Plenty of discussion has been had around the NFL trying to identify who the next “Kansas City Chiefs” will be for the 2014 season. The SI guys think they have found the right fit for the mold in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a talent laden roster that has added a new general manager, head coach, and quarterback. Sounds familiar, no?
One thing I think people miss from last season’s success is how much improved the middle and back end of the roster became for the Chiefs. John Dorsey flipped about 60-percent of the team’s roster in one offseason and was able to find key contributors like Marcus Cooper, Geoff Schwartz, Quintin Demps, Husain Abdullah, and Anthony Sherman for basically nothing.
Additionally, the Chiefs completely revamped their coaching staff with some guys who are considered to be some of the best in football. Dave Toub, for example, totally revamped the Chiefs special teams unit simply by using better schemes and by preparing his players more effectively.
All around, this team was more than just “they had talent and finally found a quarterback.” It was a complete overhaul of the way the Chiefs played and approached football.
Oh, and they had a new quarterback, head coach, and general manager, too.