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 (Afternoon) Fix.
–The Chiefs have made a few more roster moves as it pertains to the practice squad. Per the press release from Chiefs Communications, Kansas City has signed offensive guard Chandler Burden and released linebacker Darin Drakeford. Here’s a bit more on Burden, per Chiefs Communications:
Burden (6-4, 310) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans on April 30, 2012. He was released by the Titans prior to the 2012 season, then signed by the Miami Dolphins where he served on the team’s practice squad. He was released by the Dolphins on Aug. 23, 2013. The Blue Ash, Ohio, native played collegiately at Kentucky where he transitioned from defensive end to offensive tackle. He played in 43 games (26 starts) with the Wildcats. Burden prepped at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
–The Chiefs are 4-0, and after only winning two games all of last season, it would be easy to get content. According to quotes from star safety Eric Berry though, that doesn’t appear to be the case (Per Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com):
“We’re very excited,” Berry said. “We felt pretty good, going into the game, but we just have to keep working though. It’s a great feeling, but we’re just going to keep building on top of this; we’ll see what we can do next week.”
Berry also talked about the “next man up” philosophy in the secondary, per Ferrin:
“Everybody steps up in the secondary,” Berry said. “We have players, who are back-ups, but they’re really starters and you’re a starter, when you get on the field; that’s our mentality. We just went out there and played ball. Everybody in our secondary, we compete and we talk about that every day. Next man up and that’s how we go, each week.”
–Finally, here’s an interesting piece from Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star, which equates the Chiefs’ offense to star baseball closer Mariano Rivera.