The Morning Fix: Chiefs News and Headlines 1/29/2014


Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Donald Butler (56) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs guard Geoff Schwartz (74) during the first half of the game at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Many people need their coffee to get up and going in the morning, and especially in the middle of the afternoon when things are starting to drag.  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 Fix.

As the Superbowl rapidly approaches, Chiefs fans are already looking ahead to next year. Part of that process is breaking down potential draft picks which were able to showcase their talents at the Senior Bowl. It appears that the Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor and our very own Laddie Morse have something in common in that regard. Both are pretty high on Pitt defensive tackle, Aaron Donald. Laddie raved about him in his piece “Would You, Could You” and in his Senior Bowl review, Paylor says Donald is a prospect whose stock rose.

"“Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh, defensive tackle: “One AFC scout couldin’t stop raving about him,” [ draft scout Mark] Dulgerian said. “He’s a three-technique but he can play the fifth-technique as well. He’s pretty versatile.”"

Looking back at the season in review is the theme at the Mothership this week. Yesterday they highlighted the Chiefs DBs and today, Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin talks about “The Kansas City Chiefs Up-Front Play in 2013” looking at the offensive line.

"Geoff Schwartz –Appeared in 16 games, with seven starts (six at right guard and one at left guard)…Opened at RG for an injured Jon Asamoah at Jacksonville (9/8) … Appeared on special teams against Dallas (9/15) … Saw action as a reserve offensive lineman at Philadelphia (9/19) … Opened at LG for an injured Jeff Allen vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/29) … Appeared on offense and special teams at Tennessee (10/6), vs. Oakland (10/13) … Appeared on special teams vs. Houston (10/20) … Appeared on special teams and on offense at RG and LG, replacing injured Jon Asamoah and Jeff Allen vs. Cleveland (10/27) … Played on special teams at Buffalo (11/3) … Saw action as a reserve offensive lineman, filling in for an injured G Jon Asamoah and also played on special teams at Denver (11/17) … Started at right guard, filling in for an injured Jon Asamoah vs. San Diego (11/24) … Started at right guard vs. Denver (12/1), at Washington (12/8), at Oakland (12/15), vs. Indianapolis (12/22) … Saw action on offense and special teams at San Diego (12/29) … Started at right guard in the team’s AFC Wild Card game at Indianapolis (1/4/14)."

Over at ESPN this morning, Adam Teicher continues his positional analysis of the Chiefs with the wide receiver corps. Teicher is pretty critical of the Chiefs pass catchers.

"No area on the Chiefs could use an upgrade quite like this one. It’s not a good sign for an Andy Reid offense when a running back, Jamaal Charles, led the Chiefs in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. In addition to finding help for 2014, the Chiefs need to start looking to the future as well. Bowe had what for him is a down season. It’s possible he bounces back but the Chiefs can’t count on that. Either way, he’s going to be 30 in September and if his career slide hasn’t started, it will be upon the Chiefs soon."

Watch for picks 13-18 in our first every AA Writers Mock Draft coming today starting at noon Arrowhead time. That’s it for today, Addicts. Enjoy your hump day and GO CHIEFS!