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The Morning Fix: Schedule Thoughts, 2011 Draft,

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Adam Teicher has his breakdown of the Chiefs schedule.

The Chiefs have an early stretch with four of five games on the road. Included are road games against Denver, the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers and a home game against the New England Patriots. They could be buried by the time this stretch ends on Oct. 19. If they can find a way to win two of those games, including a matchup with the Dolphins in Miami, the Chiefs might be able to survive.

Evan Silva has his breakdown of the Chiefs ready for us to consume.

The Chiefs predictably let incumbent FS Kendrick Lewis leave without a fight, and salary-cap constraints prevented them from replacing him before the draft. Converted cornerback Sanders Commings is currently penciled in at free safety. It’s a position at which Kansas City figures to use a high draft pick, perhaps as early as No. 23 overall. As SS Eric Berry is at his best playing close to the line of scrimmage, Bob Sutton’s defense could use a rangy safety to roam center field.

KC Kingdom’s Leigh Oleszczak took a look at the Chiefs’ 2011 draft.

The Chiefs may have drafted some snoozers in 2011, but they also did extremely well in the second and third rounds. One of the players drafted has proved to be a huge force on the defensive side of the ball and will be a dominant player in Kansas City for years to come.

Matt Derrick of Chiefs Spin does a little “rosterology” heading into the draft.

Based on Reid’s statements at the offseason workout press conference, Rishaw Johnson edges ahead of Rokevious Watkins in the race for the starting right guard spot. However, this remains one of the most volatile and competitive position on the team, with no guarantee Johnson or Watkins will win the battle or that both players will necessarily make the team. Guard is certainly a position the Chiefs may target in next month’s draft.

Joel Thorman gives his thoughts on the Chiefs’ schedule.

My vote for the worst game might be Chiefs-Raiders Thursday night in Week 12. I’m not a huge Thursday Night Football fan, coming off the short week and all, but add in that it’s in Oakland … ugh. It’s great they’re in primetime and all but I’m sure that will be an ugly game because, you know, Oakland. Also because most Thursday night games are ugly.

Russell Wilson and his wife are getting a divorce.


Two non-football stories:

- R.I.P. net neutrality.

- A great read from “The Atlantic” on confidence.

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  • berttheclock

    Yesterday, I mentioned how Ted Thompson, assisted by John Dorsey, had stolen Nick Collins in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft, the one where they picked Rodgers in the first. Collins was a CB, but, the Packers made him into a three Pro Bowler at FS. However, one lesson learned by GB was to not listen too closely to HCs for advice. They made the mistake of listening to their then HC, who had been the HC at Texas A&M. He talked them into drafting in that same 2nd round, Terrence Murphy, a wide out from TA&M. He turned out to be a bust and they left Vincent Jackson on board for the Bolts. The Ying and Yang of drafting.

    • Ben Nielsen

      I agree there is a fine balance between when and when not to listen to a head coach. It would be unwise to completely shut them out but, as you say, giving them too much say is a bad idea, too. Sounds like the Chiefs have a decent system in place.