Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive end Fili Moala (95) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) after recovering a fumble in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Indianapolis won the game 23-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 2/6/2014


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.

Taking a look around Chiefs Kingdom we find that the Mothership is continuing to break down the play of each position group from the 2013 season. In the latest installment, Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin breaks down the Chiefs Running Backs: By the Numbers.

Chiefs FB was traded to Kansas City from Arizona for CB Javier Arenas (5/1/13) and he fit right into coach Reid’s system. Sherman appeared in 16 games (eight starts), recording 17 receptions for 155 yards (8.6 avg.) with one touchdown, as well as two carries for three yards. During the season, Sherman served as a team captain in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, (recording two receptions for 13 yards and one special-teams tackle) and Week 14 against the Washington Redskins (recording one special-teams tackle). Sherman led the team with 12 special-teams tackles in 2013.

Moving over to ESPN.com, Chiefs blogger Adam Teicher has begun breaking down the rookie class of 2013, starting with the No. 1 overall pick, offensive tackle Eric Fisher in his Rookie Report.

2013 season: Fisher had something far less than a spectacular rookie season for the first overall pick in the draft. He started 13 games at right tackle, missing three starts in the regular season and one in the playoffs because of various injuries. Fisher’s durability wasn’t so big of a problem last season because the Chiefs had adequate depth at tackle. His season started so poorly that he probably deserved to be benched at various points. He had particular problems handling bigger, more physical opponents. He didn’t arrive in Kansas City strong enough to consistently handle his position and it often showed. But the Chiefs stuck with Fisher and he made some progress as the season went on. He showed flashes, particularly later in the season, of the reasons the Chiefs picked him first overall. He made some athletic plays in getting down the field and throwing some blocks to spring long gains that not a lot of other tackles could have made.

Finally today, as my co-editor Ben Nielsen reported last night, the Chiefs re-signed long snapper Thomas Gafford to a one-year deal. Terez Paylor from the Kansas City Star has the breakdown.

According to the NFL Players’ Association records, the Chiefs have re-signed Gafford, 31, to a one-year deal worth $730,000, which represents a slight raise on the $715,000 salary he collected in 2013.

With the signing of Gafford and the cap casualties that have started to occur around the league, look for things to start happening in Chiefs Kingdom. As soon as they do, we’ll have them posted for you to discuss.

Enjoy your Thursday and GO CHEIFS!

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  • Chris Tarrants

    It’s so great to have a long snapper that nobody knows! It’s the long snapper that is a house hold name that scares me. I don’t think u have ever heard an announcer say Gaffords name? Now on to resigning more of our guys and restructure a bunch more!