Chiefs have reinforcements in secondary for Law
Veteran CB Ty Law figures to be a good fit in the Cover 2 scheme that the Chiefs will use this season.
The Chiefs will utilize a Cover 2 defense in 2006, a scheme that head coach Herm Edwards believes will dramatically cut down on the amount of big plays given up by a struggling secondary a year ago. This defense, under coordinator Gunther Cunningham, used the Cover 2 at times in 2005, but mostly on third downs. Law is a perfect fit in this scheme and he will form an excellent tandem with the other starting corner, Patrick Surtain.
To play cornerback well in the Cover 2, you must be able to cover the short-to-intermediate routes of opposing receivers and you must be willing to come up and be competitive in run support. Law can do all of that and more. At this stage of his career, he is considered more quick than fast, but he still has excellent footwork and he can plant and drive and close on the ball -- especially on plays in front of him. He also has great instincts and he will not only read the receiver's routes but also the quarterback's eyes and he will get to more balls than his physical skills might indicate.
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