Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag. 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 today.
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–It’s Thursday which means we’re just a few days away from game day. The analysis and breakdown of this Sunday’s game against the Texans has been pretty good up to this point, so instead of re-hashing old topics, let’s get right to the quotes.
–Head coach Andy Reid had this to say about Chiefs’ dominant defensive tackle, Dontari Poe, according to KCChiefs.com:
“I’d tell you that he’s made an effort to learn the system and works very hard at that. His offseason conditioning was phenomenal. He worked his tail off. He came into training camp and worked his tail off there. He’s a big guy, you don’t see this very often, but he’s a big guy that’s relentless. He has a natural endurance that a lot of big guys don’t and then he works at it, his toughness.”
Reid also talked about the offense and where the unit can improve:
“We just need to get a little more consistent. We’re a young bunch and we have to just keep getting better all the way around. The more reps they get in practice and during the game, the better we’re going to be. We’re going up against a good defense this week, a great challenge for us, number one in a lot of categories on defense. Our guys are going to work their tails off and get ready for that challenge. It’s an awesome thing and that’s what you play the game for, the opportunity to play somebody as good as them.”
–Speaking of the offense, the leader of the unit, quarterback Alex Smith, talked about what it’s like to play at a loud (understatement) stadium like Arrowhead, per Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
“I mean, when you’re at home, it’s fine. All of us on offense know what it’s like to play in that environment, maybe not one that noisy. There were certainly a lot of guys with a smirk on their face on the sideline, watching them go out there and just the problems it caused: the delay of games, the false starts, the sacks. It’s tough to play in that type of environment.”
–More unbelievers. Here’s a piece from Harry J Enten (this time I have no clue who this is) of the guardian.com entitled “Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0, but their luck is about to run out”. I’ll let you have at it.