Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) defends a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton (13) during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 2/28/2014

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning.  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 Morning Fix.

The 2013 Kansas City Chiefs was a season many won’t soon forget. It saw the re-emergence of the Chiefs into the spotlight — and the playoffs — after many years. There were many key factors to the Chiefs ’13 successes, but the team will pick two names to put a face to the team’s victories. On Saturday, the team will announce the MVP and the Rookie of the Year winners. ESPN’s Adam Teicher gives his take on who should win the award.

The rookie of the year question is more interesting. Should it go to tackle Eric Fisher, the first pick in the draft, or cornerback Marcus Cooper, who was claimed on waivers by the Chiefs from the San Francisco 49ers shortly before the start of the regular season?

Speaking of Eric Fisher, many don’t think he played well enough in 2013 to be deserving of this award. It seems he has proven a lot of his skeptics right by not playing to the level that many would expect from a No. 1 overall pick. But, one season — especially a rookie season — isn’t necessarily what defines an NFL career. However, as Gary Davenport, Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report writes, Fisher will have to play like a top pick if the Chiefs can expect to return to the playoffs in 2014.

However, lost amid all the good news in KC was a disappointing rookie season from last year’s first overall pick. If the Chiefs are going to make it back into the postseason in 2014, then Eric Fisher is going to need to improve by leaps and bounds in his second year.

Fisher built up a head of steam heading into last year’s draft with great showings at the Senior Bowl and combine.

And while we’re talking about draft picks, we should probably mention the guy that those picks will have to play for. By the time Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s time in Philadelphia came to an end, he was the czar of all things football. One of the things he wanted to get back to was “just coaching.” He’s been able to do that in Kansas City. But that doesn’t mean he can’t add his input. Terez Paylor has a great piece up about how Reid is fine assisting with the draft process.

So when asked about personnel matters with the Chiefs both large and small, Reid has been quick to refer to Dorsey. It’s Reid’s way of making it clear who runs the show and displaying his faith in Dorsey’s draft-centric approach to team building. The two worked together, albeit in different roles, during 1992-98 in Greeb Bay, which won a Super Bowl in 1997.

That’s it for today, Addicts. I know it’s the off season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show your Chiefs pride. Make sure you’ve got your RED ON, enjoy your weekend and GO CHIEFS!

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