The Andy Reid Hire: Thoughts On Clark Hunt, The QB, And The Defensive Coordinator

Welcome to KC Big Red! Like many fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, I received two slightly late Christmas presents last Friday from Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. First, Hunt “parted ways” with the much maligned GM Scott Pioli and quickly followed with an official announcement of the hiring of the new head coach Andy Reid.

Before I get to my take on the Reid hiring I want to take just a second to talk about Chiefs’ owner Clark Hunt. Simply put, Clark Hunt proved two things to me this week. First, he is not a cheap owner. Does he care about making money? Of course he does, but all of the owners in the NFL have “make money” at or near the top of their priority list. Clark Hunt has had to make two major hires since he took control of the team. Four years ago he made Scott Pioli one of the top paid GMs in the sport and now he has done the same with Andy Reid. Clark Hunt could have fired Pioli and Crennel and replaced them with a MUCH cheaper option than Reid and would still have been a hero to most in KC. Instead, between Reid’s payday and the buyouts of Pioli and Crennel Clark Hunt ponied up a hefty sum to get what he wanted. Which gets me to my second point…

Clark Hunt gets his man. Period.

Four years ago he wanted the best GM on the market, he wanted Scott Pioli. Clark Hunt got him. This year with reports buzzing that Andy Reid was a lock to land the Arizona Cardinals coaching job Clark Hunt stepped in and said “not so fast my friends”. He loaded up his interview party, flew to Philadelphia, and locked Reid up in an airport conference room for nine hours. By the time they were finally done meeting there was nothing left for Reid to do but go home and explain to his wife why they wouldn’t be making that trip to Arizona (where her family lives).

Maybe the Arizona job was more rumor (floated by his agent) than fact. Maybe the speculation that Reid would be a good fit in San Diego (where Reid owns a home) was purely that, media speculation. In the end it didn’t matter because Clark Hunt wasn’t taking any chances. He wanted Reid and he did what he had to do to get him. Four years ago when the Chiefs hired Todd Haley they were one of the last teams to hire their coach. This time Hunt wasn’t settling for anyone’s leftovers. The Chiefs were the first of the seven teams with openings to make their new hire.

I don’t know if Reid will be successful in Kansas City (I’ll tell you what I think will help in a moment). What I do know is that if he isn’t, I now feel confident that the Chiefs have an owner that will go out and get the best man available to replace him if/when that time comes. That’s really the most important quality a fan can ask for in an owner. Kudos to Clark Hunt.

Now on to my thoughts on the Reid hire.

I like it.

I was on the record as wanting Chip Kelly. The main reasons being that I thought he could give our offense the “jump start” that it needed and would be a good fit with Jamaal Charles (our best player) and Geno Smith (the player I want KC to draft #1 overall). The same can be said about Andy Reid. I know people complain he doesn’t run the ball enough, but JC doesn’t need 30 carries a game and I’d be fine if his touches matched those of LeSean McCoy the past couple of seasons under Reid. He may not come with the same “hype” that Kelly has going right now, but he comes with a MUCH bigger proven NFL track record (of which Kelly has none). His specialty is QBs and the passing game and that is where KC needs the most help. They also needed a big enough name to fill both Romeo’s shoes as HC but also fill part of the void left by Scott Pioli as the “head” of the football organization. Once again Reid fills that roll. So I am happy with the hire. (Side Note: with the announcement of Chip Kelly staying at Oregon and no signs that Gruden or Cowher are going to go back to coaching the Reid hire starts to look all the better.)

The question of the hour then becomes will Andy Reid be able to win in KC? I think that will rely on two key decisions that Reid will make in the next 4 months:

Who will be his QB?

and…

Who will be his defensive coordinator?

The QB part of the equation is obvious. We all know KC has been horrible at QB for a while. We all know you need a good QB to win in the NFL. We all know that Andy Reid gets the most out of the QBs that he has. The problem that I have is with the opinion that I am seeing in the national media that KC should pass on a QB in the first round and take one in the 2nd round. The thought being that since Reid has made lesser talent like AJ Feely and Kevin Kolb look good, there is no sense in using the first overall pick to reach for a QB.

I couldn’t disagree more. When were Andy Reid’s Eagle teams really good? The answer, when they had a Pro Bowl caliber QB in Donovan McNabb. A QB that Reid drafted #2 overall when he first arrived in Philadelphia. You can talk all you want about Reid’s family issues and players “tuning him out” because he’d been there so long, but the fact that he was “getting by” with QBs that he was coaching up like Kevin Kolb, Mike Vick, and Nick Foles had just as much to do with it. When was the last time Reid’s Eagles were good? When Mike Vick played at a Pro Bowl level in 2010. I don’t want the Chiefs to draft a Kevin Kolb or Nick Foles that Reid can coach up to “good enough”. Does anyone want our starting QB to be just “good enough” or “someone you can get by with”?

I have absolutely 0% interest in that. I also have 0% interest in trading for Kolb or Matt Flynn to start until Reid can coach up some 2nd or 3rd round pick. I want Reid to draft his McNabb with the first overall pick. I understand that all the “experts” don’t think this draft has an Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III. I don’t care. Nobody thought Donovan McNabb was a sure thing when Reid drafted him. Philly fans HATED the pick at the time, but Reid identified the QB in that draft that had the physical tools to succeed in his system and drafted him. That is exactly what he should do with the Chiefs. I believe that QB will be Geno Smith, but if Reid likes Tyler Wilson or Matt Barkley then I trust Reid’s opinion on the matter way more than my wanna be scout, watching clips on YouTube, Armchair Addict self.

If you’re still not sold on a 1st round QB, I urge you to read THIS ARTICLE by RotoWorld’s Eric Stoner. He went back and looked at 10 years worth of drafts (2001-2010) and the QBs that were drafted in those drafts. He broke the QBs into four tiers: 1.Elite Franchise QBs, 2.Good Starting QBs, 3.Functional QBs, and 4.Backup or Worse.

Of the 13 QBs drafted that Stoner classified in Tiers 1 and 2, 11 of them were drafted in the 1st round of the draft. The only 2 QBs that he classified as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 QB that were drafted after the 1st round were Drew Brees (2nd round) and Matt Schaub (3rd round) and neither of them are playing for the team that drafted them.

Stoner does point out that recent draft picks Andy Dalton and Russel Wilson could help those numbers, but he left the two most recent drafts out of the study because he felt it was too early to judge some of the QBs this soon.

The fact remains that in a decade of NFL drafts from 2001-2010 there were 22 QBs taken in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Of those 22, only Brees and Schaub were Tier 1 or Tier 2 QBs. That’s 9% of the QBs drafted in that decade. Only four (18%) of the 22 QBs taken in the 2nd/3rd round even made it as a Tier 3 “functional” QB (Kevin Kolb, Chad Henne, Tavaris Jackson, and Colt McCoy). The other 16 QBs (72%) were all backup caliber QBs or complete busts. So history says that if you take a QB in the 2nd/3rd round these are your odds:

1 in 22 (4.5%) will be an elite franchise QB

1 in 22 (4.5%) will be a good starting QB

4 in 22 (18.2%) will be a functional QB

16 in 22 (72.7%) will be a backup or worse

This is why KC MUST draft a QB in the first round, even with Andy Reid as the coach.

How do those odds change if you get the first QB taken in the entire draft? Take a look:

1 in 10 (10%) is an elite franchise QB (Eli Manning)

4 in 10 (40%) are/were good starting QBs (Mike Vick, Carson Palmer, Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford)

2 in 10 (20%) are/were functional QBs (Alex Smith, Sam Bradford)

3 in 10 (30%) are/were backups or worse (David Carr, Vince Young, Jamarcus Russell)

(Keep in mind, those classifications are Stoner’s not mine and one could debate what Tier some of those guys belong on, but it doesn’t change the results drastically)

Now, admittedly history says there is a 50% chance that the first QB taken will only be a functional QB or worse. However, the other side of that is that 50% of the first QBs taken in the draft are either elite or good starting QBs compared to only 9% of 2nd/3rd round QBs. That’s an increase of 41%. Given Reid’s track record with getting the most out of the QBs he has I like KC’s chances of ending up on the good side of that 50/50 split.

Anyone think that might just be part of the reason Clark Hunt made sure Reid was his guy? The QB position is just too important for Kansas City to put off and will have too much of an impact on Reid’s success for him to wait to pull the trigger until the 2nd round.

Stoner also pointed out that only two teams took a non-QB with the first overall pick (Houston with Mario Williams and Miami with Jake Long) during that time span. Both of those picks were successful, but Houston still didn’t feel like Williams was worth the price to re-sign and Miami may do the same thing with Jake Long this offseason. Do you see any teams letting a good QB walk to save cap space? What does that tell you about the value of the first pick when it comes to QBs and non-QBs?

The other major decision that will impact Reid’s success will happen much sooner (perhaps even today?) and that is who he will name defensive coordinator. This is important on two fronts. First, hiring a DC that would change to a traditional 4-3 would probably mean that KC would have more holes to fill on defense. That would mean it would take longer to get up and running and KC would have less draft picks and FA money to spend on fixing the offense and getting Reid the players he needs on that side of the ball. This had me 100% convinced that we should stay with the 3-4. Not with the current 2-gapping system, but with an attacking 1-gap blitzing 3-4 like Pittsburgh runs. However, after reading THIS ARTICLE about the similarities in front seven responsibilities in the 3-4 that KC runs and some 4-3s I will be opened minded about whoever they hire until we find out how they plan on using our current players.

The other reason the DC is so important is that getting pressure on the opposing QB is just as important to Reid’s success as having a good QB. Just like Reid’s best years came with great QB play, they also came when they sacked the QB. In Reid’s 14 seasons in Philly he only had three losing seasons. He also only had three seasons where his defense didn’t rank in the top 10 in sacks. Guess what? They are the same three seasons. In the three seasons where his defense wasn’t in the top 10 in sacks his teams were 15-33. In the seasons where they were in the top 10 in sacks they were 130-93-1.

You want to know how KC has ranked in sacks the past five seasons? Their average ranking is 26th. Yes, we have a couple of solid pass rushers in Hali and Houston but the new defensive coordinator must find a way to get more constant pressure on the QB. For many years in Philly he had that DC in Jim Johnson. After his tragic loss to cancer, Reid struggled to replace him. Last year the Eagles finished with the second lowest sack total of his tenure with the team. Reid must find the right guy to attack opposing QBs if he wants to recapture the success he had in Philadelphia.

If Andy Reid can do those two things, if he can succeed in finding a QB and a good defensive coordinator then I think what is already a great hire by Clark Hunt may just end up being a Super Bowl caliber hire.

Here’s to hoping.

As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!

Topics: Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

    The stats on the franchise QB are the only ones I need to know. KC’s best bet is using their first pick on the guy they think is the best QB in the class. Period. You are going to hear me beating this drum until the draft. You can’t reach for a franchise QB. Big Ben wasn’t “worthy” of the first pick in the draft. Neither was Aaron Rogers.

    Except that they were. The Chiefs just need to get their evaluation right and everything will be fine.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

      i agree 100%. i say we get geno smith. i dont see him being a peyton manning or tom brady, but perhaps like a joe flacco or matt shaub; a good qb that can lead his team deep into the playoffs

      • Daniel Mayfield

        THANK YOU! Ppl have told me I only think they should get Geno because because I’m from WV. NO! Look at the stats! He’s “upgraded” every year that he played. Yeah, WV had 1 of their worst seasons (if not the worst) but it was their 1st year in the Big 12 and they have 1 of the most horrible defensive team. With taking a look at Genos numbers, not watching a game or seeing what the scores were, he still had a pretty good season. They always said he had a high I.Q. in the game. Very accurate on short and deep throws. I’ve seen the man escape sacks to move around for more time for the WRs. Like McNabb did and Big Ben does.
        From reading all of the above, it’s saying…WE NEED A #1 RD QB! Reid can help teach ANY of the QBs to work on their skills. I’m with the writer on this 1. No defensive player or OL man. QB is what the team has been for YRS…since Trent Green lost his career. Don’t that tell you fans enough???

        • Michael Shaw

          Is there a place I can go to watch some of the film on Geno. I keep hearing WV Chief’s fans say how good he is and I would like to see for myself. The one game I saw was against K-State and he didn’t look that well if memory serves me correctly.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

            look him up on youtube

    • Michael Shaw

      Here’s to hoping that Aaron Murray declares himself eligible for the draft. He is the only one that TRULY grades out to be worth the #1 pick. Geno Smith won’t be nearly as good as Murray and Barkley is from USC, enough said about him. Glennon, not really sure about him.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.aldridge.73 Jonathan Aldridge

        murray has already said hes staying in college. geno smith will be a fine qb under good coaching and good surroundings.

      • KCMikeG

        Where is the grading out you reference? I would like to see what makes them better. Even though Murray is not coming out. I like Geno Smith for his physical skills, IQ, ability to extend the play, excellent TD to Int ration, completion %, extremely low # of sacks taken and that he has gotten better each of the last three years. I would like us to draft Taj Boyd with our #3 pick as an insurance policy.

      • Brady Warshawsky

        Totally agree. Murray is a stud.

    • KCMikeG

      I like Geno and think it could work very well for us. If we do I am totally on board for selecting another QB in the 3rd or 4th round. But try this one on for size. How about trading out instead of down. Let’s trade out of our #1 pick for a #1 next year and a 2nd this year. Take QB Boyd (if he comes out)
      and CB Rhodes in the 2nd round. Then if things don’t work out we are positioned to go after Manziel or one of the other impressive QB’s coming out next year with two #1′s and give up 2015′s #1 and whatever else it takes to get it done. We would still have Boyd and if he has worked out could be traded for another 1st rounder or be a fantastic back up QB. I am almost to the point of wanting Tajh Boyd over Geno Smith after watching him bravely fight back from behind for the win vs LSU’s top ranked defense. So what do you think?

  • tm1946

    I would like to believe Reid is a long haul answer. If so, he may need more than one season to get his team on the field. I am not a big believer “ti takes years” but with no QB and little player development of the last 4 season, I will have to be patient.

    I just do not like any of the QBs available, you got to have someone but to spend a first round pick on a guy you do not love makes no sense. Find me a good one and I am with you but Geno or Barkley just are not it. I am betting there is one or two out there, just do not know who..

    • Ron White

      That is the point….you really don’t know who ….so you take the Best QB available with first pick when it is your most GLARING need. No other position on the team will mean as much if you hit the mark. At this point reaching or not reaching does not matter. You only have a chance to make a difference with a QB if you pull the trigger. Don’t want any more scrubs from other teams.

  • Michael Shaw

    Great read Lyle. I agree 100% that the hire is only good if he gets the right DC and QB for this team. Andy Reid, you are NOW on the clock!! Good luck my friend!!!

  • jpopejoy

    well written article, but I think you are missing one thing. Of those 1st round QBs taken, how many were 1st round prospects. McNabb was a projected top 10 talent. Geno Smith is #23 and Barkely #32 (on Kipers current top picks). I think those that are ok with the chiefs passing on a QB in the 1st round (and i’m actually starting to lean that way) is b/c they feel they could get Barkley in the 2nd round.

    Full Disclosure: Geno Smith scares me. You take out his ridiculous 6td game and I don’t think people look at him the same way. Barkely wasn’t as good this year as last, but his numbers aren’t THAT far off, and the INTs can be attributed to a porous defense that had them playing from behind a lot. I think if you get a top 5 talent at a position of need (DT, DE if we let go of Dorsey and Jackson…or the less sexy Guard/OT pick), then get Barkley in the 2nd round.

    contrary to a lot of reports, who is looking for a QB this year? AZ and JAX…i think it’s widely believed JAX will be stupid, get Tebow and not draft a QB. AZ may end up w/ Alex Smith or Matt Flynn. If those 2 teams fill a need (which we’ll obviously know by draft day)…who is gonna get a QB? Foles played too well in philly. Jake Locker is too young to move on in TEN.

    i think that’s the angle people are coming from…at least I am

    • http://www.facebook.com/genemyuk Gene Yuknis

      i agree with you all the way. take the very best player in the draft, period. don’t waste it on a ?

    • KCMikeG

      I’ll give you USC’s porous defense and raise you the WV defense that Geno was always digging out of the hole they put them in and he had 6 more TD’s and less than half of the Int’s of Barkley. Plus Barkley is coming off an injury.

      Teams that need QB’s are Az, Jax, Titans, Vikes, Philly, NYJ and to a lesser degree but trending towards a major need SD, Dal, Bears, Bills and Faiders. Smith may be a bandaid for one of the trending teams but Flynn is a bust. Even if Jax get tebow they will still need a young QB to develop as Gabbert has failed. Titans will have to draft a QB as Locker is not developing and Hasselbeck is near done. The Eagles can’t put all of their eggs in the Foles basket either.

      In some the mocks I’m seeing Smith, Barkley & Wilson are all off the board by pick #10. NO where am I seeing Geno as a “border line” 1st round choice. There has been a shift towards QB’s falling though which could to our advantage. For us to us our #1 pick on Geno Smith I would love to see a post comparison of him to Tajh Boyd who we can get with our 3rd or 4th round pick if he comes out. He impressed the hell out of me vs LSU’s highly ranked defense.

      • jpopejoy

        fair point on WV, altho i think the Pac-12 is considerably better.

        also, i mispoke, i meant they are “borderline 1st round talent”. not projection. Someone is gonna reach (ala tannehill and gabbert)

        Vikings just had a young QB take them to playoffs…they ain’t drafting a qb

        philly has seen enough promise of foles they aren’t drafting a qb in the 1st or 2nd round, they have SO MANY more positions of need

        Titans – still too early to pull the plug on a top 10 pick, and he’s only started 1 full year.

        Some team will end up w/ Alex Smith or Flynn (jets maybe?).

        SD has a top 10 qb, they aren’t drafting

        Dallas has Romo they aren’t drafting a qb

        Raiders are too stupid to draft a qb, they’ll believe Terrel Pryor is good enough ;)

        Bills – maybe, altho they have A LOT of money in Fitzpatrick (similar to the Cassel situation)

        I’ve seen mock drafts w/ all 3 going in top 10 and only 1 going in the 1st round…as the draft gets closer, that’ll be a little more telling, and chiefs should have a better idea…

        my point is *if* you can get barkley in the 2nd (or use the 2nd round pick to trade up 10 spots into the 1st), then you get the best player in the draft. b/c i don’t believe there is a substantial difference between the two, however, the combine should change some of that

        • KCMikeG

          If we stay at #1 or even trade down if he slips then Geno Smith is the guy. Over the last three years Barkley’s attempts, yards, completion %, TD’s and QB rating has declined while his Int’s have doubled. I’ll pass even in the 2nd round.

          Ponder didn’t take them there AP did. Ponder has a throwing arm injury and Joe Webb is NOT a plan B

          Philly – too early and no plan B,

          Titans – maybe too early to pull plug but no plan B,

          Rivers is in a tail spin with completion %/yards/YPC/rating/TD’s all in decline over the last 3 years with an increase in turnovers and his passer rating has not been top 10 the last two years with NO playoffs over the same period.

          Romo has choked time and again, is 1-3 in the playoffs and his 29TD’s to 22 turnover ratio this year is horrendous – time for a plan B. I wish the faiders were that stupid.

          Fitzpatrick terrible his whole career with 25TD to 24 turnover ratio in 2012, 62% highest career completion % and 83 highest career QB rating – time for plan B

          Bears not desperate but no plan B

          NYJ desperate and no plan B

          Az & Jax are as desperate as we are plus I forgot the Fins as they need help too.

          All we need is one team to trade down or out with which may end up being our best choice.

          • jpopejoy

            ok ok…first off, you just made up the Barkley stats. this year his INTs went up, but his numbers have not gone down the last 3 years.

            2010 – 2791 yds, 62.6%, 26 tds, 12ints, psr rating 141.2
            2011 – 3528 yds, 69.1%, 39tds, 7 ints, psr rating 161.2
            2012 – 3273 yds, 63.6%, 36tds, 15 ints, psr rating 157.6

            ya this year wasn’t as good as last, but this year still better than 2 years ago…and his yards per attempt were the highest this year of his career (8.46 yds/a). He had 59 fewer attemps, for 250 less yards. at his average an attempt 8.46 x 59 he’d have 500 yards more. giving him 250 yards MORE than last year. they had a stud RB (the penn st transfer), so of course he threw less. and he also played 2 fewer games.

            Andrew Lucks Senior numbers

            3517 yds, 71%, 37tds, 10 ints, 169.7 rating

            yes they are better, esp completion %, but barkleys junior year is right there, AND luck was on a winning team that generally had a lead. I’M NOT SAYING HE IS LUCK. i’m saying his current reputation is far below what the stats tell me.

            now to the current nfl QBs, i’m not denying some teams need a “plan b”, but i think you’re missing my point. Plan Bs are not drafted in the 1st round. The chiefs have the 1st pick of the 2nd round. if we don’t trade up.

            do you think SD, Dal, Philly, Titans, Bears, and Vikings are gonna draft a 1st round qb? of course they aren’t. In fact, I’d be fine w/ 3 of those starters.

            so I would think we can agree the ONLY teams that would remotely take a QB in the 1st round would be

            AZ, Jax, Bills (who i predict will late until the 2nd/3rd and get the syracuse QB), Raiders, Jets, and Chiefs.

            2 of those squads will likely end up w/ Alex Smith and Matt Flynn.

            Jax likely Tebow, which takes them out of a FIRST ROUND qb pick.

            Raiders may run w/ Palmer, or be dumb enough to ride w/ Terrel Pryor, or draft a qb in the 2nd or later.

            Geno Smith scares me w/ the spread offense and running like he does. Durability will be an issue at the next level, imo.

            I like the traditional offense Barkley ran, and I think he will be best suited as an NFL long term qb.

          • KCMikeG

            ok ok… time for me to put something down. You are absolutely right on the Barkley’s numbers you posted. I unfortunately looked at graphic that listed them from 2009 to 2012 so I was looking at the rise of his numbers from 2009 to 2011 thinking it was a decline. Sorry – but his Int’s did still double as did his sacks. His TD’s, yards and completion % also declined. Also the assumption that more attempts would equal more yards is as valid more attempts could have lowered his completion % too. I really liked him in 2011 but after this year and the injury and the curse of the USC QB I have swung back towards Geno Smith. Speaking of Geno – don’t be scared my fellow fan. Geno is not RGIII, as many compare, when it comes to running which your durability concerned is surely based on. While their passing numbers are similar RGIII ran for over 2,000 yards in three years and Geno ran for less than 400 yards his entire 4 years. He is a pocket passer that can extend the play not run 120 for 815 like RGIII did this year. Look what happened to him. Sad for him and the Skins – all those picks. Makes picking Cousins look pretty brilliant – IF he works out next year.

            I agree with you the plan B’s aren’t drafted in the 1st round. My point was that there are quite a few teams that need plan B QB’s this year that will snap up those #2-4 round projects or back ups. This reduces the 1st round QB pool to Smith, maybe Barkley or maybe Wilson. In the mocks I have seen the QB’s are slipping with Smith possibly being the ONLY 1st round pick. With Barkley and Wilson available in rounds #2-4 Why would any of those teams want to settle for Alex Smith (if he’s available) or the unproven Flynn (contract buy out) or the college running QB Tebow over one of those potential 1st round picks who could very well be a franchise QB? NONE of the FA’s will ever be that.

            The West Coast vs Spread is not an issue as one of Geno’s greatest attributes is one of the key components of the system – accuracy. Plus part two is provided by Reid who likes to run his WC with the type of speed WR’s that Geno has succeeded with already. Geno and Reid are a match made in football heaven. I look forward to cheering them both on to success this year.

  • jpopejoy

    on a side note we are arguing over drafting a QB that is a borderline 1st rounder w/ the 1st overall pick…last year a ton of people didn’t want to “suck for luck”…hmm…

  • Priest4Prez

    I say get Lovie Smith as Defensive Cordinator

  • [email protected]

    Some very important moves to be made by Coach Reid. Here is the latest rumor mill.
    NFL Draft- Chiefs likely to draft QB but not necessarily Geno Smith. Geno has great upside but it is widely believed Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson will make the better Pro much like Aaron Rodgers

    Coaching Staff:
    Pat Shurmur-OFFENSE
    OC-Brad Childress
    QB Coach- Doug Pedersen
    OL- Juan Castillo

    DC- Eric Mangini or
    Asst. HC Ray Horton (if not hired as HC by NFL team will be on short list as Coord for 3-4 Defense which best suits Chiefs D.)

  • superman_25_58

    Some people have seen my post on Geno vs Peers, vs last years rookies, and vs HOF QB’s I believe you can find it on CLARK HUNT FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS…… I absolutely believe and trust that Geno is the way to go!!!! I’ll just do the last years rooks vs Geno Smith if you wanna look at rest go to post.

    Geno Smith- 98 TD/21 INT IN FOUR YEARS THAT MEANS GENO BASICLY THREW AN AVERAGE OF 5.25 INT A YEAR! (DAMN GOOD). GENO HAS A 67.4 CAREER COMPLETION%,

    ANDREW LUCK- DURING HIS 3 YEAR SPAN PLAYING FOR STANFORD LUCK THREW 82 TD/ 22 INT – 16 LESS TD’S AND 1 MORE INT, THREW AN AVERAGE OF 7.33333 INT A YEAR. LUCK HAD A CAREER COMPLETION% OF 67.0%. .4% LESS THAN GENO! GENO ALSO THREW FOR ALMOST 300 MORE ATTEMPTS

    RG3- IN FOUR YEARS WITH BAYLOR RG3 THREW 78 TD/17 INT. RG3 THREW FOR A CAREER COMP% OF 67.1%, .3% LESS THAN GENO SMITH. HE THREW FOR AN AVERAGE OF 4.25 INT A YEAR YES A LIL BETTER THAN GENO BUT GENO THREW ALMOST 300 MORE ATTEMPTS AS WELL AND THREW 20 MORE TD’S.

    PEOPLE SAY SMITH ISN’T A “LUCK OR RG3″ WELL IMHO HE LOOKS ALOT LIKE LUCK IN STYLE OF PLAY. GENO NEEDS TO BE OUR FUTURE!!!!

  • Matt Finucane

    Whats all this “draft a QB” talk? We still don’t know what we have in Cassel, people! He’s gonna need at least two more years to fully buy into the system.

    Re: Your point on Lil Clarkie

    I’m no big fan of his, obviously, but he does get his man, even I have to admit that. I think, though, that one of those men should turn out to be a good man before we really start slingin’ praise.

  • Brady Warshawsky

    I like that Aaron Murray kid out of Georgia. Does anyone know if he declared yet? He could be something special. IMO.

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