Video: Geno Smith Is Worthy Of The #1 Pick

What an amazing weekend of football. There were multiple times that I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat. I kept thinking to myself “How amazing would this be if it was the Chiefs that were involved in a playoff game like this?!?!” With the Chiefs now having their new head coach and general manager in place they have filled two of the three critical spots that needed to be addressed this offseason: general manager, head coach, and quarterback. We won’t know for sure if the hires of Andy Reid and John Dorsey will bring about the desired results for a while, but on paper they look good. Reid is a proven winner that consistently took the Eagles to the playoffs, winning more playoff games during his 14 years in Philly than KC has in the history of it’s franchise. John Dorsey was in charge of college scouting for a team that built a Super Bowl winner almost entirely through the draft. It appears that Clark Hunt did his part to fill the first two sports with quality hires. That takes us to the quarterback position.

The Chiefs have the #1 overall pick in this April’s draft. Normally that would be great news for a team starving for a franchise QB. However, the general consensus is that there isn’t a QB worth taking this year. The “experts” seem to universally agree that KC should wait to take a QB until the 2nd round. This logic seems faulty to me. If it is a weak QB class, why would you want the 3rd or 4th best QB in that class? Even if the best QB in the class isn’t Andrew Luck or RG3, if he is still clearly the best QB in the class you have to get him. The QB position is just too vital to a team’s success to pass and hope that you hit on a rare 2nd round franchise QB.

So the question then becomes is there one QB in this class that is clearly the best of the group? I have watched a lot of games and footage of Geno Smith, Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson, and Mike Glennon and I feel like one of them is clearly the best of the group.

Geno Smith is that QB.

I don’t expect you to just take my word for it. I’ve put together a video of Geno Smith highlights to make my case. You won’t find any screen passes or quick slants where the WR does all the work in this video. What you will see is multiple examples of Smith making throws that I think translate to being a good NFL QB. All of these highlights are from this past 2012 season. So when you see all of these throws, think about how many throws of this caliber you have seen from Kansas City QB’s since Trent Green and the Dick Vermeil years. Geno Smith literally racked up more impressive highlight throws in one season than KC has had under the past three head coaches.

I keep hearing how Geno Smith “has bust written all over him”. I’d like anyone that feels that way to watch this video and then explain to me why that is.

There’s not much else for me to say that wasn’t in the video. For me the first pick is Geno Smith or bust. Also, Stedman Bailey (#3) is REALLY underrated nationally as a WR prospect. The guy has been playing with Geno since HS and the two seem to always be on the same page. With his speed, hands, route running, and history with Geno I’d be fine if they took him at the top of the 2nd round and kept them together.

If you want more on Geno Smith here are some other excellent posts:

Geno Smith: QBeast? by AA’s Ladner Morse

Geno Smith: Performance In Perspective by AA’s Nathan Bramwell

The Case For Geno Smith by AP’s BJ Kissel

Geno Smith: A Tale In Accuracy by AP’s JayhawksNChiefs

If after watching my video and reading those four posts you still don’t have any interest in taking Geno Smith #1 overall I’d love to hear why. Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

As always, thanks for reading (and watching) and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Topics: Geno Smith, Kansas City Chiefs

Want more from Arrowhead Addict?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.
  • Kurt Rauch

    Nice presentation! I’m sold on Smith as a viable option for the Chiefs at #1. However, my real enthusiasm at this juncture is for the new regime in the front office and new coaching. It will be interesting to see if Dorsey and Co. come up with an alternative or better option come draft day. Keep up the awesome work!

    • http://www.facebook.com/garysgibson Gary S. Gibson

      Liked the anaylisis, but Steadman is not mocked ot be picked in the first 4 rounds, so why would you spend a 2nd rounder on him? Get Tavon, then get Steadman later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barrett.thompson.12 Barrett Thompson

    Geno Smith is definitely not worth the top pick and as Reid and Dorsey are both known for taking the best available, he is sure not to be part of this team. Unless we were to trade back, I don’t see Geno being worthy of a top 10 pick. I’m sure some team will ‘reach’ for him, but don’t expect it to be us.

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

      Curious to know your reasoning for him not being a top pick when the above video made an argument quite to the contrary.

      • Cha-iefs

        I gave reasons but I have to control myself. There isn’t enough room on this site for me to -off the cuff- breakdown all his footage. I also try not to just vaguely comment something like “he’s not worth a #1 pick.” so sorry about the huge posts but Someone needs to make a unbiased video of his play- aside from watching every single snap of a game with commercials etc. This guy has MORE THAN HIS SHARE OF MISTAKES. College is NOT the NFL. I don’t think Geno’s highlights will translate to the NFL so equally. I think Geno needs to earn his respect and not be a #1 overall selection. It would also be better for him aswell. Aaron Rodgers,Tom Brady…those dudes have a huge chip on their shoulders and its better to drive from that than sit on the ego of #1 ovrall pick. I could totally see Geno developing the Cam Newton EGO. I WAS the biggest Cam Newton fan. I can hardly stand him now.

        On a side note: Same with RG3…now I just got to see RG3′s ego this year too. Trying to “do it all” and it cost him and he also got seriously hurt. If anyone thinks those are partial tears in his knee….I have ocean front property in KC or a bridge to sell you.That what they want to tell everyone to save face.

        Didn’t RG3 look like a young michael vick this year? Trying to do way too much with his legs. I’d rather my QB run for 10-12 yards and slide than run for 30 yrds and take hits each time he runs. I hope RG3 learns a big lesson from this season.

        • Danny W

          RG3 and Cam Newton have egos because they try and make plays? Bob Griffin is humble I promise you that, he just wants to win. I don’t think Russell Wilson or Kapernick would be playing any different if it they were drafted number 1 over all. Saying that Geno needs a chip on his shoulder so he should be drafted later isn’t logical reasoning. Watching the highlights and the lowlights for that matter and coming to the conclusion that he stands in the pocket, reads all of his progressions, and has the deep ball accuracy of Aaron Rodgers is accurate. Does he need to develop some? I’m sure because he’s a young guy. Geno Smith will be just as good as Kapernick, Wilson, and maybe even RG3.

        • Lyle Graversen

          “I don’t think Geno’s highlights will translate to the NFL so equally.”
          Why? Accuracy, arm strength, pocket pressence, athleticism, what isn’t going to translate? I still haven’t had anyone explain to me what Geno isn’t able to do that previous highly drafted QBs could. I’m not just talking about you either, I’m talking nationally known draft “experts”. It’s all “he plays in a spread offense”, “it was against college level defenses”, and “he isn’t at the level of previous top picks” but nobody ever says WHAT he doesn’t have that previous top picks did.

          • KCMikeG

            I keep asking the same questions and no one can answer them – at least not answer them with any type of supporting stats or analysis. Too much ESPN and no research. Just because he’s not RGIII or Luck. And where exactly did either one of those football Gods worthy of the #1 pick in Luck and RGIII THREE #1′s and a #2 all so they could go one and done in the playoffs – Hell Cassel did that for us! Kaepernick (NFC championship game + ?) was a 2nd round pick and Russell Wilson was a 3rd round pick ranked #9 out of the QB’s from last year by all the “experts”. I would really like to see Cha-iefs address the numerous points I made to him regarding his pointless response to your hard work.

    • TambaHawk29

      I feel like you just clicked on this post and scrolled all the way to the bottom past all the content, just to leave a comment. Lol.

      Seriously though, do you have anything that can substantiate your argument?

    • Danny W

      Geno is just as good as Russell Wilson or Colin Kapernick was. After watching the playoffs your going to tell me you don’t want something like that?

    • Lyle Graversen

      Barrett, I’ll hear your argument if you can just back it up with what exactly Geno is lacking that makes him “definitely not worth the top pick”.

  • Outback Chief

    We need to sign a FA QB and draft another one because no matter which one we get from the draft he will most likely need 2 yrs or more before he starts. That’s just the luck we have when it comes to QB’s

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

    That throw at 6 min is just bananas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.shrove Bryan Shrove

    great video, he looks good but that is against a much smaller and slower def, not sure how he would do with an NFL def comming down on him

  • Brady Warshawsky

    Good job on the video. You made a valid argument on the case for Geno. I could live with it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.michael.thompson Shannon Thompson

    I only made it half way through the video befpre I stopped it. I’ve seen enough, and hope Dorsey and Reid know thats what we NEED! Just imagine what the Cheifs could be if they have an offense that will take some pressure off of our defense! They have the stars on O to get it done, but they need someone to get them the ball, insert Smith and the Cheifs went from nothing to contender overnight with proven coaching too! I have alot to get my hopes up for, and am really trying not to have the “Dont screw this up” mentality that I did with Pioli and Peterson. In my eyes Dorsey has the easiest job in the NFL this offseasons draft. I mean their are holes on the team but none as glaring as the qb, any smart football guy knows they need a young star to make a team a contender for 10+ years, and that FA qb’s don’t work out as often as they should. Here’s to Dorsey showing he’s not just another clueless GM and doing what he knows will get us where we want to be, your on the clock as soon as 2 p.m. today, and can sign whomever you want between now and whenever. Don’t dissapoint us!

  • TambaHawk29

    Excellent job on the video, Lyle. It looks like a lot of work went into this. I’ve been trying to tell people for the past few weeks how Geno is clearly worth the first overall pick. This video will help me make that argument.

    Also, if the Chiefs draft him and he dominates some teams…..would it be inappropriate to refer to it as a “Genocide”?

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

      I dunno. Genocide is kind of walking the line.

      • Michael Shaw

        Dude that isn’t walking the line, that is OBLITERATING THE LINE!!!

      • Jim Harper

        Maybe just over the line.

    • Chief Hokie

      LOL I am counting down the days before I see that in a headline

  • http://twitter.com/OneMoreAnomaly Brandon Grier

    It would be an absolute travesty if we did not draft Geno. We desperately need a franchise qb and I see no reason why it shouldn’t be Geno. And if andy lets bowe walk then I wouldn’t mind taking bailey in the mid rounds if he’s still there.

  • Cha-iefs

    Nice “HIGHLIGHT” video. I also remember watching great highlight video of KC’s 2-14 seasons. I’m not here to say Geno smith is 100% garbage but I have huge doubts about this kid. Thats my POINT here. Why wasn’t there 1 single highlight from the TCU game? For every highlight the video shows,you could also show a minimum of 3 “low-lights” from Geno. probably more like 10. As for the point he is more talented than KC’s recent starting QBs…that’s without question….. but only in regards to what he is doing in COLLEGE vs what KC’s QBs are doing in the nfl. The NFL is a WHOLE NEW BALL GAME and Geno [and alot of you] will find this out in a hurry. NFL Defenses are almost equally matched with NFL Offenses. College Def is almost nonexistent. The number one strategy of a college offense is to have more SPEED than the DEF does. Thats almost the extent of the “scheme” compared to the NFL. *TCU has a pretty quick Def and it gave Geno problems. Theyre also a very young Def. I’d love to see a unbiased video of Geno making plays and showing his error. Instead all you find is HATERs or JOCK riding highlight videos.[no disrespect to the video in this article] How about unbiased footage good & bad?
    Geno in the pros:
    NFL Def will be faster and “smarter” scheme-wise. In the video it showed so proudly the pocket AWRness, Anyone see his 15 yard drop[or whatever] in his own RZ and he took a sack for a safety? that was the texas game i believe. But that wasnt in the video and the excuse is ..”well, his O-line sucks”. lol thats a EXCUSE. So when he makes plays his O-line doesnt suck now? stop with the excuses when he messes up people. How about the passes on the 10 yard outs. Did you see how much separation there was between the WR & the DB? Thats not him throwing the WR open..thats ALL the WR creating that space. Speed and route running, the Def playing way off in alot of those clips. *The throw; ..I won’t sit here and write that the throw wasn’t good BUT…that throw is made by 95% of QBs if there is THAT MUCH SPACE. He gets the ball out on time but thats also due to the level of Def in college. Timing isn’t just from the QB. In the NFL there isn’t that much space consistantly as in these highlights. *Even when theyre playing off in a zone,let alone man cvrage. *So Kaepernick threw his pick 6 on a out to Davis this wkend. Double coverage. Colin has a SUPER strong arm. Geno isn’t even close to that. The point I’m making in this throw was not that the arm strength was key to make that throw. Its the speed of the DEF,the reads,the pressure,the schemes of the Def. Colin made a poor choice in throwing that ball. ALOT wet into the Colin play so i’m not comparing it 100%. I’m just saying It wasnt just a wide open 10 yard out route with huge space to deliver the ball like in this video. Geno will be facing FAR more challenging Def in the NFL and Im not so sure these “HIGHLIGHTS” everyone is so excited about will translate so equally from college to the pros. I’m not willing to risk a #1 pick in the draft on this kid to find out. None of the QBs doing work right now in the playoffs were a number 1 overall pick. The number 1 overall pick is sitting at his new mansion in Denver wishing he didn’t throw that INT, lol. Point is, i’m not a little school girl buying into all this HYPE and I don’t think any of you OR THE CHIEFS should either. Let Geno earn his respect and not be given this honor of the #1 overall pick. It’s not a lock up that he’s going to be some football God that alot of folks are making him out to be with these videos. How about someone get real and make a unbiased video “highlights” but lowlights aswell. NFL scouts arn’t watching “highlight tapes” like fans are. Theyre watching GAME TAPES. EVERY SNAP. The good and the BAD. Lets all have some composure and stop hyping this up so much with highlights..
    I now point you to YT and go search for Chiefs highlights and enjoy the awesome plays of a 2-14 season. Highlight reelz are just that…highlights and NOT a evaluation of talent. Just my unbiased compensation to shed light on the other side of this QB that is so hyped. Go ahead and flame on me now but I speak the truth and just because i’m not a biased fan of Geno adding to his hype, doesn’t mean there isn’t another side to his game.. away from HIGHLIGHTS. Fun video but dont think for a mintue this is “scouting” a players talent by watching one. Theyre made to gain attention to a prospect not evaluate him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.lindsey.5 Bryan Lindsey

      I saw plenty of throws from geno that were on the money regardless of coverage. I’m talking no slowing down from the receiver and in spots where only the receiver had a shot. Nothing but touch and accuracy

    • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.lindsey.5 Bryan Lindsey

      Also not very sure u could find many “passing highlights” for the chiefs this year. JC yes. Passing game….not so sure.

    • Michael Shaw

      I think you missed the point that Lyle made that video. He didn’t get it from somewhere, he made it. While I may agree that I am not big on taking Geno #1, that doesn’t mean you should be bashing a video that Lyle made on his own for our viewing. Kinda low class man.

      • Cha-iefs

        you need to read more carefully. I even wrote NO DISRESPECT to THIS video. Easy on the insults. Why do people “read” stuff with a preconceived “attitude”? I think it’s comical people put [emotion into written text] i’m not the type of guy that buys into the ” i’m being “yelled” at if someone uses caps,lol. READ things…..don’t read and

        “hear” it. When you “hear” the text you read….you’re applying your personality to the written text. Meaning if you’re a aggressive person,you “hear” it that way. Ever have someone tell you to F-off in a joking way? It almost NEVER provokes a hostle response. Try Texting that to someone. I promise they get offended. Reading is NOT hearing.

    • Brody Hall

      What the hell made RG3 such a sure thing? Geno did exactly what he has done (even broke a couple of his records fyi) but this kid Geno who would have been in a top 5 bowl game QB if his D didnt blow so hard is not worthy? You claim there are 10 low-lights when that is a bold face lie dude. Everyone who says Geno is not worthy always has this to say “Did you watch the games?” or “He just isnt”. Yet people like me who say GENO OR BUST! Have evidence, we have stats, video the who 9 yards… Im almost to the point where Im not even going to give an “anti Geno” person a chance because nobody has anything to back up their words.

      GENO OR BUST

      • Cha-iefs

        Go review ALL my comments on Geno and there you will find the archive of all the analysis i’ve given about Geno. Damned if i’m going to keep posting the same comments. Those that are regulars to the community have the best chance to follow the “broader conversations” that span from article to article carried on in the comments.

    • Lyle Graversen

      If you go to Youtube and simply search Geno Smith you can find videos of most of Geno’s 2012 games where all they show are the plays that Geno was involved in (good or bad). If you read the credits at the end of the video you can see these are where I got this footage from. So if you want to see the good and bad, it is out there. I watched every single snap from every game that is available to watch online. I composed this video not as a “rah rah” highlight video but as a collection of clips that I believe show his ability to succeed at the next level. Was he always on? No, but no college QB ever has been for every single game. My point was that he possesses the skills needed to be drafted #1 overall, not that he’s perfect. Does he need better consistency? Yes, but I trust Andy Reid to help him with that. There are very few QBs that can hit WRs in stride 40 yards down field. There are very few QBs that can throw those corner end zone fade routes with that kind of pinpoint accuracy. There are very few QBs that will stay calm in the pocket with blitzers right in their face and deliver the ball down field. There are very few good pure passing QBs that have the athleticism to extend plays with their legs. Yes, he did this against college level defenses, but if that DQs you from being drafted high then no college QB would ever be worthy of a top pick because they all are doing it against defenses that would never hold up in the NFL. You couldn’t put together a Chiefs passing game “highlight” video from the past 4 years that had as many pinpoint accurate throws as Geno had in one season. His upside makes him worth the risk.
      I’ll repeat what I said earlier, if you don’t trust a guy who completed 70% of his passes with only 6 INTs in 518 attempts at the NFL level, then what are you expecting to get in the 2nd round from guys that threw 2X the INTs and completed a lower percentage of their throws?

      • Cha-iefs

        Judging by you response you THANKFULLY didnt take my comment as malicious. It was a nice highlight video as i’ve said. It was well done. I just used this as a platform to express my point: Why can’t you find a unbiased video [on YT] of Geno’s play?
        and yes..
        I’ve watched every snap of geno, all but, maybe 3 games this season,live. i’ve since gone back and studied a ton of gameplay of the season. i’m done studying him at this point. I’m to the point now I feel I need to be true to the scouting process and speak up on the mistakes of this guy because so MANY people REFUSE to acknowledge they even exist. This is where the over hyped comments & videos take birth from. The casual fan is in LOVE with him because they’re feeling desperate for a QB given the situation in KC. Thats NOT being openminded to the process of scouting. I’m not saying this guy CANT be a NFL QB at some point. I’m saying he isn’t the “football god” the casual fan makes him out to be. [The term Casual fan is not a insult, I now suggest anyone reading,pause to go look up the the definition of casual] :without serious intent or study: I mean no offense.

        It’s just that there is more ideology of Geno in lieu of actual unbiased analysis. You’ll find out te NFL doesn’t use emotion to evaluate players. I think there will be alot of hearts broken when they find out KC doesn’t take him #1. Away from the hype,the desperation,myopic views,the overall draft pool talent, its clear this isn’t the BPA. KC would be no worse off trading out and gathering more picks and taking a qb later while trying to get alex smith in FA. Geno isn’t going to come in and be a Andrew Luck and if he is picked at #1 that means he’s going to more than likely start. [atleast at some point this season if not right away.] They wouldnt draft him 1st and let him sit behind,say,an alex smith type FA for 2 years.

        VIDEOs;
        All the YT videos are either just full game replays [which is fine but most people won't watch every game,every snap.] or a hater video of all bad stuff or a highlight of the good. I’d just like to see a edited video of a unbiased scouting of Geno. I’ve seen videos of other players done this way. * his good plays and then show the same type of play where he made a bad read or threw the same ball into double coverage. Or the DBs that dropped easy INTs. Again, I’m glad you didnt take my comments as some of the other did. It’s to be expected that a few folks will act as “forum-vigilantes” and try to make trouble where trouble doesn’t exist. To them i say, stop trying so hard to be the big brother and stop looking to fight battles that arn’t there. Go do a good deed in your persoanl life and stop trying to be a “hero” in the comments of a website.

    • KCMikeG

      I usually agree with you but you are way off base here. First of all show some respect to what Lyle spent a huge amount of time compiling for our consideration. He was promoting why Geno Smith is good enough to be our #1 pick. When you are promoting a player you focus on his best attributes not any mistake he ever made. Lyle even said that he has been criticized for locking on at times, he said he wasn’t Luck or RGIII, he left out video of any dinks or dunks where the WR did most of the work and he backed up his highlight video with Geno’s stats vs the other QB prospects to support his claim that he is the best QB in the draft this year so your sarcasm about him being a “football God” is way off base. You were also wrong as there was a TCU highlight so pay attention before you criticize. What was so “horrible” about that game anyway? He had 260 yards with 3 TD’s and only one pick, he had no run game support (78 yards) and his defense gave up 39 points losing in double OT by a point on a controversial 2 point PAT.

      When was the last time you saw a “low-lights” video on any draft prospect? If you’re so sure there are 3 or a maybe 10 bad plays (nice range there definitely showing the research you did to support the accuracy of your claim) for every good throw why don’t you put them up or shut up? Let’s see your low-light reel. I don’t recall anyone saying he was perfect. You can find bad decisions and throws from Brady and Manning and Brees if you take the time. Your claim (3-10 bad vs every one good) is totally bogus and can be disproven by his completion percentage alone over FOUR years. Can’t have a 70% completion if you have 3-10 bad plays for every good one now can you? Plus NO one even begins to compare to his TD to Int ratio and NO one takes less sacks even though he threw considerably more times than any other QB.

      Then you blah, blah, blah about the caliber of defense he is playing against. He did play against ranked teams, every team in the Big 12 had a winning record but one and he put up 50 points, 320 yards and 4 TD’s on OU. Like he had other alternatives? Like any other top QB coming out of college played consistently against NFL level DB’s and most importantly from what I can see the “NFL caliber” DB’s aren’t doing so well these days. The NFL favors the WR over the DB’s with the rule changes over the last few years and look at the points being scored on the DB’s you say are SO much better. No team scored under 28 points with 2 teams scoring over 40 points. Every QB had 250-350 yards and 2-3 TD’s against what you describe as faster & smarter DB’s.

      How about you take your own advice and do some research to support your unfounded claims before you go spouting off next time? I’m getting sick of people complaining about his “bad” bowl game – I’ll take 250 yards, 2 TD’s and no Int’s every week – It won Matt Ryan a play off game yesterday. Yes he had a few rough games but there is no denying that every week his defense put him in impossible positions but even so he only had one game where he had more Int’s than TD’s (2-1 vs KSt) and his QB rating was NEVER below 100. When was the last time we had a QB that ranked over 100 for the season – NEVER!

      THANKS AGAIN LYLE for the time and effort you put into this post. As an avid reader of AA I greatly appreciate your effort. I also support your selection of Geno Smith as our #1 pick this year. GO CHIEFS!!

      • Cha-iefs

        Easy mike….Lyle knows i wasn’t disrespecting him. not to mention,I’ve told him in more than one comment he is one of my favorite writers here. His response concurs and he knows I wasn’t being malicious towards him. To say I don’t back up statements is very UNFAIR. You’ve read and responded to plenty of facts in my archieve of comments. [that i've made about Geno.] I’m not going to keep reposting those comments over and over. It becomes alot like trying “to make a horse drink water.” The regulars to the site can follow the “broader conversation” that spans from artile to article. I hardly ever respond to a response from a person that hasn’t been around all season. No way i’m going to keep having the same discussion just to keep them up to date on my facts and opinions. YOU KNOW that I’ve backed up what is now my doubtful views of Geno.

      • Cha-iefs

        wow after reading the entire comment…that was definitely a emotional response mike. Bad day? I have big shoulders you can vent to me my man. Don’t take EVERYTHING so literal. yeah I made some exaggerated points. Put up or shut up? I don’t get paid to do any contributions to this site. i’m not using time and resources to compile a video for this site that I’m suggesting. If you watch a movie that you don’t like all of the sudden youre expected to make one better? There are alot of bad movies out there. We better get busy. i was asking the people making the movies/ANYONE , “why noone is making a unbiased scouting video of Geno?” or maybe someone would tell me there was one. Have you not seen the type of videos like this on YT that others have made on other players? They show the good and then also show the bad. They’ll show a great pass and on the same drive they’ll show a dropped INT by the DB. Am I the only one that has watched these? I find that hard to believe. These videos are unbiased analysis and not just ideology. I used my original comment as a platform for this. Not to disrespect Lyle or his efforts with his video. ….Easy mike,have a beer and put your feet up man. Thats exactly the emotional attitude that ” I’m now sick of” as you put. This myopic emotional view of Geno Smith and that he can have no downside or do no wrong. I’m not out to hate on him…i’m out to talk about the other half of the scouting. I’ve steered away from these articles about Geno and their comments because they’re just emotional fighting between the Geno camp and guys that don’t want him and less about the analysis. The comment are more “arguement by intimidation” at this point and less cordial dialogue. I lost some respect for you mike, i’m sorry my OG comment upset you.

        • KCMikeG

          Actually had a great day but thanks for your concern. Sorry if i missed the humor in your opening comment comparing Lyle’s post to the highlights of our 2-14 season which Lyle mentioned twice in his response. Lyle didn’t take as much exception as I did but he certainly addressed your response by reaffirming that his intentions weren’t to make a “rah-rah” highlight video and chose to restate his point because it appeared by your response that you didn’t get it. As far as i know none of the writers are getting paid but I could be wrong on that.

          All I was asking for was some validation for you opinion. As an avid, daily AA reader/contributor for a few years now I almost always agree with you which means I read what you post so I’m not sure how I missed your substantiation of your dislike of Geno Smith. I went back two weeks (as far as the archive would allow me) and didn’t see any stats or validation or a single video clip to support your doubting of Geno. You have stated that you have seen hater videos which I have searched for w/o success so a simple click/copy/paste would show us the other side you claim is missing.
          I have not seen you address any of the supporting comments for Geno with facts to disprove them. I addressed each of your points with facts, stats, examples and comparisons. You didn’t address them other than to say you want an “unbiased” analysis. What you missed is Lyle in his post and I in my comments said we weren’t calling him a “football god” and that he has had bad games and that he has made some bad decisions = fair and balanced.
          I have posted numerous times that I am receptive to the option of trading down or trading out ( I actually like Tajh Boyd next year better) so I’m not emotionally attached and back up my support for Geno with indisputable stats. But to ignore his four year history of improving performance on a average team with a horrible defense and to “exaggerate” the frequency of his poor performances compared to the fact that he was the #5 ranked QB rating, #3 in yards and #2 in completion percentage and #ONE in TD’s and had the best TD to Int ratio and on of the lowest # of sacks last year is not the unbiased analysis you claim to desire. Respect is a two way street and you have always had mine before. Thanks for your apology and I would appreciate it if you could humor me with just one more repost your analysis that I have somehow missed so that we could partake in some cordially dialogue.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pauldmay Paul May

      2 WORDS! Andy Reid!

      • Cha-iefs

        I agree that having Reid is good for ANY QB KC has or gets.

  • Michael Shaw

    I haven’t watched the video and I can tell you why? Most people sit back and remember how well QB’s do in big games. The two biggest games of Geno Smith’s collegiate career were against K-State and in their bowl game. Geno did not fair too well in either of those contests. Now I will watch the video.

    • Brody Hall

      GENO HAD 2 TD’S AND 200 YARDS PASSING WITH ZERO INT’S IN CRAPPY WEATHER IN HIS BOWL GAME! You have no clue what your talking about dude so stop.

      • superman_25_58

        I agree with you sir!

      • Michael Shaw

        did he win the game? No, which is why I mentioned his inability to win the big game, similar to the K-State game. I know he didn’t throw any INTs, so yes I do have a clue and won’t stop.

        • ArrowFan

          As soon as the QB is responsible for stopping the run I will buy your argument. I don’t care what his teams record was I care if he can pass the ball around without giving it to the other team.

        • Jim Harper

          Nearly all of Geno’s losses were the result of an extremely porous defense, so in order to win he had to score on nearly every possession.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Completed 67% of his throws and had only 9 incompletions. People are way underselling that performance. They’re also forgetting that WVU’s defense gave up three and a half bills on the ground.

        • Danny W

          Doesn’t leave much time for the opposing offense when you can’t even get on the field.

    • Lyle Graversen

      Luck had 2 INTs in a 53-30 loss to Oregon that cost them the Pack 12.
      RG3 had 2 picks in a 59-24 blow out loss to Oklahoma State.
      Russel Wilson threw 2 picks in a loss to an inferior Michigan St. team.
      Ryan Tannehill went 7-6 his only season as a starter and had three, 3 INT games.
      Brandon Weeden had 4 multi-INT games his senior season.
      Yes, Geno had some bad games, but it seems like he’s being held to a rediculously high standard that previous QBs didn’t have to live up to.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        The curse of being drafted one year after Luck/Griffin/Wilson. This QB class will be unfairly judged.

  • Michael Shaw

    Positives: Willingness to stay in the pocket and take a hit, willing to take a shot down field, confidence in receivers, mobility to move outside the pocket, decision making ability and seems to read the defense well.

    Negatives: Takes too many chances. Puts the ball in a position where a NFL caliber CB, SS or FS will beat him every time. In most of the passes you say are good passes, threaded on a thin line, remember this………the CB’s he was throwing against were not the best in college. When he makes those throws in the NFL, he is likely going to get picked a lot more than he did in college because the NFL has “supposedly” the best of the best when it comes to CB’s. He will be taking chances against guys like Champ Bailey, Darell Revis, Brandon Carr, Eric Weddle (yes he is a safety, but he is a ball hawk), Quentin Jammer, Antonio Cromartie…just to name a few. There are better ones to name, but these are the only one’s that come to mind right now. What I am trying to say is that just because those passes looked good in that video doesn’t mean that most of those aren’t broken up or intercepted by PRO DB’s.

    Having said all that, i am VERY slowly warming to the idea of taking Geno. I was a fan of his til that dreaded K-state game, mostly because I hate K-state. If we take him I am will be one of the guys being as critical of his play as I was of Matt Cassel’s.

    • Brody Hall

      Every “great pass” is threaded on a thin line hints the phrase “Threading the Needle”. You can’s say he puts the ball in bad posistions with those Pass attempts to INT ratios, College level or NFL Level this stuff is legit lmao. Also like to mention that Champ Bailey is not a top CB anymore… he is the reason Denver lost to Baltimore if you ask me lol.

      • Michael Shaw

        No, oddly enough that would be the DC/HC’s fault for not recognizing an issue and doing anything about it. I will admit Champ is not a spring chicken, but there aren’t too many people that think he is not a great CB. He might have had 1 bad game, but I think that could also be said about Peyton Manning.

    • Chief Hokie

      The same thing applies to every college QB. None of them are throwing to NFL DB’s. Knowing that, you look for the guy throwing the least number of INT’s, ala Geno Smith.

      • Daniel Mayfield

        Yeah, all QBs start at college level DBs! Fans say Geno can’t throw like RGIII or Andrew Luck. They were good in college. Came out good in NFL. So why do ppl say Geno can’t come out as a #1 pick?

    • Lyle Graversen

      I respect what you’re saying and I’m honestly trying not to just be a blind Geno homer, but here’s the deal. If a guy completes over 70% of his passes and only throws 6 picks in 518 attempts while having the pressure of always having to score since his defense allows over 38 points per game, doesn’t that show about as much as any college QB can that he’ll protect the football at the next level? Yes, he’ll have to learn that the windows are smaller and stay open for less time, but that can be said about every college QB that has ever been drafted. The alternative is taking a guy in the 2nd round who threw twice as many picks and a lower completion percentage with less pressure to carry the team on their back then Geno had.

      • Michael Shaw

        True. My main point is how worried I am about how he does in “big” games. I don’t want a younger, and perhaps better version, of Tony Romo, if you get my point.

        • Lyle Graversen

          Fair enough, but I’d rather take a Tony Romo caliber QB Ist overall than take a Kevin Kolb caliber QB in the 2nd round. At least we can win some games and make the playoffs with a Romo caliber QB. Obviously, a Super Bowl winning QB is the goal, but I just want the Chiefs to walk away from the draft with the BEST QB that is available, period.

          • Chief Hokie

            Tell that to the Cowboys. Romo defines choke artist.

          • Michael Shaw

            Me too, but I think Colin Kaepernick and Russel Wilson seem to defy the Best QB at #1 notion to me. I know it is rare, i.e. Tom Brady, but I really think we can grab a dark horse in the 2nd or later rounds. But I get paid to make sure the US Navy’s Submarine Rescue system has enough parts to operate anywhere in the world, not to make personnel decisions for my beloved Chiefs!!! I know we both can agree we want the Chiefs to get the most out of this draft. I think they have done that the last two years despite ignoring the QB position.

      • Michael Shaw

        And honestly Lyle, after last year’s draft, I am 100% not getting myself tied to any of the prospects coming out this year. Every time I do we end up with Tyson Jackson or Dontari Poe …….etc……

    • superman_25_58

      You can make this argument about any Qb coming out of college ever though IMO.

    • Stacy D. Smith

      Ball placement is one of the best parts of Geno’s game. It will take time for him to adjust to the talent level of NFL DB’s, but he’ll adjust.

    • Daniel Mayfield

      Big problem in that K-State team was the ball bouncing off the WRs. They were nervous about the defense. Should have watched/listened to the talking AFTER the game

  • Brody Hall

    This video sums up all my thoughts exactly… I would also like to point out that I believe Geno can move better than that Awkward moving QB in San Fran named Colin Kapernick HAHA! But the fact that he is a Pocket guy first just increases his stock. You look at Vick and RG3 its almost as if they think Run first before the pass if their primary WR is not open and where does that land them? On the sideline’s most of the time. GENO OR BUST!

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

      I am all for a pocket guy too. The running QBs are more dynamic but they have a way shorter shelf life. Look at Vick. Look at RG3. He’s jacked up already. I wanted RG3 and don’t get me wrong, I’d be thrilled to have him but I’d be a nervous wreck every time he took off.

      • KCMikeG

        RGIII certainly won’t be worth all the Skins gave for him if he is one and down or comes back less than he was. That’s the huge gamble I just couldn’t buy into last year.

  • Norman Gunn

    He only threw 6 picks and has a passer rating in the seventies. If there was a lowlight video it would be very short..

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

      Comment of the day. Maybe the week.

  • Danny W

    After watching Russell Wilson, and Colin Kapernick tear up opposing defenses by getting out of the pocket and then running when needed I want a quarterback like this. The only thing that makes these two different than RG3 right now is that they slide or get out of bounds instead of getting creamed. I think Geno is comparable to all of these quarterbacks. Choosing him would be a no brainer.

    • Chief Hokie

      I very much agree. Man I did not know Kap was that fast! Holy crap

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

        Yeah he looks like a wide receiver when he gets out in the open field.

      • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

        I’m so glad the Chiefs skipped him and Wilson so we could get Poe.

        • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

          Let me amend that. We got Poe instead of Wilson and Baldwin and Jeff Webb before Kaepernick was picked the year before. Not as bad as passing up Marino Elway and Kelly to pick Blackledge though. That’s on my all time wtf draft list right there.

    • Lyle Graversen

      I don’t think Geno is in their league in terms of explosive big plays with his legs. I see Geno as more of a Big Ben / Aaron Rodgers type that is able to extend plays and escape the pocket with their athleticism. After watching every game available on Youtube I don’t really see KC running any read option with Geno.

      • Danny W

        I don’t think Russ Wilson is a burner I just think he’s clever. Kapernick is a burner though. That kid has 4.4 speed I would say. He was roasting guys. Wilson just kind of sneaks around for twenty and I think Geno can do that.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I think Geno carries the ball better than both Roethlisberger and Rodgers. He’s definitely not a Kaepernick type though. Geno’s somewhere in the middle, but he’s absolutely a pocket passer.

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

          I will be interested to see his 40 time at the combine.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            His past 40 times hover around the middle 4.7 range.

        • Danny W

          I’d say he can move just as good as Russell Wilson.

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

    may i add some thoughts to this conversation. it will not take one year or one draft pick to get us to the big dance next year. it takes a little time and a lot of brains. coach reid and his new staff know this as does any qualified g.m. it takes a little time to build greatness. now, would you pass on the next derrick thomas or jj watt to start your next dynasty? or will you pass that up to take a geno smith first? all the options need to be weighed out very carefully..rome was not built in a day or by one draft pick. great videos and info that has been provided here make this a very tough important call.

    • Chief Hokie

      That is very true, but I don’t see any dominating, elite guys in this draft worth taking over Geno. Maybe if there was a Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh or other freak-type player I could understand your point but I just don’t see it. This draft has plenty of above average players that will be good for adding depth, but I don’t see many superstars coming out of it, except for maybe Geno.

      • Michael Shaw

        Not so sure about that. Even if he had a bad game in the Championship, Manti T’eo is projected to be a stud. The LT Joeckel is supposedly the best LT prospect in the last 15 years. Just saying.

        • Stacy D. Smith

          You DO NOT and CANNOT draft an ILB with the #1 overall pick.

          • Cha-iefs

            yep this won’t happen at number 1. Best you could hope for is trading out and someone wanting to move up and get Joeckel and then you could take Te’o at a lower spot. I’d rather KC trade out of #1 and get as much as they can this draft. With this new “scout” as the GM I’d love to see how this new front office evaluates talent.

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I’d be shocked if the Chiefs got any action for the #1 pick.

        • Danny W

          Joeckel is no Jake Long or Joe Thomas thats for sure.

      • Cha-iefs

        thats because you only see “taking a player over Geno” as meaning they pick THAT player as the #1 overall and not Geno. Thats not the only way…. KC can trade out of number 1 and go get the guy they want or the BPA that fits their want & need….that’s also “taking someone over Geno smith”. Let the dude fall out of number 1.

        Regardless, KC is going to draft BPA and that WON’T be Geno Smith. It’ll be great if KC doesn’t draft Geno though. AA will have tons of drama to write about after the draft & all through camp. win-win

    • Lyle Graversen

      Well said, and if as the draft approaches it appears there is someone that is SO great that we just can’t pass them up then I would consider it. However, the same draft “experts” that say there is no elite QB in this draft are also basically saying that there is no clear cut top player in this draft. If none of the players at the top of the draft are seen as “sure fire, hall of fame caliber players” that is all the more reason to go ahead and take the QB with the most upside since it is the position of greatest value in the NFL these days. Hitting on a high upside QB pays off bigger than hitting on a high upside OT.

    • superman_25_58

      Indianapolis turned their world around after one draft and went to the playoffs. So………. Ya, and we have way better talent than the colts and with Geno Smith at the Helm I believe we can copy-cat them at the least. Ya you can say well they have Luck as thier Qb that’s awesome and I’m happy for them but I’ve seen a lot of plays that LUCK looks shaky to me. I seen him throw plenty of offline passes as well as bonehead decisions throwing into coverage and getting picked off. No one can predict the future of these players we are in desperate need of Quality “Elite” QB play that IMHO we need to pick the best overall QB with every first pick of the draft we have for now on until we find a Franchise QB regardless!!! Geno RD1, Ej Manuels RD3 should be all we need to be able to compete though “again IMO”.

  • Kyle ferguson

    I like how the main argument against geno on here is the NCAA is different than the NFL, Luck, RG3, Wilson, Rodgers, Payton, and just about any other QB have impressed people by putting numbers up in college witch helped evaluate if they would be a good player in the nfl, this video showed how Geno can throw the ball with accuracy and how he can put some zip on the ball the thing that should scare people about geno is his ability to work through his progressions to me that’s his biggest weakness, but to me that’s something that can be fixed and will be fixed with Andy Reid being the guy that’s going to develop him, I’m also a little consured about not seeing him play from under center at all but I’m not to worried about it, he’ll have bowe and Baldwin to throw to, and I do believe Jon can be better now that a coach that actually knows how the passing game works, and he’ll have JC not only contributing with the run game but also in the screen game, I think Geno can play well at the next level especially playing here in KC with our new coaches and the talent that is already in place

  • mg2098

    All I have to do is ask myself one question. As of today would I take Geno Smith over Andy Dalton, Christian Ponder, Jake Locker, Cam Newton, and Blaine Gabbert? To me the answer is simple. Hell yes! Cam Newton is not the leader we all thought he’d be. Actually he more of a head case. Andy Dalton has played average, and I think he has already reached his ceiling in the NFL. There was not much if any progress from 2011 to 2012. Christian Ponder has rode AP’s coat tails and AP alone was the reason they made it into the playoffs. I am not impressed with his skill set at all. Jake Locker has had more than enough time to develop, and has netted the Titans offense no better results than Vince Young did. If only Hasselbeck had 6 more years to play because he’s the better option. Blaine Gabbert? I think we all know that was a huge draft day mistake. Besides Dalton all these guys where all low first round picks, and all besides Newton possess no where near the natural talent that Geno brings to the table. So as far as Im concerned if these guys where low first rd picks then surely Geno Smith is. If the Chiefs think he can be THE guy and fits Reids system selecting him #1 overall is not a reach. QB is the most valuable position on the field. Geno has all the genetic make ups of a franchise QB, and the fact that he’s a true student of the game makes him that much more valuable. Geno or bust!

    • Lyle Graversen

      I agree on all of them but Cam. Yes Cam has some attitude question marks but if I’m being honest Geno has had some red flags in that area as well. Not to the extent of Cam, but he’s not the on field leader that Tyler Wilson is. I just want a QB with a super star ceiling. Geno has that. Yes, there is the risk that he could bust (like any 1st round QB) but I see Geno having a higher ceiling than guys like Dalton and Ponder who don’t have the physical talents that Geno has.

      • mg2098

        Although I love what Cam is able to do; I think he relies on his physical talents so much that he will never end up being a HOF type QB in the NFL. I know what he did his rookie year and it was outstanding, but teams began to figure him and that offense out, and put a stop to it in the second half of 2011. In 2012 I think its safe to say that Newton regressed a little, and has not yet figured out how to use his G-d given talents to expose NFL defenses on a consistent basis. I think a lot of it has to do with his film study and the way he carries himself in the locker room. It just seems to me that at times his team is not willing to rally around him much like KC offense was with Matt Cassel. I think poor leadership qualities will never bode well for Newton in the NFL. That’s just my opinion.

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

        well i would be mad too if my defense blew games for us that we shouldve won

      • Daniel Mayfield

        Enough about all the other QBs! Calm down! lol

    • Chief Hokie

      You’re being a little tough on Dalton, Ponder, and Newton, in my opinion. I think Geno will land somewhere between Dalton and Newton, and I would be perfectly happy with that.

  • Doc

    Four words: Reid, Pederson, Stanzi, and Tanney. We have two draft choices now that need to be evaluated by Reid and Pederson (and now Dorsey) before the draft. Not sure how the new CBA allows that to happen before mini camp. New management and I will defer draft picks to Dorsey, Reid, and Pederson – for now. Not saying I wouldn’t take Geno first, but we still have a lot other glaring holes too. With no vet QB to tutor him and no line to protect him, this could be a bad pick.

    • Chief Hokie

      Our OL is plenty good enough to protect the QB. Assuming we resign Albert, we have Albert-Allen-Hudson-Asamoah-Winston, and Stephenson as a backup LT, who has played pretty well. That’s a pretty decent OL – we just need more interior depth and we’re solid.

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

        They blocked well enough to help Jamaal to a 1500 yard season after ACL injury. If KC can just get a QB that is more of a threat to defenses, their pass protection should be even better.

        • KCMikeG

          You’re right! A good QB would make the line and our run game even better. And in turn as our offense improves the defense will also performer better. It sure doesn’t sound good for Geno though. I heard Reid and Hunt on 810 Sports radio today again discounting the QB position for #1 pick. I am starting to get that feeling in my gut – you know the one right before you get the flu really bad – that Reid is going to try fix Cassel or Quinn or Flynn. I will be seriously sick if we go into camp at QB like we did last year.
          I won’t be surprised if they trade down (assuming they can find a buyer). Please let this be false alarm! I’m looking at my season ticket renewal form with much anxiety.
          Hopefully, if they have to trade down they will trade down to like #6-#8 and Geno will still be there and we pick up another #1 for next year and an additional #2 this year. Otherwise if we could trade out completely and pick up a #2 and a #3 this year and a #1 and #4 next year I could live with that I guess.

          • Justin R Groth

            He probably won’t be there at 8 maybe not 6. Especially if the raiders pick #3

          • KCMikeG

            Do you think they have ruled out Pryor? How many years do you think Palmer has left? He has two years left on his $43M contract.

    • Michael Shaw

      Ok you lost me at no line. Our line is NOT that bad. All we have to do is re-sign Branden Albert and draft a low round center and we will be fine. I believe a combination of Albert (LT), Allen (LG), Hudson (C), Asamoah (RG) and Winston (RT) is a darn good line. Donaldson is a great backup to Albert and may supplant him in the near future. If you mean we need depth, then I totally agree, but not with the #1 pick. That is what rounds 2-7 are for.

      • Justin R Groth

        Don’t stress my friend remember last year we were being mocked for a rb because we didn’t have one. People forget how injuries change the out look of a personel set.

    • Justin R Groth

      Problem is typically new gm + new coach= new Qb stanzi is probably just as gone as Quinn and I doubt that Reid or dorsey will hang their hats on an undrafted Qb. Especially when you have a Qb who has been compared to both mcnabb and rodgers both qbs picked by one of the two men in charge of our franchise.

  • Scott Mahurin

    Dude, this video rocks. Seriously. Thanks for taking the time. I’m tweeting it to the Chiefs.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Great work, Graversen! Geno’s the #1 pick with a bullet! He’s the best QB in this class in every measurable category.

  • Chiefswatch

    Considering so many years there are teams with a no first round picks, teams that never draft in the top 20 (because they are good) and teams that waste pick after pick on their first rounder I just do not put that much weight on this pick. Geno is there, we need a QB, and he cannot possibly be worse than anything we have had since Trent Green. So what if he ends up being a turd? Will it set us back anymore than drafting Tyson Jackson did? I consider that a waste of a pick and but I do not attribute that the reason we are where we are. Hell, teams like Seattle and Washington added two QBs in the same year just to make sure they were set up for failure. Both went to the playoffs that same year. Denver grabbed Peyton Manning and used a pick on Brock Osweiller the same year. Denver completed wasted a pick on Tim Tebow and only got the number one seed in the AFC two years later. The draft is fun no doubt. The draft is useful. But if you look at rosters all over the NFL you realize that high draft picks are just not much more useful than second and third rounders. Only the QB is the exception to that so why would you take anything other than a QB with that pick? The Texans got an all world DE just to see him bounce when resigning time came around. More proof that it is just not that important. So in summary: PICK GENO SMITH.

    • KC Claussen

      In today’s game, with the spotlight increasingly brighter on player safety, a quality back-up QB is more important than ever. I expect more and more backup play as injuries once ignored are ‘evaluated’. I truly hope Tanney has been working his ass off and can show something. If he can’t we had better be drafting two QBs ourselves.

    • Justin R Groth

      Redskins got cousins because rg3 though explosive needs to come with a big insurance plan. Seahawks took a guy they thought could compete for the job with flynn. Brock was just incase mannings neck wasn’t up to par… All that being said having a back up that is worth something is nearly a must. To many rules and regulations on when some one can come back in the game.

  • KCMikeG

    SOUNDS LIKE THIS DISCUSSION IS A MOOT POINT UNLESS DORSEY AND REID HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION AND THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE DECISION!

    Clark’s words in the 610 Sports radio interview below. “There’s not a clear cut QB, I THINK that you take at that position in the draft.” But he’s going to let Coach Reid and GM Dorsey make that decision. It sure sounds like he wants to trade down or out to acquire more picks although he did say he thinks there are players worthy of the #1 pick. This doesn’t sound good for Geno unless Dorsey and Reid have a different opinion. I would be ok with a trade out to have multiple #1′s to trade for a QB next year but it sure diminishes my enthusiasm for 2013. We do have to consider the depth of Clark’s knowledge of the QB draft class is and the fact that this statement was made prior to Dorsey’s firing.

    http://www.610sports.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=6194767

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

      A lot can change between now and April. Also, I think their point is, unlike last year, there is no slam dunk choice. Not really that there isn’t a QB worthy of #1, just that it isn’t already decided. The Cots knew they were taking Luck. There was no question.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Not time to panic yet. He still has the Combine and/or WVU’s Pro Day to silence his doubters.

      • nathan82

        Not to mention that even the colts were playing coy last year at this time. There were even suggestions that they might take RG3. No team shows there hand this early if at all. If you expect anything else but coach talk from here on out, be ready to be disappointed.

    • Danny W

      It was pretty discouraging to me to hear all of these things too. With Dorsey saying they will take the best player on the board at the position is scary too. Brandon Albert would do fine at Left Tackle and we’ve drafted D line for days at number one. We haven’t needed a quarterback more ever in the franchise. Luke Joekal’s and Star Whatever’s don’t win you championships, thats a quarterback. Hopefully Reid and Dorsey realize this.

  • Adrian Morales

    as long as we get a qb that is not scared to get rid of the ball and is actually trying to make something happen is fine with me ANYTHING is better that what we got… but some open competition would be good for the team at all positions look what it did for seattle it helped the whole team knowing somebody was right there to take your spot if needed…

  • ArrowFan

    Awesome video. If we don’t pick this guy then we are crazy The Oklahoma game is the one that sold me on him. I would also love to pick up Bailey as well or even better the Austin kid. Sign Albert Tag Bowe and then trade him for draft picks (if he is worth anything on the open market then he is easily trad-able).

  • Jim Harper

    Great presentation Lyle, but I’ve come to expect nothing less from you. Let’s hope Reid sees it the same way. Reid is a sly old fox and it would not surprise me that he just threw enough information out there to give the rest of the league something to think about. I feel strongly that Geno is the franchise QB we’ve all been looking for and I also would hope we get Bailey too. Especially if we cannot resign Bowe. Go Chiefs!!!!

  • calciomoti

    You had me at hello…then, Lyle you brought in the special cake with the Stedman Bailey idea in the 2nd. For me, the only way to top that is to add Rex Burkhead in the 4th or 5th round!!! I think Burkhead could easily replace every RB on our roster (besides Charles of course) with ease and be a consistent upgrade!

    If only…

  • Guest

    How is a 14 minute highlight video proof of anything. There’s not a college qb out there you couldn’t make the same video for. I could live with the pick and if it’s him I’ll hope you’re right. I don’t think he sucks but he has an absolutely terrible ball at the waist wind up throwing motion that will results in strips in the NFL like Tebow did. Remember him going to a qb coach to get it fixed before the draft? Plus his leadership and attitude are questionable. There’s a lot more to being the number one pick than a nice highlight reel. You shouldn’t have to teach the first pick basic things like a throwing motion.

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

    hello people, fill me in here. what’s the deal with stanzi? has anyone seen him play? is he worth keeping? just wondering…..

    • Justin R Groth

      Stanzi is big foot for us. We hear about him, a few drunk or crazy people swear they have seen him but no one really knows.

    • Danny W

      They tried to start him in the preseason and looked dumb for doing it. The kids out of his league. Probably not his fault though with the coaching and leadership we’ve had.

  • Troy Utt

    SORRY…Just can’t buy this one! Especially with a rare 1st rd pick!!! I might feel different if we were taking a shot at Geno in the lower rounds, but a #1 had better come in and produce! I can appeciate the hi-lite clip u put together, but KC needs leadership not someone that is going to throw madfits & needs a fulltime sitter! IMO-we would be better served to draft Joeckel, spend the money & get Albert signed & slide him over to guard.(as he missed at least 3 games last year w/back problems but is still the anchor). Grab a FA QB to bridge the gap until we find the QB we WANT!!! After all we have been thru… LET’S DO IT RIGHT!

  • Daniel Mayfield

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    I’ve been trying to prove to Chief fans that he’s worth it but some say it’s because I’m from WV. NO it’s not! Some say he’s not because of that bad game he had. Don’t every QB have a bad game every once in a while? YES they do!
    Just look at his numbers! They have increased every season that he played. He’s a great player, a #1 pick for the team. Better then the QBs we have or the FA QBs we have a chance at getting.
    That video shows EVERYTHING I’ve tried to tell fans but they won’t listen. So now I’ll just say, “if you won’t listen then go watch”
    Once again, THANK YOU!

    Now just get Reid and Dorsey to watch and maybe they will be interested in him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nodanep Don Pena

    This was freaking great, awesome video man, if you dont mind i’d like to share it on a fb page dedicated to bringing Geno Smith to Kc. Great job man really enjoyed the video and the facts you pointed out.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Geno-Smith-to-the-Kansas-City-Chiefs/217002211768592?ref=stream

  • Don417

    Geno blows and your video isn’t impressive. If I wanted, I could make a video that makes Matty Cassuck look awesome. Pfft…big deal.

  • Bob Berman

    Watching most of the throws in your video, he hangs the ball! That is deadly against professional DB’s. I think Smith can be a starter in the NFL, but the video does not show me that he will be a big winner, especially with no looks around him outside of Charles. Sorry, its just the way I see it.

1 day ago

Rethinking The 2010 NFL Draft: Dexter McCluster [Poll]

1 day ago

Terez Paylor Talks NFL Draft With Daniel Jeremiah

1 day ago

Chiefs To Host Annual Recycling Drive