that who will work at it, they've got a chance to make an impact."

Kickoff for the Chiefs game on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is scheduled for noon CT from Raymond James Stadium and will be televised on CBS.

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