Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 4/16/13

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 29: Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the Jacksonville Jaguars during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on November 29, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. New Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith's first impression of the team that stumbled through a dreadful 2-14 season in 2012? "Hungry," Smith said. "So far, it seems to me, this is a very hungry group. These last couple of weeks, I've noticed everyone really eating up the coaching. A lot of great energy. "They are really hungry to get better." And it's now Smith's job to keep his new team hungry and the Chiefs try to move past one of the worst seasons in franchise history. Smith and the Chiefs took part in the first day of voluntary off-season practices Tuesday inside the team's training facility. Everyone was in attendance, except left tackle Branden Albert, whom the Chiefs put a franchise tag on for 2013. Albert has been unhappy that no progress has been made on a long-term deal, and he skipped voluntary off-season meetings last week. "(Branden) Albert is the only one who didn't show up but look, I understand the business side of things," new Chiefs coach Andy Rei...
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