For some Kansas City Chiefs players, 4-0 is a long time coming

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Somber moods quickly swing to good moods. Dysfunction evolves to cohesion. Silence morphs to laughter.

Kansas City punter Dustin Colquitt (2) among Chiefs players enjoying current success. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City punter Dustin Colquitt (2) among Chiefs players enjoying current success. Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Indeed, winning cures all and Sunday’s locker room following the Chiefs 31-7 win against the Giants offered evidence.

The Chiefs became the second team in NFL history to start a season 4-0 following a season with at least 14 losses and the turnaround has been remarkable.

Nevertheless, watching the improvement from the outside is one thing. It takes on a different meaning from those within who endured tough times in recent seasons, such as punter Dustin Colquitt, who joined the Chiefs in 2005.

“It’s been exciting just to see the change, the rapid change at that,” Colquitt said following Sunday’s game. “We had a few years there where it was tough to watch, tough to go into work, tough for a lot of things. But a lot of the core players here, they hung tight.”

Colquitt was among many Chiefs players in good spirits in the locker room.

There were plenty of smiles because the players know securing victories in the NFL, much less being undefeated through four games, proves no simple task. The last time the Chiefs were 4-0 came a decade ago in 2003.

But when considering what the 2013 Chiefs are about, it starts with coach Andy Reid.

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