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 Kansas City Chiefs may have lost a heartbreaking, Wild Card game to the Indianapolis Colts, but everyone, including the Professional Football Writers of America, recognize that they have talent on the team. According to a piece written by Randy Covitz at the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs lead the league in honors.
It’s little consolation to Chiefs fans still disappointed by their first-round playoff loss, but the club placed a league-most three players — running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry and punt returner Dexter McCluster — on the 2013 All-NFL team chosen by the Professional Football Writers of America.
While Charles and Berry will likely be mainstays on this Chiefs roster for years to come, you might be surprised to hear who Brett Gering, a featured columnist at Bleacher Report, thinks are the 11 players on the roster bubble going into the off-season.
But remember, in the span of a year, this team’s missteps went from cynically comical to heart-wrenching. Going from a two-win travesty to a bona fide playoff contender isn’t supposed to happen—not in professional sports.
With Heartbreak City in the rearview, it’s never too soon to look forward to what lies on the other end of the horizon.
With more on McCluster, Adam Teicher at ESPN talks about the electrifying punt return against the New York Giants on Sept. 29. Teicher designates that play as the third best play of the season.
McCluster took his return up the middle, started in with a series of cuts that made six Giants miss their tackle attempts and ran 89 yards for a touchdown that broke the game open. The Chiefs would go on to win 31-7.
Finally today, we leave you with a Q & A with Chiefs general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey was named as the Chiefs GM exactly one year ago, today and what an impact he’s made. Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin sat down with Dorsey to talk about his first year as the GM for the Chiefs. This was what he had to say on the subject of Alex Smith:
“I think he’s everything that I thought he would be. As the season went along, you could see him getting more comfortable with the offense; you could see him actually taking more shots down the field, because that’s his comfort with the actual offense. His leadership was evident from the moment he was introduced to his teammates; they gravitated to him. I think he earned their trust with his play on the field, but also by who he is as a person, because he’s just a natural leader and the guys come to him. He’s everything I thought he’d be. I still think he’s one of the better QBs in the National Football League.”
That’s it for your news and headlines for today. Enjoy your Tuesday and GO CHIEFS!