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.
–Protecting the football is something Kansas City does very well. Alex Smith is known as being a great quarterback in regard to accuracy, and that’s something the Chiefs have apparently really emphasized so far this season. Offensive coordinator Doug Pederson talked about ball security recently, per a report from Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
“It’s like basketball; it’s like soccer – if you’re turning the ball over, you aren’t giving yourself an opportunity,” Pederson said. “In football, the prized possession is the football. We know, as an offensive unit, that we must protect the football; it’s kind of that written rule. Our guys understand that. We don’t emphasize it, but we talk about it and we bring it up.”
Smith also talked about turnovers, or lack thereof:
“It’s something, offensively, we take a lot of pride in,” Smith said Wednesday. “When you look around, the statistics are overwhelming on your chances to win a football game, when you win the turnover battle.”
–Even though Kansas City faces off with an 0-3 New York Giants team this weekend, they still have to prepare for a talented team. The record does not necessarily indicate how good New York can be. Eli Manning is arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and defensive coordinator Bob Sutton talked about that, per Ferrin:
“Eli (Manning) has been an outstanding player there for a number of years now, with two Super Bowl wins,” Sutton said. “(He’s) one of the best two-minute quarterbacks in our league. There’s not a pass that he can’t throw. He’s a very accurate deep-ball thrower; that’s always been one of his greatest strengths. He’s got a great touch on it and gets it there fast.”
–Rachel Santschi of KCChiefs.com breaks down some of the numbers surrounding this upcoming game vs. New York:
–The Chiefs are featured on Peter King’s MMQB site, in this very cool breakdown of KC’s pass rush by Greg A. Bedard.