The Morning Fix: Cheerleader Turned MMA Fighter, Phillip Gaines, College Recruiting


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. I’m on vacation today, but I should be back in full force tomorrow.

Terez A. Paylor got an interesting look at Phillip Gaines through the eyes of his coach at Rice.

"“I trust that young man,” Bailiff said. “I trust him in any situation. I do.”"

Sean Keeler talks Rachel Wray, a former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader who is now a MMA fighter.

"The 24-year-old, who was on the Chiefs’ cheerleading squad in 2011 and ’12, bowed out of a bout with Bobby Bedard last August because of a weight issue."

What would a potential Alex Smith extension mean for the Chiefs? Here’s Arrowhead Pride’s take.

"At 30-years-old, it seems likely general manager John Dorsey will give Smith a multi-year deal worth major money to justify trading away two second-round picks for him. In all likelihood, that extension will probably be in the ballpark of five years and $80-90 million, depending on Tom Condon’s hardball negotiating skills and Smith’s willingness to get a deal done sooner rather than later (i.e. before he gets hit again and risks his career)."

Two non-NFL stories:

– This is why I couldn’t be a college coach.

– This Alex Rodriguez story is not safe for work.