KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The excitement for the upcoming Kansas City Chiefs season was on display Wednesday at the annual 2013 Kickoff Luncheon.
A sold-out crowd of fans joined the players, coaches and front office staff at the Sheraton Hotel Crown Center. The Chiefs new general manager says while he's happy to see the enthusiasm now, he wants to see it in a few months as well.
"If that buzz is still in the air in January, then I'll be excited," General Manager John Dorsey said. "But then you know our job is still not done. Because you have to consistently keep at this thing for years and years and years to be really successful."
One aspect of the upcoming season that has everyone excited is new head coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs' owner said not only does Reid bring a lot of winning experience with him, but a much-needed change in attitude.
"I don't know that the culture is so much different, but there is an aura of confidence that permeates the building. Most importantly the players feel that," owner Clark Hunt said. "Andy is a very demanding coach, but he's also somebody that the players respect, so they are willing to go out there every day and give it their all because they know if they do that for a coach like Andy, they're going to be successful on the field."
The Chiefs finish the preseason Thursday night at Arrowhead against the Green Bay Packers.