Dec 23, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) catches a pass against Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman (50) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News 4/7

Sorry The Morning Fix is late today, Addicts. Had a little too much fun last night.

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Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel is considered by many to be the top draft prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft and there is a very good chance that he will be selected first-overall by the Kansas City Chiefs. With the big day just a few weeks away, Joeckel is beginning to think about being the top pick in the draft and he calls it a dream come true to have the opportunity that he has worked so hard for.

“It’s just crazy to think about,” Joeckel said, while speaking with John McMullen of The Sports Network. “Starting football in the second grade, you don’t really think about that kind of stuff.”

Meanwhile, the Syracuse-Michigan matchup has Ryan Durand and Junior Hemingway disagreeing.

“(I’m) Very confident,” Durand admitted about Syracuse.

“They had a tough loss to Louisville in the Big East Championship and I think we’re going to see a rematch.

(Syracuse) Coach (Jim) Boeheim is a great coach and he’ll get them ready. (I) gotta go with the home team, man, because I went there and we have the best mascot ever, Otto the Orange.”

The former Michigan wide receiver refused to back down.

“I got all the faith in the world in my Wolverines,” Junior Hemingway said.

“Coach Sutton is definitely going to bring an attack-style defense to our ball club,” said inside linebacker Derrick Johnson. “He’s already talked about it, about taking the ball away. One of my goals is to take the ball away . . . and score. That’s the name of the game. Of course the main objective is to win, but takeaways are going to be big for us this year.”

The Chiefs’ seven interceptions last year were the fewest in a season in club history, and that includes two strike-shortened years. In the 15-game season of 1987, the Chiefs set the previous franchise-low of 11 interceptions; and in the nine-game strike season of 1982, they had 12. Their six fumble recoveries matched the franchise-low of 2011.

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“No way, this place is awesome, man,” he says. “Here’s an example. We went down to Oklahoma Joe’s (on Wednesday), Andy and I and some other guys, and we sat in line for 40 minutes. The people were great. This is the good thing about the Midwest: Everybody respects your space. It’s a cool thing.

“Some guys would come up and talk to us; they’re genuinely excited. That’s what it’s all about. It’s the people, man.”

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  • freshmeat62

    Even though the number of trading partners has greatly diminished in the past week w/ Oakland (they never would have traded w/ the Raiders anyway), and Arizona getting new QB’s, I’m still hoping the Chiefs can trade down. I think maybe the Jets are still an option – they do some screwy stuff sometimes.

  • freshmeat62

    I hope they can trade that first pick for a couple of picks. If they can pick up someone to help that defensive front 7 (Floyd, Jordan, or Lotulelei), that could make that D one of the best in the league. They could still get a good o-lineman in the second round. I wonder if Hali could move inside if they take Jordan. The o-line is the biggest question mark. What do the coaches think of what they have? They’re all relatively young, Albert being the senior w/ 5 years, Asamoah 3, Hudson 2, and Allen and Stephenson 1. They may have the talent already, just need coaching.

  • krayfish

    the stats on our defense last year are very telling. I keep hearing Chiefs fans talking about our defense being good which is completely delusional as we ranked historically low in several key areas…JJ watt had 20.5 sacks by himself, we had 27 as a team…again these are stats not opinions…we need desperate help at pass rush and losing Carr did nothing to help our secondary, thanks Pioli