Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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The Kansas City Chiefs are making a good-faith effort this offseason to turn the franchise back around. That process started by hiring Andy Reid. Although the Chiefs weren't taking a shot on an "up and comer," they were able to land one of the best offensive minds in football with a proven record of winning as a head coach. The offseason rebuild continued with Alex Smith. Smith was brought in to fix the quarterback problem in Kansas City, and like Reid, Smith is a guy that's been around for awhile, but he's proven himself at the NFL level. Still, a head coach and a quarterback can't carry a professional football team, and Alex Smith is aware of that. When asked in a short interview on NFL Network what he thought the Chiefs' strengths were, he gave a quick, cliche answer, but that doesn't make it any less true. "The first thing that jumps out at me is balance," Smith said. Jamaal Charles will no doubt be a key piece of the C...
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