Chiefs Free Agency: What To Expect With Sean Smith

Dec 18, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Miami Dolphins strong safety Yeremiah Bell (37) and cornerback Sean Smith (24) tackle Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) out of bounds during the second half at the Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs made yet another splash in free agency today, inking former Miami Dolphins CB Sean Smith to a three-year deal.

At a glance, Smith seems to be a young CB with excellent size that can be a bit inconsistent. Looking for more info on the player, I went to FanSided’s Miami Dolphins expert, Brian Miler of Phin Phanatic. Brian is a good pal of mine and was FanSided’s very first blogger. He’s been covering the Dolphins forever, attends games often as press and his site has been awarded multiple awards by the team. He offers excellent insight on all thinks Miami Dolphins.

Here is what Brian had to say about Smith:

What can Chiefs fans expect from the recent signing of former Miami Dophins corner Sean Smith? For starters, a league investigation into tampering. I kid. Honestly there are not a lot of Miami Dolphins fans right now upset about Smith’s departure. Smith made it clear that he wanted to go to the highest bidder and I think 3 years 18 million with 11 million guaranteed is an indication that he overvalued himself. The contract isn’t bad but I don’t believe it is close to what he expected.

That will not likely end up a problem as Smith will play out the deal and won’t complain. He is a stand up guy and very nice to speak with as I have done on two occasions. K.C. fans don’t care though if he is a “nice guy”. They want to know what they can expect on the field of play. Don’t let his highlight reel fool you. Smith is nothing close to a shutdown corner and never will be. The Dolphins at one time attempted to move him to safety where they thought his size would be better suited. It didn’t work.

Smith has his moments but if you are looking for a ball hawking corner, it’s not going to happen and he is going to struggle against faster WR’s. Smith is not slow but he has never really become NFL fast. He struggles in press coverage and the Dolphins at times have had to use safety help on his side. He tends to lose track of his receivers and allows them to get behind him but he is really solid defending on the outside lines and has a solid knack of knocking the balls down. He just can’t catch them.

Smith is a good football player but he doesn’t play to the level of his ego and while that is not a huge problem I would temper my enthusiasm with his signing. As quick as he can make you thrilled he can just as easily break your heart.

What do you think, Addicts? Does Brian’s breakdown change your opinion of the Smith signing?

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  • toperspective

    Ouch Patrick. Now go out there and find someone with an alternative viewpoint so I won’t be sad all day. :)

    • Priest4Prez

      here here

      • berttheclock

        where where

        • Chris Tarrants

          There there

          • berttheclock

            or “Hear, Hear”.

          • KCMikeG

            or Hear Here. Please

          • http://www.facebook.com/AmericanWolfx Michael Tavis

            or Hear there.

  • Trent Taylor

    That was encouraging.

  • jordanS7

    I believe Reid and Dorsey know what they are getting and will coach him up properly. Also, Al Harris, our new DB coach is familiar with Smith and should already know what Smith needs to work on. He may not be great but he’s a definite upgrade at the #2 CB spot. He’ll be surrounded by other great DB’s as well.

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

      Can’t be worse than Arenas.

      • Michael Shaw

        Um, Arenas is actually not bad…….

        • Danny W

          Not a second rounder good though.

  • Danny W

    I really saved my opinion until now. This is pretty objective. I’d say this is what his contract says that he’s a pretty physical force but apparently pretty average. I’d say he’ll be better than Javier your a joke Arenas though.
    Thanks for the facts Patrick.

    • Kurt Rauch

      I don’t know. In my opinion, Twitter sucks much more than Arenas does. Does anybody out there have the performance numbers for Arenas as a defensive back? I think Javier is a talented young player with plus talent as a kick returner; am I wrong? Am I missing something in addition to some twitter nonsense?

      • Alex Cervera

        Amen. Arenas might not be a #2 CB, but he is great in the slot and has right size/speed to play Welker and win.

      • Danny W

        PFF has Arenas sucking as a corner. I think he’s decent special teamer but that’s it. He’ll make solid depth at corner but he will never amount to an All Pro.

        • Troy Utt

          Which makes perfect sense if you think about it… he was drafted or should I say made the team as a special teams player. Forced into the starting position at corner rather than just a back-up, I believe have left a less than favorable opinion of him… But I really don’t think that is entirely his fault, as that is not really what he was brought in for??? To my understanding…

        • micah stephenson

          Arenes should b our 4th or 5th CB. Not our #2. Hopefully it will b Smith #2, Robinson 3, arenes 4, & let Abdullah and Lewis fight over the safety spot.

          • Danny W

            agree

      • Steve Blank

        qbs had a 110 rating throwing against arenas…he was not good

  • Kurt Rauch

    I expect we will selectively line him up against some of the taller receivers and see what he can do. It is an option we didn’t have before and I believe that alone improves our defense.

  • JamieJ

    Seems a little butt hurt like all fish fans today knocking on smith. Typical when FA agents sign with a different team.

    • toperspective

      Not sure that’s the case. I doubt Pat fans are trashing Welker and we didn’t trash Carr.

      • Chris Tarrants

        Yes we did lol we laughed hard when we seen what they paid for carr

        • toperspective

          Yeah they overpaid, but did you trash Carr and say good riddance to bad rubbish like the Miami posters.

          • berttheclock

            Those type of fans are akin to the ones who booed Steve Garvey when he left the Dodgers. He was the only player to honor his six year contract and not demand a raise. When, his contract was up, he asked for a raise and was told to take a pay cut So, he left and the perenniial All-Star, of whom the fans had cheered, was roundly booed because in their not so humble opinions was no longer Dodger Blue.
            Same type of fans as a guy I knew in Seattle, who raved on and on about the M’s trying to pick up Tim Raines. The day Raines turned down the offer, this guy started ranting about what a bum he was, a Never Had Been and the M’s were better off without him.

          • toperspective

            It’s called sour grapes. Anyone who trashes a football player for leaving for more money is clueless. These guys careers are so short and most of the contracts aren’t guaranteed so they need to strike while the iron is hot. The size of the contract is meaningless – the only thing that matters is the guaranteed money. With baseball and basketball players it’s a little different because of the obscene salaries combined with the guaranteed contracts. Fans need to see both sides of the story.

        • berttheclock

          Carr had his contract restructured downward, as well as several other Cowboys, before FAcy began.

    • berttheclock

      The comment is very similar to many who have been posting at the Miami Herald for some time. No, he is not Revis in his prime, but, why shouldn’t he be able to work in 3 CB system such as Mike Nolan installed with the Falcons last season? I doubt if Reid would have wanted him had Al Harris, who coached him last year with the Fins, bad mouthed him.

      • KCMikeG

        Great point about Harris knowing him 1st hand.

  • Justin Jones

    it makes me laugh that in the last few days all i have read from this page is how terrible all these pickups are. read another few talkin about how bad all the other guys are. its alittle old. anything good to say about our new chief players addicts??

    • Sarah Thomas

      I for one, am damn happy to see the progress we’ve made in the past few days. Lifetime Chiefs fan here and looking forward to Sept!!! Go Chiefs

      • Tom Sparks

        I, for one, saw Sean Smith as being one of the last pieces to make this a great FA signing period. And they are actually getting decent players and paying them, instead of trying to barter lower than avg. players for garbage $$$. The PEE-OLE’ way. I’ll will say he tried to stretch his dollars more last year, but look at the result!
        I, too, am getting pretty tired of nitpicking these signings to death.
        I think a lot of it has to do with getting A. Smith…aka…Cassel 2.0 to most of the Geno Smith Lovers out there. Use the only 1 pick of the Draft on an unproven QB, that most think isn’t even a top 20 pick!
        I like Geno Smith, too. But looking back, that move had disaster written all over it!
        So, why don’t we show a little more class, as Chiefs Kindom

        • Tom Sparks

          Con’t due the great My Disque!
          Chiefs Kingdom needs to be a class act, like it used to be, or we are lower out cerebral standards to that of Silver & Black Tater-heads!
          We are better than that, why don’t we give this new direction the new Regime has taken us and give them some credit, instead of crapping on all the new FA pickups!
          Especially Alex Smith! I think Andy Reid has a pretty good Pedigree for seeing the potential in QB’s like no one else!
          GO CHIEFS!
          Scott Hitler is gone, hurray!

        • micah stephenson

          Can you post a link showing where Geno is not a top 20 pick? I havnt seen not one single mock on the whole entire internet saying Geno is not a top ten player. The thing is u cant always b a scared lil pussycat. NO QB IN COLLEGE IS EVER PROVEN!!! NONE! That dont stop the other 31 teams from trying to draft 1.

          • Tom Sparks

            Sure, I’ll go back to see where I read months ago, that not even 1 QB was rated in the 20 players, but that was not even my point. Before the new Generals started changing this team to try and improve it, by signing designated players, Geno Smith was my favorite pick too!
            But, now that reality has set in, I trust Andy Reid @ Dorsey, when it comes to QB’s! They have a proven history of success!
            In an article that is not even about Geno, you keep beating his drum. I think it is a far fetched conclusion that Alex Jones is our NEW STARTING QB! Step into reality and accept it!
            Geno is a pipe dream, compared to a six-year veteran who has played very well the last 3 years!
            Maybe I’m wrong and they will grab Geno with the first pick, but if they do he will be trade bait!

          • micah stephenson

            Who Alex Jones? Lol.

          • Tom Sparks

            Excuse my mis-statement. There are so many Smith’s & Jones’ coming and going and having to defend my “count to ten” sane comments after you go on another Geno Smith (see, another Smith) Love Fest Rant, who could blame me and then laugh about, but U Micah!
            By the way, Alex Jones IS (proper English) a real personality, albeit a Conspiracy Wacko from Texas

          • micah stephenson

            Im still waiting for a link. Even tho month ago was before the Combine, pro day, & private work ours.

    • micah stephenson

      No not really. Every player signed got a “not bad but not that good” rating. Some of us are more easily impressed than others. Im not impressed. And after Geno killed it at the pro day and it lookin like they might pass on him, its gon take a whole lot to impress me.

      • Justin Jones

        yes but all u do is complain Micah so its not a surprise.

        • Troy Utt

          Thank You! Someone else finally said it!

        • micah stephenson

          Only thing I complain about is the QB or lack there of. Its a ligit complaint. Some of us like Geno and some of yall like Luke Joke-OL.

      • Tom Sparks

        After our more than dismal season, last year! It shouldn’t take much!
        Man what a bunch of whining, brooding Fans a lot of you become.
        I may have to look for a Chiefs site that actually is looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, instead of staring down a hopeless abyss!

      • Trent Taylor

        JaMarcus Russell killed it at the Pro day too. Too bad for him they don’t play in shorts.

      • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

        All these “not bad but not that good” players have potential to improve their game though. Thats why I like this Sean Smith signing. He’s a big and athletic CB whos play is a little sloppy. However, he’s only 26 and he’s definitely played some good football in the past, he’s got a lot of room to grow, especially with the right coaching staff.

        • micah stephenson

          I like the S.Smith signing. He is the ONLY player I wanted that we got. I didnt complain about the D.Avery or D.Robinson signing ether. Now Alex Smith, Davito and Fasano? Im spose to get excited about them???

          • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

            It’s your Chiefs man get amped! Even if these signings aren’t exactly what you wanted, you still gotta have faith in your organization. Andy Reid and John Dorsey are gonna do wonders here, let’s get pumped baby!

      • dominicscarlatti

        It didn’t take much for Matt Cassel to win your heart and keep it, did it? ;-)

        • micah stephenson

          Just a 11 win season his 1st yr starting. A 10 win season the 2nd yr here on a horrible team. With no oline and 1rb and 1wr. But he did teach me the difference between a strong arm and a weak arm. Weak arm QBs like Cassel and A.Smith limits yo offense to a short passing game. Big arms like Genos let you do whateva you want to do!

          • dominicscarlatti

            You must love Glennon, then…! He looks like Brodie Croyle redux, but with less accuracy in his throwing. Cassel was crap as a thrower from the beginning, but was carried by the squad as a whole.

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

      Do you actually read the site? I ask because I have written just about everything on it and I have been fairly happy with all of the signings.

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

        I can provide examples if need be.

      • Jim Harper

        I think he just meant all the negative comments, and there been too many. Especially in reference to Alex Smith, and I agree that it does get very old. By now everyone should be in acceptance mode and supporting Alex instead of lying in wait for him to make a mistake so they can say I told you so. I am more excited about this Chiefs team than I have been for years.

        • Bosco Cletus

          I remember people being pissed after DV brought in Trent Green as well. There would have been people who wouldnt have liked having Peyton last year, its a QB thing I think.

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

          I think the comments have been pretty reasonable. Most are pretty happy with these signings. The fly in the ointment is the QB thing and frankly, people weary of Alex Smith have every right to be. Everyone wants him to succeed but you can’t blame folks for being skeptical. We’ve seen this song and dane before.

    • Danny W

      Name one guy who got picked up whose gonna be in the Hall of Fame or even a pro bowl.

      • Tom Sparks

        You really don’t plan on getting this caliber player, in the Free Agency.
        I’ll gout out on a limb and say Alex Smith has a great chance of making the Pro Bowl, if our team gels fast!
        As far as Hall of Fame, what R U smoking.
        Name one FA pick-up from any team making the Hall of Fame.
        The long-shot might be Wes Welker.

      • KCMikeG

        it’s a little early to determine the final word on players like Avery who has only played 3.5 years, Daniels only 3 years behind one of the best QB’s in the NFL and Smith who has only played 4 years. Look at the caliber of QB’s Fasano has played with. To reach the levels you are looking for takes many factors to be reached and time. No man is an island – except maybe Revis! In the right system, with the right players around them, even what would be thought of as an average player can become a great one. Like Terry Bradshaw for example. “During his first several seasons, the 6’3″, 215 lb. quarterback was erratic, threw many interceptions (he threw 210 interceptions over the course of his career) and was widely ridiculed by the media for his rural roots and perceived lack of intelligence.” Not saying any of our FA will be HOF or even PB but only time will tell.

        • dominicscarlatti

          Len Dawson, HOF QB for the only SB-winning Chiefs team: waived out of the NFL, signed by KC – you know the rest.

          • KCMikeG

            Exactly. SD lets Drew Brees go to NO for Phyllis “Cry me” Rivers.

          • dominicscarlatti

            The Bolts are still paying for that mistake…but it pales in comparison to the Ryan Leaf disaster.

          • micah stephenson

            Lol. Phyllis Rivers! Lol thats funny.

    • http://twitter.com/DementeDiabetic Dalton Meek

      Ya dude I don’t know what you’re talking about, everything I’ve seens been relatively good, got some questions on a few but I for one, am stoked.

    • KCMikeG

      This wasn’t the AA writer’s assessment of Smith but a Fins writer. Always some sour grapes to be squashed when you loose a 2nd round pick who has yet to reach his peak after only 4 years in the NFL.

  • Priest4Prez

    Ouch, nice to know we’re not the only fan base that takes players lack of playmaking personally

  • Billie Cabral

    Hmm. Sounds about right.

  • shayaan

    the guy is just now entering his prime, and will be coached up by emmitt thomas. yes, people said the same about routt last year, but smith is a bigger, more aggressive corner, and a much better tackler, which were routt’s downfalls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dieter.holstein Nicholas Holstein

    He is legit. Very long and quick. More apt to deflect than intercept, this is true. I watched this guy in person during my undergrad at the University of Utah where he was a stud. People should definitely be excited about this guy. Sure, he is not Revis ; however, he is a huuuuge step up from what he have been experiencing. Sounds like a bitter Miami fan to me.

    • dioxintribe

      Yes I agree. This is going to be a good secondary – Robinson has a lot of experience to share and with Smith, will bring up the play of others with along with help by Flowers and Berry. And don’t forget Abdullah. Every one will have a role to play with lots of depth. I hope they can keep them all going into the season.

      • KCMikeG

        we all need to remember how much more we will be running nickel and dime coverages. This is better quality and depth than we have had for years.

  • rich

    I would love to see a Bernard pollard signing!

    • Jim Harper

      Hell no!

  • Bosco Cletus

    I must applaud Mr. John Dorsey for this one, this guy is getting shit done and in a hurry! Today after I learned about the signing, I was thinking about Piolis free agent splash from last year, Peyton Hillis, Eric Winston, Standford Routt, Kevin Boss, and Brady Quinn. There is a pattern here, and you dont have to know prime numbers to figure it out.

    • Alex Cervera

      Agree. This is the by far the best 9 or 10 weeks that has happened to the Chiefs in about 5 years. Great new GM and Coach, best available FA QB who I think will lead this team way better than Cassel, I mean what is everyone complaining about? Were you expecting Tom Brady? Good WR and CB pickups, good TE pickup, good 3-4 DE pickup, good backup QB choice especially for potential future marketing strategy, signed our best players back to the team before hitting FA. We are WAY WAY better as a starting lineup right now than we have been in several years. Applause to Clark Hunt, John Dorsey and Coach Reid. I am ecstatic.

    • awesomo

      While I’m inclined to like most of the signings so far, we have to remember that we were equally excited about many of the names you mentioned, and it didn’t turn out so hot. I agree that there is reason for hope, but I wouldn’t start buying SB tickets yet.

      • KCMikeG

        Boss would have been a good add if he hadn’t gotten hurt. Most were concerned about Hillis due to the issues in Cleveland. Still don’t understand what happened with Ruott as while he wasn’t great we really didn’t have much behind him IMO it was a conflict with coaching staff. Quinn hadn’t played in years and was a huge risk. Winston was the #9 RT so not a bust. More on the field performance and upside in this group.

      • Bosco Cletus

        I remember loving the Winston signing, it was a huge upgrade and it meant no more Barry Richardson, that guy was horrible. Breaston was another enigma, who did that guy piss off? There was some hidden reason for his black balling. I hated the way Pioli ran the team, with total arrogance.

    • Jim Harper

      Right you are!

  • redchiefs

    They’ll put him opposite of D Bowe, we’ll get an idea then about the big physical receivers, then line him up against our new #2 Avery for how he is against speed. Then let Coach Thomas work with him. With that much height he may cover some tight ends too.

    • shayaan

      sutton, thomas, and al harris have to be salivating. crazy amount of versatility in this group.

  • Auburn78

    Actually have read this about Smith before FA even started. Brent Grimes would have been much better spending that kind of money

  • Auburn78

    I would have rather had Milner in a heartbeat.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    This is the SAME Brian Miller that said Fasano drops passes. He had ZERO drops in 2012. I don’t trust his player evaluations.

    Sean Smith defended well in coverage. He allowed just 6 TD’s all year. QB’s completed only 54.9% of their passes to his side of the field. Not much of a ballhawk, but will pull an interception down here and there. He’s better in press coverage than he is in the zone. He’s not as physical as you’d expect him to be in run support (given his size). Definitely not a “hit stick” type of corner. Has a great combination of size and speed, but can struggle a bit with smaller, fast WR’s.

    • KCMikeG

      So Flowers covers the smaller, faster ones and Smith takes the Bowe type WR or even hybrid TE’s that have killed us for years. Just for a reference point over the last two years Flowers has had 12 less tackles, 8 FF/FR/INT’s vs. Smith’s 7 FF/FR/INT’s. Pretty close performance. The big (Pro Bowl worthy) difference is Flowers has 33 pass defenses vs Smith’s 19. I say we reserve judgement since we all know the defensive scheme, coverage responsibilities, and the quality of the other DB’s have an effect on a CB’s performance.

      Coaching makes all the difference and we have the #24 ranked CB of all time Hall of Fame Emmit Thomas and the Pro Bowl safety in Al Harris to coach up this talented group of DB’s. Harris was released during the GB 2010 Super Bowl year after battling injuries but was so respected by the Packer organization that they awarded him a Super Bowl ring. Thomas, a member of our Super Bowl winning 1969 team, is the Chief’s all time leader in INT’s with 58 which ranks him #9 all time in the NFL in addition to being one of the most respected players to have played the game. With the class and knowledge of these two coaches I expect our DB’s to be one of the top units this year.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        People tend to forget that the kid is just 25 years old. He’s still growing as a player. Emmitt Thomas is the best position coach on this staff. I suspect his guidance will help Sean Smith.

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

      He may have gotten the point about Fasano’s hands wrong, at least last year. Remember he has been watching him ever since he came to Miami so when a guy has some drops, it sticks in your head.

      As for Smith though, everything Miller says is right in line with everything else I am reading about Smith. He is talented, not terrible fast and inconsistent. But I don’t think he’s finished developing. Could ed up being a steal for us.

      Plus, he was the #1 guy in Miami. Here, he’ll have support.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Pro Football Focus, back in July of 2012, looked at three years of data for tight ends. Fasano, according to PFF, had 6 drops from 2009-2011. 108 catchable passes…SIX drops. Last year he didn’t record a single drop. Miller couldn’t have been watching Fasano. There are parts of Fasano’s game that leave something to be desired, but his hands aren’t one of them.

        Sean Smith ran a 4.47 at the Combine in 2009. The kid has good speed. It’s not world-class speed, but he’s definitely not slow. He is inconsistent though (no argument there).

  • Jarad

    I’m stoked about this signing. I’ve heard mixed reviews on him, but for the most part it just seems like he’s had his ups and his downs,….. every corner has. He’ll have a good supporting cast around him, he wont be on their #1 WR and hopefully Berry will be playing free safety so we’ll have that ball hawk over the top. The Chiefs have desperately needed someone in that secondary to make impact plays!! I think Berry will be that guy at FS. Time to make opposing teams fest Arrowhead again!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

    I love this signing. This kid is in his prime. He was exactly the opposite skill set and player type that we needed at the other cb spot. This league is a matchup based game more than ever. With Dunta and B-Flo, we have the secondary to matchup with just about about any offensive formation we run into.
    Dunta should stay at nickel back. People are forgetting we have Kendrick Lewis back there with Berry. He can be injury prone but the kid is talented.
    I think we should take a look at Maulaga at ILB. He’s a thumper. Which is what we need next to DJ. Overall, Dorsey and Reid have made one thing clear… They are playing zero games. It’s a nice change of pace. Oh and did anyone else see Pioli on NFL Network ask “when the Cassel release was gonna happen?” My jaw dropped. We have been asking that for 3 years.

    • berttheclock

      You will have to excuse Scott Pioli as his mind is still pondering whether to take the “Too Small” Russell Wilson. The same QB who could have saved his job.

      • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

        Between him and Tannenbaum, it makes me feel as though I have a realistic shot at becoming an NFL GM.

        • KCMikeG

          How can you totally fail at your job and still be considered an “expert”???

          • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

            I get why they have them on their but I will take Lombaardi and Mayock over dumb dumb twins.

    • shayaan

      i don’t think you can do better than arenas in the slot.. he held welker to 2 catches for 22 yards when we played the pats in 2011. i like lewis but robinson represents a significant upgrade at FS. we have high level starters and depth now.. truly could be one of the best secondaries in the league.

      • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

        Arenas lets receivers get way too many first downs. It was frustrating. Dunta is built as a corner and would be injured way to often in the FS spot. Not that he couldn’t. He’s physical for a corner, not safety physical. If that makes sense. And Dunta could have been our #2 cb this year if they hadn’t signed smith so he’s almost fits in as a luxury to have him at our #3.

        • KCMikeG

          We will hav 5 and 6 DB’s on the field more frequently to face Peyton and the like. Now we have the quality depth to answer those challenges.

          • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

            Absolutely, after the Welker signing plus the popularity of three WR sets and the joker TEs, our secondary needed to addressed.

    • KCMikeG

      I like Maulaga too. For guys that like to build through the draft they sure are building through FA. I expect them to put the frosting on the cake by enticing one of the jags (Gabbert struggling), faiders (clueless/hopeless), cards (desperate), brownies (shopping Weeden/McCoy) or bills (cut Fitz) or jets (Gerard really?) to trade up for Geno/Barkley. I don’t see us getting multiple #1′s like the Skins but if we could still pick in the top 10 and replace our 2nd round and and add a early/mid round pick next year that would be great.

      • micah stephenson

        I like Maulaga too. Id b real happy if we got him.

        • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

          Rumor is that we are talking to Karlos Dansby. He’s a solid leader, smart playmaker, and a strong vet presence on that defense.

  • berttheclock

    With a great pass rush, many corners can look far better. Mr Smith will be fine when we add another pass rusher.

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

      I think you will honestly see Poe step up at the NT spot and be a lot more disruptive. Look at the end of last year, he was becoming more and more consistent at getting in the qbs face. Tamba and Houston are gonna do their thing. I wish we had that 2nd to take Ogletree. He would be a dynamic pairing to that group of LBs. Best believe that’s happening in Madden 14. If we could trade down…. Maybe this happens.

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

    Well if they draft Geno they can change their name to the Smiths.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordanmpollock Jordan Pollock

      If the Chiefs were the “Smiths”, then the Broncos would be Neo.

  • John Frisbee

    Sounds about right. We got two decent corners with some issues. They will have to do for nickel and Safety. Arenas will have to step it up and compete for #2 to push them.

  • chiefridgy

    It’ll be nice to at least have a real corner opposite flowers

  • mnelson52

    For everyone saying that Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith are an upgrade over what we had should look at the stats. Sean Smith, in 2012 was the worst corner in the NFL giving up 40 1st downs plus 6 TDs for a combined 46 plays he was burned on. Dunta Robinson was not far behind giving up 38 1st downs and 4 TDs for a combined 42 times getting burned. I now see why their teams were glad to get rid of them. If Reid and Dorsey did their homework on these guys, then why were they even interested in signing them

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephenrfloyd Stephen Floyd

      Atlanta plays with the lead a lot. Teams had to throw A LOT. It’s gonna muddy Duntas numbers.
      As for smith, at 25 they aren’t buying his past they are buying his future. He was one of the highest rated free agents for a reason. He’s got the talent and physical ability to be exactly what KC needs.

  • sidibeke

    Familiarity breeds contempt. Ask a Chiefs fan about Dorsey…but bottom line is SF is getting a fine starting DE who is solid against the run.

    I think there’s also an issue of expectation. Smith was the #1 CB in Mia, right? He doesn’t need to be the shutdown corner, nor is he getting the $ to be. He’s a #2 CB. It looks like a good signing and fit, and Williamson of ESPN described what I think was the KC secondary as arguably the finest unit in the NFL. Of course, he thought we’d win the west last year, but so did I. Ooops.

  • GDL40

    Maybe he’ll turn things around and Dolphins fans will be all mad and ask why the hell he didnt tear sh!t up like that while in Miami…. got 3 ints maybe he gets 6 with us !!!! —- seriously though, some players play better on a new team some play worse and some the same….. all I know is , this is an UPGRADE ! ….. so lets support our team and hope for the best ….. POSITIVE VIBES !

    • Daniel Mayfield

      EXACTLY! Don’t go by 1 mans words. He was #1 on a show today. He’s a CB that’s 6’3″. Usually CBs don’t come at that size, that’s mostly a WR. They say he don’t catch much? As long as he can knock balls down I’ll be happy.

      Starting CBs, Smith and Flowers. Safeties Berry and Abdullah or Robinson. Nickle(or however u spell that) Arenas and maybe Robinson(depends on where he’s at). If he’s Safety, put him CB and Abdullah in at Safety.

      Point is, there’s plenty of players for depth and to move around. Players from the roster-

      Robinson, Smith, Flowers, Arenas, Brown, Abdullah, Menzie, Daniels, Elam, Gumbs, Hartman, Lewis, McCarthy, Thorpe.

      Don’t know all of them or how good they are but I’m sure that the players you don’t hear much about, can make more of themselves if they had the chance. Especially the younger and newer guys.

      WE WILL HAVE A BETTER DEFENSE THIS SEASON! IMO anyway (It helps a lot that Crennel is gone)

      It’s already showing a better offense too

  • Adrian Morales

    I dont care it is better than jalil brown nd daniels

  • Daniel Mayfield

    He’s from the Dolphins! I’ve heard coaches and reporters and players talk so NEGATIVE about things. I believe Smith is great and NFL AM Show had him #1 CB FA.

    Forget what the Miami ppl say. Think POSITIVE! Keep your chin up fans! It’s either the bigger and better Smith or the smaller Brown or Arenas. (Nothing bad about them). Take your pick

  • Michael Shaw

    Nope that is exactly what I was reading the past few weeks about him on other sites.

  • Michael Shaw

    Um, did I see somewhere that DRC signed with freaking Denver????????!!!!!!!!!!

    • micah stephenson

      Yup. 1st P.Manning. Now Welker and DRC. But hey we got Alex Smith!

  • KCtitleist11

    Miller makes a great point. if smith doesnt make contact at the line of scrimmage in press coverage against a quick receiver like Harvin, Welker, or Cruz knocking him off his route he has a good chance of getting beat. the positive thing is he probably won’t be lined up against a quick slot receiver that much. he’ll be more likely to get lined up with a deep speedster like Mike Wallace or Roddy White. hopefully he plays to his strengths and knocks the receiver off their route on the line using his size as an advantage or plays the sidelines like Miller was talking about. either way, I’m very pleased with the signing as he’s worlds better than Arenas and brown. The opposing QB is really going to have to make a choice. I love the look of our secondary now with Flowers/Smith locking down the sides and Berry/Lewis/Robinson in the back field. What a solid free agency we’ve had #Dorsey-Reidfor president/VP. Now all we need is Pollard back :)

  • NicholasAlanClayton

    At 25, he’s the youngest player the Chiefs have signed so far and was one of the most coveted guys at his position. I’m really psyched about our new loaded roster and glad it’s not all veterans in the second half of their careers. Good vibes all around. He had 12 passes defended in 2012 — more than any other player in the Chiefs backfield (including resent signings) other than Brandon Flowers, who had 13.

    Btw, Smith is behind the ball carrier in this shot. It’s Yeremiah Bell pushing the guy out.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, and Number 60 is Urbik, the fine OG for the Bills, of whom Pioil could have claimed off waivers after the Steelers cut him. We were ahead of Buffalo on the waiver wire.

  • Erik Hild

    Is he better than Stanford Routt? That’s what I care about.

  • KCtitleist11

    Miller makes a great point. if smith doesnt make contact at the line of
    scrimmage in press coverage against a quick receiver like Harvin,
    Welker, or Cruz knocking him off his route he has a good chance of
    getting beat. the positive thing is he probably won’t be lined up
    against a quick slot receiver that much. he’ll be more likely to get
    lined up with a deep speedster like Mike Wallace or Roddy White.
    hopefully he plays to his strengths and knocks the receiver off their
    route on the line using his size as an advantage or plays the sidelines
    like Miller was talking about. either way, I’m very pleased with the
    signing as he’s worlds better than Arenas and brown. The opposing QB is
    really going to have to make a choice. I love the look of our secondary
    now with Flowers/Smith locking down the sides and Berry/Lewis/Robinson
    in the back field. What a solid free agency we’ve had #Dorsey-Reidfor
    president/VP. Now all we need is Pollard back :)

  • Don417

    ‘Phins fans say he sucks. Read the reactions on nfldotcom. Funny stuff.

  • berttheclock

    Love the six three part. Look at the Seahawks, where both Browner and Sherman are six three and Chancellor, one of the safeties is six four.

  • oldchiefsfan

    Seems like maybe Brian Miller has some sour grapes.

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