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By Bob Gretz

Hail to the Cheifs is a behind-the-scenes examine the Cheifs 1993 season and the adjustments made by way of the group in hopes of achieving championship glory. incorporated is the most important NFL tale of '93-the exchange with San Francisco that introduced Montana to Kansas urban. additionally mentioned is the Cheifs' pursuit of Marcus Allen, and his fued with Raiders' proprietor Al Davis that pressured him out of l. a..

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Chiefs fans are popping up throughout the United States. One of the largest contingents (120 fans) meets each week in Atlanta, Georgia to watch the games on television. C. S. Senator Christopher ''Kit" Bond of Missouri. There are more than 50 fan clubs in 26 states and one in Germany On the field of play, the Chiefs do not win every game; they even lose some they are expected to win. There are times when the bodies are there but the minds are elsewhere. But there are no longer games where the Chiefs are overwhelmed by another team's superior talent.

Veteran cornerback Kevin Ross seemed the most upset after the game. He vowed that if changes were not made in the Chiefs' offensive attack before the start of the 1993 season, he would not return to the team. Ross said he would rather retire than go through another season with an offense that relied so heavily on a conservative running game. Page 14 "When you get zero, you have to make changes," said Ross. "We have a good team, with talent, but we don't utilize what we have. " Ross spoke for many members of the team that day.

Dave Krieg dressed slowly, something unusual for him. Typically he was the first Chiefs player out of the locker room after games, showering in seconds, dressing in a flash, seemingly in a rush to get somewhere else. Now there was nowhere else to go. As happened so many times in the 1993 season, Krieg was forced into the AFC championship game when Montana suffered a concussion. He performed admirably, taking the team to its only touchdown, but he was unable to overcome the first-half problems that put the Chiefs into a bind.

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