Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the first quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Fix: Dwayne Bowe, Payroll, Dirty Money

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 (late?) morning, Addicts. The Fix is having some serious allergy issues this morning which has caused additional issues with… life. Who knows if anything on the site today will make sense. Could end up being a strange day here today.

Let’s get weird.

Rant Sports tells us why Dwayne Bowe is due for a bounce back season in 2014.

If you stretch out his first eight games in the new offense, you get 52 catches, 604 receiving yards and four touchdowns. One factor that added to Bowe’s statistical boost in the second half was the play of the offensive line. It got increasingly better as the season went along, giving Smith more time to find his receivers.

Arrowhead Pride tries to determine the schedule for the first month of the season based on the Royals’ schedule.

There’s also the possibility that the Chiefs will be playing on Monday or Thursday night at Arrowhead early in the season (please, NFL schedule makers, please). On Monday nights, Week 1, 3 and 4 are open. On Thursday nights, Week 3 and 4 are open.

Adam Teicher has had a lot of thoughts recently about the Chiefs’ payroll.

I recently broke down the Chiefs’ salary-cap situation (offense here and defense and kicking specialists here). It showed them with regard to the NFL average to be heavy spenders at certain position groups (wide receiver, linebacker, defensive back, punter, kicker) and light spenders at others (offensive and defensive lines). These priorities seem generally well placed to me.

Grantland’s Bill Barnwell goes through all his betting wins and losses for the season.

OK, that’s better. The preseason Chiefs fit a number of classic taking-the-leap criteria: They upgraded from sub–replacement level to league-average at head coach and quarterback, had a massively unlucky turnover differential the year before (minus-24, tied for worst in the league), and were likely to play an easier schedule. They bounced all the way to a plus-18 turnover differential (second in the league) and won their first nine games, locking up that over/under bet before Halloween. And who knows what would have happened if they held on to that 28-point second-half lead against the Colts in the wild-card round?

Two non-football stories:

- Yasiel Puig is my favorite baseball player to watch.

- Headline: Elderly man taped $200,000 to his genitals. Click.

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  • berttheclock

    Teicher must have made that offensive line comment based after Albert left for the South East with Asamoah following him. The payroll for the offensive line was higher before they left.

    • tm1946

      If Teicher is correct then why is the team in cap hell and why isn’t more NFL team in the same fix.

  • tazer15

    You should ba ashamed of yourself Puig is a cocky arrogant uncontrollable ticking time bomb.Look at the lastest headlines on him. What should be done about his lack of effort??How can you cheer for a guy like that?Hes overrated get off the bandwagon try watchin a guy like Trout better player and more exciting to watch.

    • Ben Nielsen

      I do enjoy watching Trout. Best player in baseball.

      • tazer15

        Out of that message thats what you decide to respond to? Did you enjoy watching Puig on the bench last night for lack of effort and disrespecting the game and his coaches?

  • 2dogs

    I was afraid to click on the $200,000.00 story but I did try it myself. Only got to two rolls of quarters and my eyes started to water.

  • Nick

    I think the long term plan doesn’t include paying a backup QB as much as they are paying Daniels. It makes sense for last year and likely this year because you need a backup you can trust but when you have a coach like Ried who is good with QB’s you can draft young guys and coach them up at no cost to the salary cap. The Chiefs will almost certainly have to part ways with Daniels in 2015 because of the cost.