Andy Reid Proud Of Chiefs’ Effort, Alex Smith Shakes Off Turnovers


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Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning. 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 this morning.

Welcome to The Morning (Afternoon) Fix.

–Welcome to the 4-0 edition of The Morning Fix. How many of you saw this coming after winning two games last season? It truly is a great time to be in Chiefs Kingdom.

–Andy Reid’s thoughts on the win are as follows, per a press release on

"As far as our football team goes, I was proud of the effort that the guys gave. I thought they came out and did a nice job. We overcame three turnovers with three takeaways of our own, and then the defense, I thought, played well, after the turnovers. They came out with no points with our turnovers, and we were able to pound in that last run and get seven off of their three. Then Tamba (Hali) was—I mean I can go through and pick out all of these things. Tamba, with his two sacks, (Sean) McGrath with five catches, Dustin Colquitt pushing through after hurting his knee; he pushed through and did a nice job. (Marcus) Cooper and (Dunta) Robinson stepping in and just playing what I consider a great receiving corps there; you have to attribute to the coaches, not only of the positions, but the coordinators. They’ve spent a lot of time with those two and did a nice job of getting them ready. Obviously (Brandon) Flowers wasn’t able to answer the bell or (Anthony) Fasano and it wasn’t lack of effort. They tried as did (Jeff) Allen, but hopefully we get them back this next week. All in all, every win is a good win in the National Football League. We’ll enjoy it here for a little bit and then we have to get ready for Tennessee.”"

–Alex Smith also gave his take on the game. Short and sweet from the Chiefs’ quarterback, per

"How does it feel to be 4-0?“Awesome. Yeah, it’s great.”"

–After three weeks of perfect play, Smith finally threw two interceptions against the Giants. His thoughts on the turnovers?

"“For me, it’s the types of turnovers. As a quarterback, there are interceptions that you can control and there are those that aren’t your fault. For me, communication, things on the outside, both balls were to one-on-one guys, I wasn’t throwing into a town meeting of defenders. (They were) things that are easily corrected, but need to get worked out communication wise, but like I said, at this point, they’re easy enough to move on from, especially with the team football we were playing, with the defense playing great, continuing to give us chances.”"

Having a short memory is key to playing quarterback in the NFL. It’s good to see Smith taking this approach.

Will Brinson of gave each NFL team playing a grade this past weekend. He gave the Chiefs an A, saying this about Kansas City:

"The Chiefs are 4-0 and though Alex Smith threw his first two picks of the season, he also tossed three touchdowns. Jamaal Charles picked up 120 all-purpose yards and Dexter McCluster pulled off game-turning return for a touchdown. Kansas City just swept the NFC East and is very much a playoff contender."

What a turnaround general manager John Dorsey and Coach Reid have orchestrated in Kansas City. The scary thing is, this team has yet to reach its potential.