Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid talks with quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Ra'Shede Hageman, Alex Smith, John Hamm


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. ONE MORE DAY until the draft. Uno. …I’ve run out of languages I can say “one” in. I’m uncultured. To the links…

Adam Teicher took Ra’Shede Hageman with the Chiefs’ pick in the first round of ESPN’s NFL Nation mock draft.

I settled on Minnesota defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman and after some reflection, this doesn’t feel like a consolation prize to me and I would be surprised if the Chiefs felt that way if they wind up making the same pick.

Alex Smith is set to host a youth camp next month.

Smith is scheduled to host the inaugural Hy-Vee Alex Smith Football ProCamp presented by SunnyD at Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kan., from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 7-8, as announced Monday in a ProCamps Worldwide news release.

Andrew Brandt tells some very interesting tales from the “War Room.”

And my favorite story: I once told a player we would sign him for a $500 bonus. His answer was, and I quote: “Well, I only have about $100 now, but I can get you the rest in about a week.” “No,” I answered, “We pay you.”

Terez A. Paylor says the Chiefs are using new technology to help them in the draft this year.

One of the ways Dorsey has backed up his words is with the use of Decision Lens, an analytics-based software firm based out of Washington, D.C., whose advanced software platform is designed to help the Chiefs’ internal decision-makers identify the players who best fit their criteria for what they want at every position.

Two non-football stories:

- Jon Hamm was kicked out of Bill Simmons’ fantasy football league.

- A 77-year-old attempted to rob a bank. It did not end well.


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  • cyberry

    Hageman!! A Giant Perk about having Tamba on your team.. He teaches work ethic and how to succeed in the NFL. Both Houston and Poe both have made comments on he showed them “by example” what it takes.. They have both become the up and coming premier defensive players.. Ra’Shede has the talent.. The Chief’s have the personal to bring it out!!

  • Daniel Mayfield

    Hageman would be good, IMO anyway. Teams have to double on Poe, then there’s Houston and Hali…there’s, usually 4, OL on KCs D. Then you bring Hageman on, plus they signed Walker, and 1 other guy added on from the squad that they think is good enough to move up(don’t remember his name). They have seemed to get enough, they just need backup, or incase a player isn’t good enough and he needs benched.

    Point is, Hageman wouldn’t be a bad choice. I wouldn’t pass on a great S to get him though