Kansas City Chiefs' Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub, Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton met with the media on Thursday afternoon.
Here are five things that stood out.
Assistant Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub
1. Can you speak to the impact that Tyreek Hill has on opposing punters?
TOUB: "It's got to be on their mind, obviously. Every time he touches the ball something positive happens - we've got to keep that rolling. They try to be perfect and when you try to be perfect, sometimes you're not, and you get the ball in your hands. We got to keep that rolling, [because], obviously, it has an effect on them."
2. Can you speak to Dustin Colquitt's performance so far this season?
TOUB: "Dustin's been solid. Besides the two punts where we got to make a play for him, he's been great. We haven't had a lot of punts, credit to our offense, we had four punts last game and the other game we only had a couple. The thing is when he gets out there, he performs. He does it play-in and play-out, it's something we don't have to worry about. He's a strong, solid force for us and one thing that he doesn't really get a lot of credit for is the holds. The job that he does on field goal with (Harrison) Butker, those two guys, they work together as a tandem and they do a great job. Dustin, obviously, is the leader on that end of it."
Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy
3. What are the challenges of the Jacksonville defense?
BIENIEMY: "There are a lot of challenges. Obviously, up front, it starts with Calais Campbell. They have some horses up front. Number 91 (Yannick Ngakoue) on one end, they have the kid (Malik Jackson) that is out of South Carolina and went to Tennessee, played in Denver and now he's there. You have Marcell Dareus - the kid from Buffalo who has been there. In the linebacker corps, you have the kid from UCLA (Myles Jack) and you have the kid (Telvin Smith Sr.) - it should be illegal that he's playing linebacker, he should be playing safety or corner somewhere. Then the secondary obviously speaks for itself. Jalen Ramsey is a heck of a corner and does a great job on the perimeter. Number 21 (A.J. Bouye) is another one doing a heck of a job. They have two experienced safeties that are pretty good. It's hard to find a weakness with this defense. This team is doing a heck of a job. We are going to have our hands full."
4. How is playing the defenses you've played so far with the talent you have offensively preparing you for later in the season?
BIENIEMY: "Every matchup is different. Every game is different. The thing I love is that our guys never back down from a challenge. At the end of the day, we have to make sure our guys are always mentally and physically prepared to play. They have to accept the challenge they are about to face, but also understanding, studying and knowing the opponent. One of the toughest things and unique aspects about being at this level is that you have unlimited time to study tape. We challenge our guys when they are outside the building to take work home, know these players inside and out and see if you can find some things to pick on to help us to gain an edge. This defense is very unique and we are looking forward to the challenge."
Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton
5. The Chiefs rank last in yards allowed but first in third down stops, what do you think of that?
SUTTON: "Well, we need to get them in more third downs. No, the guys have done a really great job because we actually have played a lot of third downs statistically, I think. I think they have done a good job of executing the plan. Obviously, you don't want to be dead last in yardage. But yardage really isn't a barometer. To me, it really hasn't been a barometer whether you are going to be good, bad, indifferent or whatever. From a defensive standpoint, your first thing is what affects points. So, if you are doing one stat and you said, 'Hey, what do you want to be judged on?' It would be points. That's the best way we can help our team win when we limit points. And then the next things are always things that, to me, affect the ball. How fast you can get the ball back via takeaways, third downs, whatever. And then you just keep going. If you deal with the ball and points, you zero into the things that are most important. Red-zone defense - field goals instead of touchdowns. Those are all huge things there. So, that is kind of what we do. The yards, like I say, can be at times somewhat misleading when they happen, what the score is, all those things. That's not to say we [haven't] given up too many yards when the score is right. We got both things we are fighting there."