The Morning Fix: Sean Smith, Justin Houston, USA!!!


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. Mandatory minicamp starts today and will last through Thursday.

Chad Kilgore, a Northwest Missouri State alum who was on the Chiefs roster for a short time, is performing well so far in CFL camp.

"However, in March of 2013, the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs – or, as Kilgore called them Monday, “my hometown team” – offered a contract to the product of Orrick, Mo.In a kind gesture, the Roughriders let him out of his CFL deal so that he could pursue the opportunity in Kansas City."

Brandon Flowers has been contacted by 10 teams so far since being cut. None of the named teams in the report are in the division, but there were six unnamed teams.

"Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun hinted as much Monday, revealing that Flowers has been contacted by 10 teams. Only the Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions were named in the report."

Andy Reid does not know if Justin Houston will be in attendance today at minicamp.

"“I don’t know that,” Reid told 810 WHB. “I expect them all to be here and then whoever is here, we’re going to coach them. If they don’t show up, I understand the profession.”"

Adam Teicher says the Chiefs offensive line is still a work in process.

"The Chiefs look set at both tackle spots, as well as left guard and center. Fisher will start at left tackle, though it’s unlikely he won’t participate fully this week as the Chiefs wrap up their offseason work with a three-day minicamp that begins Tuesday. The Chiefs are hopeful he will be cleared for work when training camp begins next month."

Matt Verderame of Arrowhead Pride thinks fans should give Sean Smith a second chance after DUI arrest.

"Smith made a horrible mistake on Monday, one that will follow him for some time. Be mad at him, be disappointed in him, but support him in the hope that he walked out of his crumpled car a wiser human being."

Jason Seibel talks Sean Smith and his new role in the spotlight.

"With every veteran that is cut, another player has to step up and fill the void. The young Chiefs defense — especially the secondary — needs leadership. With the departure of Flowers it will now fall squarely between the “2” and the “7” on Sean Smith’s back during the 2014 season. He had better be ready."

Two non-football stories:

– Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn died of cancer yesterday. Here’s a heart-breaking feature of his son from several years ago.

– One more Tony Gwynn link.

Kansas City is the most underrated sports town in America. (I may be slightly biased on this.)