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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.
Welcome to The Morning Fix.
–Here’s an extremely interesting quote from No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, who spoke about the mindset of the offensive line, according to Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
“Every day is a working day,” Chiefs RT Eric Fisher said. “It takes a while to get your group on the same page, but I think we’re coming along great. We’ve seen some great things on film and we know what we’re doing every day, so we try to improve that every day and get the job done for the QBs and the RBs. We take it personally when the QB gets touched, so we do our best to let him not get touched.”
The passing game is going to be vital this season, and Alex Smith will really have to rely on the guys up front if he wants to have success in 2013. We saw him struggle at a few points during the preseason, and that mostly happened because of the lack of protection up front.
It’s good to see the offensive line taking pride in protecting the quarterback and running backs behind them, and hopefully that mindset will lead to consistent results. In fact, Donald Stephenson had the same message, per Ferrin:
“That’s our job,” Stephenson said. “We take a lot of pride in it, so whenever he is getting hit and even if it’s not our fault, we take that personal. We do everything we can to protect him and when he gets hit, we get frustrated and we get together and try to fix it.”
We’ll have to wait and see how this attitude will translate to the regular season.
–One last note. Here are general manager John Dorsey’s thoughts on the state of the team, right now, of course, per Ferrin:
“Right now, I’m very satisfied,” Dorsey said. “We’ve done the best possible job that we could do to advance us forward, to get ready to play Jacksonville.”