January 24, 2014; Ko

The Morning Fix: Draft Recap, Quarterbacks, Yo-Yo Insanity

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. Here’s some of the news around the Chiefs this morning.

Adam Teicher analyzes the Chiefs’ quarterback situation.

Murray may or may not be an upgrade over Bray as a developmental prospect. But if the decision comes down to the two of them for the No. 3 quarterback spot, the Chiefs need to go with the player with the best future and not Murray just because he is a drafted player.

KC Kingdom rounds up a few national looks at the Chiefs’ draft.

The Chiefs shocked everyone by not picking up a wide receiver in the draft. While Kansas City took two defensive players at the start of the draft, the last four selections were on the offensive side of the ball.

A lot of position battles are brewing, according to Herbie Teope.

Buckle in and tighten the seatbelts because the coming months leading to the regular season should be an interesting time if the NFL Draft is an indication.

Arrowhead Pride attempts to make sense of the draft for the people still caught off guard.

Perhaps, Andy Reid and John Dorsey have ultimately decided that Alex Smith isn’t all that good at utilizing wide receivers.

Terez A. Paylor talks De’Anthony Thomas.

But no one was more surprised than Thomas himself. Thomas, a 5-foot-9, 174-pound running back-receiver hybrid who maintains he was never caught from behind in college, fully expected to run a 4.3 in front of everyone to validate his tape.

Instead, he posted a time he says is more reminiscent of what he was running in high school.

“I ran a 4.5 in the ninth grade,” Thomas said.

Two non-football stories:

- Good stuff from Clay Travis here.

- Radio legend Casey Kasem, 82, is missing.

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  • Jarad

    I like the draft. Thats about it though. Not the best draft ive seen, but i catch myself saying “Reid will know how to use him” or “Dorsey has a plan”. So basically , in the front office i trust and in Reids offensive mind i trust.

    • Ben Nielsen

      After the way last season went it is hard not to trust them.

    • sidibeke

      They’re both supposed to be good talent evaluators, and they did nothing last season to undermine that. If they’re on with at least some of these picks (and last year’s stay healthy), it ought to be another fun year.

  • Brian Dempsey

    Adam Teicher’s quote is right on the money regarding Bray and Murray.

  • Calchiefsfan

    “I ran a 4.5 in ninth grade”, now that’s funny.

  • freshmeat62

    People just can’t seem to get over this ‘need’ thing. The concept ‘best player available’ isn’t that hard to understand, but why people keep going on about the Chiefs not drafting certain positions, is beyond me. ‘Best Player Available’! Show me the word ‘need’ in that phrase. Why is that so hard to understand? Not once in the year and 4 months since Dorsey and Reid have been here have I heard Dorsey or Reid say they would draft for ‘need’. I guess these folks that want them to draft for ‘need’ would rather see them pass up a good football player, and reach for one not as good, but hey then we’ll have filled a ‘need’. Can’t play worth a crap, maybe not as good as what we already had, but sure filled that ‘need’.

  • Tra Tha Chief

    Hey Ben, What do you think about the chiefs picking up Justin Blackmon for our #2 WR position…. He was a #5 pick just 2 years ago…. If we could keep him out of trouble this would be a steal…. What do you guys think???? I don’t think he is cut officially but judging from this article that’s the next step….


    • Ben Nielsen

      I’m not against giving anyone a look. Not sure when he’d be available to play, though. Maybe next offseason.

  • micah stephenson

    .Perhaps, Andy Reid and John Dorsey have ultimately decided that Alex Smith isn’t all that good at utilizing wide receivers…….well duh! Thats why we drafted another guy for him to check down to. I’ve said it before, get a wr for what? Ass11 don’t know how to use the wrs he got already. Once he learn how to use what we got already then we will get him some new wrs.