Coffee with the Chiefs – Time to meet LDT


Good morning, Addicts! It’s GAMEDAYYYYYY. This is what we have all been waiting for over the past eight months. The Kansas City Chiefs look like one of the best teams in the National Football League on paper, and now they get a chance to prove that the lofty expectations are founded. The first opponent is the Houston Texans, who are waiting to host Kansas City at NRG Stadium.

Here is the news you need to know:

In Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the Chiefs have NFL’s most interesting manBlair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star

"He was in the lineup for good and part of Reid’s offensive line plan announced earlier this week. Duvernay-Tardif was aligned with third-year tackle Eric Fisher on the right side, with two-time Pro Bowler Ben Grubbs at left guard with left tackle Donald Stephenson and rookie Mitch Morse at center."

Study finds Chiefs fans are NFL’s most optimisticPete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star

"According to a Facebook study, the answer for Chiefs fans is yes. Facebook did NFL sentiment research and found that Chiefs fans are the most optimistic of any fanbase in the league."

Kansas City predictions that probably will not come trueSuper_G of Arrowhead Pride

"It’s hard to argue with the success that Chiefs QBs had in the preseason. Smith threw for a 71.7 completion percentage. The ‘death by a thousand paper cuts’ offense the Chiefs run would be able to move the chains more with an increase in Smith’s completion percentage."

16 stats that will make you believe in the Chiefs’ offense Andrew Carroll of Arrowhead Pride

"Not all teams follow these paths, but I think enough surprise teams/players/coaches can be grouped into Year 2 Regression the next season, and then sorted further by their performance in Year 3, that it’s an interesting model to keep in mind for the sake of building narratives. And that’s what sportsing is. Sportsing is narratives."