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The first year from the 2nd time with the Giants would do.

There is a consensus that the Chiefs had better defensive personnel than results. That bodes well for this year, even with Ford and Houston gone. There are three legitimate stars to build around and pretty decent depth. While the 2018 D gave up a lot of yards, it also generated a lot of turnovers. There is talent to make a good defense. Spagnuolo's biggest knock has been that his defenses were too simple, hence predictable. That will be an advantage in the near term. 

One other thing. Look at the teams Spagnuolo has worked with. He has never had a good offense applying pressure before. 

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I'll let this one speak for itself. It Q&A from the mailbag about the D.
https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2019/7/17/20696914/dixons-ap-mailbag-all-about-steve-spagnuolos-defense

I'll post this much. The projected starting defense has only five players returning.

2018 2019
Allen Bailey (DE) Alex Okafor (DE)
Chris Jones (DE) Chris Jones (DT)
Derrick Nnadi (NT) Derrick Nnadi (DT)
Dee Ford (OLB) Frank Clark (DE)
Anthony Hitchens (ILB) Anthony Hitchens (WLB)
Reggie Ragland (ILB) Reggie Ragland (MLB)
Justin Houston (OLB) Damien Wilson (SLB)
Steven Nelson (CB) Bashaud Breeland (CB)
Kendall Fuller (CB) Kendall Fuller (CB)
Eric Murray (S) Tyrann Mathieu (S)
Ron Parker (S) Juan Thornhill (S)

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