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Old 03-05-2013, 10:03 AM  
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The Chiefs are taking Geno #1; bank on it

Andy loves him some QBs. And KC has been a bottomless pit of QB suckage. While folks initially freaked out over the ASmith signing (me included), once they locked up Bowe and Albert, it seemed pretty clear that Geno will be the choice at #1.

People say you don't draft a QB #1 to sit on the bench, the first pick of the draft isn't a backup QB. They are right. They say ASmith will be the starter, especially given his compensation. They are right. Ummm, does that mean that Geno is being groomed for a year or two behind Alex? Not necessarily.

What? That is nonsense!

Only in the traditional sense.

I think Reid and Dorsey are thinking waaay outside the box on this one.

If (when) the Chiefs draft Geno, the whole idea of a "backup" QB will be shook up. "Backup" will be a matter of semantics. "Starting" will be a matter of semantics as well.

Reid and Dorsey both see the need for 2 "starting caliber" QBs on a team in today's NFL. San Fran proved beyond a shadow of a doubt last year that it really pays to have 2 QBs on your team who can start for you.

If one "starting caliber" QB goes down, you have another "starting caliber" QB ready to be plugged in and the team doesn't miss a beat.

It has been repeated ad nauseum on this board that the QB is the most important position in all of football. When you have an offense that is predicated on throwing the football 40+ times a game, you can't afford to have a dropoff in productivity should one of your QBs goes down for a time, otherwise your season is effectively over.

Reid and Dorsey get this.

As fans, especially Cheifs fans, we need to rethink our conceptions of "backup" and "starting" and realizing we are entering an era of "starting caliber" QBs.

We are being built to win.

We are being built to win even in the face of adverse contingencies.

We are going to win.

And I like it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:15 PM   #496
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By this logic.....we can't draft a QB high next year either because we will have given up a 2nd-3rd round pick in next years draft for Alex Smith.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:16 PM   #497
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Would it be better keep Matt Cassell as back up to Alex Smith? I mean come on now. Better have a QB potential on this roster that can be better for the future if/when Alex Smith fails. Can we wait till next year and draft QB with our first who is going be available that we can take? The Chiefs don't take opportunity to draft QB in the first round and this year could and should be that year. If we wait another year we just wont do it and they will continue to rehash other teams QBs.


The Chiefs are not choosing a QB at #1 overall. Period. They're trading their second round pick for a veteran QB.

This mindless obsession with choosing a developmental QB at #1 overall isn't just borderline retarded, it's full blown AIDS retard territory.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #498
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By this logic.....we can't draft a QB high next year either because we will have given up a 2nd-3rd round pick in next years draft for Alex Smith.
How can you make this determination before the Chiefs have even played a single down?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #499
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NFL Live just went off on Geno. The Geno crowd wouldn't be happy.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #500
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The Chiefs are not choosing a QB at #1 overall. Period. They're trading their second round pick for a veteran QB.

This mindless obsession with choosing a developmental QB at #1 overall isn't just borderline retarded, it's full blown AIDS retard territory.
Geno Smith isn't and wouldn't be a developmental QB, but the rest of your point remains. They aren't choosing a QB at #1 overall. Because they're trading their second round pick for a veteran QB.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:27 PM   #501
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Geno Smith isn't and wouldn't be a developmental QB, but the rest of your point remains. They aren't choosing a QB at #1 overall. Because they're trading their second round pick for a veteran QB.
There are plenty of people in this thread suggesting the Chiefs draft and sit him for a year.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:27 PM   #502
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ESPN's Merril Hoge on Geno Smith: "In the last 10 years & in recent memory, I have never seen a more inconsistent thrower than Geno Smith."
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:28 PM   #503
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ESPN's Merril Hoge on Geno Smith: "In the last 10 years & in recent memory, I have never seen a more inconsistent thrower than Geno Smith."
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:29 PM   #504
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ESPN's Merril Hoge on Geno Smith: "In the last 10 years & in recent memory, I have never seen a more inconsistent thrower than Geno Smith."
Hoge just destroyed Geno Smith said a lot more then that. After Hoge went off Todd Mcshay said i got 2nd round grade on him.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #505
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Hoge just destroyed Geno Smith said a lot more then that. After Hoge went off Todd Mcshay said i got 2nd round grade on him.
Damnit cheetah thumbs...
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:31 PM   #506
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Merril Hoge compared McShay mocking Geno Smith top 10 to Kiper's hyping of Mike Williams. "Ain't no way the #Cardinals are gonna draft him."
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Merril Hoge was a successful QB in his prime. Take his word as gospel or burn yourself at the stake. What a tool. And honestly I think the Geno thread is the pulse for the media. If you guys despair over Geno they talk him up, if you over him then they'll tear him down. Reverse psychology for Geno! Make a sacrifice!!!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:39 PM   #508
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Hoge just destroyed Geno Smith said a lot more then that. After Hoge went off Todd Mcshay said i got 2nd round grade on him.
Cause only on this board do people think he is worth a top 10 pick, it's borderline retarded
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He not even a first rounder if he is in last years draft
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