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 (Afternoon) Fix.
–Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid spent 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles before heading over to Kansas City. He’ll be going back the Philadelphia this Thursday, as the Eagles are the Chiefs next opponent. Talk about drama. According to ESPN.com/Ed Werder, Jamaal Charles hopes the team will go win one for the coach:
“It means a lot, so I hope we go out there and play for our coach,” Charles told Werder following Sunday’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys. “You know what I’m saying? I know he has a lot of love for his Eagles, he worked there a lot of years and he probably wishes he was still coaching there.”
Can you imagine the Chiefs going 3-0 and doing so by beating Reid’s old team? Now that’s exciting.
–For what it’s worth, Reid doesn’t seem to be focused on that storyline, per Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
“In this business you’re focused in on getting your team ready to play,” coach Reid said during a conference call on Monday. “That’s where my energy is going to go. I haven’t really thought about that other part at all. I don’t necessarily plan on thinking about that. I want to make sure I concentrate on the game at hand and anything else becomes a distraction and I’m not going to let that happen.”
–Speaking of Charles, PhiladelphiaEagles.com really thinks highly of the Chiefs’ running back, per their game preview:
The Chiefs’ most dangerous player on offense remains explosive sixth-year running back Jamaal Charles, though he has only 132 yards (including a touchdown) on 32 attempts, with a long of 18 yards, through two games. His current 4.1 yards-per-carry falls well below his absurd career average of 5.7, which is tied with Hall-of-Famer Marion Motley for first all-time among running backs. Charles also leads the Chiefs in receptions so far in 2013 with 11, including one for a touchdown, and is second on the team in receiving yards with 71. He is a home-run threat every time he touches the ball, and stopping him will be a primary focus of the Eagles’ defense.
If Kansas City wants to stop the high-flying Eagles offense, running the ball and controlling the clock will be key. Charles is going to have to have a great game this Thursday.