The Morning Fix: Old School Edition

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Morning Addicts!We’re going old school with the Morning Fix today because the service I use to take those nifty little snapshots of the web pages is down. Hopefully it will be back up tomorrow because doing it this way takes twice as long…ah who am I kidding. I have no life other than the Chiefs!

Until I get a life, here is your Morning Fix!

“As I went into our team meeting Wednesday morning, I told the guys as I went through all our keys, ‘The reason I’m excited is because I knew how much room for improvement there was, that we’re going to get better and better and better,'” Haley says. “To prove that point, I said, ‘Dexter, get up here.’

“I put him up in front of his team. And I said, ‘I hear you think you can free-style rap.’ He started getting embarrassed. I said, ‘No, stay here now. I want you to show you can free-style and I’m going to give you the subject matter.'”

Haley challenged the former Ole Miss rapper and singer to improvise an on-the-spot rap about where the Chiefs are as an offense now, and “how we’re going to become good and then great.”

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“Everything is fine,” Arenas said. “I just have a sore ankle. It’s a bye week, so why go out there and risk making it worse? But I’m going to be fine for Indy.”

Arenas played for national champion Alabama last season. He wasn’t sure what to expect joining a Chiefs team that won 10 games in the previous three seasons, but obviously he’s enjoying the 3-0 start.

“We studied so much and practiced so hard, I don’t want to say we deserve or expected it necessarily, but those wins come along with hard, hard work,” Arenas said.

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“Any of us that survived last year, for one reason or another, will be better coaches, players, team. Last year was a fact that wasn’t going to change. It might have been two wins, it might have been six wins; it could have been eight wins. But I don’t really think the overall result was going to be affected much. We had too much work to do.”

Haley said the work isn’t over, but now players realize that they have to be determined and energetic without constant reminders.

Linebacker Derrick Johnson said last week that weekly losing is still a fresh memory. He said that, as much as anything, he is driven by the hope that he and the Chiefs never have to endure such a punishment again. Cornerback Brandon Carr said Wednesday that the sick feeling of a losing season carried into this offseason, and players used ’09 as motivation to push themselves in workouts and practices.

“That was in the back of our minds,” Carr said. “We don’t want a repeat performance of last year. But we knew last year that we were getting better. It may not have shown on the scoreboard, but we were doing the little things. Now it’s paying off, and you can see it.”

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