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The Morning Fix: Weston Dressler, Jim Irsay, NCAA Tournament


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. Let’s get to the links.

Herbie Teope has a great piece about Weston Dressler and the challenges he’ll be preparing to deal with moving to the NFL. The article features quotes from former Chiefs wide receiver Danan Hughes.

He compares Dressler’s path to former teammates Joe Horn and Tamarick Vanover, both of whom successfully made the jump from the CFL to the NFL.

“Tamarick came in specifically as a kick returner and then made his way into the starting lineup to be an asset on offense,” Hughes said. “But he came in with a role and responsibilities – same as Joe – as a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver, and allowed the maturation process to take over. He was in the system for a couple of years, and then you got to see his real ability shine.”

Leigh Oleszczak over at KCKingdom has a quick draft profile on under the radar wide receiver prospect Paul Richardson.

As you can see from Richardson’s results at the Combine, he is a pretty fast guy. The Kansas City Chiefs could certainly use a quick and dynamic player to add on offense, especially in the wide receiver position.

Josh Michaels, also of KC Kingdom fame, took  a look at the top five free agent signings in Chiefs history.

It’s a race against the clock to sign the biggest, baddest name on the market. So many teams have over-spent on players that haven’t worked out for them. Like Albert Haynesworth for instance, that guy completely burned the Washington Redskins. Or, Washington again, giving Deion Sanders a 7 year $53 million dollar deal when he’s at the age of 33.

Adam Teicher talks Tyson Jackson over at ESPN.

While Jackson developed into a solid run defender in his last season with the Chiefs, I agree the Falcons overpaid to get him and, by extension, the Chiefs were smart not to give him what the Falcons did.

Teicher also talks Dressler.

Whether it’s through free agency or the draft or perhaps both, the Chiefs are likely to have more bodies at wide receiver by the time they begin offseason practice in May. That could eventually push Dressler out of a job. His chances for making it are better now than they were six years ago.

Late getting to this, but Peter King has an interesting take on the CBA and where the players won a significant victory.

As one club executive told me over the weekend, the real win for the players in the 2011 CBA won’t be the increase in the cap over the next few years—it should expand by at least another $10 million next season—but rather the minimum spending rules. In past years, owners had a salary cap, but many didn’t spend anywhere near it. Now they have to.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay could face disciplinary action from the NFL after his recent arrest, according to USA Today.

Irsay faces four felony counts after he was arrested Monday morning in Carmel, Ind., on DUI charges. Indiana police say they discovered multiple prescription pills in bottles inside Irsay’s vehicle after he was stopped and failed roadside sobriety tests.

Irsay … is subject to the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

A heads up:

Two non-football stories:

- Here’s the only guide you need when filling out your NCAA bracket. If you need a bracket, FanSided has you covered.

- If this ball hit where I think it hit umpire Brad Myers then I’m stunned he ever go off the ground.

 

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