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The Morning Fix: Defense, De'Anthony Thomas, Dee Ford

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.

It appears Dee Ford’s time is now, says Adam Teicher.

That changed on Tuesday, when Ford was on the field with the starters in all situations for the first time. Justin Houston continued his holdout and Ford was in his place, with veteran Frank Zombo moving to a backup role.

Jeffri Chadiha says the Chiefs are ready to gamble on defense.

There’s an undeniable statement in these decisions, one that goes far beyond talent and money. The message the Chiefs are sending these days — and it’s a serious gamble from this vantage point — is that defensive coordinator Bob Sutton really has the goods to take this unit to the next level.

KC Kingdom ranks the top five Chiefs from the ’90s.

The Chiefs had four players at minicamp yesterday for tryouts.

De’Anthony Thomas had to leave practice early after getting sick from the heat on Tuesday.

In his first practice back with the Chiefs since the club’s rookie minicamp in May, fourth-round running back/receiver De’Anthony Thomas not only got a lot of work, but also a good idea of what it’s like to work in the Kansas City heat.

Two non-football stories:

- This is not a drill, the Royals are in first place in the American League Central (at least until this afternoon).

- Two Missouri representatives have proposed a measure that would ask voters if the NSA should be allowed to access electronic communications without a warrant.

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