Pass Rush City: A documentary on the Chiefs’ defensive legacy

The Star’s documentary, narrated by Chiefs beat reporter Terez A. Paylor, chronicles the team’s rich history of sacking opposing quarterbacks and recounts how legends like Buck Buchanan, Bobby Bell, Art Still, Neil Smith, Jared Allen and, of course, Derrick Thomas set the tone for fierce defense in Kansas City.

Sam Mellinger

KC Chiefs’ identity has been built on great pass rushers

There are not many franchises in the NFL whose identity is more entwined with defensive players — especially pass rushers — than the Chiefs. From Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith to Jared Allen to Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, the Chiefs stand out among NFL teams as an incubator of sorts for top-shelf pass rushers.


Chiefs’ ‘Pass Rush City’ started more than 50 years ago

Tom Pratt, who holds the distinctive assistant coaching title of pass-rush specialist for the Cardinals, is the only active NFL coach who also worked in the American Football League, starting with the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963. In three stints with the Chiefs, he tutored a lineage of pass rushers few franchises can match.


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