The Morning Fix: Donald Stephenson, Eric Berry, And The Wave


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.

A Denver Broncos blog, Mile High Report, settles on the Chiefs being a mediocre team in 2014.

"I liked the Chiefs offseason as a Broncos fan, meaning I don’t expect they improved themselves in 2014."

KC Kingdom had an interview with Donald Stephenson on their site yesterday. Fun read.

"“The biggest difference is probably the comfort level. I knew the offense last season but I wasn’t fully comfortable with everything until the last six games or so. That’s when it really came on. This year, I’m completely comfortable, I understand what they want and expect from me and its all about getting the reps and putting in the work.”"

Eric Berry is looking to be a more vocal leader, writes Terez A. Paylor.

"“Just alerting the defense with certain plays, looking out for certain things and anticipating the next call so when we break the huddle,” Berry said. “I actually talked to him (Lewis) not that long ago and that’s the main thing, just expecting things before they happen.”"

San Francisco has been to two NFC Championship games and the Super Bowl in the last three seasons. Meet Trent Baalke, the GM who got them there.

"Baalke has done that as well as anyone in the NFL since 2010, when he began overseeing the 49ers’ personnel department. Under his guiding hand, the 49ers’ drafts have yielded standout starters such as Davis, Mike Iupati, NaVorro Bowman, Aldon Smith, Kaepernick and Reid. Since Baalke took over as general manager, the 49ers have gone 36-11-1."

Jim Harbaugh is doing everything he can to stop “Dad Pants.”

Two non-football stories:

– If you graduated college in 2007 then you’re probably still counting on your parents to help you out financially, a study finds.

– State medical officials in Texas are discouraging “The Wave” at Rangers games due to health risks.