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Chiefs hope pass-rush package will pay off


Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford (55) slips past Jeff Linkenbach during practice on Monday morning on the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph. Mo.

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs offered a preview during recent 11-on-11 training camp practices of what could be in store for unsuspecting quarterbacks this season.
Pro Bowl linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, first-round draft pick Dee Ford and fellow pass-rusher Josh Martin all trotted onto the field at the same time, leaving defensive tackle Dontari Poe as the lone down lineman in a unique scheme designed to create pressure.
Elsewhere in the NFL, similar personnel groups are known as “NASCAR packages” — the idea is that they overwhelm the opposing offense with their speed.
“We call it the ...

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