Found June 05, 2013 on Football Nation:
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 Kansas City ball club with Andy Reid at the helm and quarterback Alex Smith behind center.The franchise has a good defense led by Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson and Eric Berry, and an offense that starters with Smith and Dwayne Bowe and the running game of Jamaal Charles.In an ESPN.com article written by the Associated Press, Hunt expressed what this season has meant so far."It's been so exciting this spring to see the guys progress," Hunt said. "Even two weeks ago, I thought the practice was great, but you move to today and the mini-camp that we're in, you can see the guys are really p...
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