Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry (29) during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 2/18/2014

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 NFL Combine is less than a week away and the Mothership has been looking at Combines past the last few days. Today, Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin takes a look at five Chiefs stars and how they fared at the annual skills test.

We’re just days away from the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium, site of one of the most-popular job fairs in the country. Roughly one year ago, Eric Fisher entered the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and continued his stellar play from the Senior Bowl, which elevated his draft stock, proving to the Chiefs brass that he was worthy of the top pick in the draft.

Below is a look at Fisher’s Combine workout, as well as the performances by Chiefs DT Dontari Poe, LB Justin Houston, S Eric Berry and WR Dexter McCluster, also including their on-field production in 2013.

Continuing to look back at last season, ESPN’s Adam Teicher takes a look at rookie Marcus Cooper and how he fared during his first year with the Chiefs.

Looking ahead: Which was the real Cooper, the one who repeatedly made plays over the season’s first nine games or the one beaten repeatedly down the stretch? It will be interesting to see what becomes of Cooper. At 6-2 and 192 pounds he has the size the Chiefs like in a cornerback. The Chiefs won’t give up on him any time soon, nor should they. After the Chiefs released veteran Dunta Robinson, Cooper for the time being at least has no competition for the third cornerback spot.

Finally today, as we continue to tread the off season waters friend of AA B.J. Kissel from Bleacher Report has a fantastic piece up this morning detailing why the Chiefs must give safety Eric Berry an extension this off season.

The NFL is unlike the NBA or MLB, where you’re guaranteed the money on your contract once you sign the deal. A player in the NFL could sign a $100 million contract and never see more than $40 million or so, that’s why the guaranteed money in the NFL is so important. 

Berry was given more than $25 million guaranteed in his rookie contract because the system was broken at the time. It’s been fixed now and that’s not Berry’s fault, but he’s in a unique position to have three opportunities at something NFL players hope for just once. 

That’s it for today, Addicts. I hope you enjoy your Tuesday and as my friend and co-editor Ben Nielsen said to me last night: “I sure hope the Chiefs do something interesting today.”


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  • Chris Tarrants

    Hey Jason, yesterday I read an article that talked about how the Chiefs could potentially trade their first round pick for Josh Gordon. I thought about it for some time last night and I see it from both perspectives, one being that trading our first round pick for a WR with a history of off the field problems can be dangerous because if he keeps messing up he will be out of the league and a waste of our pick. On the other hand we would be trading for a 23 year old receiver who has already proven himself to be in the top 10 category of best WR in the NFL, it would not be as big of a gamble as a draft pick because unlike Baldwin, Gordon has proven to be great. Any ways I am just curious as to how you and all the other addicts feel about this possibility?

    • SoCalChiefsFan

      I personally wouldn’t do it if I were Dorsey! Although I like the idea of getting a proven young receiver rather than a rookie that could be the next Baldwin, Gordon is one mistake away from a year league suspension. Too much baggage in my opinion!

    • berttheclock

      What is interesting about that is, in the first place, Pioli could have outbid Cleveland for Gordon had he given up the 1st round pick, which ended up being used for Fisher. KC was the only other team in attendance for that Supplemental Draft pick and, many in Cleveland thought at the time, a Number Two pick was really giving away the farm.

    • Tony Parker

      That sounds very intriguing, I would do it. If you had to play for Cleveland you would have off field issues as well…lol. I think playing for a class act team such as the Chiefs would make this young man want to clean up his act. Pull the trigger Dorsey!

  • freshmeat62

    I’d like to know how many times Cooper was criticized for giving up a reception, when if he had any FS help at all, it would have been an incompleteion.