Letter From The Editor: Just Like The Chiefs, We Always Want To Get Better


There’s an old sports saying that goes like this: If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.

As a football coach, that’s a saying that I firmly believe in, and I feel it can apply to more than just sports. If you can take that simple, yet hard to do, mantra and apply it to your everyday life—there’s no telling the amount of success you can have.

The problem is, like most things worthwhile in life, it’s hard to do. It takes time, effort, dedication and sacrifice. It takes long hours, hard looks in the mirror and honest assessments.

At the end of the day though, if you can put aside your pride and put it all together, I believe you can truly get better every day.

Now I know what you’re thinking, “I’m here to read about the Chiefs. If I wanted a life lesson I’d turn on doctor Phil”, and I totally get where you’re coming from, but let me explain.

Believe it or not, I can tie this into the Chiefs.

It’s rather obvious that Kansas City has improved since last season, and we saw the evidence of that in last weekend’s 28-2 win over Jacksonville on the road. No matter the opponent, a road win in the NFL is hard to do, so kudos to the Chiefs for going out there and playing up to their new standards, rather than playing down to the opponent.

At this point, it’s important for Andy Reid’s team not to get complacent though, and I’m sure that’s something he’ll be preaching in the locker room and in meetings as this week goes on.

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One good game does not a Super Bowl champion make, and while the Chiefs did some great things Sunday afternoon, there’s always going to be room for improvement.

If you’re a Chiefs fan, it’s going to be exciting to see how Kansas City responds from the week one win. Do they come out complacent and lazy, or will they be ready to go, ready to improve and ready to start the season 2-0?

The Dallas Cowboys may not be the juggernaut of old, but they’ll still provide quite the challenge for Kansas City, despite being in the not-so-friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium.

If the Chiefs can use last weekend’s win as a building block, they’ll definitely have a chance to beat the Cowboys and move on to a 2-0 record.

We here at Arrowhead Addict are trying to follow the same upward path of the new-look Chiefs. Just like Kansas City’s future has unlimited potential, I believe this website and Fansided.com in general has just as much in store for the future.

Ever since taking over as editor, my goal has been to improve this site in both content and creativity, and I believe we’ve done that so far. With that said, I don’t plan on getting content.

I like to use this space as my personal open letter to you, our great readers, and I hope that it can become the same thing for you as we move into the future. I welcome your feedback and aim to cater to your needs as the Arrowhead Addicts this site serves, so please feel free to openly discuss what you like that we do, and especially what you don’t like.

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We’ve done some great things. New writers have come aboard, new features have been created and we’ve even brought back the AA podcast. We’re looking into meet ups and I’m trying to establish some local connections, and overall, the feedback I’ve gotten from you, the Addict, has been pretty positive.

Still, there have been times where I know that I’ve screwed up personally, and even though our staff is incredible, nobody is perfect. We make mistakes, but the main goal is to always get better, and to always keep you craving more.

So, with that in mind, feel free to let us know what you’ve liked and what you haven’t liked. Have a favorite writer? Give him or her a shout out here in the comments section. Let us know whose opinions you want to hear more of. Have something that you’d like to see us improve on? Also feel free to sound off about that in the comments.

You are the Addicts, and we are merely looking to be the vessel that fixes your addiction.

After all, if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.