Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes the ball under pressure from Denver Broncos cornerback Omar Bolden (31) and middle linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Smith Quotes; Will Shields HoF Bid and The Chiefs Pass Rush Woes

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.

It’s Thursday of Chargers Week and the Chiefs Kingdom is buzzing with activity as the Kansas City Chiefs get ready for another division rival game. Arrowhead Addict’s writer, Nick Floyd posted a wrap up the Alex Smith and Andy Reid pressers last night. In case you missed them, you can check out Alex Smith’s here and Andy Reid’s here. If you want to read the full transcripts of those press conferences, head over to the Mothership at

Among other things going on in the league, the Hall of Fame committee is narrowing down the nominees for the next induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One of those men who have made the semi-final round of cuts is former Chiefs All-Pro guard, Will Shields. Randy Covitz over at the Kansas City Star put together a great piece on Shields and his nomination.

The slate of semifinalists will be reduced to 15 modern-era finalists in January. The Class of 2014 will be selected from the list of the 15 modern-era finalists, plus two senior nominees — punter Ray Guy and defensive end Claude Humphrey — who were selected earlier this year by the Hall of Fame’s Senior Selection Committee.

The article is a good read on the process and can be found by pointing your browser here. 

Finally today, one of the main concerns with the Chiefs over the last couple of weeks is the drop off in the defense’s pass rush. Our friend B.J. Kissel over at Bleacher Report has posted an excellent piece breaking down the film of the Chiefs defense. If you’re a fan of Andrew Kulha’s Film Room posts, this is a must read for you.

Manning has always been known as a quarterback who got the ball out of his hand quickly. Maybe it was the combination of a quality pass-rush and his , but Manning got the ball out much quicker than most of his previous games. 

According to Pro Football Focus, Manning got the ball out the second-fastest time of the season against the Chiefs. (My charting had Manning at 2.18 seconds and PFF had him at 2.17)

That’s it for today, Addicts. Make sure you check back often as we’re constantly updating the content here and a new episode of AA Radio will be available as well. Enjoy your Thursday, Addicts!

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