Nov 16, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray (11) scores a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the second half at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Tigers won 43-38. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Aaron Murray, Will Shields, Thinking Caps


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.

Kansas City has reportedly shown interest in Aaron Murray. What this means? I don’t know.

Murray is being talked about as a mid-round pick now but he could easily go higher. Because he’s thrown for 300-plus passes each year for the last four years, you should feel pretty comfortable with him.

Future Hall of Famer Will Shields is helping young football players avoid head injuries at a clinic.

Shields and his team at 68 Inside Sports teamed up with the Brain Injury Association of Kansas on Saturday in Lenexa to provide area athletes a chance to train their brains on the Dynavision Baseline Testing, known as D2.

James Dudko asks what’s next for the Chiefs after the initial wave of free agent signings.

The initial wave of free agency yielded a boost along the defensive front for the Kansas City Chiefs. But head coach Andy Reid‘s team still needs a wide receiver, and that could mean turning to one of his former players.

Adam Teicher thinks the Chiefs still need help at cornerback.

I have my doubts whether this group is strong enough to compete week in and week out. The drop in Flowers’ play last season was troubling and could be a sign he isn’t a good fit in coordinator Bob Sutton’s defensive schemes, ones that require the cornerbacks to play a lot of press coverage.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the NFL is 10 years away from implosion. Bold statement, Mr. Cuban.

“I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion.” … “I’m just telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way.

“I’m just telling you, when you’ve got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always, always turns on you. That’s rule number one of business.”

Peter King’s new Monday Morning Quarterback column is out. In it he talks a lot about the neuanced changes to officiating that could be coming next season.

The league has been working hard behind the scenes to improve the consistency of the replay system, as well as the communication between the seven officials on the field during games. In a 30-minute conversation with Blandino on Sunday night, he told me that members of the league’s 17 officiating crews will be able to talk to each other on the field during games.

Two non-football stories:

- A report says Apple is in talks with Comcast about a streaming deal for the long rumored Apple TV.

- Apparently, Vanderbilt has been working on an actual “thinking cap.” This sounds scary.

Tags: Aaron Murray The Morning Fix Will Shields

  • berttheclock

    A friend of mine is a true Dawg Pound type of Brownie fan and he has been raving about Murray for quite some time.

    As for Cuban, he may be correct, but, coming from an owner for a team in a league I abhor, I will file this under a great deal of salt. The highly over rated NBA with their bloated number of teams, most of which are nothing more than glorified Community College teams, is really ruining quality basketball play in our college system with this stupid support of the One and Done rule. NBA teams should be cut to 20 teams and a new rule instated regarding players coming out of high school. If a player opts for the NBA, fine, but, once there he, either, makes it or has to go to the “D” leagues or over seas. If any player opts for college, he should be required to stay in college ball for three years.

  • Matt Dickson

    Love Aaron Murray. 4-year starter with terrific production. Smart, tough and talented passer. A couple years from now, he could easily be the QB which the consensus looks back on as the best QB to come out of this class.

    If he’s still there in the 3rd round, I’d grab him and consider myself lucky. I recognize the Chiefs have more immediately pressing needs, but you don’t pass on a potential franchise QB in the 3rd round.

    • Ben Nielsen

      Good take. I agree.

  • Lyle Graversen

    4th round I’d snatch Murray up, but too many guys will be there in the third that could help KC this season.

  • K. Bowen

    Nothing says “Kansas City Chiefs football” like drafting a quarterback of the future in a middle round. It’s been such a successful formula.