Oct 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; A fly over uses pink smoke before the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 24-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Rookie Minicamp, Tupac


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. Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all military persons who have volunteered to protect us.

The Chiefs’ 2011 draft was graded highly by Dane Brugler.

The Chiefs “other” third round pick, DE Allen Bailey has only four starts the past three seasons, but has been a valuable part of Kansas City’s defensive line rotation. He tallied a career-best 30 tackles in 2013, but needs to show more in his fourth season to be considered anything more than depth.

Meaningless receiving yards is an interesting concept.

There is a lot of relief in having all contract issues resolved before the start of training camp, says Adam Teicher.

Two months before starting training camp, the Chiefs have all of their draft picks under contract. Unlike in recent seasons, there’s no threat of any of their draft picks missing a part of training camp. There are no looming showdowns with unhappy franchise players.

The first blows of offseason position battles are already taking place, observes Herbie Teope.

There are numerous positions primed for competition, but one battle sure to command attention is wide receiver since the Chiefs didn’t address it during the NFL Draft.

The Chiefs currently have 11 wide receivers under contract, and six are participating in rookie minicamp: Weston Dressler, Frankie Hammond, Jerrell Jackson, Darryl Surgent, Fred Williams and Albert Wilson.

Each had moments the past two days in shorts and helmet, with Jackson leading the way on the first day with nice grabs, and Dressler not far behind.

Two non-football stories:

- Tupac’s last words were memorable.

- Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter on Sunday. It is the first no-hitter thrown by a Dodgers pitcher since 1996.


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  • berttheclock

    Hammond, Jr will be interesting. He was lost in the shuffle of wide outs at Florida. Plus, in his senior year, he had a first year QB who was trying to learn the system. As a result, their leading receiver was a TE. He is six one and ran a 4.4 forty, but, went undrafted due to low career numbers at Florida. With a year on our taxi squad and a far better passer to work with him, he might be a sleeper to make the roster.