The Morning Fix


Morning Addicts. Not a whole ton of Chiefs news out there this morning but we’ve managed to scrape together a few links for you. We’ll have some more interesting reads for you later. And hey, who knows? Maybe ESPN will release their rankings of the best hand warmers in the NFL. That, or maybe John Elway will sue some toddlers or something. You never know.

Sam Bradford and some current and former Rams players came down to play catch with kids at Missouri Southern State University. The Kansas City Chiefs sent six trailer loads of bottled water and supplies down U.S. Highway 71. Even local car racer Jamie McMurray, who is currently one of the top racers with NASCAR, is supporting his hometown by having the Convoy of Hope logo on his car for the Coca Cola 600.

Missouri’s pro sports are stepping up to help those in time of need as they have truly brought out what it means to be a team to communities. It it comforting to know our teams have our backs if we need them.

While it’s still unclear (at least publicly) who will be calling the offensive plays this season for the Kansas City Chiefs, one thing is very clear, running back Jamaal Charles needs more carries.

Sure, it’s a fair assessment to say any criticism of last year’s number one rushing offense in the NFL is an unfair assessment. But to have Charles be almost even again this year with Thomas Jones in rushing attempts would be…odd.

This is the third in our series of position-by-position rankings. It is a little different this season because we’re ranking the players before free agency starts and before rosters are set. We will adjust accordingly as we go along. Onto a mostly unproven group of receivers:

1. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City: Bowe had a stellar season in 2010. He took over games at times and showed he’s a top-notch receiver.

2. Vincent Jackson, San Diego: Yes, 2010 was nearly a wasted season for this talented player, but he made his presence known in a limited role. Expect him to come back strong.

3. Brandon Lloyd, Denver: Lloyd came out of nowhere and had a special, Pro Bowl-season in 2010. Can he do it again?