Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) catches a fourth down pass out of bounds while defended by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Josh Gordy (27) in the fourth quarter during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Kansas City 45-44. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines for 1/20/2014


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.

With only one meaningful game left to play — that being Superbowl XLVIII — nearly every team in the league is in full-throttle scouting mode. The first major event of the scouting season is the annual Senior Bowl. Of course, the Chiefs are no different. Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin talks about the game and more over at the Mothership this morning.

This very game has been well represented by 17 players on the current Chiefs roster (listed below), including two of last year’s draft picks, Chiefs OT Eric Fisher and LB Nico Johnson.

Tamba Hali
Dwayne Bowe
Dustin Colquitt
Quintin Demps
Rishaw Johnson
Jaye Howard
Rodney Hudson
Sanders Commings
Donnie Avery
Jon Asamoah
Jeff Allen
A.J. Jenkins
James-Michael Johnson
Allen Bailey
Eric Kettani

Also checking in from Mobile, AL the site of the college “All-Star” game, the Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor also gives his take on potential Chiefs prospects. The positions they play may surprise you.

Wide receiver. Safety. Tight end. Cornerback. Those are the obvious ones.

But it would be wise not to sleep on the Chiefs’ need for more pass rushers. That’s right — a team that boasts one of the league’s top pass-rushing duos in outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston needs help getting after the passer, and that couldn’t have been more obvious over the last half of the season.

Finally today, Adam Teicher as ESPN has been laying out 10 plays he believes defined the Chiefs season. Today, he checks in with #10. 
But Bowe saved his best for last, catching eight passes for 150 yards and a touchdown in the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. Yet, fittingly for the season he’d had, Bowe did not catch the fourth-down pass that served as Kansas City’s final offensive snap of the season.
That’s it for today, Addicts. Enjoy your Monday, and GO CHIEFS!

 

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  • DTVTechGuy

    Addressing the secondary will boost the pass rush. Pretty simple concept.

    Everyone saying pass rush and wide receivers… I guess no one else noticed how porous the secondary was.

    Don’t mean you JS.

    • toperspective

      Actually addressing the pass rush will boost the secondary. Less time to pass, less time for receivers to get open. The tremendous pass rush early in the season covered up for the lack of talent in the secondary.

      • KCMikeG

        Normally I would agree but with the speed that Peyton & Rivers get the ball out too fast to be bothered by even the best pass rush. We HAVE to address our safety position – system & player. Replacing Lewis will help but we have to keep Berry back like he played in 2010. We could move Berry back and get a bigger just as mobile SS to play the LB role Berry has been. Unless we draft someone that would be a better center fielder like Tre Boston.

        • spencer

          Agree with Safety position…disagree with people talking about cbs…to beat Rivers and manning is to disrupt their timing with their WRs…a.k.a Bump and run/press coverage, of which Parker, Cooper and Smith are all best suited at doing. Issue is we stopped doing said coverage because we kept on getting beat deep due to safeties either leaving their zone, or just being to damn slow (Lewis) to give help for the cbs (who in press/bump and run coverage WILL get beat over the top, that’s the negative generally over bump and run which should be negated by good safety play).

          However LB/DL pass rush is still a good idea. (IF) Darius Byrd came in (unlikely due to cap) Safety no longer becomes a large need and you can focus on the pass rush on defense (which is an issue due to depth and no true pass rusher on the d-line as long as Poe continue to be a NT).

          side note: one issue with moving Berry back to a more traditional safety position is the opposing teams TE’s…The defense was the 2nd best team in the league against opposing teams TE’s statistically due Berry, if Berry leaves the roll once more it becomes an issue…unless we can get a thumper ILB that can also cover (hard to find)

  • tazer15

    Been preaching it here all off season our corners and safeties even Berry wasn’t good at times.

    • Tony Parker

      I think the scheme had Berry out of position most of the time.
      There were plenty O times he could have been roaming centre field.

  • freshmeat62

    I think a pass rushing LDE, say J.J. Watt type, would be just what the doc ordered. Someone that will get in the face of the pocket passer. W/ Hali, Houston, Poe, and maybe a blitzer, a pass rushing DE could be very scary to QB’s. So all they have to do is find another J.J. Watt, now is that so hard?

  • Tony Parker

    The secondary needs to be upgraded. “coverage sacks” is the most important thing we need. Good coverage will help your pass rush, not the opposite, especially against QB’s who get rid of the ball in 2 seconds, who we will not name.
    A strong sec. will get you turnovers as well as pick 6′s.
    We need to get new young talent, fast & hard-hitting, for our secondary & 1 FA signing in Byrd.
    the only current players in the secondary I would keep would be S.Smith, Berry, Abdullah, Demps & giver Cooper another shot. Time to part ways with Flowers, slowed down too much.
    What’s your thoughts on this?

  • Brad Thornbury

    Make a statement as to the direction of your organization and cut Bowe.