Gridiron Mayhem: the sea of red will rise again

Kansas City Chiefs

Last year nothing went right for the Kansas City Chiefs, who finished with the worst record in the NFL at 2-14. Then the offseason came, and the proverbial tide began to shift.

The Chiefs hired Andy Reid to replace head coach Romeo Crennel, brought in John Dorsey (former director of college scouting for Green Bay) as general manager and signed free-agent quarterback Alex Smith. Defenders will have more than wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and running back Jamaal Charles to deal with now that K.C. picked up tight end Anthony Fasano and wide receiver Donnie Avery. Also looking to shore up their defense, the rebuilding franchise signed free-agent corners Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson. The Broncos are still the team to beat in the AFC West, but thanks to key acquisitions the Chiefs could be looking at a wild-card berth.