Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; General view of the Arrowhead Stadium during the NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 2/4/2014

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.

Looking around the Sea of Red this morning (which apparently has turned white with snow) there’s a great piece up at the Mothership breaking down the Chiefs defensive line play from this past season. Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin has “Kansas City Chiefs DL: By the Numbers.”

One of the teammates benefiting from DeVito and even more so from Chiefs defensive line coach Tommy Brasher was second-year DT Dontari Poe, who finished 2013 with 51 tackles (43 solo, 8 assists), five TFLs, seven pass rushes, four passes defensed and 4.5 sacks. Two of his QB takedowns came in the team’s home-opener game against the Dallas Cowboys, sacking QB Tony Romo twice.

Over at ESPN, Adam Teicher gives his last word (for now) on Will Shields getting snubbed from the Hall of Fame this year.

Speaking of hype, it shouldn’t be Covitz’s job, or the job of any other representative in any other city, to get the local players into the Hall of Fame. I was asked a couple of years back to join the Hall of Fame’s Board of Selectors.

While I was honored, I declined and one of the reasons was I didn’t feel it was my duty to have to sell Will Shields, Tony Gonzalez or any other former Chiefs player who comes along to the other selectors. If a player’s career needs to by hyped or sold, he doesn’t belong in the Hall.

Finally today, our friend Brett Gering, featured columnist at Bleacher Report looks ahead to Kansas City’s dabble in the free agent market and the draft.

Every option has had a previous owner, but you can find out how it fared in years past. Some purchases turn out to be worthwhile investments (see Mike DeVito), others end up backfiring down the road (see Dunta Robinson, see car wreck). 

As for the draft? No previous owners. Fresh off the line. Center stage in the showroom. The downside is that, regardless of how any of the selections perform, you’re handcuffed to paying for it over the next four years. 

 That’s it for your news and headlines. Enjoy your Tuesday and GO CHIEFS!

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