With most of the offseason in the books, the next step for the Kansas City Chiefs is to translate all of that hard work onto the field in preparation for 2012.
Coming off a forgettable 2011 season in which they started out historically bad, lost key players to injuries, fell victim to a lame-duck head coach and still only missed the playoffs by one game, the Chiefs are ready to put last year in the rear-view mirror.
From a fan perspective, it's easy to criticize a process that hasn't produced results synonymous with a winning organization. However, now in his fourth season as general manager, Scott Pioli is in a position to help the Chiefs turn the corner in the AFC.
Here are some of the more positive developments this offseason for the Chiefs.