Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is congratulated by fullback Anthony Sherman (42) after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs defeated the Raiders 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Defense, John Madden, Bad Night For Matadors

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.

KC Kingdom ponders the Chiefs’ weakest link: the defense.

John Dorsey and Bob Sutton know that had Sanders not broken his collarbone he very well could have been the missing cog the Chiefs secondary needed to make a deep playoff push.

Anthony Pluff votes Aaron Murray as the Chiefs’ best pick in the draft.

Potential is something that is definitely overused in the sports world. All players have potential, but it is what they do with it that makes the difference between winning and losing. Aaron Murray has a lot of upside. He was a player who the Chiefs could have drafted number one overall in 2013 if he did not decide to stay in school, but instead they got him in round five in 2014.

Chiefs Spin updates “Rosterology” post-draft.

While some first-round draft picks are asked to step up as starters immediately, Dee Ford will initially fill a backup roll, providing depth at outside linebacker and add to the Chiefs pass rush, which suffered at the end of last season when injuries slowed down Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. Ford is also a pick for the future, with Houston in the final year of his rookie contract and Hali, who turns 31 in November, carrying a salary cap number of almost $12 million in 2015.

John Madden made an interesting comment about the use of pain-killers in the broadcast booth. (via Pro Football Talk)

Former NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden says the culture of pain-killers in the league can even extend to the broadcast booth.

Adam Teicher notes the height problem the Chiefs have a wide receiver.

The Bills led the league with an average height of 6-2. Of more interest to you, the Chiefs came in next to last at slightly less than 5-11 1/2. And that doesn’t even count rookie De’Anthony Thomas, who should be playing at least some as a slot receiver but is being listed for the time being as a running back.

Two non-football stories:

- Bulls 3, Matadors 0

- A teen could get five years to life for pot brownies.

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