While other tight end combos like Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez may get more notice this off-season, the Chiefs have big plans for their own dynamic due – Tony Moeaki and Kevin Boss.
Moeaki missed last season due a preseason knee injury and had 47 catches as a rookie. Seeking some insurance, the Chiefs picked up free agent Kevin Boss. Boss is a fifth year veteran that played for the Giants and Raiders and had his best season in 2009, when he caught 42 passes and scored five touchdowns.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel is excited at the possibilities. “From a defensive standpoint … you have to decide, do you want to play your regular defense versus those guys, or do you want to play your (passing) defense (with extra defensive backs) versus that group? If you put your regular defense out there, they’ll probably throw it a little bit more. If you put your sub out there, they’ll probably run it a little bit more. That’s the dilemma that you face.”
“It’s a tight end-friendly offense,” Boss said. “Anytime we can get two tight ends on the field, it’s definitely tight end-friendly. It’s going to be a fun season.”
“When I was a rookie, I was all over the place,” Moeaki said. “I was in the slot, I was in the backfield, I was at tight end. That’s pretty much what I’m doing now, so for me, I think it will be pretty similar.”
By Jason Kort