Sep 29, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito (70) and center Eric Kush (64) after the game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 31-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Mike DeVito, Sleepers, Powder Alcohol

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. The 2014 NFL schedule comes out tonight at 7 p.m. Be sure to check back tonight to see what the Chiefs’ path to the Super Bowl looks like.

Brett Gering has a few sleeper draft picks who may be excellent fits for the Chiefs.

In the wake of the 2014 draft, at least one general manager (GM) will be deemed an eagle-eyed, talent-evaluating soothsayer.

It transpires every year like clockwork.

Said seer will pluck a sleeper off the board and eventually a) modestly chalk it up to his blue-collared staff or b) take his throne as a self-ordained scouting sage and drive the Kansas City Chiefs franchise into the ground, with an “I have a chair. Go do this. Go do this. King of the castle”-like outlook.

Randy Covitz informs us Alex Smith will receive an honorary doctorate from Utah.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who graduated in three years from the University of Utah with a degree in economics, will give the school’s commencement address at graduation ceremonies on May 1.

Mike DeVito is trying to get better at rushing the passer by re-working his body.

The answer was changing his diet. Since the end of the season, DeVito, a 6-foot-3, 305-pounder, embarked on a diet and conditioning program that he hopes will enable him to become agile enough to better rush the passer and contribute more to the defense.

Andy Reid seems fine with their current offensive line mix.

“We kept a load of offensive linemen on the roster knowing something like this could happen,” coach Andy Reid said. “Some of them are young guys but … they were able to get some experience and they’ll have an opportunity to compete in there.”

Good news? Chiefs players are still bitter about the playoff loss.

“It’s still not out, to be honest with you,” strong safety Eric Berry said during Monday’s media session. “Just because there is so much stuff you can learn from that game. And it ended your season the way you didn’t want it to end.”

Two non-football stories:

- Powdered alcohol is a thing that exists. This seems like a disaster.

- Looks like Mike Alden was a key factor in Frank Haith leaving Mizzou (for better or worse).


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  • tm1946

    Heard on a different mock draft the Chiefs will take a Guard with first pick. Writer thought Allen and _____ made a Guard the correct choice. The kid with a tough name is supposed to be the stud of the Guards coming out this year. Also commented that it was to bad Chiefs did not have the number of picks they will have next year, seems the number of underclassmen coming out will make for a poorer draft next year. Not sure what the guy knows one way or another.

    • berttheclock

      Meanwhile, down on Planet Chiefs, the discussion has raged between taking Filo from UCLA or Gabe Jackson from down in Mississippi way, while, even Yankey of Stanford has been named and dismissed by others.

      I still believe May 8 and May 10th will be filled with trade ups and downs and I would not be surprised to see Players for draft picks show up as well. It would be great to add more lower round draft picks as this is a deep draft in some areas. However, I would, also, not be too surprised to see the players Dorsey asks to become UDFAs on May 9th be a solid group. GB, the Seahawks and the Niners are known for adding quality UDFAs at the end of the draft and I believe Dorsey has the same acumen for finding such talent, as well.

    • mnelson52

      I agree that next years draft may be weak, but on the other hand, we should have enough picks to make a trade up if there is someone they really want.

  • berttheclock

    Well deserved honor by the folks at the UofU for Alex Smith.

    Ah, to savor that 52-21 November 20, 2004 win over BYU up at RIce-Eccles Stadium near the Benches.