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    The fact that Alex Smith has not already been signed to an extension can only mean that the Chiefs are keeping their options open heading into the draft. The Chiefs brought in Tyler Bray (arguably the QB with the most upside from the 2013 draft class) as an UDFA who has already shown some nice promise. The 2014 draft looks loaded with QB talent. If there is a QB the Chiefs think could be their franchise future there at #23, don't be shocked to see them pull the trigger. They replaced the second most important position on the team last season with their first pick... why wouldn't they do the same thing with their first pick this season?

    The whole decision of whether or not to draft a QB will come down to what they truly think of Tyler Bray... NOT Alex Smith. I think Smith has priced himself out of KC. Even though the Chiefs are coming off a playoff season, it feels a lot more like the playoff season Edwards led Vermeil's Chiefs to rather than a sign of things to come. The Chiefs have maxed out their cap space and have gotten worse in doing so. This team will be facing some tough decisions in the next few seasons that will probably see Eric Berry, Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, and Brandon Flowers among others leave the team. If those guys leave, it won't be so they can afford a guy like Alex Smith.

    Also consider that the Chiefs will be stock-piling picks for the 2015 draft. They will start with 7 and will probably get at least another 3 as compensatory picks from losing Albert, McCluster, a pair of starting OGs, and Tyson Jackson. Going with a 2nd or 3rd year QB in the form of this year's QB taken in the draft or Bray from last year will allow the Chiefs to get ANOTHER compensatory pick in 2016 by letting Smith walk. Smith won't be the only high-profile player to leave, either. I would expect some big names to either get traded this season with 2 seasons left before free agency, or next year when they still have 1 season of team control left.

    You may disagree with me and not believe that this team is about to go through a major overhaul, but do you really think John Dorsey and Andy Reid are going to let their their collective futures in KC be decided by and aging roster that they didn't select? Doubtful. If the front office thinks they can get/or have their QBOTF in this draft or the last, they won't sign Alex Smith long term. In fact, I don't see a single scenario that has the Chiefs committing long-term money (especially $15m/yr) to Alex Smith. Andy Reid and John Dorsey want a guy they can develop over an extended period of time. (see Aaron Rodgers)

    I see a 3 year plan of something like the following:

    Trade Eric Berry for draft picks in 2015/16
    Let Alex Smith walk for picks
    Trade Hali for picks in '16
    Let Charles walk after '16
    Trade DJ for picks in '16
    Cut/trade Sean Smith after '14
    Sign Justin Houston long-term
    Sign Dontari Poe long-term
    Sign Bray (or '14 rookie) long-term

    10+ picks in 2015
    10+ picks in 2016

    All this among other moves, of course... but I think you are going to see a drastically different team heading into the 2016 team than many of us want to see. I will be absolutely shocked and dismayed if Alex Smith is the starting QB for the Kansas City Chiefs heading into the 2016 season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    I wish the Chiefs could find a receiver like Warfield to line up on the left and then another like Otis Taylor to line up on the right side. Alex would love throwing to those guys in their prime & if Warfield and Taylor would have able to play together and had Joe Montana throwing to them, they would have put up Jerry Rice-like numbers in their careers.
    We'd have been the only team to win 3 consequtive Super Bowls. Probably 4. The late '60s and early '70s made me a Chiefs fan. Have been ever since and I will ride a red cloud in heaven or hell--whatever may be my fate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    I'm willing to bet your memory isn't failing you regarding what Warfield did to Emmitt Thomas in the 1971 Christmas day game. 7 catches for 140 yards and Warfield just bewildered Thomas all game long and Thomas was a good CB. We can thank Cleveland for that trade as to what transpired in that Christmas day game. Without that trade, that Christmas day game in 1971 doesn't happen & I wish to this day it never had happened.
    Emmitt was a GREAT CB.

    Ed Podolak did enough all by himself to win that game and the rest of the team did too. I still can't believe Stenerud missed those FGs. He was one of the, if not the first of the true "specialist" kickers. And he failed us when we needed him most. And that wasn't the last time a GREAT kicker has failed us.

    Till the day I die I'll remember the announcers saying (paraphrase)...."The Chiefs are at the 50 yard line. They are within Stenerud's range". STILL pished they moved the goal posts to the back of the end zone.

    Please don't mention that game often. Still hurts like hell. And I still bear an undying hatred for those damned fish. I hate them more than the Donks. But for me, "enemy #1" will ALWAYS be those damned raiders.

    Should have seen me a few years ago when we beat the raiders 28-0! I was in a bar that had the Sunday ticket. I went CUCKOO!!!! There were a few raiders fans there and it was a really, REALLY, REALLY GREAT DAY!!!

    If we could just beat those damned fish in an AFC Championship Game I could probably die right then and be happy.

    I hates the donks, but there is a special place in hell for fish and raiders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    None will ever top the Paul Warfield trade in Cleveland sports history. It sent a shock wave through Cleveland that still ripples somewhat to this day. Warfield himself said he was stunned by it & never saw it coming.

    I wish the Chiefs could find a receiver like Warfield to line up on the left and then another like Otis Taylor to line up on the right side. Alex would love throwing to those guys in their prime & if Warfield and Taylor would have able to play together and had Joe Montana throwing to them, they would have put up Jerry Rice-like numbers in their careers.
    I don't know about that Cleveland had to watch Game 1 of the 2009 world series CC Sabithia (traded by the Indians after winning the cy young the year before) vs Cliff Lee (trade by the Indians the fallowing year after winning the Cy young the year before) That's painful. VERY painful
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    Quote Originally Posted by jason1981 View Post
    I think this is a ploy to scare a team into thinking we might draft a qb so they will try to trade up to us. Is it just a coincidence this news broke out within a week of the draft?
    On the flip side it could be the Chiefs front office trying to bluff Smith's agent into dropping the amount he wants. Negotiations have reportedly stalled. Maybe they are bluffing that if they don't get Alex's agent to come down in the demands that they are more than willing to move in another direction. I think it's all smoke and mirrors, though. The Chiefs have interviewed more than one QB and had no workouts. I'd be shocked if they took a QB earlier than 4th round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jap1 View Post
    On the flip side it could be the Chiefs front office trying to bluff Smith's agent into dropping the amount he wants. Negotiations have reportedly stalled. Maybe they are bluffing that if they don't get Alex's agent to come down in the demands that they are more than willing to move in another direction. I think it's all smoke and mirrors, though. The Chiefs have interviewed more than one QB and had no workouts. I'd be shocked if they took a QB earlier than 4th round.
    I hope the don't take a QB at all in this draft. Next years class is said to be better & the Chiefs will have more picks. So regardless of whatever happens with Alex, it seems like it would be in their best interests to hold off on drafting a QB until next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    If Houston wants Alex Smith, then have them either send the #1 overall pick to KC in the 2014 draft or send a 2014 2nd rounder ( #33 overall ) and a 2015 2nd rounder.
    Alex Smith for the number #1 pick? You can't be serious. If Al were worth R1.01, discussions of his worth being between $14-17M would be moot. We'd be talking $20M and KC wouldn’t be trading him.

    Maybe you meant Al and R1.23. Still not worth it to HOU.
    ...in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongo View Post
    Alex Smith for the number #1 pick? You can't be serious. If Al were worth R1.01, discussions of his worth being between $14-17M would be moot. We'd be talking $20M and KC wouldn’t be trading him.

    Maybe you meant Al and R1.23. Still not worth it to HOU.
    Didn't say it was worth it to Houston. I said if Houston wanted him, then that would be the asking price. I believe we did mention that it won't happen.

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    Exactly! We're delighted to trade Alex Smith to anybody that wants him and is willing to MASSIVELY OVERPAY for him.Couple of other guys like that on the roster too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdempsey69 View Post
    I hope the don't take a QB at all in this draft. Next years class is said to be better & the Chiefs will have more picks. So regardless of whatever happens with Alex, it seems like it would be in their best interests to hold off on drafting a QB until next year.
    Dorsey wants to build through the draft correct? Play Alex this year and draft a quarterback next. It's that simple.

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...randon-flowers


    Ha! Say what you want about the contract. They're not talking about this unless other teams are knocking on the door. He's not in negotiations... there's no reason to leak this unless there's some fire under the smoke. I'd be ok with a 3rd rounder if the Chiefs could get it.

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