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.”
“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.