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The Morning Fix: Morning Meat Sweats Edition


Morning, Addicts! I hope all of you that were celebrating Christmas yesterday had a wonderful holiday with your family. If you are one of those who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, well, just be glad you aren’t suffering from the meat sweats like the rest of us. If I never see another slice of lamb again, I think I’ll be ok with that.

Enjoy your leftovers today everyone and be sure to check back here frequently as we’ll be getting you ready for this weekend’s game against the Denver Broncos. We’ll also start getting you ready for the offseason, because let’s face it, that is all we really have to look forward to.

 

Until then, here is your Morning Fix!

Owner Clark Hunt, the son of Chiefs founder and pro football pioneer Lamar Hunt, must evaluate Pioli and a four-year résumé that includes apparent whiffs on two coaching hires (Todd Haley before Crennel), a gaping hole at quarterback and scarce returns on four drafts: two touchdowns rushing, nine more receiving, 29½ sacks, 14 interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 63 games. The lone quarterback taken in those drafts, Ricky Stanzi in the fifth round in 2011, has yet to take a game-day snap — even as Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn floundered this season.Pioli joined the Chiefs in 2009 after winning three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2008.

“I think everybody knows going into the NFL that you have a lot of turnover and if you’re not doing well the ship gets blown up,” says punter Dustin Colquitt, like Johnson nearing the end of his eighth season with Kansas City. “Everybody’s on the hot seat. Everybody is. I may not be here. I know that.”

 

Owner Clark Hunt, the son of Chiefs founder and pro football pioneer Lamar Hunt, must evaluate Pioli and a four-year résumé that includes apparent whiffs on two coaching hires (Todd Haley before Crennel), a gaping hole at quarterback and scarce returns on four drafts: two touchdowns rushing, nine more receiving, 29½ sacks, 14 interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 63 games. The lone quarterback taken in those drafts, Ricky Stanzi in the fifth round in 2011, has yet to take a game-day snap — even as Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn floundered this season.Pioli joined the Chiefs in 2009 after winning three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2008.

“I think everybody knows going into the NFL that you have a lot of turnover and if you’re not doing well the ship gets blown up,” says punter Dustin Colquitt, like Johnson nearing the end of his eighth season with Kansas City. “Everybody’s on the hot seat. Everybody is. I may not be here. I know that.”

 

RB Peyton Hillis, Kansas City Chiefs: It is hard to believe now, but Hillis was being drafted as high as Round 6 back in August when it looked like he would split carries with Jamaal Charles. While Charles has run for 1,456 yards, Hillis has been slowed by an ankle injury (missing three games). Despite his 101-yard effort in Week 16, Hillis has been a fantasy disaster. Some hoped he would regain the form that made him a 1,000 yard rusher in 2010 but it did not happen. Owners are unlikely to trust Hillis again after getting burned by him two years in a row.

 

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