Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel (10) and quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 1/31/2014

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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.

It’s Super Bowl Friday, Addicts and while the Chiefs are not in the big game this year, there’s plenty of Super Bowl news to go around. Chiefs Reporter Rachel Santschi has a piece up this morning talking about Chiefs Cheerleader Krystal who is on the Super Bowl tour visiting military members in Japan.

“We’re going to Japan to support the military during the Super Bowl weekend,” Krystal explained. “The Super Bowl is a huge event and everyone will be watching the game so it will be a great way to celebrate the game and support our military.”

Krystal is from El Paso, Texas and is a Software Architect for a Healthcare IT company. She is a squad captain and is in her 7th year as a Chiefs Cheerleader and truly values the trips to the military bases.

Taking one last look back at the Senior Bowl, Kansas City Star reporter Terez Paylor talks about who were the losers during the college all-star week in regards to draft stock.

Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma, cornerback: “The (knee) injury is killer – that (stinks),” [draftTV.com analyst Shane] Hallam said. “I think he’ll still get drafted, but he’ll move from the second day to the third day now.”

Over at ESPN this morning, Adam Teicher breaks down the Chiefs quarterback group in his continuing series on the Chiefs positions. What he has to say may surprise some of you.

Smith had a solid if not spectacular first season with the Chiefs. His new team didn’t do a very good job of surrounding him with talented receivers but Smith still threw for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns and had a strong showing in the playoff loss to Indianapolis. His ability to protect the ball (just 10 turnovers) and his running skills (431 rushing yards) shouldn’t be overlooked. Smith next season needs to raise his completion percentage (60.6 in 2013) and the Chiefs need to find him more receiving threats. But one of the Chiefs’ major offseason goals should be to get Smith, who is heading into the final year of his contract, signed to an extension.

That’s it for the Chiefs news and headlines for today. Don’t miss the final eight mock draft picks in the first ever AA Writers Mock Draft which will begin posting at noon Arrowhead time today. And starting tomorrow, we’ll have the full Mock posted as well as fallout. Keep checking back for that.

As we head into this Super Bowl weekend, I hope everyone enjoys the game and stays safe. I’d like to leave you with the first Super Bowl commercial released for the 2014 season. Enjoy, have fun and always GO CHIEFS!

 

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