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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.
Welcome to The Morning Fix.
–Before we talk about anything else, 12 years ago, our country was forever changed because of an act of unfathomable violence and terrorism. The years have gone by, but if you experienced 9/11, that’s a day you’ll never forget. If we have any Addicts out there who were directly impacted by the events of that terrible day, know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Go tell somebody you love them today. Go shake the hand of a firefighter or police man, and let’s definitely keep our troops in mind.
To everyone who keeps us safe, thank you.
–On to football. Rookie right tackle and No. 1 overall draft pick Eric Fisher talked about getting better for Week 2, courtesy of Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com
“(It’s) Good to have a game under my belt and move on to the next one,” Fisher said. “Learn from this one first and begin preparing for Dallas. I thought we played pretty well. Obviously, we can always do better and that’s what we’re going to strive for. So, we have to bring it all week and prepare for Dallas.”
The Chiefs’ right tackle had a pretty good game vs. Jacksonville, and he certainly had a better day than Luke Joeckel.
— Terez A.Paylor of the Kansas City star took a shot at answering some fan questions on Twitter. One fan asked him how good he thins the defense can be. Here are his thoughts:
That said, I think the ceiling for this group this season is pretty high, particularly if Dontari Poe is as good against the rest of the league as he was against the Jaguars. If he is, then all of a sudden the Chiefs will have three pass rushers that require help to block, and that’s impossible to do without limiting the number of receiving options your quarterback has to throw to on a given play. Add those guys to two in-their-prime studs like linebacker Derrick Johnson and cornerback Brandon Flowers, not to mention the plenty of high-floor guys that surround them, and yes, you have the makings of a top ten defense. But it all rests on No. 92’s broad shoulders, in my opinion.
Finally, Adam Teicher, now of ESPN.com, thinks that letting Brandon Carr become a free agent was a good move by former general manager Scott Pioli. Carr is now a member of the Cowboys, who play the Chiefs at Arrowhead this weekend.