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.