Earlier this week, the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off their first OTA sessions of the year.
After a disappointing 7-9 season in 2011, KC has put together a solid offseason and is looking to build off of that in the coming months.
Here are three reasons why KC should feel confident as they begin their organized training activities for the 2012 season.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you would know that the Chiefs lost a trio of key players near the beginning of last season.
Safety Eric Berry, tight end Tony Moeaki and running back Jamaal Charles were all lost for the season not too long after it got underway.
Thankfully, they have been working together and have been making solid progress this offseason.
With these three guys back, the Chiefs suddenly become a much more dangerous team and are one of the favorites to win the AFC West this year.
When you look around the league today, it's safe to say that the Chiefs have one of the more talented rosters in all of football.
With multiple playmakers on both sides of the ball, this team is oozing with talent right now.
Not only is this roster extremely talented, but it's also very young.
This could only bode well for the future of this franchise.
There's no doubt that Romeo Crennel is one of the best defensive coaches currently in the league.
He has already done wonders for this Chiefs defense in his short time with the organization, considering how inconsistent and overmatched they looked when he first arrived in Kansas City back in early 2010.
Under Crennel, linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali have become Pro Bowlers and he has also done a nice job of mixing up his defenses to confuse opposing QBs as well.
Many teams around the league have to be jealous of the Chiefs right now, considering that they have Romeo Crennel as their defensive coordinator.