Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) and cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) celebrate a win over the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. The Chiefs beat the Titans 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Flowers on Playing Nickel; A Look at the Chiefs/Broncos Rivalry and Smith on Bowe

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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The game this upcoming Sunday night on primetime betweent eh Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos has shaped up to be “must see tv.” In form, everyone has gotten into the act, including the so-called leader on sports, ESPN. David Fleming has written an article, talking about the championship deprived people of Kansas City and what this Chiefs means to them this year.

The rest of the football world might still be a tad skeptical about Andy Reid, Alex Smith, the perfect Chiefs and how they will fare against an actual, qualified NFL quarterback this week in Denver. But not in K.C., not in a pretty great sports town that’s somehow gone 20 years (and counting) since its last playoff win.

This town is ready. This town is confident.

There has been a lot of talk over the last few games in regards to Brandon Flower’s “demotion” to the third cornerback position, commonly referred to as the “nickel back.” While many see it as a step down from his duties as a shutdown corner on the outside, that’s not how Flowers views the positional change.

“In the slot, the receiver can go any way — inside, outside, over the top. Everybody knows the slot as no help. You’ve just got to man up.”

Football is a continuously evolving organism, and coaches have to evolve or become obsolete. Moving a top tier talent like Flowers to the inside and having him match up with the slot receivers shouldn’t be seen as a demotion by anyone. To read why, check out Terez Paylor’s article at the Kansas City Star.

While the Dwayne Bowe controversy is over for now — he’ll have his day in court on December 18, unless it gets pushed back — that’s not stopping the media from asking anyone who’ll field a question about it. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is no different. During his weekly press conference yesterday, Smith was asked about the Dwayne Bowe arrest. This was his response.

“I play quarterback. I have nothing on that. I’m getting ready to play Denver.”

Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of the “Belichickian” way of handling the media. However, this dead horse has been beat into the ground. Smith isn’t going to say anything that’s any different than anyone else has. Let it go. Perfect response from the leader of the team.

There are only two more days of Broncos week left, and then the world will finally know who sits on top of the AFC. Until next time, Addicts!

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  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    I’m glad Flowers is in the slot. Robinson doesn’t need to be on anyone fast though. You saw what Cruz did to him. Just get it right. The ponys make you pay for mistakes

    • redchiefs

      That puts Flowers on Welker…..sounds like a fine decision to me, very smart

  • Mark Bustamante

    All I have to say is GO CHIEFS BEAT the broncos! Even though Manning is my fantasy QB I’ll be screaming for the Chiefs!

  • RepOurChiefs

    Indeed AS11…been over it. Lets get back to football.

  • tomflex

    In years past at least in my eyes the Kansas City Chiefs were for the most part a roster of players wearing the same color uniforms, playing on the same side of the ball

  • thabear04

    M.Cooper will be on D.Thomas, S.Smith will be on E.Decker, and B.Flowers will be on W.Welker sound like a great match up to me oh and we cant forget about E.Berry will be on J.Thomas

  • cyberry

    I don’t see how teamed up against a multi-probowler like Walker is a demotion..even if it is in the slot.