The Morning Fix: Quarterbacks, DeMarcus and David Van Dyke, Pot vs. HGH


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.

Things are getting complicated at the quarterback position, says Adam Teicher.

"Seifert believes a team can be as well off, or even better, with a young developmental player as their No. 2 quarterback as opposed to an established veteran. He offers as evidence the fact that 31 of the 36 playoff teams over the past three seasons had a 15- or 16-game starter at quarterback, which suggests a team is in real trouble if it loses its starting quarterback. Of the other five teams who needed their backup to make the playoffs, three of those quarterbacks were developmental players who succeeded."

We got our first look at Aaron Murray and De’Anthony Thomas in full Chiefs uniforms. (Arrowhead Pride)

Andy Reid spoke at the NFL career symposium. (

"”Respecting people is an important part of life whether it’s the person doing janitorial work or the person above you,” Reid said. ”It doesn’t matter who you are, I’m going to respect you. The NFL is a unique work place. There are no secrets anymore. Technology has taken over and secrets are exposed. People are going to know what you’re all about. You have to make sure you have real honesty in the work place or you’re going to be exposed.”"

Randy Covitz gives us the story of cousins DeMarcus and David Van Dyke, who are both battling for the same roster spot.

"For as long as they can remember, the Van Dykes, who are first cousins, always wanted to wear the same uniform. It didn’t matter – high school, college or the NFL.They finally got their opportunity when the Chiefs signed DeMarcus as a veteran free agent in the offseason and David as an undrafted rookie free agent in May."

Andrew Brandt discusses whether or not the NFL would be willing to trade the player’s union not testing for marijuana for the ability to test for HGH.

"There appears to be at least a chance of a tradeoff in NFL enforcement of the two, as the league and union bicker over potential changes in current drug-testing protocols."

Two non-football stories:

– Apple’s big WWDC 2014 keynote address is today at noon central.

– Ann Davis, who was the housekeeper named Alice in The Brady Bunch, died over the weekend.