Originally Posted by Dave
If Reid truly liked Kolb, why did he allow him to leave Philly?
Vick came in and lit it up--so much so that he was named comeback player of the year. The Eagles placed the franchise tag on him and then gave him a $100M contract. Reid likes value so he got something for Kolb including a pick and a CB--an area of need for the Eagles. Based on the numbers that Vick was putting up at the time, that is good, smart football.
If Reid really has a mancrush on Vick, as you say, then why did he bench Vick?
Vick was benched because of injury. Folks in Philly were furious that Reid hadn't benched him earlier in the season. Reid stood by Vick. FTR, Billick agreed with Reid: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...eagles-starter
Vick was a turnover machine. Just like Cassel.
Vick had a lot of turnovers, but he was no where close to Cassel. Vick had 11 total TDs last year and 13 total TOs while Cassel had 7 total TDs and 19 total TOs. Vick was bad; Cassel was epically bad.
None of your speculation makes any sense.
I'll happily admit I was wrong if any of this happens.
I'm fairly confident none of it will.
I don't know why you think I'm against taking Geno with the #1 pick. I've never said it. I've been on the Geno bandwagon from the start of the season. (Look at post #14 on the Geno Smith fans roll call thread.)
What I have
said is that based on Reid's draft history, based on what Clark has said, based on what Reid has said, based on what Dorsey has said--I'm tempering my expectations and hopes that the Chiefs will use the #1 pick on Smith.
I fully expect AZ to trade their pick to the Chiefs and that they will use it on Smith. Believe it or not, once you get past Kolb, their QBs are actually worse than the Chiefs. Brady Freakin Quinn had better stats than Skelton or Lindley.
If (and that is a big if) the Chiefs traded out of the first pick, I would rather they get the other second round pick. I hate the thought of getting Kolb. That is my nightmare scenario.