Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is congratulated by quarterback Alex Smith (11) after catching a touchdown pass against the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines for 1/15/2014

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag.  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 today.

Welcome to The Fix.

A year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs had just hired their new general manager and head coach who were both hard at work trying to figure out who would lead the team at the quarterback position. A year later after a nine-game turnaround, it appears they found that guy in Alex Smith. Now, a new question looms on the horizon regarding the quarterback position. Should the Chiefs extend Smith’s contract which is worth $7.5 million and due to expire after the 2014 season. Sam Mellinger at the Kansas City Star thinks they should and explains why in his piece.

The Chiefs will sign quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term deal because they have no better options. Smith will sign that contract for reasons both personal and professional. It will be the most realistic outcome for both sides.

Turning our attention from Smith to the guy he liked the throw the ball to at the end of the season, Dwayne Bowe gave a no-holds barred interview with 810 WHB yesterday. Adam Teicher from ESPN did a write up from that interview, claiming Bowe is the most “misunderstood player the Chiefs have ever had.”

Between his public comments touting his abilities and the fact Bowe points to the name on the back of uniform at every chance he gets, it’s easy to get the idea Bowe is in love with himself. Remember the days of the D. Bowe Show?

Turns out all that stuff was indeed just that, a show. People who know Bowe well describe him as someone with low self-confidence who needed to inflate himself publicly to get ready to play and succeed in a game.

Switching gears one more time from the guy Smith threw the ball to, to the guy running the ball and responsible for over 30 percent of the Chiefs offense, Jamaal Charles, the Mothership has a great piece up taking a look at Charles’ numbers during the 2013 season.

When asked about the Kansas City Chiefs record-breaking turnaround season, both head coach Andy Reid and general manager John Dorsey were quick to speak of the collective effort by the entire Chiefs organization. An obvious component in the transformation is the entire Chiefs roster, including three-time Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles, who played a monumental role in the team’s 11-5 record in 2013.

That’s it for you headlines for today. Thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!

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