Why I’m So Excited!

Let’s get excited, ooh

We just can’t hide it, no, no, no

I’m about to lose control and I think I like it

I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it, no, no

I know, I know, I know, I know

I know I want you, I want you

~ “I’m So Excited” The Pointer Sisters


There are a thousand reasons to be excited about the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs. The naysayers will say that they’re tired of getting excited in the off season only to have their hopes dashed once the season arrives. I say, this is different (BTW, you might want to right-click the link above and play the song in a different tab while you read this. It’ll help you get in the spirit if you aren’t already).

I was excited when Clark Hunt fired Romeo Crennel and hired Andy Reid. Many of you may not know or appreciate that Mr. Reid is a Mormon. What that means to me is that he is a disciplined, principled man who loves and respects those who God gave him to have in his life. It excites me to have that kind of man heading the the Chiefs on the football field.

I was excited that the Chiefs chose a Chippewa number one overall. New GM John Dorsey stated early on that he was going to select the “best player available” and that’s exactly what he did.

I wasn’t excited they traded for him… but I am now… especially about the relationship between Andy Reid and newly acquired Alex Smith. When I hear Alex Smith explain that Reid’s offense is not a cookie cutter offense and that they can do whatever they want to do in it and how open minded coach Reid is… that’s exciting.

I’m excited about the new identity of the team. I’ve watched closely as the team changed coaches from Schottenheimer to Cunningham to Vermeil to Edwards to Haley to Crennel and none of those transitions included as many changes in player personnel as going from Crennel to Reid. It’s important to know what you do or don’t “want in life” and this regime is perfectly comfortable expressing their wants. That’s exciting to me.

I’m excited because Jamaal Charles thinks he can gain 2,000 yards this season in this offense and… Brandon Flowers thinks this secondary can be the best secondary in the NFL this  season and… Dwayne Bowe believes he can lead the league in receptions in this offense. In fact, there are fans so excited about this season that they believe they can set a Guinness World record for noise level in a stadium. Just a note of caution: my father was an acoustical engineer and would often warn us, as we turned our rock music up too loud, that anything over 95 decibels can cause permanent ear damage. Still, take your earplugs, scream, be excited and go for the record!

I’m excited to see how many train wrecks Tamba Hali and Justin Houston can cause. That’s very near the top of my excitement list. It’s a cool phenomena to enjoy it as much when the defense is on the field as the offense. I haven’t felt this way since the days of Derrick Thomas and Joe Montana.

I’m even excited when Branden Albert goes on AM Live and says he’s an elite LT and should be paid like one. In fact, I love the fact that many more Chiefs players have been outspoken this off season. That gets me pumped!

I’m excited that someone finally, finally picked up that friggin’ piece of trash in the stairwell… that Pioli probably planted there himself.

In the “K.C. Chiefs Blueprint” Derrick Johnson sounds like a giddy rookie when talking about playing in this defense,

Coach Sutton is a attack style defense kind of guy. He, he’s going to allow me to cover tight ends at times, cover (running) backs, blitz off the edge, blitz up the middle, so it’s going to be one of those defenses where you never know who’s coming.

If D.J. is excited, I’m jazzed!

I’m excited that GM John Dorsey signed Bowe, locked up Colquitt and franchised Albert. He kept the core pieces that will keep the Chiefs strong THIS season. That’s exciting.

I’m excited to see Eric Berry is moving into a second full season in a row. I can’t wait to see his progress. He’s already Pro Bowl good but I think he’ll be one of the Chiefs all time greats and that’s exciting.

I can’t wait to see how the Chiefs number one pick in 2012 Dontari Poe progresses. He did much better as the year went along and if he becomes the run stuffer we’ve all dreamed he could be then the sky’s the limit for this defense.

I’m excited to see how much better this defensive backfield can become. The Chiefs spent bucks on bringing in Sean Smith from Miami and Dunta Robinson from Atlanta. I think Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers can be great together. It’s exciting to see what might become.

There are probably a thousand reasons I’m excited about the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs but, the thing I think I’m most excited about is… that the off season is over and football is here!

Alright Addicts, anything you are excited about your 2013 K.C. Chiefs?

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    Having confident players who expect to succeed is such a refreshing change for this football team. The Chiefs were so hapless last season. They never seemed to have any fight or belief in themselves.

    • ladner morse

      Reach… yea, the attitude change is palpable.

      • elly violette

        Yea… I’m very much enjoying the new atmosphere around Arrowhead.

    • micah stephenson

      I think the players last yr knew they couldn’t win with the QBs or offensive scheme they had so after they got down by a touchdown or 2 they would just give up.

  • chiefridgy

    I’m excited about the attitude and charisma Andy Reid brings to Kansas City. Hopefully we don’t hear about any moronic signs….”eliminate bad football”….wtf

    • Jared Watson

      Exactly. You eliminate bad football by playing good football. Let’s play good football for a change and be active instead of deflective!

    • ladner morse

      Yea… the “eliminate bad football” sign was moronic on so many different levels not the least of which was to say… it’s like telling someone not to think of the color blue. That’s what was wrong with the Chiefs last year… too many players were stuck thinking about blue.

      • chiefridgy

        Great example!

      • elly violette

        How about a sign here at AA that says, “Eliminate bad posts.”… just kidding?.

  • berttheclock

    Yes, Ladner, for far too many years, the beginning of a Chiefs season has been akin to a hot afternoon at 2 PM on July 3, 1863, when, cries went out to the 12,500 men under Longstreet’s Generals of “For Virginia, men, For Virginia” and began their long walk into destiny to attempt to take Cemetery Ridge. Lots of hope and cries of “Victory Awaits”.
    This year, we await D-Day, V-E Day and V-NFL Day. The Chiefs will prevail.
    Perhaps, we could emulate Faber College’s motto of “Knowledge is Good”, with “Winning is Good”.

    • ladner morse

      Wow… whatever gets you excited.
      Whew… that was a close one… I almost feel like I learned some history there for a moment.

  • Clint Moran

    This article gets me excited! Well done.

    • ladner morse

      Thanks. You see, I’m such an excitable guy!

    • elly violette

      Meeeee Tooooo!!!!!

  • Jarad

    Im excited for Charles catching balls in open space.
    Im excited to watch an aggressive D get to the QB and force turnovers.
    Im excited to see the Chiefs start a legitimate QB.
    Im excited to drive from Fort Worth to KC to Yell my loudest at the best NFL stadium.
    Im excited that Chiefs fans will watch ESPN and NFL Network with a smile on their face.

  • Chuck Burrell

    I’m excited for the mismatches we can create with our TEs. Think of the possibilities… With our 3 TE set, defenses are going to load up with LBs. Imagine us shifting to a spread formation with Kelce and Moeaki, who are athletic and capable receivers, widening to the slots. Talk about a nightmare for D-Coordinators.

    • ladner morse

      I Love It… Love It… Love It. You just Made Me More Exciteder!

    • stephan costa

      I’ve been excited about that very same thing since we picked up fasano and drafted kelce. A byproduct of that will be all the big bodies blocking for JC! In tight or spreading the defense wide with the same personnel could be a coup. Plus its Max protection for our new star QB! I think Smith will have time to read and pick defenses apart and JC will have huge lanes to work his magic when we know he is amazing with the d focusing on him and he still finds slightest cracks. JC will take pressure off Smith and the Offense will in turn take, the pressure off theD and let them attack! Love the plan that Coach has for our team and like my fellow Chief fans I couldn’t be more excited for the season. Barring major injuries, we are going places this year and beyond! Go Chiefs!!!!!

  • Larry Devore

    I’m so excited about this season, that I’m coming from New Jersey to attend my first game at Arrowhead! That kind of excited

    • John Moore

      I’m so excited about this season that I’m coming from Mexico to attend my first game at Arrowhead! That kind of excited

      • Canad-Ian

        I’m so excited about this season that I’m coming from Canada to attend my first game at Arrowhead! That kind of excited.

        • ladner morse

          You’ve all got me beat… but I will be driving up from Dallas for a game this year. There is nothing like Arrowhead in the middle of a winning streak!

          • elly violette

            I’m in Europe but, I don’t think I’ll be able to make a game this year. Anyone want to fly me in?

          • John Moore

            Damn! If I had seen this post 10 months ago, I might have offered. :)

  • kcpauly

    Good read Laddy, remember a few ago, I commented on your negativity in your articles? You have shut me the f*ck up on that one, didn’t ya? Good job, that’s tough to do LOL, I can barely type I’m so exited to get this season on, I am SO exited for TOUCHDOWN KAN-SAS CITY!!!!!!!!GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!

    • ladner morse

      You know Paddy forces us to write 25% negative crap… or we don’t get paid.

      • kcpauly

        I was eating beef stew for lunch when i read that…almost made a chunk of carrot come out my nose lol thats good stuff there Laddy…Go Chiefs!!!

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  • Lyle Graversen

    Thanks Ladner, I’m stuck at the car tag office (I was 45th in line when I got here) and was much in need of having my spirits lifted.

  • Perch

    Most excited about TAMBA and Justin fuckin peyton manning up!!!

    • ladner morse

      Preachit brothah!!

  • Danny W

    I’m excited about a new coach with a history of winning and quarterback with this history as well. They both don’t come with out some concern but it’s needed change and that’s exciting.

    • ladner morse

      I think it’s those two together that will make things pop.

  • Jeremy Parkercom

    WOW! I was already excited about this season for all the reasons you .mentioned. But after reading that……. I am pumped beyond belief!! Great piece!

  • Joe Myers

    I’m excited about the specr teams we forgot about who they brought in to be the new spec teams coach . I want to see drives start from the 30-40 yard line . And of course I want to see them take it to the house !!!

    • ladner morse

      Right… why didn’t I mention special teams… could be stellar.

      • Joe Myers

        They are the key to an early lead so its going to be what I will be looking for if we are to get to the playoffs !!

  • Jim Harper

    You said it all Laddie. I can’t wait for the trip down on Friday and just pray it does not rain in the afternoon. The only thing I would add would be I am pumped to see what Davis brings to the party. Sadly I was bummed about Comings unfortunate injury, but for all the reasons you outlined this Chief’s team is the most well rounded we have had since our Super Bowl victory. Talent everywhere!

  • ladner morse

    I don’t think anyone has mentioned this… I certainly forgot to in my post… but this has to be the best OL the Chiefs have had since Roaf, Shields & the boys paved the highway to heaven for a Priest. I really can’t wait to see just how “heavenly” this group can be for a… J.C.!

    • jim

      I’m excited about everything in the article and all the comments, can’t wait, GEAUX CHIEFS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jimfromkcj

    Laddie, were you a cheerleader in school? We look at this team under different microscopes. The reason there is so much turnover in players is because of the last guys you were so excited about. I see questions all over the place and we will have to wait on the answers. Some have even predicted we might be undefeated at the break. I on the other side think it is possible we may not have a win before the break. There are no gimmies for this team on the schedule. We are going to have to scrap for wins. Jamal is the #1 weapon and he has quite a few hard miles on his body and could be a fumbleing machine if they plan to run him too many times a game. Our WR’s are what after Bowe? It is questionable whether the guy who was #2 in receptions is going to be on the team. So if Bowe is double teamed every snap and none of the other receiving possibilities are getting open and not catching the ball, the run game will be what they have to fall back on. Jamal is just not an every down back and when he gets worn out he is liable to get hurt.

  • Suzi Conger

    Great Ladner.. it’s so Fun to feel excited! :-)

  • elly violette

    I’m excited for the new season to begin. Go Chiefs!!!!!!