Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah (39) celebrates against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Cairo Santos, Dee Ford, OTAs, “Dumb And Dumber To” Trailer


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.

Kansas City should be more advanced in year two of Andy Reid.

So far during the current OTA sessions, players running with the first-team offense have given Reid an opportunity to save his breath. Even the No. 2 offense and the new faces on the roster are cruising through with a minimum amount of pre-snap mental errors with alignment, movement and motion.

Joel Thorman has your OTA review from Tuesday’s workout.

Not many spectacular plays out there today but WR Darryl Surgent had a couple of nice grabs. One came from QB Alex Smith, who threw a deep route to the sidelines. The corner in coverage knocked the ball up in the air but Surgent was able to haul it in as he fell to the ground. Another one came from a high pass from QB Tyler Bray where Surgent climbed the ladder to bring it in.

Randy Covitz has you covered on rookie kicker Cairo Santos.

Santos made a 56-yarder the week after his father’s death and hit game-winning field goals against North Texas and East Carolina (as part of a five field-goal game), but it was hard to shake the family tragedy.

Joe Mays like what he sees in Dee Ford, says Herbie Teope.

“He kind of reminds me of Von Miller with the way he gets off the ball, get around the offensive linemen. He’s a freak, man. He knows how to work angles, uses his hands real well. He can bend and do all type of stuff you don’t see in every day pass rushers, so definitely as advertised.”

Two non-football stories:

- Deadspin writes an interesting bio of our old friend Jason Whitlock, who has his own website coming soon to ESPN.

- Rick Reilly is retiring. There was a point were he was the best sports writer in America – and he stayed there for a long time.


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  • berttheclock

    Darryl Surgent. Yes, another UDFA doing well, although, are you really sure it was “Mr Checkoff” throwing a long pass? Geez, wouldn’t it be something for a Cajun to make the roster. Underrated program at Louisiana-Lafayette.

    • Kyle Taylor

      Bert did you watch the second half of the season? Calling Alex Smith “captain check down”, is both ignorant and untrue. Real Chiefs fan here……Go Chiefs!!!!!!

      • berttheclock

        I only use that term in jest because anytime Alex Smith is ever named in any AA article, the negative twins, micah and trinity come out from under their rocks.

        They would have called Joe Montana and Steve Young such, as well. No, I have nothing but respect for Alex Smith as he is a true leader for the Chiefs.