December 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Eric Berry (29) runs the ball after an interception against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 1/23/2014

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.

The Senior Bowl excitement continues in Mobile, Alabama and The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor has an update of whose stock is rising and falling for the potential NFL stars as well as a list of who the Chiefs have interviewed thus far in the process.

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On Wednesday, Wake Forest receiver Mike Campanaro, Clemson quarterback Boyd, Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon, Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses and Florida guard Jon Halapio all said they’ve been interviewed by the Chiefs.

At the Mothership this morning, Team Historian Bob Moore has a great piece on football in the 1960’s and the difference between then and now as far as players being celebreties. If you are at all interested in the history of the game, this is a must read.

There was a time before the culture of celebrity took hold that a professional sports star wasn’t that much different than you or me. You could bump into him at any time. He lived in a neighborhood just like the majority of Kansas Citians. He held down another job beyond the one he occupied on Sundays. He put down roots, stuck around town after the season was over, didn’t hightail it to warmer climates like Florida or California. The Kansas City area was where he called home. Today, many of the Dallas Texans players who made the trip north to Kansas City in 1963 still live here.

Finally, Adam Teicher at ESPN continues his examination of each position group with the defensive backs. He discusses what’s good about the position and what could potentially use some upgrading.

The position: The Chiefs have much invested in strong safety Eric Berry and cornerback Brandon Flowers. Both are Pro Bowlers this season. Berry, who will count about $11.6 million against their salary cap in 2014, played like one this season. He is perhaps the best strong safety in the NFL but he comes at a cost. His contract is the one he signed as a rookie under the old collective bargaining agreement in 2010, when those selected near the top of the draft were paid like stars.

That’s it for today, Addicts. Enjoy your Thursday and GO CHIEFS!

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