The Morning Fix: Emmanuel Sanders, J’Marcus Webb, 538


Dec 1, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans before the game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. Denver won the game 35-28. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

It is a good thing today is a holiday about drinking – that is what it is about, right? – because this weekend was a bit brutal to the Chiefs.

Kansas City has apparently lost out on Emmanuel Sanders due to the shady practices of Sanders’ agent. What makes the situation worse is it is the Denver Broncos who are the beneficiary of this move. Say what you will about whether or not Sanders’ is a good player or not, but he would have been an upgrade for this Chiefs team. Seeing said upgrade end up in Denver under these circumstances are, well, … I need a drink.

Here’s Emmanuel Sanders on how he ended up in Denver. Whatever.

"“This is the team that I wanted to go to during free agency,” Sanders said. “Somehow, some way, it ended up happening.”"

Kansas City met with former Bears and Vikings offensive linemen J’Marcus Webb. We’ll have more on him later.

"Webb has plenty of experience from his time in the NFC North with the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, but he spent last season in a reserve role and was never able to make a big impact.However, if Webb were to join the Chiefs, he would have a real shot at competing for a starting job with so few bodies currently on the team’s roster."

Adam Teicher says the Chiefs are back to square one at wide receiver.

"The Chiefs did sign CFL veteran Weston Dressler, who will be given a chance to take McCluster’s spot as the slot receiver. But the Chiefs gave him a minimum contract, indicating expectations for him aren’t very high."

B.J. Kissel has an excellent breakdown of new Chiefs defensive end Vance Walker.

"Walker brings something to the table they weren’t getting from Jackson: pressures and hurries from the defensive end position.Jackson recorded a pressure on just one out of every 64 plays, compared to every 24 for Walker. That’s with Walker playing 282 more snaps over the course of the season as well."

Two non-football stories:

– This missing Malaysian plane situation is starting to freak me out.

– Nate Silver’s new ESPN site, FiveThirtyEight, will launch at some point today.