Tickets Chiefs I The Kansas City Chiefs suffered one of their most disappointing seasons in 2012 with only 2 wins on the entire season. The Chiefs do have a positive outlook for the upcoming season as they had a complete overhaul with the coaching staff and brought in outstanding players in the draft and with trades in the offseason. They have high hopes to make in to the playoffs with the leadership they have put in place as long as injuries do not overshadow the talent roster they have compiled.
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The Kansas City Chiefs play in Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. It has a seating capacity for over 76,000 fans. It is the 5th largest stadium in the entire NFL.
The biggest addition in the offseason was the signing of quarterback Alex Smith, who was squeezed out from San Francisco. The Chiefs hope that he brings his leadership skills and success he previously showed before his injury to their team. Smith was leading the 49ers to the playoffs when he was injured and Kaepernick was brought in and never taken back out. Smith has a strong offensive line to provide him time to connect to his targets, which should allow more scoring and less turnovers as a team. Other additions to the team include end Anthony Fasano, corner Sean Smith, Anthony Sherman who plays fullback and Frank Zombo on the offensive line.
Jamal Charles will be one of the first choices for Smith to pass the ball to as he led the team in 2012 with 1509 yards. He was out with an injury for his ACL, so if he can return healthy in 2013 he might get even more yards. Donnie Avery has been a solid receiver in the past, but age and health issues are creeping in and he has an issue with holding on to the ball on a consistent basis.
Players who have departed the team include the two quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn, who didn’t pan out to work with the offensive system. Others who have left include Kevin Boss from the end spot, corner Javier Arenas, safety Abram Elam and Peyton Hillis who was a running back.
The special teams unit could be an Achilles heel for the Chiefs as they are weak in all areas except for the kicking spot. Ryan Succop made some kicks beyond 50 yards with consistency, giving buoyancy to the squad that was otherwise bleak.
The Chiefs had a successful draft with eight choices, including the first overall pick. They chose Eric Fisher, an offensive tackle out of Central Michigan University. They gave up their second round pick in the trade that acquired Alex Smith from the 49ers. They chose Travis Kelce as their third round pick in the end position and running back Knile Davis as their fourth round pick.
The coaching staff changes were led by the firing of the head coach and hiring of Andy Reid. Reid is popular with the media but does not have an outstanding track record otherwise.
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