January 24, 2014; Kapolei, HI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass during the 2014 Pro Bowl practice at Kapolei High School. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 3/6/2014


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.

With all the talk of who will be a free agent and who is being released, one name among the Chiefs that will be staying put is cornerback Marcus Cooper. During the first half of the season, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey looked like a genius for plucking Cooper from the waiver wire. When “Coop” collapsed during the second half, not so much. However, Adam Teicher at ESPN thinks Cooper is an important piece for the Chiefs moving forward.

Looking forward, Cooper looms as a key developmental player for the Chiefs. He was no small factor in their 9-0 start last season. As the third cornerback, he locked down opposing receivers so well that it wasn’t a stretch to call him his team’s best player at his position.

Things fell apart for Cooper over the season’s second half. The Chiefs faced more accomplished quarterbacks, such as Denver’s Peyton Manning and San Diego’s Philip Rivers and they took advantage of Cooper’s inexperience.

Looking elsewhere around Chiefs Kingdom, if you weren’t aware, the starting quarterback for the Chiefs, Alex Smith, is holding a youth football camp at Shawnee Mission West High School in June. Randy Covitz from The Kansas City Star has the write up.

The camp, open to boys and girls in grades 1-8, will include instruction from Smith as well as selected prep and college coaches. Cost of the camp is $149.

Registration and more information is available at AlexSmithCamp.com.

Finally today, at the Mothership Chiefs Reporter Rachel Santschi takes a behind-the-scenes look at the community releations department within the Chiefs organization.

If you ever see the Chiefs Community Caring Team (CCCT) out and about, it is in large part because of the efforts of the Community Relations department. This department is charged with creating opportunities for the Chiefs, allowing the organization as a whole to give back to the loyal Chiefs Kingdom.

“This department, through the vehicle of the CCCT, is the main resource we utilize to make an impact and support our neighbors locally and throughout the Chiefs Kingdom,” Chuck Castellano, Chiefs Community Relations Manager, explained. “Through the CCCT, this department affords us the opportunity to reach the community to help uplift those in need and support the Kansas City area.”

That’s it for today, Addicts. Enjoy your Thursday and GO CHIEFS!

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  • berttheclock

    Hey, Jason, can you find out which Pro Days the Chiefs management team are attending? Might give a bit more insight as to which direction the Dorsey is headed.