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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) John Dorsey had a vision for what the Kansas City Chiefs should look like when the longtime Packers personnel man was hired as their general manager in January.
After nearly 50 roster moves and a month of offseason workouts under new coach Andy Reid, all designed to change the culture of a 2-14 franchise, that vision is slowly becoming a reality.
With a new quarterback in Alex Smith, long-term contracts for several key players, improved depth across the board and an upbeat attitude at the team's practice facility for the first time in years, the Chiefs headed into summer break on Thursday brimming with optimism.
"What I'm proud of is we got here January 13, we created a plan with regards to the immediate team - free agency, the draft, how to create competitive depth on the roster - and I think we've done a pretty good job with that," Dorsey said in an interview with The Associated Press.
"Are there still holes to fill? Yeah,"...
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OTAs are all about finding out what a player can and can’t do and coach Andy Reid wants to know if Alex Smith can air it out.
It’s no secret that Reid likes the deep passing game, his west coast offense works the short range passes, but it’s all about taking shots downfield.
Smith was a so called ‘game manager’ in San Francisco, but in Kansas City it’s a whole new...
When Andy Reid came to a mutual agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles to have an amicable parting of ways.
It wasn’t how it was supposed to end. Reid was the toast of the town up until 2011 and the dreaded ‘dream team’ that fell on their face.
However, for every bad happening there is a silver lining, in this case the Kansas City Chiefs.
Team chairman Clark Hunt can...
Being a head coach and general manager is a tough job even the best coaches fail at.
Bill Belichick is one of the few who make it look easy, but it’s not. Andy Reid while in Philadelphia ran the entire show, but in the end things snowballed to a point where both Reid and the Eagles had to hit the reset button.
Personnel decisions are complicated matters; it’s not just about...
It’s a good thing that Clark Hunt likes the changes that were made with the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason.The owner of the ball club overhauled many management positions, including head coach and has brought in new players to a roster that although boasted a 2-14 record, was represented in the Pro Bowl by five starters.Somehow that seems impossible to fathom.This is a new look...
We’re all suckers for a steal on fantasy draft day. We scroll through pages of stats, looking for that diamond in the rough everyone else is going to miss. Sometimes we get him and he makes all the difference in the world on our fantasy roster. Sometimes we reach and our guy fails, leading to season-long ridicule from league-mates who are all too quick and happy to remind you of...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. And then, just like that, it was over.
The Kansas City Chiefs packed up their things Thursday, signed one another's playbooks, and traded tearful hugs. They vowed to write every week, even the slow ones. Andy Reid had somebody pump "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" over those ginormous loudspeakers outside the University of Kansas Hospital Training...
Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles believes his role will evolve in the Chiefs’ offense next season.
With Andy Reid at the helm, Charles thinks he will be much more involved in the passing game.
“I know my role in my mind will be doing lots of stuff with the offense,” Charles said. “I’m like (Brian) Westbrook and (LeSean) McCoy as far as how I fit into (Reid’s) offense...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Rachel Wray won't lie: She's itching for a fight. And this weekend, the former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader-turned-mixed-martial-artist plans on picking more than a few.
"I'm waiting for my fight to get scheduled, still," notes Wray, who says she's registered to compete in Saturday's Mid-America Open, an American Grappling Federation...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. For a wine guy, Dick Vermeil never has been much on sour grapes. At one point Tuesday, the old Kansas City Chiefs coach grabbed the new one Andy Reid as if he were a teddy bear, grinning with every step.
"I've seen this practice before, in Philadelphia," Vermeil said after the Chiefs concluded the first day of their final spring mini-camp inside...
After a miserable season for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, long-time head coach Andy Reid was fired, and big name Oregon head coach was hired.While most fans are thrilled to see the unveiling of Chip Kelly's new "fast paced" offense, the changes he has made on the defensive side of the ball have seemingly gone unnoticed.Starting in the trenches, defensive line was...
In 2011, Bronco Mendenhall turned down a reported 10-year contract, opting instead to sign only a 3-year deal. At the time, he stated,
“I want to be worthy of the position I have and I’m going to give it everything I have for those three (years). I’m not saying I won’t go farther than that. I hope that’s reported. It’s not three and done. But I’m willing to lead the...