It's that time of the week again where we take a look at the Chiefs opponent for the week and figure out which of their players would fit best in Kansas City. Obviously it's a way of plucking the best player from our opponent and seeing how they could enhance our own team. For the Kansas City Chiefs this week that opponent is the Denver Broncos. We'll look at one obvious player and one not-so-obvious player that would look good sportin' the Arrowhead on his helmet.
The first and most obvious answer is to take the rookie linebacker Von Miller. He has 6.5 sacks so far this year for the Broncos defense which ties him with fellow rookie, and University of Missouri alum, Aldon Smith for eighth in the NFL right now. Tamba Hali (6) is trailing Miller in the sack category right now and outside of Hali, the Chiefs have had all kinds of trouble getting after the opposing quarterback. That could be why the Chiefs are ranked dead last in the NFL in sacks with 12.
Justin Houston showed great promise in the preseason getting after the QB but that hasn't translated to the regular season, yet. Adding a player like Von Miller would definitely help bring the pressure on opposing quarterbacks. I'm not sure how well he'd fit in as a SOLB in the Chiefs 3/4 defense because of his size, but there would definitely be ways to use his skills out on the field. Normally you'd need an anchor on the opposite side of Hali that could hold the edge against the run, see Terrell Suggs, LaMarr Woodley. But Miller's skill set getting after the QB can't be denied after proving what many thought about him when he came out in the draft last April.
The next player isn't as obvious for me as it would be for a lot of people. I would love to have Eric Decker or Demaryius Thomas, but with Dwayne Bowe, Steve Breaston and Jon Baldwin, I'm pretty comfortable with the wide receiver position for the Kansas City Chiefs. So the player that I'd take right now is safety Brian Dawkins. I know that he's 38 years old and isn't the same player that he was in Philadelphia. But I love the way he plays the game and the attitude that he brings to the field. That attitude is contagious and it's something the Chiefs defense has been missing without Eric Berry back there at safety this season. Dawkins is more of a free safety but his skills would still be a welcomed-addition to the Chiefs secondary.
I won't even mention that particular quarterback over there so the runner up(s) would be center J.D. Walton, although I think Rodney Hudson is following a similar path that Jon Asamoah did (and that's a good thing), and Zane Beadles, just because Lilja looks like he's aged quite a bit since last year. I think the Chiefs address his future successor in the upcoming draft.