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Chiefs Re-Sign Dwayne Bowe, Use Franchise Tag On Branden Albert


According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs have reached a long-term contract extension with WR Dwayne Bowe of Five years.

 

The Chiefs likely got the deal done just before the franchise tag deadline, which passed at 4 PM eastern.

As as result, the team has used the franchise tag on LT Branden Albert

This is the best possible outcome for the Chiefs and the fans have got to be thrilled. By locking up Bowe and Albert for 2013, the Chiefs can take pretty much any player they would like in the 2013 NFL Draft.

For a long time, the Chiefs were projected to take either QB Geno Smith from West Virginia or LT Luke Joeckel out of Texas A & M.

But the Alex Smith trade (which is not yet official) and the return of Bowe and Albert changes the game for the Chiefs. The team no longer has a big need at tackle and WR, moving CB and defensive line to the front of the line.

I’d have to say that Alabama CB Dee Milliner could become the new favorite among Chiefs fans to be the No. 1 pick. If things did go down that way, Milliner would be the first CB to ever be taken with the first pick in the draft.

One last thing to think about here. Could the Chiefs be considering going for Geno Smith after all?

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  • chiefridgy

    Go Chiefs! Its about time….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713161916 Chris Olson

    YES!

  • ladner morse

    Let peace and happiness spread throughout the land of Chiefs lovers!!!!!!!
    I can’t think of a better scenario.

    Goooood job Dorsey and Reid!

    • Jarad

      Hit a homerun today! Was hoping for this, but didnt like the chances of it happening. Now a trade back for extra picks would be icing on the cake

      • dominicscarlatti

        If there is any possibility of getting a decent deal moving back in the first round, I think they will do it. Maybe they will do this, pick up a 2nd rounder to replace the one traded away, and select someone like Margus, a CB or a WR/TE.

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

      Best day ever.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jasonfseibel Jason Seibel

        Couldn’t really be much better!

      • KCMikeG

        This is exactly what I hoped for today. Great job Dorsey & Reid!! Now comes the Glenn Dorsey & Jackson decisions. These two pieces – or a FA signing like Canty will solidify our draft needs.

      • thabear04

        I second that… Things are looking good for us… Now if we can make a few add to the free agent then were on track to a great season.

        • Larry Devore

          definitely need another topflight receiver

          • Daniel Mayfield

            Nothing against you… I think we are good on receivers. Bowe, Dexter, Wylie, Moeakie, and don’t cut Baldwin out yet. The RBs are good for the “catch and run” play. Baldwin was supposivily great at camp last year. Maybe he’ll bring it out IF(notice I said IF) Reid can get, or make, a better QB.

      • Doug McD

        How is our cap space after all of this?

        • Larry Devore

          all depends on the tin man? Need to restructure his contract.

      • Ron White

        Wow ….so much Love….what a difference in just a couple of days….

    • ArrowFan

      Now we can start up that Geno bandwagon again, I think the engine is still warm:)

      • micah stephenson

        I saved you a seat.

        • http://www.facebook.com/shaun.ellis.10 Shaun Ellis

          I only wish. maybe if we trade back but not the top pick. Wishful thinking though

    • Joe Myers

      Laddie today just keeps getting better

    • chiefridgy

      Awesome Awesome Awesome!

  • Chris Tarrants

    YES, HELL YES! Managment just gained my respect and earned my trust! Pay our guys what they have earned, check, take Geno #1 and let him learn from Alex, hopefully check!!! It all makes sense if they let Alex play out his contract and tutor Geno!

  • berttheclock

    Dorsey/Reid, or if you prefer, Reid/Dorsey, quite a new brain trust. Kudos.
    Now, who could they talk into taking our Number One pick by adding theirs and their Number 2?

    • KCMikeG

      That would be the frosting on the cake if we could trade back and still get Geno, Milliner or Flyod AND get our 2nd round pick replaced.

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

      The first pick is nearly impossible to trade in a good draft much less this one. The new cba would make it more likely though.

    • Michael Shaw

      I think a trade with a team like St. Louis could be possible!!!

  • Erik Hild

    This just made my day. Now I have complete faith in Dorsey and Reid to make the best choice with the chiefs’ #1 draft pick

  • jhuston85

    5 more years wit da bowe show…good deal. milliner looks good…maybe nnamdi if the eagles cant work something out. Also love this years class of Lb…3 or 4 of em look real good

  • gjrchief

    Say anything you want about Reid and Dorsey… but I think they have a vision, and the balls to do what it takes to make it a reality. Hell of a days work from Dorsey today.

  • sidibeke

    Yes!

  • Soda pop

    Chiefs!!!!!!!!! Lets gooooooo!! I am officially excited for the draft!!!

  • Pessimisticchiefsfan

    Best case senerio

  • Soda pop

    My faith is regained and almost made me forget about the nightmare week in chief land

  • oldchiefsfan

    Ok now trade back with Arizona so they can get Geno Smith (denying the raiders the best QB in the Draft) and we can pick up some picks!

    • Michael Shaw

      I really don’t think the Raiders go after Geno. I am convinced they have worse needs on the defensive side of the ball, so I see their #3 going for a defensive player like, and I hate to say this, Jarvis Jones or Dee Milliner if we don’t select him.

  • jhuston85

    Damn!!! Colquitt is good but idk bout 18 mill good. Just happy this franchise is spending the money and doing the right things………so far

    • Michael Shaw

      He has been worth it the last 5 years, so yeah he deserves it. He should have been in the Pro Bowl at least 3-4 times by now!! He is that good!

      • Danny W

        He will always live in the shadow of Shane Lechler.

        • Michael Shaw

          True, but I personally and biasedly think he is better than Leeeechler!!!

    • KCMikeG

      I know what you are saying. I have been a supporter over all but he has shown some inconsistency over the last two years. Still great stats and has been a game changer with his inside the 20 kicks. I would really like to see a punter that could do the “old school” coffin corner kick to eliminate the return game of our competitors. Maybe DQ could work on that?

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

      Look at it it like this: it is Clark’s money. Also, if for some reason the Chiefs need to cut him later, they can find a punter…not one as good obviously but it is easier to move on from a punter than other positions. I would guess the deal is front-loaed so the hit takes now rather than later.

  • Jim Harper

    Outstanding! I was sitting in my recliner almost dozing off with espn on the TV. Woke me right up! Truly this was the best case scenario for the Chiefs. Pioli can stick it! I am in total agreement with taking Milliner with the first pick. Now they need to get Colquitt signed. Too good a punter to let get away. As Hannibal Smith used to say on the A-Team used to say “I love it when a plan comes together” Wow! More good news! They also signed Colquitt to a 5 year deal making him the highest paid punter in the league. What a difference having Pioli out of here! Go Chiefs!!!!

    • Michael Shaw

      Are you any relation to a Kenny Harper? LOL!

    • Chiefswatch

      Yea F Pioli. I have to listen to that moron all the time on NFL sirius Radio and NFL Network. His analysis is as fucking dumb as his decisions as a GM.

      • toperspective

        yeah, having this total failure masquerading as an expect is laughable.

      • Danny W

        That’s funny.

  • berttheclock

    I wonder how many people have suddenly forgotten to go to One Arrowhead and cancel their season tickets?

    • KCMikeG

      I entertained the thought briefly. Today I am thinking what a great investment I have made!

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

    Lmao, they get Alex Smith and Reid and Dorsey are dumass pieces of shit and now they’re golden. I love you flip flopping people.

    • Joe Myers

      I give credit where its due we still need to draft and develop a QB

      • Wade Collins

        Agree. No personal preference as to whom. Bothered with this: T Tech “D” was ranked where? It really handled W Va’s offense.

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

        I think we all agree there. Just not another Blackledge, Croyle or Stanzi.

    • Calchiefsfan

      Welcome to the Chiefs fans roller coaster! I love this site and the people on it but get used to this up and down.

    • ladner morse

      Just because I’m unhappy about A. Smith… doesn’t mean I can’t be ecstatic about these developments today.

      Sorry that’s hard for you to grasp.

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

        Oh I grasp it fine. It’s the emotional roller coaster you guys go on that cracks me up. You hear the words Alex Smith and all is shit in the kingdom then the words Bowe and Albert come out and you’re having a wet dream. Why? Apparently Albert is protecting another shitty qb that can’t get Bowe the ball so what is there to be ecstatic about?

        • Danny W

          I think the common meme is we overpaid for Smith. Do you disagree? Your the ultimate fan though bro. Most of us idiots just stand in your shadow huh? You don’t get emotional about any of it. You knew all this was going to happen eh?

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

            I never said I knew it would happen. No I don’t get emotional. I’m a die hard fan. I haven’t missed a snap in 30 years but I understand at the end of the day that if 53 millionaires lose a game my world still spins. I’m still a dad and husband and still have bills to pay. I still have two businesses to run and these guys don’t know or care that some guy is crying in his Geno Smith koolaid because they traded for Alex Smith. All I said was that you don’t know what the plan is and ultimately your opinion or mine doesn’t mean shit so why trip about it. If Alex Smith starts he’ll be the best qb they’ve had in a decade so put on your big boy pants and deal with it and move on with your life.

      • KCPauly

        You can’t do that!LOL….Sarcasm font

    • Michael Shaw

      Come on Big Chief, how long have you seen this happen on here???? LOL!!

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

        A lot. I’ve discovered that most Chiefs fans know nothing about being nonassholes and even less about football. I don’t mean all of you guys but there are a few head shakers out there.

        • Michael Shaw

          LOL! Head shakers AND head scratchers I would say!!!

        • Danny W

          Come on most? I think if you use most then there’s probably a problem with being objective about yourself. Just saying.

    • Chiefswatch

      Things change moron and so does perspective. It IS possible to hate one thing and love another. It’s all part of being an intelligent fan. Now just because we are capable of critical thought and you are not, does not mean we are “flip floppers”; this isn’t a fucking politcal debate. Besides part of the reason the Smith deal was so terrible is because it lead to the WORLD WIDE assumption they are letting Albert go to take that LT number one. Now this is not the case it even makes the Smith deal look better.

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

        Wow, strike a nerve did I? You and I have had several discussions on here and it’s always been respectful whether we’ve agreed or not but I see that you are correct. Things do change.

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

        A wise man once said “assumption is the mother of all fuck ups” I say it also leads to jumping to conclusions. If you look back through the Smith trade comments you’ll see that I told everybody to chill out because they’re assuming the trade means Luke Joekel. Perhaps I’m not the one incapable of critical thought.

        • d-block

          Watch Under Siege 2 lately?

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

            Nope, never seen it. Did I miss something?

    • toperspective

      They were mutual exclusive events. Most of us still feel Dorsey and Reid seriously overpaid for Smith. If reports can be believed (and can’t they always?) the Chiefs were bidding against themselves for Smith. No one else even offered a 2nd, let alone another high pick in 2014. Today they made smart moves and they should be lauded.

  • Altarium

    re-signing bowe and colquitt, and tagging albert? my afternoon just got significantly better!

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

      Indeed.

  • Michael Shaw

    Good. That means Bowe came back to reality. Now everybody jump on the Dee Milliner at #1 bandwagon i am driving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chiefin’ainteasy

      Shotgun!

      • Michael Shaw

        It’s yours!! You called it first! Just be aware I like to drive like Jimmy Johnson, so you might want to cover your eyes!!! LOL!

    • micah stephenson

      I still want Geno but ill take the CB.

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

      I think a lot of people are going to start calling for Dee.

      • http://www.facebook.com/shaun.ellis.10 Shaun Ellis

        it we do draft Dee in the first round every interception he makes I yell DEEs BALLS!!!!!

        • Michael Shaw

          Wow! You actually went there!! Nice!!

    • dominicscarlatti

      Milliner sure makes sense, and we know Reid loves 1st round corners. However, if Lotulelei’ heart checks out okay, he might be difficult to pass over. Andy loves his DT’s, as well…

      • Michael Shaw

        I don’t like picking Star. We just used our 1st round pick LAST year for a DT, why do it again???????

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

    Looks like Joekel won’t be the the pick. Maybe the Geno bandwagon still has a wheel on it.

  • ArrowFan

    Thank Clark as well for opening up and letting the $$ rain on Bowe.

    • dominicscarlatti

      Clark Hunt has had a torrid postseason period, and in a very good way…thanks, Clark!!

  • ArrowFan

    Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Geno, Smith. I think I will just a jersey now that says Smith on it with no particular number. That way I will be set for like 10 to 12 years:)

    • Michael Shaw

      No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! We need Milliner!! LOL!!!

      • KCMikeG

        I like Milliner too but CB’s Alford or Wrey-Wilson are 3rd round picks that are not that far off Milliner’s skill set.

        • genothisgenothat

          leon mcfadden as well.

        • Michael Shaw

          Their skill set might be close, but they didn’t come from a college that had a pro style offense and defense!!! That is the major difference to me!

          • KCMikeG

            Agreed but then so is being the #1 overall vs. a 3rd round pick.

          • Michael Shaw

            Honestly Mr. Gooding I would rather have Milliner #1 and use our possible two third round picks for QB, ILB, S, or OL.

  • Priest4Prez

    Yes!!!!

  • Arrowhead Magic

    Now I have only one question. Who are the heck are we drafting?

    • KCMikeG

      The release or signing of Dorsey and/or Jackson will determine our direction.

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

        Yeah defensive line is a distinct possibility. Again…sigh.

        • Danny W

          I may never watch a draft again.

  • family man

    I’ll never be satisfied but this helps. Sign our punter to a 20 year deal and lock him up for life. I say trade back if their is a playing partner or take Milliner….DT havnt quite panned out for us so I would rather take Fisher or the the G from Bamma

  • batmile

    Jarvis Jones you WELCOME! GO CHIEFS!

    • Michael Shaw

      We wouldn’t take him. He is an OLB in the 3-4 and we have two great ones!!!

    • Danny W

      Jarvis Jones would be the biggest surprise of this draft. Maybe have him play a Joker position I guess next to DJ other than he doesn’t fit we already have two pro bowlers on the edge.

  • Justin

    ABOUT TIME THEY LOCKED BOWE UP!! I’m liking the sound of drafting cb milliner. With him and flowers on opposite sides, oh boy!!

    • Justin

      I still think we should also go for tyranne Matthew if he’s still available in the 3rd round

      • Michael Shaw

        I don’t know. The honey badger is a very risky prospect in my estimation.

        • Justin

          Justin Houston was a risky prospect nd look at him now! He’s a stud! The honey badger would also give us another cb on the inside which would be perfect for him he’s a ball hawkin corner who makes plays when they matter the most.

          • Michael Shaw

            But Houston was a beast that had off the field issues. He would have been a top 5 guy if it wasn’t for his off the field issues. The Honey Badger was a flash in the pants player in my honest opinion.

          • Justin

            The honey badger was a beast to he was one of the reasons why lsu had a good defense.

        • KCMikeG

          Agreed. He is undersized for a CB and is more likely a slot CB. WE need a big CB like Wrey-Wilson with our 3rd round pick.

  • kirk

    Thanks you! no more fluke ‘JOKE’l talk now can we please draft milliner

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

      I could live with Milliner.

      • oldchiefsfan

        Milliner wouldn’t break my heart either

    • Danny W

      I still wouldn’t be surprised to see them draft ruJoeckelingme because both of these men came from teams with glaring needs on the offensive line. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see them over compensate a little on our offensive front to make up for previous teams needs just so they don’t repeat the mistake.

  • Michael Shaw

    Damn nice to see the “Breaking News” banner on NFL.com involves our Chiefs!!!!! Take that East coast teams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Calchiefsfan

    Great move for the new bosses. Now they’ve created a lot of options that can work in their favor.

    I wouldn’t get too wrapped in Geno with the firt pick. Now that they have A. Smith they won’t reach for Geno. My hope now is for someone like Arizona or Buffalo wanting Geno bad enough to trade up for him.

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

      They could just be doubling down on QB. Not a bad idea considering their options.

      • Calchiefsfan

        I like the idea of doubling down and I was/am for gambling and taking Geno with the first pick, I just don’t think Dorsey will do that. It’s too much of a reach for him and his bpa strategy unless of course he’s putiing up a big smoke screen to attract bidders for their first pick. I find that highly unlikely though. I wonder if they have any qb targeted for the 3rd round?

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

          What if he moves back a few spots, picks up a 2nd and then takes Geno?

          • Calchiefsfan

            That’s exactly the scenerio I’d like to see. One can only hope. The thing I like is they have options now. They can pick the player they want most with the first pick or trade down and get a quality CB, DL,ILB or a QB. Now the bpa stands a good chance of filling a major need.

          • Danny W

            I think 99.9 percent of Chiefs fans would be rolling around on the ground because they’re mind’s would be blown all over the room.

      • Danny W

        Most teams are doubling down. Why not it’s just the most important position in all of sports.

  • mattU

    What a roller-coaster ride…From extremely pissed 2 days ago with the Alex Smith deal to now see what could make Reid and Dorsey look like real geniuses. With this, Chiefs can shop #1 to the 5-9 range and not worry much about getting full value (Geno could even still be there in that range). At the very least, they should be able to recoup a 2nd rounder to offset what was given up in the A Smith Deal.

    • TAZMOSIS

      Why can’t more people see this?

      • Adam Sherman

        Because if you like Geno and want him then you don’t take the stupid risk of trading back and not getting him.

        • TAZMOSIS

          With the happenings of the last few days, I don’t see the Chiefs with any interest in drafting a QB with their first pick. Doesn’t mean they won’t get Geno, but the chances are pretty remote.

    • dominicscarlatti

      I love the idea of trading back and picking up a 2nd or 3rd round extra pick, but I’m not sure that there will be any such offers, given the relatively similar assessment of players at the top of the 1st round.

      • mattU

        I have to think a team like the Eagles (LT), Lions (LT), Cardinals (QB), Bills (QB), and Jets (QB) would be interested in the #1 pick if the price was reasonable (say a 2nd or 3rd rounder depending on where they sit in the top 10). The Rams could also be an option, as they’re desperate for help on their O-Line and hold picks #16 and #22.

  • Troy Utt

    Great job by the brass at 1 Arrowhead! The pieces are falling into place! We now have the best punter in the NFL locked up, Bowe will be on the field with Moeaki, Charles with our new QB Alex Smith, and we have a year to check out Alberts back! Now to address the holes on defense…

  • Chiefswatch

    They are going to trade out of the number one pick IMO to a team that needs that LT.

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

      If the Chiefs could trade back a couple, get their second round pick back, that would be awesome.

      • sidibeke

        I would eat every negative thing I wrote about the Smith trade. I’m already feeling like doing that, frankly.

  • ryanw

    God I could kiss John Dorsey right on the mouth.what a happy day GO CHIEFS!!!!!7

  • Jane Okkinga

    I’ve never posted but feel I have to now. I’m amazed that everyone on AA or AP thought that the Smith trade meant Geno was gone. I dont understan that. When Alex was announced I immediately thought – they’d take Geno as well. Why did that not occur to anyone – am I missing something?!!

    • Chiefswatch

      Because they are not spending a very high second and number one overall on the QB position.

    • KCMikeG

      I agree. It is our greatest need, has been our greatest weakness, is the most important position on the field and is the greatest determining factor to our future success. This can be accomplished by trading back and getting a #2 to replace our pick given up for AS.

    • NicholasAlanClayton

      I’d like to believe it will happen, I just think it won’t. The Alex Smith trade signals that this regime doesn’t think it can find its franchise QB in the draft.

  • ryanw

    Maybe alittle Sheldon Richardson in our lives…maybe

    • ryanw

      Or millner

  • ladner morse

    Now… the Chief can take …. Milliner… Joeckel… Sharrif… Fisher……..

    In any event… the Chiefs should be better at all those positions next season….

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

      Now the Chiefs can take Geno Smith.

    • KCMikeG

      I like Milliner too but am hesitating a little with CB as our #1. I know it is our biggest need but the class is so deep that there are some pretty good players even in the 3rd round. I think the decisions on Dorsey & Jackson will determine our draft priorities. Sharrif Floyd is a beast!

      • Mike Ross

        Drafting Floyd is a bad move… he is a 4-3 interior lineman. It would be no different than Glenn Dorse yplaying in a 3-4… great talent wasted in the wrong scheme. And Geno Smith still is not worth the 1st overall pick… that hasn’t changed in the last week. Unless we trade down and acquire more picks…. Millner HAS to be the pick at #1.

        • KCMikeG

          I like Milliner too but think we can get very close talent level in our #3 with Alford, BW Webb or Wrey-Wilson. Geno could be our franchise QB of the future if Reid can develop him while AS starts. I think we could get any of the three by trading back a few picks.

          Floyd is not Dorsey. Floyd has played DT & DE in the 4-3. Typically, when you think of the 3 tech you think of 4-3 DTs, but we’ve seen guys like Justin Smith play the 3 tech to great effect in a 3-4. Over the last few years we have run the 3-4 just over 50% of the time. Bob Sutton plays a more gap attacking style than RAC did. With the pass heavy attacks we face we are in a 2-3-6 over a third of our snaps and a 2-4-5 about 10%. Report after report state that he could play in a 4-3 at the 3 technique or as a 5 technique DE in a 3-4 like ours. Below is one of the many I read – from the donkeys! Versatility is what we need and Floyd brings it.

          http://www.milehighreport.com/2013/2/8/3964276/2013-nfl-draft-prospect-dt-sharrif-floyd-scouting-report-denver-broncos

        • Michael Shaw

          Agreed Mr. Ross

      • Danny W

        Floyd is a stud but I’d rather see us stack up that o line if were not going with Geno. I’m with you on not getting Milner too many free agents too be had or depth in later rounds.

        • KCMikeG

          If we let Dorsey & Jackson go we would almost have to go DL and Louteti and Floyd are mocking in the top 5 on most boards. You know Dorsey keeps say BPA. If we can keep Jackson and sign Canty it would be a whole different story just like if we get Smith the CB from the Fins would end Millner as a #1 pick. If we get both we could go Warmack with our #1 as I think he is the only one worthy of a #1. Barret Jones is a 2nd round pick and we are set at the tackles. I know you aren’t supposed to go G with your #1 pick so while I’m going crazy here why not Minter at SILB or even Vaccaro or Elam at safety.

          • Danny W

            I originally mocked Minter into the second round but I know he’s not going to get even close now that Te’o is slipping hard. I wouldn’t be disappointed in Minter. I’m just so jaded right now on DL in the first. I mean if it were Clowney, I wouldn’t care. It’s going to be a crazy draft that’s for sure.

          • KCMikeG

            That’s a great point Danny. If we are going to go after Clowney next year then there is no way we should go DL this year especially after resigning TJax today. I’m beginning to think Minter or how about Zach Ertz at TE?

  • Jane Okkinga

    PS I read AA and AP about 3x/day. Want to thank Patrick and all the writers for being so prolific – AA is the best website because its continually updated – and updated with real quality.Thanks and well done! Noone thinking that the Geno trade was still on the cards has amazed me though………………

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

      Thanks Jane. That really means a lot. Great to have you commenting!

      • Spencer

        hey, i’ma say this sometimes i comment and don’t exactly like your posts (mainly due to sources) but I must admit it has to be hard to keep the site running with multiple posts a day in the off season and there isn’t exactly much to comment on so thank you^^

        second what about the rumors with sean smith from miami??? if we get him the things REALLY open up, and i mean blow up…we could move him to safty (a very suitable position for him in my opinion) and then boom, we could still look at cb, defensive line goes to num 1 needed, Geno is still there, an offensive tackle is an option (highly unlikely, Albert is a LT and isn’t a guard anymore nor do i believe we will draft a RT to replace winston at #1 currently)

        also I know this shall seem demanding, but do you think you could touch on the topic of Baldwin going back to the slot receiver/hybrid TE that is really a receiver but might lineup once and a rare while on the line??? Baldwin looked damn good at the slot his rookie year, taking advantage of slower lbs and far smaller/weaker nickle cbs and it doesn’t require as much of a specific great route running of which he is lacking

        these moves today made my day

        oh and by sources i mean on like bleacher report…i just don’t trust or care for that website at all…

    • TAZMOSIS

      Kind of agree, but it may not be Geno Smith. If they get offers for the #1, and I think that they will, the Chiefs could still stay in the first, get back a pick for Alex, and still get a QB late in the first round. maybe even second.

  • http://twitter.com/hardyboy31 Benjamin Hardy

    Nice!

  • TAZMOSIS

    These were great moves by Reid and Dorsey, and in my opinion, completely expected. Now, as for the first pick, things are wide open. Don’t be surprised if one or more suitors come knocking at One Arrowhead Drive. There are three teams that want Geno Smith. With the new CBA, he can be had for a modest amount, and the Chiefs get back the pick they gave up for Alex Smith, and still stay in the first round. They are in the “catbird” seat, and that is always a great place to be!

    • berttheclock

      Normally, in a trade up in the higher rounds an additional lower round pick would come with the trading spots. Even in the second round when the Niners traded up with the Broncos so they could draft CK, they gave up two picks and Denver picked up two starters.

    • KCPauly

      Taz,
      I like the Idea of trading and getting more picks, I also would like to see what Alex Tanney’s got, maybe the kids a player?

      • Brody Hall

        Taney might be a chief next season. But man labeling him as the future right now is a no way in hell. Get Geno or Emanuel, Tanney goes in as 3rd string and will haft to wait a while. I like Tanney as well but no way he jumps into the big dogs yet. He was undrafted for a reason so no way he surpasses guys like Geno and Emauel right now.

  • berttheclock

    Ah, the growing power of Arrowhead Addict. 82 comments so far, while, at the Star, I believe they may have hit 12.
    However, as I posted at the Star in my kudos to the new brain trust at One Arrowhead, “Now, find a wide out who can get open, catch passes and take the double teams off Bowe. Should a pass catching TE become availible. snag him very quickly”.

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

      We love us some comments. You guys have been great this offseason.

      • steve james

        Who is browsing the star at all hours looking for Chiefs stories? Not me, that is what I come here for!

        • Michael Shaw

          The Star wouldn’t know a great Chiefs story if you hit them in the face with it!!!

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

    What about selecting Geno then trying to deal him? Just spitballing.

    • KCPauly

      Patrick,
      Any word on Alex Tanney?…in stead of Smith and Smith what about Alex and Alex? just sayin….

      • Danny W

        Alex Tanney is a youtube sensation and a huge long shot. Could he turn out to be Kurt Warner? Sure, but’s really doubtful.

        • KCPauly

          Danny,
          I am not saying he is or isn’t a NFL QB, I would just like to know what his status is? I think we have a 3yr. contract with him, and Zorn said he was impressive in camp before injury, I know Zorn is Zorn Just sayin…again :~))

    • sidibeke

      Well, if we’re able to deal the 1st round pick for a later 1st Rd and another, that’s what it’ll amount to. Why not? But I’d like to get a QB in before our presumed comp pick in the 3rd.

  • KCPauly

    I’m afraid to say anything, all the haters might bash me,LOL…I am ecstatic that we kept D.Bowe and Colquit hopefully B.Albert signs or gets a deal, But I am still not crazy about AS, unless we still get Geno, or Manuel for him to teach for a few, I do like the idea of trading back and replacing our #2 guess we’ll wait and see, I will however keep my word and not be negative. GO CHIEFS

  • Don417

    kudos to the new regime. They’ve hit the ground running and aren’t being passive. Nice.

    • Danny W

      I wouldn’t call the last regime passive as much as arrogant, stupid, and cheap. They outsmarted no one but themselves.

      • berttheclock

        Yes, Disaster Pioli was a Disaster.

  • GDL40

    THHAAAAANNNK YOU !!!! This sure makes the Alex Smith deal a little less painless. I would have been REALLY mad if we used that first overall pick on a LT….yes I know Dorsey said they would be willing to re-sign Albert and still take a tackle first overall, but I think he was just talking BS to the media……I hope that’s what it was. But I am very glad theu did this !!!!

  • Danny W

    Wow didn’t expect this. Extremely solid move on behalf of the brass. I like to see them draft Geno and if not him then Joeckel. I’d rather have stacked o line and get someone in free agency at corner than take a rookie db number one overall. Namdi is gonna be a free agent.

  • shayaan

    sign aqib talib and draft geno. let him develop for the next two years ala aaron rodgers. hey, a man can dream.

    • Danny W

      I’d love to see this team go after Talib Namdi, or several other free agent DB’s.

    • berttheclock

      Die hard Jayhawk here, but, do they really need AT’s baggage and taking plays off?

      • shayaan

        he seems to have come around and played very well for the pats last year. get him in the right environment and i think he can deliver.

      • Michael Shaw

        He won’t take off any more plays than Bowe has since joining the team and he would garner a LOT of Jayhawks to actually follow the team if they aren’t already!!!

  • calciomoti

    Awesome this is the scenario I was talking about earlier today in Lyle’s article!

    The only question I’d have: is Dee Milliner = Leon sandcastle?

    • Danny W

      I don’t think he’s the next Sanders, and that’s why I don’t think the Chiefs grab him. The free agency db’s this year are guys who are veterans at man to man not just zone. We shall see though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nico.marquez.98 Nico Marquez

    I love this move by the front office. Now come draft day I want the chiefs to take a CB I would like to see eiter Dee Milliner in the 1st. Or see who there is in the 3rd round if we take someone else with the 1st round pick. I hope its Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu.

  • Andy

    I hope all the things about Hunt doing the same thing year after is done. Signing Reid and Dorsey was a huge ddeparture from the past.
    Mirror mirror on the wall. Who is best player i(in the draft) of them all?

  • The Dude Abides

    Finally a GM and the owner with some coconuts. This offseason has been the best since the Montana signing! Cant wait for what else is to come. Between the draft and free agency this is gonna be fun! GO CHIEFS!!

    • Danny W

      I don’t know about coconuts but they are seemingly getting the idea that a team has to sign their proven veteran free agents that were drafted here. That’s already more than what Scooter pioli would have done.

      • Michael Shaw

        No, no, no, not scooter pioli! It is pooter pioli, sheesh, get it right DW!!!
        LOL!!

  • BWatkins

    This is very positive. Great to finally see the Chiefs front office act decisively and with what appears to be a well thought out strategy. Regardless of whether Alex Smith proves to be the long-term answer, they had to at least do SOMETHING at QB. And since it’s just not a good draft for QBs, I’d rather take a capable, proven veteran and hold out for a stud QB in next year’s draft (which will be stocked with QB prospects). Now the signing of Bowe & Colquitt along with tagging Albert– this specifically addresses primary needs and allows for optimum flexibility in the draft. We have leverage now– which hasn’t typically been the case in years past. We don’t HAVE to draft a questionable QB or a rookie left tackle or a top WR prospect (who will take a couple of years to develop). We can trade down if the opportunity presents itself. As for the draft, I would not take Milliner as there are a lot of very good CBs available via free agency. Not sure how much cap space is leftover but assuming we restructure or cut Tyson Jackson then we should have some money left over to sign either Rodgers-Cromartie, Dunta Robinson, Sean Smith, Aqib Talib or Cary Williams… a lot of great options there. Next in free agency we should go after a solid veteran TE such as Jared Cook or Dustin Keller. Then use the draft to address the holes on the defensive line and other areas— perhaps considering some of these guys, if they’re available… Rd#1: Star Lotulelei (DL) Rd#3: Margus Hunt (DE) or Barrett Jones (OL) Rd#3 (compensatory): Stedman Bailey (WR) Rd#4: Jon Bostic (ILB) Rd#5: Nick Kasa (TE). I’d be pretty psyched about the Chiefs going into next season with these players. Regardless of how it all plays out, I’m already far more optimistic than a was just a few weeks ago– and not so bummed that we have the first pick in a bad year to have the first pick.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584720048 Oscar Fernandez

    Great move!!! Maybe we can consider also going for Tavon, that way alex will have more options! Or let baldwin develop he is pretty talented, and draft geno or milliner or werner or floyd, I would really prefer Mccarron next year

  • http://twitter.com/djjoker47 David Jones

    I do not comment much here because I enjoy reading opinions. Patrick I am very impressed how quick you got this posted compared to other media. I must say I respect how you will not let go of QB. Your last line”One last thing to…” Made me laugh out loud.

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, it had just been reported on “NFL Live” and I switched to AA. PA’s thread was up and there were two respsonses. Well ahead of Bill Williamson of ESPN AFC West, although, BW did post a fine column later in the day. But, yes, PA did have some very quick fingers. He would make an excellent rapid response man for politicos.

  • Andy

    It sure appears we have some competent people running the show now. The signing of Smith and the re-signing of our FA are smart football moves. All may not like the signing of Smith, but it is not denied that our leadership fixed a glaring need. There actually looks like there is a plan.

  • Da Menace

    Great day for chiefs fans..Hooray for us!!! Now instead of talking first pick I would like to see the Chiefs use their third on Rex Burkhead to compliment Charles. Burkhead is a beast that can do it all he’d be a steal of the draft! anyone???

    • Michael Shaw

      Never heard of him!

  • Travis Forsyth

    I have to admit, I wasn’t too impressed with there two (Dorsey and Reid) until NOW! GREAT JOB GUYS!!!