Letter From The Editor: Bold Guarantees For Kansas City Chiefs And Arrowhead Addict


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Time flies when you’re covering the Chiefs. Believe me, I know.

I signed on to be the editor here at Arrowhead Addict 12 days ago. The past 12 days have felt like a blur.

I was thrown into the fire right away with a preseason game on my first day, and we haven’t looked back since then, have we, addicts? It’s been a learning experience for me personally, and I feel as if I’m going through a preseason camp of my own.

Much like the Chiefs on the practice field and formerly at camp in St. Joseph, Mo., there have been ups and downs. I definitely feel things are trending in the right direction, though.

This is a new feature I’d like to bring to the table, and we’ll call it “Letter From The Editor”.

Basically, once a week I’d like to sit down and have a fireside conversation with all of my favorite addicts. Let’s look at it as sort of an AA meeting of sorts (I’ve got jokes).

In this space I’ll wax poetic about your favorite team, do a little bit of venting myself, and of course, give you the opportunity to sound off on your favorite addiction—and hopefully your favorite site.

Okay, here we go. Let’s talk Chiefs.

Preseason is a time of the year known for guarantees in the NFL. Everybody feels like they can win the Super Bowl, and everybody’s feeling good, knowing that real football is just weeks away.

Here are a few guarantees of my own as we quickly approach Week 1:

Guarantee #1: The Chiefs will be vastly improved in 2013.

-They may not win the Super Bowl, but this season will feel completely different for you, addicts. By different I mean meaningful games in December, different.

Guarantee #2: Alex Smith Can Throw the Deep Ball

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-It may not seem like “Captain Checkdown” (as some of you like to call him) can or wants to go deep, but he does have an arm. We saw it against the 49ers, albeit without accuracy, but the fact remains that Smith can throw the longer routes. He’s an accurate quarterback in general, so I don’t expect this to be problem.

Guarantee #3: Dontari Poe Will Be A Pro Bowler

-The guy gave up barbecue, and he plays in Kansas City. If that’s not beast mode, than I don’t know what is.

Okay, now that we’ve covered some Chiefs guarantees, let’s move on to this great site of ours, Arrowhead Addict.

Guarantee #1: We will strive to bring you the best news and opinion every day on the Kansas City Chiefs. 

-Self explanatory.

Guarantee #2: We will be thought-provoking, analytical and sometimes hilarious. 

-That was an easy one to make, especially the funny part.

Guarantee #3: We Will Always Be Improving.

-As a football coach it’s firmly engrained in my mindset that if you’re not getting better, chances are you’re getting worse. I took over this site with a high bar set by Patrick Allen and Adam Best, and my one goal is to set that bar even higher as the days and weeks go on.

If we’re not doing something right, we’re going to fix it. Conversely, if we’re doing something you love, we’re going to keep doing more of it.

I’d like to open up the comments section for you, the addicts. Please feel free to give me feedback on these first 12 days. What did you like? What do I need to do better?

Let me know, and I’ll make sure to take your advise into account. This is, after all, your site. I’m just the editor.

Finally, things to look for.

I’d like to do a fan meet up of sorts. This will allow us to meet you, and you to put a face to your favorite writers. There are a few of us here in the Kansas City area, and we’d love to get to know our readers.

If you know of a good “watering hole” of sorts, please post it down below or email me at akulha56@gmail.com. If we can find a place that will allow us all to gather, hang out and talk Chiefs, I’ll put together an official “Arrowhead Addict Meet Up”.  I’ll be looking for your suggestions in the comments.

Finally, AA Radio will be making its return very soon. Keep an eye out for that.

I hope you’ve enjoyed things so far, but there’s a lot more to look forward to, addicts.

-Andrew Kulha

Editor, Arrowhead Addict