Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/13
The question wasn't even fully asked before Eric Berry shut it down. ''I'm not talking about last year,'' the Pro Bowl safety said. Doesn't matter whether the query had to do with the 14 losses that the Kansas City Chiefs endured in 2012, or the countless off-the-field distractions. Heck, it could've been about some trivial issue such as the length of practices, Berry wasn't going to bite. Really, there's not much reason to anymore. After one of the most dismal seasons in franchise history, the Chiefs have hit refresh. They have a new general manager in John Dorsey, a new coach in Andy Reid, and a new quarterback in Alex Smith leading a new-look team into its season opener Sept. 8 at Jacksonville. ''We've got standards for ourselves,'' Berry said, ''so we have a lot of stuff to prove to ourselves. We're not worried about outside opinions or factors or anything like that. We're just focused on coming in, jelling as a unit, a team, and just taking from there.'' That's been a tal...
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