Accepting the Process with the Kansas City Chiefs

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The Chiefs decided to blow it up this offseason, now it's time to hurry up and wait.

I'm sure you all love the headline. Sounds familiar doesn't it?

That's right, eat your heart out. The Kansas City Chiefs are once again starting a process.

This one is in the beginning stages, with an owner who is radically changing how he's handling day-to-day affairs. Kansas City also has a new general manager and head coach in John Dorsey and Andy Reid respectively.

Clark Hunt put his money where his mouth is, hiring the best available candidates by rolling up his sleeves.


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Now comes the time to stop screaming for change and start hoping the changes were right. In other words, you may not be sure about what has transpired, or you might love it to death. Either way, you need to accept it and wish for the best.

I'm sure as hell not going to sit here and tell you it'll all be alright. Surely, the Chiefs think this group can bring them a Super Bowl, but who knows? It could be a disaster. Once upon a time Scott Pioli was riding into One Arrowhead Drive on a white charger. By the end of his tenure, most fans just wanted to hit him with a charger of any color.

Dorsey has no track record of being a successful GM but seems like he has done a fine job within the framework of the Green Bay Packers organization. Does that mean it will work beautifully here? Of course not. This could fall flatter than Katie Holmes.

What about Reid you ask? Well we all know the rhetoric. The man has won seven NFC East titles, appeared in five NFC championships along with a Super Bowl trip. Nobody doubts he's an upgrade, but is he enough of one to give Kansas City a celebration in February?

It's impossible to predict the future, which brings us to the next point.: the No. 1 draft pick.

Most on this website want to pick a quarterback, including yours truly, in the first round. Without an above-average signal caller, this team is flat out doomed like every other outfit in the NFL.

All speculation aside, nobody, including Dorsey and Reid, know yet who is going to have their name called the night of April 25. It could be Geno Smith, and it could be Luke Joeckel.

I'm fairly certain it's not going to be Manti Te'o, if he even exists at all.

Even the most ardent Chiefs fan would admit these are exciting and terrifying times all at once in Kansas City. The expectations are still high, and with the No. 1 overall pick things could change quickly. If they don't, Reid and Dorsey will be run out of town, banners and all.

It's time to sit back and watch the show, trusting it will be a good one. We have zero control, so grab a seat and hope it's a good one.


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