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The Morning Fix: Geoff Schwartz, Blake Bortles, Frank Zombo

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. To the links…

If there is any quarterback in the draft who the Chiefs would take with the number 23 overall pick it would be Blake Bortles. Here’s Greg A. Bedard’s piece on MMQB this morning about the Bortles Conundrum.

If you could take the best quarterback in the 2015 draft this May, knowing that you probably wouldn’t get much from him in ’14—and even then he’s still not a sure thing—where would you draft him?

Would you still take him first overall in this talent-laden draft? How about the middle of the first round? Or would you not consider him until the second round?

That, essentially, is the conundrum with Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles.

Adam Teicher says the AFC West won’t be won or lost in March.

When next season begins, the Chiefs might indeed be playing for a second straight wild-card berth. But it’s hard to make that declaration now, with the starting line so far off. More moves will be made in free agency and then there’s the draft in May.

Let’s see where the Chiefs and Broncos are in early September when the season begins. That certainly seems like something the Chiefs and general manager John Dorsey are willing to do.

Terez A. Paylor breaks down Frank Zombo‘s contract.

But make no mistake about it, this is also a good deal for the Chiefs, who get a valuable special teams player and a decent backup for Tamba Hali and Justin Houston for cheap.

Mike Florio says the Raiders could be in the mix for Michael Vick, who Florio thinks may be close to making a decision.

Last week, it appeared that free-agent quarterback Mike Vick would wait — possibly until after the draft — to pick his next team. This week, there are early indications that Vick could be moving toward making a decision.

Jim Irsay’s daughter, Carlie Irsay-Gordon, will run the Indianapolis Colts while Jim is in rehab, says USA Today.

In addition to Irsay-Gordon, Irsay’s daughters Casey Foyt and Kalen Irsay also hold the title of vice-chair/owner. Beyond them, the team’s business side is run by a team of executives that includes chief operating officer Pete Ward, a close Irsay adviser and a 32-year employee of the organization. The football operation will continue to be run on a day-to-day basis by general manager Ryan Grigson and his staff.

Geoff Schwartz wrote about his free agency experience for Bleacher Report.

I’ve gone through the free-agency process now three straight offseasons. But this was the first year I was regarded as a high-value free agent, so it was more than exciting to hear those words. Since the season ended in disappointing fashion in Lucas Oil Stadium, I’d been looking forward to free agency.

Two non-football stories:

– Jonah Keri has a piece on Mr. Moneyball, Billy Beane, over at Grantland.

– The oral history of Nirvana – The Moment We Found Nirvana – at GQ.


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