Scheme changes for the Chiefs

What to expect on both sides of the ball in Kansas City in 2013

Originally Published: July 3, 2013
By Gary Horton | ESPN Insider

Andy ReidJamie Squire/Getty ImagesAndy Reid will bring new schemes and a new philosophy to Kansas City.

It's usually assumed that a team coming off a 2-14 season is devoid of talent, but that is not the case with the Kansas City Chiefs. They had six players make the Pro Bowl and have playmakers on almost every level on both sides of the ball.

This offseason, the Chiefs seem to have solved their biggest two concerns: addressing the quarterback position with the Alex Smith trade and hiring a more experienced coaching staff led by Andy Reid. They spent wisely in free agency, were rock solid in the draft and Reid has assembled a strong staff. They might not be a playoff team yet, but what I see on film leads me to believe that they will be the most improved team in the NFL this season.


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Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.