The Chiefs’ reality moving forward

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Dec 28, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans show their support during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 19-7. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs were supposed to be a very good football team this year. Instead, the team is not only bad, but it has turned into an utter embarrassment.

Kansas City is sitting at 1-5 and dead last in the National Football League. If the season ended today, the Chiefs would be drafting fourth. Considering the record, the ways this team has lost and the injury to Jamaal Charles, things seemingly can’t get worse. With all of that said, most have already thrown in the towel on 2015 and are looking toward the future.

Many have begun screaming for the removal of Alex Smith. Some have started to opine for the firing of Andy Reid. Everybody wants a new offensive line. It’s been ugly, and something desperately needs to change.

However, the reality is far more complicated than those simple requests. There are contracts to talk about and egos to stroke. We can talk about how much general manager John Dorsey should do X,Y, and Z, but there is plenty that needs to go into every decision before Dorsey starts wildly calling shots.

Here is what will be happening, one step at a time…

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