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The Morning Fix: Chiefs Sign Two, Tony Gonzalez, Ping Pong Robot


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.

Good morning, Addicts.

No monologue this morning. Let’s get to it.

Terez A. Paylor has the best GIF you’ll see all day in his breakdown of the two signings Kansas City made yesterday. He also has a good note on Nico Johnson.

It’s worth noting that Nico Johnson suffered an ankle injury in training camp that set back his development last season. But at the NFL Draft combine last month, Reid was confident the former Alabama star has the right mentality to bounce back.

“He got nicked up a little bit, so he’s got to stay healthy and continue to learn,” Reid said. “The one thing you get him with him is that he’s willing to work hard and wants to be good and will do whatever it takes to do that. We just need to get him into camp and get him working.”

Adam Teicher doesn’t think the Chiefs’ signing of Husain Abdullah is insignificant.

The Chiefs received some contribution from Abdullah last season, mainly on special teams. But they also got some use from him as an extra defensive back. They occasionally used him as a nickelback in coverage and he did a nice job with that, so Abdullah has some versatility to his game.

Oakland is now without a left tackle again after free agent signing Rodger Saffold failed his physical (LOL). He’ll be returning to the St. Louis Rams.

According to ESPN, Saffold reached an agreement on a five-year contract to return to the St. Louis Rams with the Raiders having concerns over the condition of his shoulder.

The Cleveland Browns may have accidentally revealed their free agency big board during a press conference.

Things haven’t been going well for the Cleveland Browns lately, and by all indications, today wasn’t any different.

During general manager Ray Farmer’s press conference, what looks like the Browns’ free agent big board can be seen in the background.

We are not the only ones who have been speculating about the motivations of Tony Gonzalez lately. Andrew Brandt has this note is his most recent piece for MMQB.

Perhaps the explanation is as simple as Gonzalez wanting to be free to sign a one-day contract with the Chiefs—and then be placed on their reserve/retired list—but something seems amiss here, perhaps suggesting that the Falcons-Gonzalez marriage did not end well.

Two non-football stories:

- The Big Lead found what must be the world’s best robot.

- I’m interested to know what your answer to this question would be. Not sure what mine would be.

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  • berttheclock

    Seinfeld!

    • Ben Nielsen

      That’s a good one.

  • berttheclock

    As someone who thought McKenzie might be the answer for GM in KC, I continue to be amazed at some of his moves. He inherited a massive problem with highly overpaid players and he had to cut to the point he had little to place on the field for Allen. But, this move for letting Veldheer escape when he had the money to pay him and, then, to bring in an oft injured Saffold, who was nowhere near the caliber of Veldheer without doing any homework on his injury problems is really staggering. I don’t often feel any sympathy for fans of the Raiders, but, these two connecting moves were unbelievable. However, perhaps, this will force him to rethink his drafting a QB and take one of the three highly rated LTs in the draft, instead.

    • Brian Dempsey

      The only Tackle prospect that I can see that could rate ahead of last years top 4 is Greg Robinson, as he has Willie Roaf-type potential. The rest, I’d say it’s even at best.

  • freshmeat62

    The Dick Van Dyke show. I was in love w/ Mary Tyler Moore.

  • A1 Yola

    And intentionally misleading headline. Sorry, my sense of humor doesn’t turn on until Noon :( LINK BAIT!

    • berttheclock

      Would you call that an “Arrested Development” sort of thing?

      • A1 Yola

        I’ve heard of the show, but I’ve never watched it. “It’s always Sunny in Philadelphia” is pretty funny though. So is “Community”.

        • tm1946

          More like Hee Haw

          • berttheclock

            er, No, but……..

  • berttheclock

    Hey, Ben, next time you have your morning confabs with the other higher ups at AA, how about finding one of you to post a thread on the history of Free Agency, from the first free agent R C Owens of the Niners jumping to Baltimore in ’62. Then, the various eras following that of the “Rozelle Rule” of a compensatory pick, “Plan B”, the two lawsuits, one by Mackey in the seventies (representing the players) against the anti trust provisions of the NFL and the final lawsuit brought by several players against the NFL in ’92 which really created free agency as we, now, know it. That was the lawsuit where Lamar Hunt sat with several other owners of the NFL and did not come forward to testify against changing the rule. This current free agency did not come about cheaply, but, was hard fought by the players to allow them to not be the NFL version of the actors under studio control in Hollywood in the ’30s and ’40s. As the actors had to go to court to obtain their freedom from just being one of the “Star System”, NFL players had to do the same.

  • steve james

    Already answered that on Reddit. So. Truthfully. Does this Tony Tony Tony stuff have legs? Or is it just filler. I personally don’t really want him back other than a one day contract.

  • Bosco Cletus

    Cant give up on any type of Tony love. I’m a homer.