Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass before the start of the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Arrowhead Fix: The Day Off Edition

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 might be the players’ CBA mandated day off, but there’s still plenty going on around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.

At ESPN, Chiefs blogger Adam Teicher conducted an exclusive interview with the owner and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, Clark Hunt. Teicher asked Mr. Hunt a slew of questions on the playoffs and the team. Here’s what Clark Hunt had to say on Alex Smith:

Alex continues to play better almost every week. Certainly he’s somebody Andy had a lot of confidence in and somebody that Andy felt would work very well in his offense. We see him growing into that role almost on a weekly basis. We’re delighted to have him as the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Tomorrow officially begins “Colts Week” as the Chiefs prepare to face the team from Indianapolis in their home closer on Sunday. This game holds a lot of intrigue because, as things stand right now, the Chiefs will not only face the Andrew Luck led team this Sunday, but will then travel to Lucas Oil Stadium just after the new year to face them in the first round of the playoffs. Many think that eventual playoff meeting would mean that head coach Andy Reid would hold something back; to save something for the playoffs. When Rady Covitz from the Kansas City Star talked to Reid, that wasn’t the case.

“I don’t think you do. We’re far enoguh along in the year…you have enough in the playbook that you can draw from on both sides of the ball and special teams-wise. I don’t think there’s any reason to do that. Plus, the season is still alive.”

Obviously Andy Reid understands that it would only take one misstep by the Denver Broncos to claim the AFC West Division title.

Finally, because it’s Tuesday, it means that voting is open for the FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week, and there are a couple of familiar names on the ballot. It’s a weird world we live in when Matt Cassel, Alex Smith and Ryan Tannehill are the three candidates who had the best games through the air. Still, that’s exactly what happened.

Go here to vote for our quarterback, Alex Smith, and show him some love for his perfect passer rating of 158.3 and his five touchdown throws.

That’s it for today, Addicts! The players are back to work tomorrow for Colts Week!

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