Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) and tight end Sean McGrath (84) celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Chiefs won 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Tight Ends, Deon Anthony, 'Average' Chiefs

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.

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Terez A. Paylor talks tight ends and other OTA notes.

Thus far in camp, however, the tight ends have been prominently involved. Fasano battled injuries last year but finally looks healthy, while second-year tight end Demetrius Harris — an ex-basketball player — has come back bigger and stronger and has occasionally gotten a chance to run with the first team.

ESPN’s “Four Downs” with their AFC West bloggers focuses on the Chiefs wide receivers situation.

But from this vantage point it appears the Chiefs have a collection of players at this position who don’t add up to much.

The Chiefs have signed former Troy quarterback/wide receiver Deon Anthony.

Arrowhead Pride’s Matt Verderame says cutting Brandon Flowers would be a bad idea for the 2014 Chiefs.

Look, I understand the Chiefs need to make cap space for guys like Houston, Smith and eventually Berry. However, there are easier ways (and less painful ones). First, sign Houston to an extension with his new deal kicking in next year, along with a signing bonus he receives immediately.

Sean Keeler ponders if the Chiefs are the “most average” good team in the NFL.

In other words, much of the The Andy Gang remains an enigma, an unknown, a pendulum that could swing either way. And those unknowns could damn well determine whether Reid’s behind the wheel of a carriage or a pumpkin when the clock finally strikes midnight.

If you’d like to see a picture of Aaron Murray and his girlfriend Kacie McDonnell, you can do that here.

Two non-football stories:

- An NAIA running coach was fired for running in the Boston Marathon on a personal day.

- An 89-year old D-Day veteran re-enacts his Normandy jump.

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  • area

    I like the PFF grading system. “We do not have enough information at this time to make an informed decision…soooo…you guys are average. Publish it!”

    • tm1946

      We were not average last year. No “name” free agents and an additional draft and we rate average…. what happened?

      • area

        Dogs and cats sleeping together…it’s anarchy

  • berttheclock

    Ben, thanks for the D-Day mention. Yes, Beethoven’s Fifth keeps ringing in my ear. So many gallant and very brave young men perished that incredible day.

    • area

      When you first see the black and white reels from the Ardennes offensive I tend to think of Flight of the Valkyries, it quickly becomes Fur Elise. Tragically many people nowadays have zero idea what that generation sacrificed.

      • berttheclock

        I hope you have read the third in the Liberation Ttrilogy by Rick Atkinson of “Guns at Last Light” about the push from D-Day to the end of the war. Reading this morning about a D-Day vet who landed on June 6 with the 29th Inf Div and served through the push to the Elbe River and was at the ceremonies last night, was amazing and his service defied all odds.