There are so many spots that have to be filled or replaced when it comes to rebuilding an NFL franchise. When it comes to the defense, it’s all about the presence of a field general, guys like Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher, Patrick Willis, DeMarcus Ware just to name a few, who can inspire their fellow team-mates to play hard and leave it all on the field game to game.
Another key part of this process, is a head coach. Andy Reid, 54 years old was brought into the organization after being fired by the Philadelphia Eagles in January. Reid who runs a West Coast offense, said:
“You can basically take any type of quarterback and fit him into this offense. You’re just going to utilize different parts more according to their skill level. But you have that flexibility and that’s what makes it so stinkin’ unique.”
So with the Kansas City Chiefs looking to improve their offense, they have been searching for the right quarterback to lead their new offensive scheme.
Alex Smith, a man whose name has been all over the rumor wire recently, has very high interest from the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith who has been to the NFC Championship game twice, once as a starter and second as a back up to Colin Kaepernick, has the ability to lead an offense and win games.
The Kansas City Chiefs made the playoffs in 2003, 2006 and 2010, having their best season between the 3, 2003 they went 13-3 and won the AFC west. Of course as time goes on, pieces who helped made that team or coaches who helped mold talent into contenders, they move on. The team has had it’s issues as of late and it mainly comes down to the offense.
Right now there are reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are also leaning more towards Offensive Tackle Luke Joeckel out of Texas A&M who could potentially be the anchor for their offensive line. So bringing in Alex Smith and possibly drafting a quarterback late in the draft, could be a good start to rebuilding this team and getting them on the right track.
They also have the choice to franchise tag Dwayne Bowe, which I think they do, it would be crazy if they just let him walk away while they are talking about putting together a winning team. A boost in the running game wouldn’t hurt either, wouldn’t be surprised if they also talk to Reggie Bush.
With all this being said, it looks as if Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs mean business. Starting from the ground up isn’t an easy thing to do, but it isn’t impossible. Every team in sports has done it, some found success, others took time but eventually came around. But as long as you are surrounded by staff, players and fans who believe that this could work, then that itself is a recipe for success.