Well said coach!!!!!!!!
Well said coach!!!!!!!!
My argument about taking the BPA or Joekel is purely just to try and get y'all to think about this logically. Taking a QB to take a QB just because he's a QB in the first round does not a franchise QB make. Would I like to see the Chiefs invest in a QB this offseason? Absolutely. But there truly isn't someone who stands out from the rest of the crowd. If we can save 2600 points and get a comparable talent with the 2nd round pick be it via trade or BQBA in the 2nd, then that's the route that should be taken. Y'all act like Geno Smith is head and shoulders better than everyone else in this draft and that's simply not the case... I don't care how deep you stick your fingers in your ears or how loudly you sing to drown out the noise... Geno Smith is NOT worth the #1 pick and to spend that many draft resources on him is asinine.
Stop the madness!!
I keep teling you that he DID FACE BETTER DEFENSES and put up decent numbers, just the fact that he didn't win shouldn't discredit that. Texas, Oklahoma, ISU, and TCU all had decent defenses, and while he wasn't perfect against some of them, he didn't detriment his team at all. In some cases, he was carrying his team and his pathetic defense.
Foles= no playoffs!!!!@
You might not be concerned about cap but some in here sure are, look how bad the have complained the last 4 years about Cassell's high contract and he was getting 20% or whatever of the teams cap, to me what difference did it make, we were not close to the cap then, I will agree he was not worth it but that is beside the point. We have new management and they might get us up to the cap in a year or two, what would you do if at the end of next year we had to cut Hali and/or DJ (just as examples) to make room to get under the cap? Management always have to worry about the cap, what would have happened if we would have signed Peyton Manning last year how would the cap have looked now?
Again I did not say anywhere we do not need to resign our draft picks if they turn out to be good, that is a stupid statement and makes no sense but if they have health problems or does not develop (do you think we should resign Baldwin because he was a 1st round pick) we should think about not resigning him.
If you franchise Albert and can not sign Bowe do you want the best WR we have walk? Also to franchise a LT is going to cost around $10 million also, and if his back is bad and he missed 50% of the snaps and we end up with a mid round draft pick there probably won't be a franchise LT there.
It is all a crap shoot and there is no pat answer, a lot will depend what happens between not and the draft.
Texas was not a top 50 defense.
Oklahoma was not a top 50 defense.
Iowa St. was not a top 50 defense.
But hey... TCU was #16... and they beat him.
I guess "decent" is a relative term. I love how Geno advocates make excuses for him as to why he couldn't win games on one hand, then on the other, claim he's a franchise QB who can shoulder a franchise and is worthy of the #1 pick. Either he's a franchise QB who can put a team on his back and win games or he's not. You can't have it both ways. We can find talented, above average QB's later in the draft. This team does not need to waste the first pick on a player who presents little more than whoever will be available in the 2nd round.
I predict that you're going to see Geno light up the combine because he's got some pretty good physical talent. His problems are between his ears and there's nothing at the combine to expose that to the general public.
This "salary cap is no big deal" attitude some Chiefs fans have is ignorant (no offense). After the last few years of not spending any money in free agency, I'm sure most of y'all never even thought to check. I know I didn't until I accidentally read a startling article on the subject. The Chiefs salary cap number heading into 2013 is sitting right at $120m. That's mid-pack, y'all. There are 13 teams with more cap space than the Chiefs... and that's BEFORE signing Bowe, Albert, Dorsey, or Colquitt. That $120m mark only leaves the Chiefs with $12m to play with this offseason. Cut Tyson Jackson and you save $14m. Cut Cassel and you save another $6m. If you cut those two players, that could give the Chiefs $32m cap space. But if you franchise Albert, that takes $10m. Signing Bowe to a long-term deal will require at least $8-10m/yr to bring back. Bowe is looking for a monster deal and unless we tag him for $11m, it's going to require some serious coin to bring him back long-term.
So, let's just do what y'all want and re-sign Bowe at the low end of the spectrum for $8m/yr and tag Albert for $10m. So, now what? Well, now we have a rookie draft class to sign which will require another $7m or so. What are you going to accomplish with $7m remaining? Are you really going to max-out your cap space and leave yourself very little wiggle room? Salaries for your best players are only going to go up each year. If the Chiefs went with this plan, there's no way they'd have enough money to sign Albert to a long-term deal after the 2013 season. Not to mention, we still don't have a punter and we've lost our starting DE's.
Upgrading this roster is going to require a much more thought out approach than just "plug-and-play."
By the way, those of you who think cutting Geno after a quick one year failure is the fall-back plan if the kid busts, you might want to take a look at Dontari Poe's cap penalty if we cut him this offseason... (it's -$6.7m). Hell, cutting Berry would be a -$4.7m hit. You can't just draft-it and quit-it. The NFL doesn't work that way. Making a poor selection with this #1 pick, especially at QB, would do MUCH more damage than some of you are willing to acknowledge.