The Kansas City Chiefs made a whirlwind of moves this week, beginning Tuesday, when the 2013 league year opened.
Among the many moves this week, (eight new players, if you're counting at home), was the addition of former Atlanta Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, who the team signed on Wednesday.
As Robinson makes the transition to Kansas City, he made it very clear (during a conference call), there are several reasons that led him to sign his name on the Chiefs dotted line.
“Well, first things first, [John] Dorsey and coach Reid," Robinson said.
"Those guys, when I came in, they were a wonderful group of guys and they made me feel right at home. The guys that they have on this football team – a team that went 2-14 and you produced six Pro Bowlers, that’s pretty amazing. So, you understand that on both sides of the ball, there is a lot of talent here. Maybe a piece here or maybe a piece there is what they needed. I think coach Reid and Dorsey did a great job of going out and filling those holes. I think we have the potential to be a very good football team.”
It should come as no surprise to fans, the way new Chiefs players are talking about their new general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid. After all, Dorsey made it very clear, when he was hired, improving every day is the goal and that's just what this team is doing.
Robinson couldn't hide his excitement about playing for the Chiefs, including his fellow teammates in the secondary.
“Winning is the ultimate goal," Robinson said.
"Camaraderie in the locker room is the way that you win. I’m very excited about playing with both he (Sean Smith), (Brandon) Flowers, and (Eric) Berry.
It’s going to be a lot of fun. This is a shot for all of us to come in and prove that we can get it done and that we can turn this thing around and we can make this thing happen.”
If the Chiefs defense is going to make things happen, they'll be doing so under defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, who has the players to be aggressive in his 3-4 scheme, which is music to Robinson's ears.
“Yeah, it’s definitely my type of game," Robinson admitted.
"From playing under Mike Nolan, last year in Atlanta, to the beginning of my career with Dom Capers and Richard Smith, early in my career in Houston, they were all aggressive-style coaches that went after the quarterback and allowed their DBs to cover the receivers. That’s kind of the scheme that I’ve played in my entire career. With this front and some of the new signees that we’ve brought in, I’m definitely looking forward to going in and helping these guys, as much as possible."
While the moves have been fast and furious at One Arrowhead Drive, already improving the team on paper, the Chiefs gauge true success by wins, which we're all hoping to see in 2013.