Originally Posted by Chiefs=Good
I think at the end of the day you have to take the history of this franchise into account. We havnt drafted a qb in the first for 30 years. We also havnt had a lot of success. You can point to the 90s or 2003 but thats really a pretty small amount. Some fans are just tired of losing, they see how other franchises do it and take note of history and how the overwhelming majority did it with first round picks.
When you dont get results you lose the trust of the fan base. And can you blame them? The results speak for themselves. This isnt the patriots or niners - who basically have no reason to complain ever. This is a feeble franchise who has done it the same way for years. I would also suggest that most of this board are pretty knowledgeable. They understand schemes, techniques and even the process of scouting players. So when they determine Geno to be a franchise qb and we so happen to have the first pick they get excited. Then this new gm and coach go against their wishes, make a trade and seem to be doing exactly what has happened for years. It would seem to be ground hog day. Forgive those who would suggest that 30 years of results is enough reason to not blindly follow. But in my eyes that have every reason to be cautious.
Then you have the 'true fans'. Fans who would blindly follow this team to oblivion and those that to a lesser extent play the wait and see game. Well a lot including myself have played that game before, only to be let down time and time again. Many have gotten sick of doing it that way. They get angry when the same recycled team building method is used again and again. They suggest a ways in which this new gm and coach should best go about the rebuilding process. Not all agree on the finer points, but a large portion agree that you must take a round one qb. And most would argue the best is Geno. Yet then they are.met with "oh you dont know better than reid or dorsey". Well excuse me, but weve been here before. Gm of the decade, superbowl winning coach dick v. Some fans arnt so willing to blindy trust a gm and head coach. You people who disagree with them have to see that, just as maybe those who want Geno have to see your point of view
But i would argue that while.many are quick to spout off how Dorsey and Reid have a history of doing this and that and being winners, the chiefs dont. We dont trust our history just as much a you all seem to trust Reid and Dorsey. It goes both ways.
Now while i am angry at the A Smith trade and want Geno Smith, i am pleased with the last couple of days results. Im off the ledge for now. However i will not blindly follow these guys. I was happy as **** to see them hired, but the history of the Chiefs, the history of super bowl winning qbs and my history as a fan makes me cautious.
This is what gives me the most hope, perhaps foolishly. I see a radical shift within the Chiefs from past history. Once you set aside interim GMs, Scooter's tenure as General Manager was the shortest in Chiefs history. Clark is willing to give his front office time to win, but not too much time. I think both Reid and Dorsey know this and will make sure that we are stacked and set at the most important position on the team.
In today's NFL, you need two "starting caliber" QBs.
Dorsey and Reid aren't going to make the same mistakes that Scooter did and seal their fate by putting all their eggs in a single proverbial QB basket.
If anything the past few days should tell you, its that these guys are more concerned with picking up talent and not gum wrappers.