The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 2/12/2014

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.

As the NFL off season inches ever closer to free agency and the draft, there’s plenty to keep us going here at Arrowhead Addict. One of the main stories in the news recently is former Mizzou defensive end, Michael Sam. But should Chiefs Kingdom even worry themselves with the media circus that could potentially follow Sam to his eventual NFL team? Would the Chiefs even be interested in drafting him? Randy Covitz at the Kansas City Star addresses that issue in his newest piece.

Sam’s talents are considered as worth a third-round pick at best, and the Chiefs have bigger needs to fill.

But on day three, when the draft concludes with rounds four through seven, the Chiefs will have to take a good look at Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year who had 11 1/2 sacks in 2013.

Still looking at the draft and prospects from that venue, James Dudko, featured columnist at Bleacher Report breaks down some 2014 NFL Draft Prospects Who Could be Instant Starters for the Chiefs.

Stephon Tuitt has justifiably risen up draft boards as a hulking 3-4 end who does more than just occupy double-teams. In fact, Tuitt is a constant disruption to offensive blocking schemes.

Not only does he swat opponents aside with strength, he also uses quickness and technical guile to make his own share of plays behind the line of scrimmage.

Finally today as we stop looking ahead to the draft and look back once again at the rookies drafted last year, Adam Teicher at ESPN breaks down his thoughts on Sanders Commings.

While his meaningful debut as an NFL player was set back a season, Commings is going to play in 2014, assuming he stays healthy. Starting free safety Kendrick Lewis is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent and Commings could move into Lewis’ spot. He also has coverage skills and the Chiefs may use him as an extra cornerback in passing situations. Either way, the Chiefs like his skills and he figures to be a part of the playing group in the defensive backfield in 2014 and, probably, beyond.

That’s it, Addicts. Enjoy your hump day and as always, GO CHIEFS!

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Sam, Sanders Commings

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  • toperspective

    We know Commings has to be better than Lewis. Having Lewis was like having 10 men on the field. Sam is going to be a huge challenge to any team that takes him. The media circus and scrutiny will be insane. It will be Tebowesque and I’m not sure how many coaches will want to deal with that.

    • Michael Shaw

      I have an issue with that. Why should there be a media circus following him? Why is the media making a huge deal out of this? Are they really that darn bored, even with the Olympics going on to regurgitate this story and bother the kid about it??? He came out, so what, big deal. It may not be my chosen lifestyle, but he is a football player. I want to hear more about the player, not his choice in life partners! Sometimes the media goes too far. There have GOT to be better stories then this kids chosen lifestyle.

      • KCMikeG

        Excellent point Michael! Truth is a veteran like Reid coaching men of honor who are our players don’t let anything become an issue. I can’t stand the dolts but look how they buried the Te’o talk. Many thought he would be treated with the same “circus act” and would never hear the end of it but that was not the case.
        Hey why don’t we talk about his football skills. Here’s what I want to understand. Why is the SEC’s defensive player of the year only ranked in the 3-7 rounds in the first place? I don’t watch Mizzou so how do they utilize him in what formations to allow him to be the best? What would prevent us in being to replicate those conditions? If we could get him in the 5th or 6th round or even later wouldn’t that be like stealing?

        • berttheclock

          That 3-7 round bit was raised by a newscaster in Dallas, as well, as his excellent rant on the type of players welcomed to the NFL. “Pull a woman by the hair down a flight of stairs and it is “Welcome to the NFL” be involved in the gang related death of someone or have drug problems, and that same welcome sign is out. But, sexual orientation views which may differ with the main stream? Then, the very Red Flags abound on desks of GMs across the league. However, back to 3rd to 7th round. When, was the last time you ever read about the top defensive player in the SEC going that low?

  • Jacob

    Commings is a guy I’m really excited about seeing, but since he wasn’t able to prove much this year, being hurt all year, I’d still like to see KC pick up a FS this offseason.

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