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Chiefs News And Rumors 9/6


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.

–All eyes will be on Alex Smith and the Chiefs’ offense as Kansas City heads down to Jacksonville for the first game of the 2013 season. Frankly, this is a game Kansas City should win, and the offense should have no problem putting up some impressive numbers.

For Smith, this will be his first game since Week 3 of the preseason, as the Chiefs chose to sit him out against the Packers at Arrowhead. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson does not think the time off will negatively impact the Chiefs’ quarterback, according to Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:

“I don’t think taking a game off is going to affect a guy like Alex,” Pederson said. “He has started a lot of games in the National Football League, so he knows how to handle an opening day. He’s started his preparation several weeks ago for this particular game. He approaches it the same way he does a preseason game and he’ll get himself ready to go. The time off won’t affect him, because he’s played so much and had a lot of starts under his belt.”

Smith himself feels that he’s ready to go, per another feature from Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:

“I feel ready,” Smith said. “I do feel ready, but obviously we’ll find out Sunday, as a team. Game week is what we’ve been waiting for and we’re ready to play the game. That’s why we play football, for this challenge and I’m excited about it.”

–Moving over to the defensive side of the ball, here’s what cornerback Sean Smith had to say about Week 1, per 
Rachel Santschi of KCChiefs.com:

“Going from preseason to week one is crazy. Preseason is more about depth; it’s trying to see what your young guys can do, who’s behind the ones and what not. Right now, it’s go time. This is where it counts. Everybody is 0-0 and it’s time for all the hard work you’ve been through, sweat and everything, it’s time to put it on tape and make something special happen.”

It’s go time.

Here’s a cool piece from Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star on quarterbacks in the NFL.

–Speaking of quarterbacks, the Peyton Manning led Broncos destroyed the reigning Super Bowl champs, the Ravens, 49-27 last night. Manning threw seven touchdowns.

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  • paul pace

    I hate to admit it, because I hate the donkeys, but they looked impressive with the exception of their running game! The Ravens looked flat the second half and were terribly outplayed which resulted in a bad spanking by Denver! Peyton tore the Ravens secondary up so I give one, grudgingly, to the donkeys!! Now, I can’t wait for Sunday to see how the Chiefs perform on offense because I have no doubt our defense will take care of business. Smith is no Manning but I think he can get the job done!!!

  • Michael Shaw

    I hate to say this, and I know it is a bit early AND I am likely to get drawn and quartered for saying it, but, I don’t see us beating Denver even once this year. That was a massively impressive game for a team that wasn’t supposed to have a very good defense with Dumervil gone, Miller suspended and Champ Bailey out due to an injury. I think our secondary is miles above the Ravens, but WOW was that an impressive performance by Welker and Manning! I can see us going either 7-2 or 6-3 weeks 1-9, our bye is wk 10 and then I see us going either 2-5 weeks 11-17 or 3-4, which gives us either a 9-7 record or a 10-6 record! Which I would be stoked to see either happen!!!!!

    • steve james

      I think Denver looked in mid season form already. Stunning and disheartening of you happen to be a fan of any other AFC west team. I can very easily see them stomping everyone this year if Manning is healthy. I think he will loose to Brady in the playoffs because that is his mo, but dang. You might be better off just blitzing every play as it made no difference when they dropped back in coverage.

  • Suzi Conger

    I can see us winning 1 of 2 games with Denver IF our OL keeps improving QB protection. Alex can match or come close to PM in production, but he has to have more than the 1-3 seconds to get to an open receiver (and a receiver that does not drop consistently). Our D needs to at least pressure if not sack, PM and our secondary will hopefully do a better job than Raven’s. Remember, Ravens have 8 new starters this season; JFlacco had horrible OL protection, well executed pass drops, D pressured PM some, but not much, and Den’s receivers were wide open majority of plays.
    We can beat ‘em! CHIEFS!