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Tuel’s plan for Chiefs pass rush

Posted by Chris Brown on November 3, 2013 – 12:05 pm

As Jeff Tuel gets set for his first NFL start today against Kansas City, he’s well aware of the Chiefs’ potent pass rush. Here’s how he intends to approach it in today’s game.

Job number one, avoid quarterback hits. Knowing that the quarterback depth chart is pretty much down to himself and Matt Flynn, Tuel knows he has to be quick with his decisions and not take on any unnecessary contact.

“Obviously they lead the league in sacks so they’re doing something right. They look really good on tape,” said Tuel. “We’ve got to have a great week of practice and just be prepared for that. I have to take care of myself because we’re down in quarterbacks so I’ve got to do whatever I can do to get down and do the necessary things. We’re not going to prepare any different because a team is undefeated or leading the league in sacks. So we’re just going to do our thing and continue to get better. ”

A lot of three and five step drops are expected for Tuel today in the passing game, knowing Kansas City’s pass rush doesn’t allow for much success when teams try seven-step drop with their quarterback against them. The ball simply has to be out sooner than that.

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