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The Pro-Geno Smith Viewing Experience

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If you are a fan of West Virginia QB Geno Smith, then there is plenty of video content out there to support your stance.

Back in the days before YouTube, NFL and college football fans had a lot less information at their fingertips. The experts had access to all the game film, whereas the average analyst-to-be had to rely on only the games that were shown in their local TV market or that they were able to attend in person. Fans of old had to rely on the Mel Kipers of the world to tell them the things they couldn’t possibly discover on their own.

Thankfully, those days are over. While it is still nice to have professionals out there watching hours of footage and sharing their opinions with us, technology has empowered the fan to go out and develop his own opinion. These days, folks can get their hands on almost every college snap of top prospects and the amount of data and film available is growing with each passing year.

We truly are in a new age of information when it comes to scouting prospects as a hobby. The experience of being a fan has been enriched beyond my wildest dreams and I am looking forward to the future. I believe the internet will continue to help us pluck sharp football analysts obscurity just as blogs like Arrowhead Addict and networks like FanSided will lead us to the next generation of sports writers.

In the spirit of all this, I wanted to share two pro-Geno Smith videos with you today. Not just because I am a Geno homer (I am) and not just because I am still delusional enough to believe the Chiefs will select him with the No. 1 pick (I don’t…ok, well maybe a little but I am working toward accepting reality with my shrink) but because I think these are both truly excellent breakdowns of Smith’s play. They are both pro-Smith, and I am not saying that they are correct in their evaluation but I think they are certainly worth watching, if not just to appreciate the time that clearly went into putting them together.

The first, many of you will have seen before. It was created by our own Arrowhead Addict staffer Lyle Graversen.

The second is from shankdiddy3.

If you were looking to kill 45 minutes at work today, well, you’re welcome. Enjoy.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs

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  • njjohn

    Holy crap, when are people going to drop the Geno Smith nonesense. He..will…not..be..a…KC…Chief!

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

      What does him being eventually being the pick have to do with us wanting to discuss it?

  • micah stephenson

    Wow. Geno is a good ass QB. Waaaaay better than Cassel or A.Smith! Its draft Geno or bust! Dorsey Had Farve/Rogers. Reid had McNabb/ Vick. Now they have Alex Smith/Stanzi????? Seeing A.Smith/Stanzi’s name on a list with Farve, Rogers, McNabb, & Vick is laughable! The Smith/Stanzi combo is going NOWHERE! A.Smith/Kopernick good combo becuase of kopernick. M.Flynn/R.Wilson good combo becuase of Wilson. A.Smith/Stanzi a good combo becuase of WHO???? A.Smith/Geno Smith is good Combo becuase of who?

    • chiefridgy

      It was never thought of as Farve/Rogers. It was always Brett Favre and later it became Rogers. Same thing with McNabb/Vick.

      • micah stephenson

        So Alex Smith and then later it becomes Ricky Stanzi???? Lol. Wow. I want Geno.

      • shayaan

        looks like you missed the point entirely on that one

        • micah stephenson

          Yea he did! Lol

          • chiefridgy

            No one was thinking who the backup was when farve was QB….and how long was Vick mcnabs backup

          • micah stephenson

            The point is you better hav one hella of a good QB or a really good rookie ready to play. Alex Smith aint close to being a Farve, Rogers, McNabb or Vick. Alex is just ok. Alex is not very good or very bad just very ok which in the NFL wont get you far.

          • chiefridgy

            I believe smith would have taken the 9rs to the SB and won it for them. I want Geno too.

    • njjohn

      How do you know? He’s never taken a snap in the NFL. You’re not making any sense, at all. Are you by chance Geno Smiths agent?

      • micah stephenson

        NO ROOKIE HAS EVER TAKEN A SNAP IN THE NFL! You cant let that stop you. The other 31 teams aint scared to draft a QB jus becus he hasnt taken any snap in the nfl.

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

    man we fouled this one up

  • micah stephenson

    Wooooow! Man Geno is a bad Mutha shut yo mouth fool! Wow! The Geno aint worth the 1st pick talk is Ludacris!!!! If you cant develope him into a franchise QB then you cant develope anybody on the face of the earth into a franchise QB. If you cant develope Geno Smith into a franchise QB then you cudnt develope The Almighty Jesus Christ himself into a franchise QB! If Reid is this “Alledgedly” QB guru, shudnt Geno Smith b more than a perfect start?

  • micah stephenson

    Dont get it twisted folks. When the experts say this is a weak QB class, They mean there is Geno Smith and then there is everyone else! The QB class is weak becuase of lack of depth. But make no mistakes about it this kid will b a superstar! Now will he play for the Chiefs or the Raiders?

    • Don417

      The QB class is weak because Genobust sucks. And he’s allegedly the best.

      • micah stephenson

        If the raiders draft him we better hope he is a bust but i wudnt bet my house and car on it.

      • Daniel Mayfield

        Ummm, bust? No. Sucks? No. The man has power! DEEP throws. Only weakness he has is consistensy. A “few” over throws, nothing he can’t work on. Good legs. Very few fumbles and ints, escapes sacks pretty good.

        Get him with the #1 pick, train him on the sidelines a year or 2 like you said before and he’ll be a star.

      • Danny W

        Let me guess, Tyler Wilson camp?

  • Don417

    Geno “Akili” Smith, Superbust. Jafatty Russell looked good on highlight reels too.

    • shayaan

      it’s amazing you even know how to use a computer

      • Don417

        Childish insults? What…are you 12 yrs old?

        • KCMikeG

          Compared to your really mature intelligent comment?

        • Danny W

          This is the pot calling the kettle black Don.

    • Darkwolf1414

      Jamarcus Russell was a bust because he was lazy and assumed his natural talent would make him a superstar in the NFL. Geno Smith is the exact opposite. He is a film room addict and is always working to get better. The fact that you even try to compare them shows your lack of knowledge about football.

  • GDL40

    I REAALLYYY hope A. Smith proves me wrong, proves most of us Chiefs fans wrong…. hope he suddenly becomes a good QB, even though I doubt it. Reid will use him with short easy throws, make his completion percentage look decent, but eventually teams will only defend the short pass/run and its gonna be sad to watch !!!! wish they would have drafted Geno…. not to mention pick #34 and a 3rd/2nd next year for Alex ??????!!!! that sh!t is just crazy! same B S as with Cassel :(

    • micah stephenson

      What do you mean “HOPES” he becomes a good QB? He is a good QB!

      • Darkwolf1414

        You think Alex Smith is a good QB?

        • micah stephenson

          I think A.Smith is at the bottom of the ok QB list. He aint great. I was talkin bout Geno wen I said he is good.

          • njjohn

            Alex Smith is 19-5 in his last 24 NFL (not big east) games with one of the highest QBR’s in football, two muffed punts from going to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the team did go in 2013 and somehow GENO SMITH is a GREAT QB (NFL) and Alex Smith is at the bottom of the ok list. Can I have some of what you’re smoking. Must be some good shit.

          • micah stephenson

            19-5 in his last 24 games huh? Wat will his record b 4 his next 32 games??? I bet it will b around 17-15. The 49s went to the super bowl cus they wur smart enuff to realize A.Smith wasnt capable of get n them thur and rolled with Kopernick. O and I smoke nothing but the best but if you think A.Smith is going to b better than Geno you need to just say no to drugs.

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

            Alex Smith was capable of getting the 49ers to the SB. He pretty much did it in 2011. Wasn’t his fault that guy couldn’t catch a punt.

          • micah stephenson

            Will he take the Chiefs to the superbowl? …..NOPE!!! Might as well draft Geno and start geting him ready. I have never seen a mock or legit player ranking with Geno is outside the top ten. If the Chiefs cant develope Geno then they will never b able to develope any QB. If the Chiefs feel like Geno is not a franchise QB then I see why its been about 30 yrs sinse they drafted a 1st rd QB. If they cant develope Geno, they might as well keep trading they 2nd rd pick for a QB for another 30 yrs. Mayby 14 yrs from now they will trade a couple of picks to bring in Geno Smith to win one more superbowl with the chiefs sinse he will prolly have did it with his former team already.

          • Darkwolf1414

            I thought that might have been what you were saying. I agree. I think Geno is going to be a stud.
            As I’ve said before, I live near SF. The SF fans and Sports Talk Radio guys are laughing their asses off at us for trading for Alex Smith. PERIOD, let alone what they are saying we gave up for him.

  • Jamie Denton

    I’m not for or against Geno Smith, I just want to ask why is it when someone writes an article about him and shows video it’s always to the pro side of things? To me if you want to fairly evaluate someones talents, and you want your readers to do the same, then you should post the positive and the negative, and let them make their own decision! With youtube and such out there these days it is so easy to put together videos that only show the positive, or the negative! for instance the Tanney video do you think they just turned the camera on and let it roll or do you think they took shot after shot until they got the perfect one then edited all the footage and made the perfect video? In closing next time I read another Geno Smith article I would love to see the title Geno Smith The Positives And Negatives Good for the Chiefs You Decide!

    • micah stephenson

      They dont show the negative side of him cus there is not much to show that is negative. He completed 70% of his passes so a highlite video shud b 70% positive and 30% negative.

      • njjohn

        huh, what? Well, Alex Smith completed 70% of his passes last year so I guess he’s 70% positive. Of course, Alex Smith had to play against teams like the Packers, Seattle, you know, NFL teams as where Geno Smith played James Madison, Cinci, Louisville, etc.

        • Jamie Denton

          Exactly my opinion! that is why I posted what i did, it amazes me why all of the networks that spend hours upon hours watching tape on Geno can find plenty of things wrong with him, but when you use youtube highlights as your video source it’s only the good! I am just trying to be fair here in the evaluation process and weigh both sides of it, and if I had to choose NFL anylists opinions over youtube videos to make my QB pick I would have went Alex over Geno hands down!

    • Darkwolf1414

      Exactly what Micah said. There are not a lot of negatives out there about the kid. If you want to go out and make a video showing the negative side to the kid, I wish you good luck. I’ve watched a lot of film on him. He’s not perfect but he’s pretty damn good. Tanney himself said that some of those throws, in his video, had to be tried and filmed a few times. Even Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers don’t have 100% accuracy.

  • MattBG

    Cheifs fans have been craving the chance and time to select the top quarterback in the draft for so long that they would overvalue whoever that ended up being. In this case, Geno Smith is not the worldclass QB that so many are trying to make him out to be. He has flaws, the most glaring of which is his tendeny to get down when things don’t go well. If that carries over into the NFL, where things are certain to go poorly at times, all the physical tools in the world won’t matter.

    In the end, Dorsey and Reid will know alot more about Geno than anyone posting on a message board. His interview sessions are what will make or break him in the eyes of most teams. If he walked into the room with KC brass and wowed the way Russel Wilson did everyone last year, with his tools, he would go number one.

  • Chief Hokie

    I can’t watch this stuff anymore…too depressing knowing we’ll never get him

  • Ken

    A niner fan here fellas. Want to know what you get with Smith? just watch his game against Minnesota. Your worst fears will fulfill. He’s Cassel #2. At least Geno has some upside

  • e_racer

    Teddy Bridgewater is a much better pro prospect. It is the Chiefs misfortune that he will not be available for the draft until next year.

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