When Kansas City Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt hired Scott Pioli as the general manager four years ago, it was acknowledged as a keen move on Hunt’s part.
Fast forward to the 2012 season. Fans are flying banners over the stadium, demanding Hunt to fire Pioli.
Hunt shared the same anger and frustration as the fans throughout the 2012 season. A 2-14 record (tied for the league's worst) was far from Hunt’s mind, as expectations were set high coming into the season.
Hunt terminated the contracts of Pioli and former-head coach Romeo Crennel after a disappointing season. The next thing on Hunt’s list was to find the right people to fill in and help rebuild the Chiefs.
He scored big by landing former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid and former Green Bay Packers Director of College Scouting John Dorsey. Reid, who is now the head coach of the Chiefs, and Dorsey, the new Chiefs general manager, have a big challenge before them.
But, with their track records, they are capable of rebuilding the Chiefs sooner than many expect.
The Chiefs have several talented players on both sides of the ball and feature one of the NFL's most talented backfields. They are only a couple of pieces away from winning the AFC West and possibly being one of the more competitive teams in the AFC for years to come.
With Reid and Dorsey on board, standards will again be set high for the Chiefs and fans will fill the Sea of Red again.
The Chiefs offseason began sooner than others. But they wasted no time and have succeeded so far, thanks to Hunt. He hired the right head coach and general manager to help turn the Chiefs around.
He’s learned from his previous errors and will be more aggressive this time around.