February 28, 2013 4:32 PM

Chiefs can improve quickly, analysts say, but a lot rides on QB Alex Smith

The 2012 season ended for the Chiefs with a hideous 38-3 loss in Denver, a 2-14 record and, for their fans, some serious despair. But the hiring of Andy Reid as head coach, John Dorsey as general manager and, in their latest move, the acquisition of Alex Smith at quarterback made the Chiefs look a little different, at least to some people.

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