That’s right Addicts, it’s game day! The Chiefs, well five of them, will take the field today in the NFL Pro Bowl. I know most folks don’t usually look forward to the Pro Bowl because it is scarcely football. However I think this year their are two good reasons to tune in.
1. There are 5 Chiefs playing, including Matt Cassel, Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.Having so many offensive skill players in the game will put the Chiefs front and center on a national stage.
2. The NFL is going to have a bunch of players and coaches wired which I think will be really interesting.
I think it would be fun to see the Pro Bowl move more towards a format like MTV’s old Rock n Jock sports competitions. Remember those? They’d get a bunch of stars together to play basketball or softball and they’d have them all wired up. The stakes weren’t high and they didn’t take the games that serious but it was fun to watch. I think it would be cool to see the NFL players all wired up and playing a fun flag football game. No helmets or pads. The risk of injury would be low and the game would probably be a lot of fun to watch.
Anyway, I digress. The Pro Bowl should be pretty interesting this year so make sure yous top by tonight for our live game chat. Until then, here is your Morning Fix! (after the jump).
“It was a great year for the Kansas City Chiefs as a whole,” Cassel said in a fan chat on NFL.com. “We came together in so many different ways. Our success is the reason why myself and my teammates are recognized here at the Pro Bowl.”
Rookie linebacker Cory Greenwood exited Arrowhead Stadium following a pre-season game and headed to his car, where his father was waiting to greet him. Fellow linebacker Mike Vrabel, a veteran of 14 NFL seasons, was leaving the stadium at the same time when he noticed his young Kansas City Chiefs teammate.
“He came over and introduced himself,” said Peter Greenwood, Cory’s father. “He shook my hand and said, ‘Don’t you worry, Cory is going to make this team — and not the practice squad either. He’ll be on the 53-man roster. You wait and see.’
Andrew Smith from Kansas City, Kan., wants to know if I think the Chiefs could draft a center like Florida’s Mike Pouncey because Casey Wiegmann will soon turn 38.
Bill Williamson: You’re on the right track, Andrew. I’m not sure replacing Wiegmann right now is the team’s top need. I think the Chiefs could use a right tackle or front seven help on defense. I could see the Chiefs adding a young center, but I think they may have other needs in the first round. So while Pouncey could help the Chiefs and he could be taken around the No. 21 slot the Chiefs select at, I think there are other players who could better help Kansas City.
Inside linebackers: Derrick Johnson was benched early on in the Todd Haley regime, but bounced back to have an excellent season in Kansas City. It’s hard for Lawrence Timmons to get much attention in Pittsburgh with James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, LaMarr Woodley and all, but he has become a staple in that Steelers defense.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen