Thought I'd throw this out there to prove all the "Geno doesn't fit in Reid's system", "can't read a defense" idiots up.
Andy Reid drafted and groomed Nick Foles last season. An Air Raid QB, much like Geno. Not only was he not scared he couldn't work with a QB from a "hokey" offense, he was pretty successful in helping Foles transition not only to an under center pro style offense, but also to the pro level competition in less than a full season.
As for Dorsey. He picked up Graham Harrell as an UDFA, and trusted the Packers coaching staff to mold him into a competent backup to Rodgers. His rookie preseason was pretty impressive if I recall correctly.
Harrell's OC in college? None other than Dana Holgorsen, Geno Smith's head coach at WVU. Harrell ran the same offense in college under the same tutelage as Geno Smith. Harrell made the transition remarkably well for a guy with his physical limitations, and did it without "reading defenses" in college. Dorsey probably has a good idea of what a Dana Holgorsen product is.
Both our GM and our head coach have shown absolutely no fear in drafting and developing quarterbacks with the same background as Geno for the pro game.
I LIKE GENO'S CHANCES OF BECOMING A CHIEF...
Not only all of this, but the Eagles pined for Albert in the draft, and multiple members of the offensive coaching staff have spoken fondly of Albert to the local media. A LT will not be the pick.
The ONLY position that makes any sense at this point in time, other than QB of course, would be DL. This is an "up in the air" wildcard. The defensive scheme along the line is changing, so what Dorsey and Jackson will be asked to do is going to be different. Neither necessarily succeeded in the 2 gap, but we'll see if this coaching staff believes they can produce on the new front where they'll now be asked to 1 gap. If they don't believe that one or the other, or either can hack it, DL Could unfortunately be the pick.
Last edited by aturnis; 02-01-2013 at 12:45 AM..