December 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) celebrates after scoring a 71-yard touchdown during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Arrowhead Fix: Colts Week

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 NFL players are back to work today, and that means the Kansas City Chiefs are in the film rooms and on the practice field preparing for their Week 16 showdown with the Indianapolis Colts. We’ve been talking about this match up for a while because the Chiefs will — unless something crazy happens in the last two weeks — meet the Colts again two weeks from Sunday in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

As the Chiefs prepare for the “other horse team” in the league, they’ll need to continue to do what works. This is something they’re very familiar with as they scorched the Oakland Raiders last week with the same screen play over and over again. Terez Paylor at the Kansas City Star posted this article talking about just that.

“I was like, ‘That’s great — keep running (the screens),’ ” guard Jeff Allen said with a laugh. “I was always taught, ‘If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.’ We were good all day with them.”

In continuing with that theme, it’s quite obvious the Chiefs are not only sticking with what works, but playing to the strengths of their most talented player. When running back Jamaal Charles can continue to catch passes out of the back field be it on screens or wheel routes and make huge plays, why would you go away from that? ESPN Chiefs’ blogger, Adam Teicher as a breakdown in his new piece.

“I think this offensive scheme [brings out the best in me], catching out of the backfield and getting me in space and making people miss,” Charles said. “I was so happy when we got coach Andy Reid as our coach and I still am. He put me in position where I can show my talent and go out there and help my team win. That’s what it’s all about, getting the best player the ball when it’s time.”

Finally, in a heartwarming piece up at the Mothership, Chiefs Reporter Rachel Santschi follows Chiefs wide receivers Chad Hall and Donnie Avery as well as Chiefs linebacker Akeem Jordan as they visited local Kansas City children’s home, the Children’s Place.

“We are a non-profit agency that serves children, under the age of eight, who have survived either physical or sexual abuse, neglect or trauma and they are now in the custody of the state,” Roxane Hill, Vice President of Development at the Children’s Place, explained. “They have significant delays, so we provide them with therapeutic services and help get them back up to their age appropriate level.”

It’s great seeing the players give back to the community and especially to children.

That’s it for your Wednesday edition, Addicts! Only four more days until kick off!


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