Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin (58) during the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-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.
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In case you’ve been in the wilderness all weekend with no cell phone reception, internet or television, you may not know that the NFL Combine is currently in full swing at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. College football’s finest athletes are running, jumping and drilling their way to the NFL Draft in May. Every bit of news today regarding the Chiefs — or any other team for that matter — is related to the Combine.
Over at the Mothership, Chiefs Insider Reid Ferrin sat down with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and asked him about the draft, the combine and Eric Fisher. This is what Andy Reid had to say about the Chiefs former No. 1 overall pick.
"3) What’s ahead for Eric Fisher, performance-wise in 2014?I think it’s all uphill for him. He has tremendous talent and want-to. He took a step from a little bit smaller school and into the National Football League and handled it, and really as the season went on, exceled. I think we’re all excited for him to have an offseason to lift and get stronger and continue to improve as he goes, like all the young guys have a chance to do. You feel like he’s wired the right way to do that.”"
As just about every Chiefs fan knows, the team needs a free safety at some point this off-season. Whether it’s through free agency or the draft, somebody has to come into Kansas City and play center field. Terez Paylor at the Kansas City Star has a great piece up about just that topic.
"With last year’s starter at free safety, Kendrick Lewis, set to become a free agent, the Chiefs are expected to search for a new starter at that position. The in-house options are uncertain; their starter at strong safety, Eric Berry, was essentially a linebacker last season, and 2013 fifth-round pick Sanders Commings remains a bit of a mystery after missing most of his first season with injuries (though the Chiefs remain high on him)."
Finally this morning, our friend Brett Gering at Bleacher Report has a great piece up this morning talking about “The 1 Draft-Day Trade John Dorsey Should Be Exploring.”
"With 25 more undergrads entering the mix, probability theory hints that this year’s draft will boast a richer talent pool than its immediate predecessor. Considering that, and the fact that Dorsey’s inaugural season as GM ended with “executive of the year” honors, stacking picks makes that much more sense. In this instance, quantity and quality aren’t mutually exclusive."
The NFL Combine continues today with defenseive backs and defensive linemen showing their stuff. As both of those groups are positions of need on the Chiefs, I expect the talk to heat up.
Enjoy your Monday, Addicts and GO CHIEFS!