Harrison: Chiefs Defense Is Like A Chipotle Burrito

The Chiefs defense is like a Chipotle tortilla, Carrington Harrison says: it breaks halfway through eating it

October 17, 2019 - 8:30 am
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The Kansas City defense has not been good this season. In fact, CBS Sports Radio host Scott Ferrall believes that unit has been like butter: in other words, soft.

“Butter is maybe an appropriate term,” Kansas City’s 610 host Carrington Harrison said on Ferrall on the Bench. “I said they kind of hold up like a tortilla. When you go to Chipotle and you get the burrito and you get the tortilla and how it just like breaks halfway through eating it? It’s very similar how this Chiefs defense is. That’s a very legitimate concern. I understand that every team in the NFL has flaws, but it’s hard to think you could win a a Super Bowl with the run defense the way that the Chiefs’ is.”

The Chiefs (4-2) have lost back-to-back home games to the Colts and Texans. In their last three losses, dating back to the AFC Championship loss to New England, the Chiefs have allowed teams to rush 40+ times for 150+ yards.

“It’s not like teams are cracking this great Da Vinci code,” Harrison said. “They’re simply playing fundamental, beat-you-at-the-line-of-scrimmage, aggressive football, and the Chiefs just haven’t been able to counter.”

The Chiefs entered this season as a favorite to win the AFC. If they do, the road will likely go through New England (6-0).

“The only thing no longer on the table is the 1-seed,” Harrison said. “The Patriots are going to be the 1-seed, but the Chiefs can still do everything else. The Patriots are the best team in the NFL, and the Chiefs are in that second tier with about nine other teams.”

The Chiefs have a tall task in front of them Thursday night. They play at Denver, in altitude, on a short week, against a team that has won two straight games.

“I think Denver poses a problem for the Chiefs,” Harrison said. “If you can run the ball effectively, which Denver can do with Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay, and you can play good defense, then you 100 percent can beat the Kansas City Chiefs. I’m picking the Chiefs for this very simple reason: I still think the Chiefs, by the end of the season, will be one of the two best teams in the AFC. This is just one of those teams you cannot lose to. There are some losses that are not bad losses. The Colts is not a bad loss. The Texans is not a bad loss. Losing to the Broncos, who are going to be one of the 10 worst teams in the NFL this season, is a bad loss. Great teams find a way to grind, especially when their back is up against the wall. They find a way to win at Denver.”

Click below to listen to Harrison’s interview in its entirety.