With the '11 NFL season nearly half over, it's time to take a more in-depth look at some of the acquisitions done by the current Chiefs' regime.
The Kansas City Chiefs are nearly three years into the Scott Pioli/Todd Haley era, and there have been been many players and coaches on the move in this franchise during that time.
Here are the best and worst moves that have been made so far in the Scott Pioli era.
It was clear that the Chiefs needed a young play-maker on the defensive side of the ball, and they got one when they selected safety Eric Berry with the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
The former University of Tennessee star proved that he was the real deal in his rookie season, as he made the AFC Pro Bowl team.
Unfortunately, Berry has been out since Week 1 with a Torn ACL, but he should be a big part of the team's defense when he is healthy again next season.
Chalk this one up as a great move by Pioli and Co.
One of the biggest problems that the Chiefs had when Scott Pioli took over as GM back back in 2009 was their lack of play-makers on the defensive line.
Here we are in 2011, and this continues to be a weak spot for the team.
Taking former LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson with the third overall pick in the '09 NFL Draft hasn't made this situation any better.
He has done next to nothing for the team, other than a few decent games this season, and has a good chance to be the next defensive lineman to bust for this franchise.
Pioli has made it clear that he wants to lock up many of the team's younger, core players for a long time.
He has done this with resigning Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles, and two talented linebackers in Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson, all to long-term deals within the last year.
Charles was second in the league in rushing last year, while Hali was second in the league in sacks during the same campaign.
These three will be very important to the team's future, and this was a great move by KC's GM.
This was one of the biggest mistakes that Scott Pioli has made as far as resigning a player for the Chiefs.
Former KC wideout Chris Chambers was coming off of a solid '09 season, where he had over 600 yards and four touchdowns in just nine games with the team.
However, you can't be fooled by his production levels that season, sine Chambers was known to be a player that would have a good season and then disappear after he gets a new contract.
That is exactly what happened with him, and Kansas City released him this past offseason. Pioli has to be shaking his head in disgust after giving him a new three-year deal not too long ago.
One of the most glaring weaknesses that the Chiefs possessed heading into the '11 offseason was at wide receiver.
During this past free agency period, they added a play-maker and deep threat in veteran Steve Breaston.
It was a win-win for the Chiefs, as KC got another talented wideout, and Breaston got to be reunited with his former offensive coordinator, Todd Haley.
So far, the Breaston signing is already paying major dividends as he is second on the team with 229 receiving yards and two touchdown catches.
I'm still not sure what the Chiefs were thinking with these two awful signings.
Mike Brown was a washed-up safety that had a couple good seasons with Bears, several years before KC picked him up.
Goff was an overrated guard who somehow managed to start for Kansas City during much of the '09 season, considering he got dominated about every game.
At least Pioli and Co. were smart enough to let both of these guys go after they only played one season with the team.
One thing was definitely made clear when Scott Pioli took over for Carl Peterson as the new GM: the team needs a new quarterback.
Pioli decided to make a very risky trade for then-Patriots QB Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel, in exchange for what would later would be second-round corner-back Patrick Chung.
Fast forward nearly three years and you will see that Vrabel has retired, Cassel has made a Pro-Bowl and New England has netted a solid player in the secondary.
I'm still going to give this trade some time, considering the fact that many still aren't sold on Cassel at this point, even after he led his team to an AFC West title in 2010.
Drafting former University of Pittsburgh wideout Jonathan Baldwin in this year's NFL Draft has to be right up there with one of the most shocking moves that Pioli has done since becoming KC's general manager.
The talented receiver had a history of attitude problems, and even called out his coach for intentionally hurting his draft stock in his last year at the school.
After a quiet offseason, Baldwin promptly got in a locker-room fight with Chiefs' running back Thomas Jones, which has sidelined him the first six games of this season with a thumb injury.
The jury is still out on whether or not Baldwin is going to be a good player in this league, but his much anticipated debut against Oakland this weekend should give us at least an idea.