Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/25/13

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hall saw his usual standing of most sacks in a season on the team take a backseat to teammate Justin Houston, who finished with 10 in 2012, just one more than Hali. “I love getting sacks and we’re going to compete on that note,” Hali said, via Adam Teicher of the Kansas Cirty Star. “As an athlete, I can’t compete with the kid. He’s that much better.” A little competition between the two may pay off dividends for the Chiefs, who last year didn't quite get to the quarterback as much as they'd have liked to. The team had just 27 sacks total in 2012, fewer than all teams except Oakland, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay. New coordinator Bob Sutton is calling for his defense to get after the quarterback and force a lot more turnovers, something they also lacked in last season with only 13. “I don’t want to put numbers on it but, yeah,” Hali said when asked about getting more pressue on QBs this year. “With the type of thing coach Sutton is doing with our entire defense, yeah. From cornerbacks to safeties to linebackers, we’re coming. We can get a lot of sacks. They don’t have to be (generated) by Justin and I and some inside guys. Everybody’s got to contribute to putting pressure on the quarterback. “These (coaches) came from systems where they attacked. Nothing against our old system but there wasn’t attacking. We’re looking forward to this defense because (it allows the Chiefs) to attack, shoot gaps and push guys back and make plays," he added.

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