You're flying off the deep end because the Chiefs didn't purchase a prime steak when there was only choice available at market. Of the steaks available, the Chiefs got the best cut for 1/4 the price of the next best cut. The best option happened to have been an 8 year pro and very successful over the last 2 seasons. Alex Smith is the best option in this year's QB market, plain and simple.
Either you're a fan of this team or you're not. Make a choice. You can't praise the hiring of the head coach and G.M. and then question the very first decision they make and say all is lost. You've thrown your allotted 72hr b!tch fit. It's done. Now get the fu@k over it and quit being such a negative nancy.
How did they get the best cut when they gave up basically a first round pick for him plus a third round pick? Answer me that? How did we get the better situation when we saw Geno Smith's stock draft rise and Luke Joeckel's fall?
In the end this is a huge downgrade for our team. Not only do we have holes to fill we blew picks on an average qb and will most likely draft a LT when we already have one, maybe even two. Hell, Stephenson has looked very good at times, and you think this is a good trade, a trade that benefits us?
All of the fa qbs we have acquired has done some awful things to your mind. And yet, here we go again, with another FA qb to start this regime.
And where did you here Geno's stock was on the rise I never heard anything like that.
I said a stacked team, the only time Alex smith has done well is when he has had a stacked team and harbaugh. We don't have either. Do not bring up Peyton Manning to me. You were the one who said a big part of the collapse of the colts was because they didn't have Gary Brackett or Melvin Bullitt. That is a direct quote too. Peyton came in and would play with guys like Blair White and still produce elite numbers.
The Trent Green situation was very different. He came over with a coach that knew him, he also had the best offensive line in the history of the NFL to hide behind as well as the number 1 ground game.
Andy Reid has never worked with Alex Smith. The bad thing is we have seen Alex Smith at his very best with harbaugh, and it isn't impressive at all. He hides behind the running game and offensive line and makes short, conservative throws. This situation and conversation seems very FAMILIAR to me, 2011 and 2012 seasons?
You need to understand this, he is a checkdown quarterback. We gave up EVERYTHING for a check down qb.
Did you read his first post here? He is a lifelong 49er fan. Here it is:
As a lifelong 49er fan let me tell you guys you either got a band aid or a slow painful death. Alex Smith has the ability to be serviceable for a team that caters to his strengths and builds an entire team and game plan around him. Your coach has got to be smart and I mean damn smart to win with him.
I really feel for you guys burning a 2nd round pick on him. That is a ripoff in my opinion as I would have given no more than a mid 3rd early 4th on a good day for him. Who knows though Andy Reid might gel with Alex but only if he takes a page from Harbaugh's book and gives him a good defense/special teams, paired with a strong running game and short play action passes.
Good luck to you guys. Blows when your team is drafting first overall I know this and been there done that. I like Alex Smith and will be rooting for him to succeed as long as it isn't against my team. I really don't have a lot of hate for the Chiefs anyway, we never play you guys and when we do the games usually mean nothing. Take care.
I wouldn't listen to the pundits about where the Chiefs will go with #1 overall. I heard one of them say they should sign Albert and move him to RT so they could have a pair of bookend OT's. lol We don't know how they value Albert or Stephenson. I thought Stephenson did a pretty good job last season as well. I don't think Albert is worth the price tag. If he were a Staley, Thomas, Clady, or Gross, that would be one thing. But Albert isn't even a top 10 LT. I'm not inclined to beat the table to bring him back at $8-10m/yr when we could draft a new LT and use the saved money on more WRs, CBs, and depth.
Oh and Mr I'm right about everything You last year said that Blair White was a "household name"
You're also right the Reid has never worked with Smith but he will get to. Reid has been good at working with QBs. Kevin Kolb looked great with him for a good while. One painful Sunday against us he looked like a HOFER We have a good proven NFL head coach. We might not have a "stacked" team right now but we still have the draft YES WE STILL HAVE PICKS in the draft we only gave 1 for smith this year. And there's the FA market to use as well. Again you make it sound like they are just going to say Well we got Alex Smith we don't need anyone else. That's not going to happen. If we put the right talent around Smith he could do just what he did for the niners the last couple of years. He could fail. But you don't no that. And your statment about giving everything isn't true either we gave 2 picks for him that's not everything. I agree we paid to much but don't exaggerate it just because you don't like it.