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Chiefs News And Rumors 8/20

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning. Here at Arrowhead Addict, we understand that for a Chiefs fan, coffee is simply not enough.

Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.

Welcome to The Morning Fix.

Now that all the excitement around Jon Baldwin being traded away to San Francisco has subsided, let’s take a look back and really examine the situation. I can’t think of someone better to cite here than our own Patrick Allen, who gave his thoughts on the trade here at Arrowhead Addict. Here’s an excerpt:

Dorsey can’t afford to have Smith’s confidence shaken and at this point, Baldwin was more of a hindrance to Smith than an asset. By trading Baldwin for Jenkins, another underachieving receiver, Dorsey at least brings in a player that Smith has some familiarity with. It really does appear to be a case of the devil Smith knows versus the devil he doesn’t.

You can read his full take here.

Reid Ferrin of has put together a nice feature on star safety Eric Berry. Here’s a quote from the Chiefs’ safety. He talks about what it’s like to have fans supporting him and wearing his jersey:

“Oh, man, it’s cool,” Berry said. “It’s like one of the greatest feelings ever. Just the simple fact that they went out and spent their time; it’s more than just seeing them with my jersey, I feel like out of all the players that they felt like they could represent, not just on my team, but in the league, they chose my number. They had to take time to go pick out that jersey, spend money on that jersey, just so they could wear it and to me, that’s a great honor.”

Frankly, it’s cool for me to see an athlete who is still excited about interacting with fans. One can imagine that it’s easy to get jaded or let it all get to your head. Berry, in particular, does not seem like that type of guy—at least from my point of view.

Here’s a cool read for fans of football and art, by Alice Thorson of The Kansas City Star. If you were at Arrowhead this past weekend and noticed some awesome artwork, you can thank the Chiefs’ art program, which features work from regional artists, per Thorson.

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