The Chiefs’ new defensive leader has given his teammates a high standard to live up to.
Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City’s newly-acquired safety, said he expects the defense to play with energy and attitude.
"Lotta work to put in, but we will play with energy, attitude & we won’t accept being the lil brother to a high powered offense," he tweeted.
The Chiefs’ porous defense was the team’s biggest weakness in 2018. After losing to New England in the AFC Championship game, the team fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, traded edge rusher Dee Ford to the 49ers, and released edge rusher Justin Houston and safety Eric Berry.