Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) returns a fumble in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Big Corners, Andy Reid, Scott Carroll


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. Does anyone watch “Turn” on AMC?

Adam Teicher check in with his mailbag. It includes a short discussion on Tyler Bray.

He’s their developmental quarterback who joined them last year as an undrafted rookie. He showed uncommon ability for an undrafted QB. His ability to make all the necessary throws is perhaps the best of any of the Chiefs’ quarterbacks. But his ability has never been in question.

Jamaal Charles wants to be the Peyton Manning of running backs. That’d be nice.

“I just want to take my game every year to another level,” Charles said during the opening week of the Chiefs’ offseason program. “I want to be known how Peyton Manning is at age 37, keep my playing level where it is. He’s not losing any step in there.”

The Chiefs like big corners, they cannot lie, says Matt Conner.

It’s no secret that John Dorsey and Andy Reid seem to have an affection for taller, bigger cornerbacks. It’s easy to point to the signing of Sean Smith (a beast at 6’3, 218 pounds.) or the waiver claim of Marcus Cooper (6’2, 192 pounds.) and assume the Chiefs have a minimum height requirement. But just how true is this assumption that the Chiefs prefer taller corners.

Josh Michaels discusses the prospect of trading for Ndamukong Suh.

The reason Detroit is exploring these options is because they need to know what will be their options, in case the negotiations with Suh for a new contract go south.

Andy Reid and his wife, Tammy, spoke at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Platte City on Saturday.

“We do have this huge faith and we like to share it, because it’s made our lives better and it makes our lives richer,” Tammy said. “We don’t mind talking about our lives — our lives are an open book.”

Two non-football stories:

- Donald Sterling: “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?”

- Turns out, virtually every pitcher in baseball cheats.

Scott Carroll, who is from the Kansas City area (Liberty, to be exact), made his MLB debut yesterday and won his first start. This is particularly noteworthy – aside from the being from Liberty thing – because he is 29-years-old and has endured two serious injuries in 2009 (hip surgery) and 2011 (Tommy John sugery). He’s a great guy as you’ll see in this video below.


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  • Nick the Kick

    To me Turn is meh? We are living in a great time for the hour long cable drama with Breaking Bad, Americans, Justified, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead etc. Of the stuff that recently premiered Fargo is by far the best imo, with Turn being just o.k. so far. I have a history degree and love the topic, but the show doesn’t grab me yet. If you dig it, I recommend Washington’s Spies a great book whose author escapes me at the moment. On the safety topic, the Baylor guy’s write up sounds the best which makes me wonder why he has a 5th round grade? I’m all for a versatile safety, but fell pass rush and protection are bigger needs.

    • Ben Nielsen

      Fargo, eh? Haven’t heard much about it.

      Also, adding Washington’s Spies to my reading list.

      • Nick the Kick

        It’s on F/X @9 central on Tuesdays. Based on the classic Cohen bros movie of the same name but with different characters, storyline, etc. I am not always his biggest fan but Billy Bob Thornton is great as a nihilistic sarcastic hit man. I imagine you could catch up pretty easy as only 2 episodes have aired so far. Great work on the site as always and hope you like the book.