Chargers Week; Knile Davis Steps In and More

Oct 27, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) catches a pass against Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won the game 23-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Welcome to The Fix.

The Kansas City Chiefs 17-27 loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football is officially behind the team as they head back to work today to begin preparing for the visiting San Diego Chargers this Sunday at Arrowhead. As such, Reid Ferrin at the Mothership has posted the site’s initial preview to the Week 12 match up.

Whenever AFC West rivals, like the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers, get together, the game intensity is never lacking. So, as the Chiefs return to practice later today, continuing their preparation for the Chargers, who visit Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, here’s a brief look at some statistics from both teams, who are sure to make the Week 12 matchup a must-see event.

This past Sunday’s matchup in Denver saw rookie reserve running back Knile Davis carry the ball a couple of times. While he was no game breaker, allowing him to see some action adn building his confidence in a game time environment will pay divedends to the Chiefs as they move towards the playoffs and attempt to keep Charles legs (and blistered feet) fresh. Terez Paylor at the Kansas City Star posted a great piece on the rookie and his role moving forward.

“Jamaal (Charles), he can only do so much. And plus, it was a different evironment with the altitude, so every time he had a long run or too many (straight) plays, I just stepped in and jumped in for him.”

As I said, the team returns to work for the week and your favorite Chiefs podcasters return to AA Radio tonight to record a new episode. Make sure you catch the newest Chiefs talk here tomorrow and check out the AA Radio Page to make sure you’re caught up on all the past episodes.

That does it for today, Addicts. Chargers week rolls on!

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  • micah stephenson

    I like Davis. We need to get a one 2 punch of Charles and Davis going, especially sinse we ain’t got no QB.

    • Deadmeat

      Better than drafting Geno. How many games would he have thrown away?

      • micah stephenson

        Scientifically impossible to answer sinse each team, game, time, and place is different. On our team I think he wud b better than he is on the jets.

        • berttheclock

          I believe where you really lost your specious argument is when you typed “I think” – I seriously doubt if that has occurred in years.

          • Stan

            Right On!!!

          • micah stephenson

            Saying “I think” just means its just my personal opion.

        • Deadmeat

          Scientifically impossible to answer this? It’s called common sense. I am sorry, Chiefs didn’t draft your QB. But they did get the best QB available for the team, 9-1 proves it.

          • micah stephenson

            Yea the best QB to win enough games to sell tickets. Money is the bottom line in a business, so from that stand point you couldn’t ask for more. Andy had been losing, so he had to win now, if the Chiefs were 5-5 we b calling for his job. So alex is the perfect QB to give us false hope which boost ticket sales and helps Andy keep his job right now. Its a business, and the stadium is full, Alex is perfect for that. Chiefs need a QB that can get them in a position to make they company motto believable (just wait till next yr). Spend money now, cus we gone win it all “NEXT YEAR” Is alex the QB that can win 2 or 3 playoff games and the superbowl? I doubt it!

          • Deadmeat

            So, you would sacrifice years of winning and millions in sales, in the hopes that Geno would get us to the playoffs? Once again, common sense, this is a business. You Sir, would be out of business extremely fast running a NFL franchise. Obviously you don’t know how to run a successful business.

          • micah stephenson

            I wud do the same exact thing harbaugh is do n. I rather lose an extra game or 2 with a young QB that can develop into the guy that can win a superbowl rather than win more games now with the “safe pick QB” but never go anywhere in the playoffs.

          • Deadmeat

            Harbaugh groomed Kaep for over a season. If Alex Smith never got hurt, Kaep would never have gotten a chance. Most likely, Alex would still be with SF.

    • kcpauly

      doesn’t matter if we have a QB or not when the fucking WR’s can’t catch the damn ball, now does it?, if you don’t think AS11 watched countless tape of our WR’s popping balls up in the air for int.’s, that hit them in the numbers or the hands, and then he practices with them and they still can’t catch a cold, then why would he want to throw down the field? so our wr’s can drop it or worse pop it up for an int. I don’t blame AS11 for not wanting to throw to these guys I wouldn’t either. But I know your hate of AS11 is so much that you are probably blind to the fact that our WR’s suck and have been making QB’s look bad/worse for years now, why is that not addressed?
      Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • micah stephenson

        Bowe will have a 1000 yrds recieving with Cassl, Huard, thigpen, croyle, palko, and all the other bum QBs we had. Hmmmmm. Donnie Avery had 1000 yrds wr as the colts 3rd string with a rookie QB throwing to him, where is he now, hmmmm. Mcluster has the same size and speed as Desean Jackson who is 3rd in the lg in recieving yrds and known by Andy Ried yet he ain’t being used. Hmmmmm. We traded Baldwin because Alex cudnt work with him and Alex wud hav some Jedi mind sense with Jenkins who just needs a chance, where is Jenkins? Hmmmm. There is no such thing as a wr that don’t drop passes. Matter fact every yr the best wrs usually have a lot of drops too to due a numbers game. If we had Calvin Johnson on the team right now, Calvins numbers wud never b the same. He wud b lucky if he had 1000 yrds recieving on this team. U asked why wud he want to throw downfield? He don’t. Just in case u missed it, that is not his game. He don’t pass deep or outside the hash marks well. Being called Game Manager is the nice way of saying “not good enough”

        • kcpauly

          Maybe you should hate Reid then, as it is what he asks AS11 to do, but you, yes even you can’t deny our WR core is not very good, at catching the ball, this ain’t all on Alex,
          Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!

          • micah stephenson

            If they don’t change the QB eventually you haft to start pointing fingers at the coach. Thats usually when a change is made. Every coach knows it better to fire the QB than to lst him get you fired. No changes can b made this yr, but if there are no attempts to upgrade next yr then you have to looking at the coach/management.

          • micah stephenson

            We need to upgrade the wrs, yes we do, but QB is waaay more important. You can find wrs anywhere. Its waaay harder to get QBs. Chiefs need to load up at the most important position, not keep filling it with other teams rejects or passing on QBs in the draft. Alex is avg to below avg. Daniels and Bray ain’t shit! We really lacking in the QB department.

          • kcpauly

            Well you just hatin on em all now, you do not know that Bray ain’t shit, we have never seen him play, I would venture that he is probably better than Daniels, maybe even better than Alex, nobody knows and so why you hatin on him now? I do not think Daniels is anything special, I don’t know cuz I ain’t seen him play yet either but he just doesn’t even look like a QB to me, just my opinion. And if WR’s were a dime a dozen then wtf don’t we have some good ones, I think your hatred for Alex has definitely affected your eyes now lol
            Go Chiefs!!!!

          • micah stephenson

            Daniels was undrafted and has completed 7 passes n his 5 yr nfl Career. Bray also undrafted but actually has the strongest arm on the team. I think its safe to say we need to upgrade the position.

        • stevekozak

          You, sir, are an idiot when it comes to AS11. Did he steal your girlfriend or something? Give it a rest, Dude!

        • Stan

          Yeah and we were 2 and 14 with Cassel last year so bring him back. He’s a back up somewhere not even a starter. ll the other players you mentioned have a worse record than us. Go root for them. Hater!!

          • micah stephenson

            Wtf? You completly missed the piont by a mile!!! This ain’t about cassel. I don’t know if you new on here or not, but I been saying Alex is a lil better than Cassel even though they career srats are almost identical. This is about the wrs aledgedly not being good enough, not Cassel. If you gone Hate on me at least know what you are talkin bout.

          • Stan

            You know if you could spell better I might understand WTF you’re talking about.

        • kcpauly

          yes Micah but the difference is Desean and Calvin actually make the catches, and Cassell may have thrown Bowe more yardage, but he also had a zillion int.’s and AS11 is not going to throw int.’s it just ain’t gonna happen with him, if he could trust his receivers to catch the damn ball then maybe he would pitch it around a little more, I say if they keep dropping the ball, to sit them out a series let Jr., and Kyle give it a go, and if they actually make catches and make the others look stupid then maybe it will light a fire under their asses to make the catches, these drops are killing us, it’s not all on AS11, I was not totally stoked about picking up As11 either but it is what it is, and he is our QB like it or not, and after watching him play a little he is not as bad as you want him to be, and being as he is our QB, we should be supporting him not constantly bashing him, all I’m saying is do not call AS11 out, and then say nothing about our WR’s playing like third string scrubs.
          Go Chiefs!!!!!

      • Stan

        Another on the spot remark!!!

  • berttheclock

    Ever since the day he was drafted, I have wanted to be able to nickname him “Miles” as in Miles Davis. Since, I first heard his 1960 rendition of Rodrigo’s “Concerto de Aranjuez in his “Sketches of Spain” album, which won the 1961 Grammy for best jazz album, I have loved those jazz riffs and jazz licks by the great Miles. I have awaited Kniles to cut loose with some football riffs and licks of his own. A little moment opened against the Broncos. I trust he will only get better and stronger as his confidence improves and the confidence of Pederson has him call more plays.

  • Stan

    God I hate AS11 Haters. They make me sick. I’ve watched Alex since 2005 and I have all the faith in him. It’s not his fault that he’s been in 8 different systems in 9 years. How many other QB’s had to do this and be “elite”, no one. We’re (TEAM) 9 and 1 and the haters just hate. If we only had another QB and I guess he would be 10 and 0 instead of 9 and 1, just like Manning. Hell Kap is having a poor season (his 3rd season in the same system) in 9er land and getting roasted by the bloggers (haters) too. Why is everything on Alex? It’s a TEAM game a TEAM game, people forget that, why? Coaches call the plays and players have to execute them both offensively and defensively. But hell we know better than them don’t we. I bet the majority of you never played football or any sport for that matter. Let Andy do his thing. He has the answers, we don’t.

    • Jim Harper

      Micah is not even a Chief’s fan IMO. He just likes getting people riled up. It is how he gets his jollies.

      • micah stephenson

        What!!! I go to waaaaay more games than you, tailgating, pep rallies, training camp, anything chiefs. I read 10 different chiefs/Nfl websites, listen to 610 and 810 whenever I can, just cus I’m not happy with the QB does not mean I’m not a fan. I just want to win the superbowl, not just enough regular season games to get yo ass kicked in the playoffs like 2010. If the Chiefs had a good QB and offense to match the defense, an I felt we cud win the superbowl, I’d b happy a quite.

        • Jim Harper

          If you are indeed a Chief’s fan then your loyalties are severely misdirected. You quote stats that mean nothing. The only stat I am persuaded with is over the past three years Alex Smith is 28-5-1. How do you not support him when that is the ONLY stat that means anything?

          • micah stephenson

            That 28-5-1 means nothing to me. How many playoff wins and superbowl wins do he have with the Chiefs?

          • Jim Harper

            Seriously? That’s your argument? You do understand that this is his first season with the Chiefs and therefore has not been with the team during playoff time don’t you? On second thought you probably don’t know that. It would require an IQ higher than single digits. My apologies.

          • micah stephenson

            You really need to work on yo insults. Not funny at all.

          • Jim Harper

            Now that is the first thing you have said that is true. Nothing funny there.

      • micah stephenson

        If I wasn’t a fan why wud I want them to get a top notch QB? Wudnt i want them to stick with Alex so they never win a superbowl?

    • micah stephenson

      Kopernic has had 15 nfl starts. When we start judging QBs with less than a season played under his belt? You got faith in Alex huh? Do you think we can win 3 playoff games with him leading our offense?

      • Stan

        Hey I don’t have faith in Manning either. He didn’t even win his playoff game last year but you want AS11 to beat everyone in his first year. I guess being 9 and 1 when a year ago we were 2 and 14 is not good enough for you. Matter of fact this turn around is the best ever in any sports history, period. So stay off AS11, he only wins. While you’re at it why don’t you want Calvin Johnson or AP or Gronkowski or several all pro line men. Then we can be 10 and 0 instead of 9 and 1. You really forget it’s a TEAM game but you harp only on AS11. I don’t give a damm how many games you attend!! You’re not a Faithful. Look up the meaning, hater.

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