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Chiefs News And Rumors 8/27

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.

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It could be very easy for Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs to blow off preparing for the Green Bay Packers in preseason game No. 4. It’s the last game of the preseason and a real, meaningful game against the Jacksonville Jaguars is quickly approaching.

It would be only natural to start looking ahead. Can a trap game really be a trap game if it means nothing?

Well, that’s not the mindset that Reid has going into the Chiefs’ final preseason game, according to quotes via Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:

“I don’t ever look past games,” coach Reid said following Monday’s morning walkthrough. “That’s not how I go about it. We’ll get ourselves ready for Green Bay and then we’ll take that next step and get ready for Jacksonville. So right now, that’s what we’re thinking.”

It’s good to see the coach taking even the small things seriously. That’s a winning attitude, and winning attitudes are contagious.
Wide receiver has been an important point of emphasis for the Chiefs this preseason, especially finding a few who can step up around Dwayne Bowe and make life a bit easier for him. According to Reid per Ferrin’s report, Junior Hemingway has been playing good as of late:

“He has done a nice job,” coach Reid said. “He had a pretty good game the other night. I think there are a couple of plays that he would like to have back, but other than that, he got a touchdown and a couple of great catches. He is coming. He’s another one of those kids that needs to keep playing and good things will happen. This next couple of weeks are obviously important. The practices are important.”

Hemingway caught three passes for 29 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers.
Finally, quarterback Alex Smith discussed the offense, and he doesn’t seem quite satisfied just yet (Ferrin).

“I definitely think we’ve done some good things, did some really good things in training camp,” Smith said during his postgame presser. “I think we’ve put together some good things at times out here in the preseason. The passing game, like anything, it’s nothing you’re ever totally satisfied with. You’re constantly critiquing and detailing. So it’s a never-ending process. We’re right in the middle of it and we’re going to continue to try to get better.”

Kansas City has a coach with a winning attitude, a quarterback who isn’t satisfied with just good performances and players who are improving.
From my perspective, everything looks good heading into the regular season.

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