Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates after sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (not shown) during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Tamba Hali, Demetrius Harris, Wormholes

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. 98 days until football is back.

Tamba Hali is ready to fight father time, says Terez A. Paylor.

The beads of sweat poured off Tamba Hali’s forehead as he spoke to reporters on a muggy Kansas City afternoon. It was the evidence of yet another hard day’s work, albeit one not quite done for the star outside linebacker.

Arrowhead Pride considers Demetrius Harris as a potential second-year breakout player.

One of the things about Harris last season was his size. Listed at 6’7 and 230 pounds, he needed to become more of a football player than a basketball player. The early returns on his improvement seem good, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

“I’ll tell you he’s a football player right now,” Reid said last weekend, via quotes from the Chiefs. “I think this camp was great for him. I thought he played exceptionally well. He’s so big and he’s worked so stinking hard in the weight room, he’s been living in there with Barry (Rubin) this offseason and you can tell. You can see he’s gotten stronger.”

Herbie Teope gives us his observations from day two of OTAs.

Marcus Cooper had what would’ve been a pick-6 on Smith in a live game. Smith’s intended target, wide receiver A.J. Jenkins, slipped coming out of his break near the right sideline. Also during the play, rookie outside linebacker Dee Ford beat right tackle J’Marcus Webb and was applying outside pressure on Smith.

Broncos safety Rahim Moore nearly had his left leg amputated last November.

Doctors told Moore that had he waited to come in until noon on Monday, they would have had to amputate. Any longer than that, he could have died. Moore simply told them, “You are not cutting my leg off. That’s not happening.”

Tamba Hali is all alone again while Justin Houston sits out OTAs, says Adam Teicher.

“Whatever [Houston's] situation is, I just pray that everything works out for him and he’s back and we get this defense back to where we need it to be,” Hali said.

Two non-football stories:

- Scientists think there could be a wormhole at the center of our galaxy and now I’m terrified.

- There is a 91-year old woman planning on running the San Diego marathon. I feel fat.

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  • In_My_Opinion1

    Soooo maybe in an alternate universe we beat the Colts in the playoffs last year? Wormholes are crazzzzzzzy…

  • mnelson52

    I’m disappointed with Houston. I know he wants and deserves a new contract, but I think as long as he is under contract now, he should be out there working. It’s a good thing I’m not a GM, because I would more likely give a big contract to someone out there working with the team more money than the the one that won’t work just because he doesn’t have to. The others don’t have to either but they put the team 1st. He should be out there building chemistry with the new players now instead of waiting till he is forced to. That goes for anyone under contract for this year that chooses not to practice. Personally, I would want a Super Bowl so bad you would have to force me to leave the field. This is just my opinion of coarse. I don’t think anyone believes he’s getting better without practicing with the team.

  • Hawthorne

    High hopes for Harris, Cooper, Kelce and Commings. Some solid young talent. *we hope