The Morning Fix: Sunday Ticket, Dee Ford, Great White Shark


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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.

Welcome to The Morning Fix.

Good morning, Addicts. I’m back from vacationing in Colorado. I did my best to boo every Papa John’s pizza store I passed by. Hopefully that made Peyton Manning cry or something. It was the best I could do. Anyway, on to the links.

The merger between AT&T and DirecTV is pending on the NFL re-upping Sunday Ticket with DirecTV. The NFL is about to get paid.

"The NFL and DirecTV agreed on a four-year, $4 billion renewal for the Sunday Ticket package in 2009. That deal upped what the satellite company paid from $700 million to $1 billion per year, foreshadowing the increases in the league’s more recent deals with broadcast networks."

There is no confidence shortage for Dee Ford, according to Adam Teicher.

"“Obviously, I thought I was better,” Ford said. “It was nothing personal toward him. We have a great relationship. But I do think I am the best in this draft, the best pass rusher in this draft. That just comes aalong with the game itself. I like to play confident. That’s where it starts. Every athlete has a right to think that about himself, especially when you put in a lot of work with what you do.”"

Aaron Charles argues it would be foolish to cut Chase Daniel.

"The possibilities of young quarterbacks are always exciting to think about, but if Smith goes down, Kansas City will pay for it big-time if Daniel isn’t there. This goes for the 2015 season as well. The Chiefs would save $3.3 million against the 2015 cap if Daniel were cut, and it would still be foolish for them to do so."

A switch to defensive back seems unlikely for De’Anthony Thomas but I supposed it is always a possibility on some extreme level.

"This all goes back to Thomas’s days at Crenshaw High in Los Angeles, California. He was recruited as a hard hitting safety, who had the ability to play corner back as well. Could you imagine his 5-foot-7 frame coming up to smack an NFL running back? Yeah, me neither."

Two non-football stories:

– Johnny Football has been very good to Texas A&M. Wow.

– This seems like a problem.