And newton has a long way to go to prove he's a franchise qb. Licks team was 2 and 14 now they are 8 and 4 newton has gone from 6 and 10 to maybe that this year.
And I'm a mizzou fan first. But have always watched notre dame football.
I agree with you. The fact that he as a defensive player was in the running says alot. We live in a age where everyone wants to see great offense. Defense is an afterthought for most people. There's a reason that most the rule changes have favored the offense. The fact that he got the most votes for a defensive player says alot. I don't think that we HAVE to take him I just don't think we can ignoreing him just to draft a qb.
And I'm not a ND fan
I ask again, why Te'o? He's not going to be a 3-down player (unless you take DJ off the field), and he's not going to play on other obvious passing downs.
Here's a numerical example. In week 10 the Chiefs played the Steelers. It was a close game. The Steelers were very balanced (33 pass, 29 rush). The Steelers had 65 total offensive snaps (that includes the 33 + 29 plus 3 field goals). Houston/Hali/Flowers/Berry/Lewis/Arenas all played every snap. Belcher played 33 snaps, Jalil Brown came on for the other 32. Belcher played about 50% of the game! That would be Te'o's role! Why spend a top 5 pick on that? Does this turn the light on in your head that "hey, he's right, we don't really need a situational linebacker in the 1st round?"
If you want to go defense, take a CB. I wouldn't have nearly as much beef with that. DeMarcus Milliner is very solid CB prospect.
EDIT: Just for fun I took a look at a game we got blown out in. Belcher played 17/57 snaps vs. the Bills in week 2! Hopefully once we have Geno though, we won't be getting blown out.
Defense is an afterthought to most people is an afterthought. Again there's a reason why there have been far more rule changes that favor the offense.
Teo is a special player. The fact that he as a defensive player was up for the hismen just is proof of that. How many defenders in this day and age are up for that and have a real shot to win it? Special players are not limited by position. They find there way to the ball. they find a way to make an impact in the game. Teo has done that. Can he in the NFL I don't know it doesn't always translate to the NFL for any position. But to just ignore him as a possible pick would be stupid with all he did while with the Irish. If Belecher was a better player and did things as good as Teo has done with the Irish do you really think he would have only played those few of plays? You can't say you know what his role would be with this team. Unless you have been told you're going to be the head coach next year no one on this forum can tell me what his role would be with this team.
But i have a feeling that the only person that you will really be happy about is Geno Smith as you once said to me about Cassel you seem to have a lovefest for him.
I've studied the Chiefs schemes. They stay in a base 3-4 in obvious running situations. When the other team goes to 11 personnel, the Chiefs send out their Nickel CB to man the slot. In a 10 personnel or empty set, the Chiefs will bring out another safety or CB and take away a D-end (Jackson or Dorsey).
Sorry guys, it just doesn't work. Keeping 4 linebackers out there in obvious passing situations would put us at a significant disadvantage to defend against speedier wideouts.
Face it, Te'o is the fan favorite Heisman candidate playing in the national championship. He's a Tim Tebow that plays his position very well, if you will. He doesn't fit with the Chiefs. If want defense, draft a CB. I'll be a little upset, but at least you get a guy that's going to play 100% of the time. If you're still not convinced after this info, you're not going to be I'm just wasting my time. I'm finished w/ this subject for now.