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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