Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) and defensive end Mike DeVito (70) tackle Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Chiefs beat the Bills 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: A.J. Jenkins, Alex Smith, Steve Jobs


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. It is Monday. Game of Thrones happened last night. This is the happiest Monday I’ve had in a while.

To the links…

NFL Spin Zone did a re-draft of the 2008 NFL Draft. I like the way the actual draft went more.

Johnson was a complete beast for the first few years of his career, rushing for 2,000 yards in 2009. He would give the Chiefs what Charles has given to them over the last five years. While Dorsey wasn’t a bad player for Kansas City, Johnson has more value because of his position.

Greg A. Bedard of MMQB says St. Louis holds the key to this year’s draft.

If there’s any team that holds the keys to the major drama that could unfold in the first round, it’s the St. Louis Rams. With the second and 13th overall pick, coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead knows the options are limitless, including different trade scenarios.

Yes, Snead and Rams already have opened for business on the trade market.

The odds are long, but there may be reason to believe A.J. Jenkins could be a late bloomer.

There’s little statistical reason to hold out hope that Jenkins could become a major player, but stats can be deceiving in those first few years. After all, there are others in recent NFL history who took some time before becoming a successful NFL receiver.

Arrowhead Pride asks about the expectations of Alex Smith for 2014.

After the best season of his career, is it fair to expect him to improve significantly in 2014? Is it fair to think he can throw for more touchdowns and more yards while keeping his interceptions down? Is it fair to think he can keep his completion percentage above 60 percent as the passes increase? I’m not sure what the answers are here. How much better should he get?

Ty Rowton, a.k.a. Chiefs super fan “X-Factor,” took a dive for charity.

Organizers of the Facebook-based Plunge for Landon fundraiser said they have lost count of how many people have posted videos of themselves taking a dive for Landon Shaw, an infant from Tarkio, Missouri, who was diagnosed in late February with a rare form of cancer. People are jumping in, from chilly farm ponds north of Kansas City to the Gulf of Mexico and the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.

Two non-football stories:

- Steve Jobs declared a “holy war” against Google in 2011. Remember everyone: The Internet is forever.

- Is Joel Embiid staying at Kansas or leaving for the NBA? We don’t know yet but he’s certainly having fun trolling Twitter followers about his decision.

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  • PunjabiPete

    I think Alex Smith will get better this year. As last year came to a close, he took more and more of the team on his back, and with great results. I think this year Reid decides to dust off his Tecmo Superbowl playbook and really get creative. Smith to Paige has a nice ring to it, though I always went to Thomas first. Throwing toward the bottom of the screen tended to land overthrows a lot. What were we talking about?

    If I’m Andy Reid, I take care of business by getting Smith some receivers and blockers FIRST. Patch the defense up after that all you want, but first thing is to get some more dynamite on the offense not named Jamaal Charles. GEAUX CHIEFS!

    • berttheclock

      Hey, stay hunkered down there. A very good friend of ours lives in Lafayette and sent my wife some really mean looking photos of some scary looking skies.

      My only “cajun” experience was hanging at the race track screaming “Come on, Eddie D” for those great closing rides of Delahousayee who learned how to race ride at those small cajun race tracks. Even the great race horse John Henry began his career there tearing up stalls.