It’s game day Addicts! The Chiefs will look to get things back on track today when the Arizona Cardinals come to town. It is a significant game, not just because of first place int he AFC West is on the line for the Chiefs, but because of Todd Haley’s past with the Cards. Added intrigue is always good in the NFL.
Make sure you stick around this morning as we’ll be getting you prepared for today’s game. We’ll hit you with our prediction thread and our staff picks in the next few hours. As always, make sure you join us for our game day live chat which kicks off thirty minutes before the start of the game.
“I grew up,” Haley says now, “watching my father get four Super Bowl rings. That’s what it’s about for me. I just want to get to another Super Bowl. Once you’ve been there, and once you’ve tasted that — you’ve been so close. I mean, that just drives you. Just drives you beyond anything you can imagine, or I can imagine.”
All good challenges, he says, begin with some difficulty. Some burn out, and others turn back. Others can’t help themselves. They have to keep going.
“It gets in the back of your head,” Haley says. “If we can keep doing things to keep making progress and keep adding pieces …”
Now, after the Chiefs drub the Cards tomorrow, would Whisenhunt contemplate such a move? No way no how. Whiz is a better man than that. He will always show class and respect for others even if he personally feels it is undeserving. It’s all about doing what is right and leading by example. So know this, no matter how much the Chiefs win by on Sunday, Haley and Whiz will still hand shake and be friends.
It should be interested to see how Derek Anderson handles the crowd noise in Arrowhead. The Kansas City Chiefs have given their fans to cheer again. They are 5-4 and in the thick of the AFC West race. Expect if things go wrong on Sunday for the Cards, expect it to snowball quickly. You will be able to partially thank the crowd for that.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen