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Chiefs News And Rumors 8/29


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.

Well, it’s game day. There’s perhaps not a more exciting day of the week for Arrowhead Addicts, and it doesn’t even matter that it’s the preseason.

The game tonight will be at Arrowhead and it’s against the storied Green Bay Packers. Wins and losses may not count, but this should be a good barometer of the Chiefs’ progress this preseason.

General Manager John Dorsey cut his teeth with the Packers, working his way up from player to director of football operations in Green Bay.

In his first year with the Chiefs, Dorsey sees this game a nothing more than another chance to evaluate, per Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star.

“The only significance it has is it gives us another opportunity to evaluate players as a fourth preseason game,” he said, adding, “When you play good football teams, it helps you measure where you are as a club.

“It will give me a chance to, you know, visit with some old friends, but besides that, that’s it. I mean … I’ve had the greatest nine months in my life just take place here and continue to take place.

“I’d been (in Green Bay) for a long time, but I am also of the belief that you learn from the past, you live in the present and you build for the future. That’s where my mind-set is.”

This is the type of management mindset that will allow the Chiefs to be successful moving forward.

What about head coach Andy Reid’s mindset heading into this final preseason game? Here’s his thought process, per Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:

“I want the guys to come out and practice and get their practice work in to get something accomplished,” coach Reid said. “They came out and worked hard the past few days, so that’s kind of where my focus was and still get them ready for the Packers.”

There’s a lot on the line tonight for players trying to make that final roster cut, but the established players and starting units can also work on execution in preparation of Jacksonville in Week 1 of the regular season. Albeit a meaningless preseason game, the Chiefs have a lot to accomplish against the Packers.

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