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The Morning Fix: Chiefs News 3/1

Alex Smith, having gone from starting quarterback to backup for the Super Bowl runner-up 49ers, needed a new team and a fresh start. The Chiefs, fresh off a 2-14 disaster of a season, were in need of a starting QB. Will the trade sending Smith to Kansas City for draft picks work out? Or will the team regret choosing Smith instead of drafting a rookie whom new coach Andy Reid could mold into a franchise QB?


14. Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City: Questions regarding work ethic and commitment abound, but it’s hard to imagine the Chiefs parting ways with their most talented receiver now that Alex Smith is in the fold. Bowe flashed big-time potential in 2010 when he racked up 72 receptions for 1,162 yards and a career-best 15 scores, but shaky quarterback play in Kansas City over the last few seasons has caused a drop in the statistics department. Expect Bowe to get hit with the franchise tag for a second consecutive season.

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But the hiring of Andy Reid as head coach, John Dorsey as general manager and, in their latest move, the acquisition of Alex Smith at quarterback made the Chiefs look a little different, at least to some people.

“I think they’ll be a player again next season,’’ said former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, now an ESPN analyst. “They’ll be competitive. They have enough good players.

“Things snowballed on them last year. The players they have and the quarterback and the plan that Andy will implement will give them a real chance to compete next year.’’

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Today’s NFL is all about quarterback play and scoring points, and both Reid, during his 14 years with the Eagles and Dorsey, in his 12 seasons overseeing the draft in Green Bay, excelled at drafting skill-position players on offense that helped teams enjoy success, including Super Bowl appearances.

Their ability to draft and develop those players will be critical in Kansas City where the Chiefs are in need of playmakers, especially at quarterback and wide receiver for an offense that ranked last in scoring in 2012.

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  • Ron White

    interesting Picture….Two things stands out to me….

    1) Bowe is beating Stanford Routt ….. How apropos!

    2) Is that ball coming out? ……Also apropos!


  • Grandfield66

    How about smith and 49ers first round for our first round. We could still pick up a qb with our 2nd and an ol with the 49ers first round. Keep bowe for another year. And get this bring tony gonzalez back for a year to retire as a chief and give smith 2and good targets. Maybe pick up a vet wr like burress or moss in free agency. Maybe Hakeem nicks if giants don’t get something going. Nicks moss bowed GONZO!!!! having charles in the back field. Top 5 offense in afc 2013. Its a shame we didn’t have jarrod allen and brandon care back. That might make a super bowl team.