New QB thinks team can go from worst to first next season.
Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Alex Smith believes there is enough talent on the Chiefs roster for the team to go from ‘worst to first’ in the 2013 NFL season.
After going 2-14 in 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs couldn’t do much worse. The team had no Quarterback and a poor coaching staff.
This off-season has seen a complete overhaul in the backroom staff and playing squad. General manager Scott Piloi was fired and replace by John Dorsey. Andy Reid was brought in as the new head coach to replace Romeo Crennel, to overhaul an offence that was not utilising that talent they had at skilled positions.
The first move was to trade for San Francisco QB Alex Smith, who will lead the team in 2013, and believes there is a reason for optimism in Kansas.
“We’re trying to win right now. I think that’s the great thing about the NFL.” Smith said.
“You’re out there and there are very few perennials. It’s a battle every single year. You can go first to worst, worst to first. There is so much parity across the league. That’s the mindset here, that’s for sure. If it’s not win now, then that’s a problem.”
While there is a strong case for the Chiefs to be a good bet for a Wild Card spot in the playoffs, they will do very well to win a Super Bowl, considering the depth in talent fellow AFC teams have in the likes of Denver, New England and Houston.
The Chiefs are certainly on the right path to building a competitive team for future years, it may be too early to suggest however that they have a realistic chance at a Super Bowl title.