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Chiefs News And Rumors 8/22

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning. Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.

Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.

Welcome to The Morning Fix.

Buckle up folks. There’s a ton to get to today.

Let’s start with the Chiefs’ defense. Last night, we featured an article about Eric Berry and his thoughts on the Chiefs’ aggressive defense. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton also recently discussed the defense, per Reid Ferrin of

“One of the things that’s so important that you’re trying to figure out is how are you going to play collectively as a unit,” Sutton said. Eleven parts coming together as one. For example, the very first play of the San Francisco game, we’ve done a really good job, we’ve got them bottled up on the run and then all of the sudden (Frank) Gore breaks out the back end and 52 yards later, down there in the scoring zone; that’s not the way you drew it up to start or wanted it to start, and it wasn’t like you got gassed, the guy made a great football play. The thing that I was happy with defensively was they didn’t lose their focus, didn’t lose their concentration. We ended up getting three-and-out and held them to a field goal.”

Speaking of Sutton, the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator also opened up on illegal hits, basically telling players to shut up and play, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports:
“You can complain all you want, (but) you better adjust,” the Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive coordinator said on Wednesday, “because that’s how the game’s getting called.”
Frankly, that’s the type of defensive coordinator that the Chiefs need heading into this new era of football. Sutton has an aggressive scheme and he’s obviously a no nonsenses coach. I, for one, like what he’s doing for Kansas City.
Finally, let’s talk Dwayne Bowe, who is apparently pretty happy with the way things are going right now, per the Associated Press via
 “I’m just blessed to be alive, every day just coming out and seeing more fans appreciating me, screaming my name,” Bowe told The Associated Press during a recent interview. “I’m just trying to let loose and be joyful. There’s a time to have fun and a time to be serious, and I know that. But I’m just trying to be myself.”

Kansas City’s star wideout is obviously in a good place. Hopefully it will translate onto the field during the regular season.

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  • chiefridgy

    Everything sounds like its falling into place and the players minds are right!

    • stephan costa

      Amen to that!

  • Jim Harper

    I am finding it harder and harder to not get too excited about where this team is headed. And it is in every aspect of the game! It has been so long since there has been this much optimism for this team. I am actually trying to be a little guarded just in case it all falls apart, but I am even failing in that regard. Is there room for improvement? Absolutely! But by and large this team is headed in the right direction in all areas. I am not very well, but my fervent prayer is that I live long enough to see them win a playoff game. Perhaps if we all say one extra prayer every week then maybe God will allow me to see it. Go Chiefs!

    • P Heitman

      I’ll keep you in my prayers, as well as in my thoughts as I perform my superstitious weekly pre-game rituals lol. I’m with you though, I love the direction this team is headed in. It’s amazing the kind of difference having competent coaching makes, right?

  • Jim Harper

    Just curious Andrew. Do you prefer Andrew or Andy?

    • steve james

      I asked that question right off when he got here so I feel I can at least tell you what he told me. Andrew is his name, can’t stand Andy. I thought it was an interesting thing if we had coach Andy and editor Andy but alas it is not to be.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    The defense is going to be fun to watch this season. Defense in the NFL ought to be aggressive. Press the issue. Punch somebody in the mouth!

  • steve james

    Downer I won’t be able to watch the game Saturday:( Upper because I will be at the Royals game:)