December 02, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki (81) runs the ball as Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) attempts the defense in the second half of the game against the Carolina Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Chiefs News 3/21

Why did you go with Alex Smith?

“The fact that he’s won a lot of games and his QB rating has been off the charts. I would tell you that he has the intangibles, the leadership and the work ethic and the smarts that you need to do well. He’s really had a touch of our offense; some of the numbering system is similar to what (49ers head coach) Jim (Harbaugh) had him doing.”

Was Alex Smith a good choice because of the system he was in?

“I think system is important for all quarterbacking. I think their system is similar to what we do. I have been sitting here telling these guys, that is an important part of it. The bottom line is that he has won games and he has a great quarterback rating. He is consistent, other than that, you get all of his intangibles.”

“It’s great to be back in this part of the country,” said Daniel, who last week signed a contract as a free agent to be the backup for Alex Smith, also newly acquired. “I was 120 miles down the road playing my college ball at the University of Missouri. There are a lot of the same fans, a lot of the same fan base. I’m excited to be back here. I definitely am.

“I played college football here. I’m really familiar with the Kansas City area. I’m familiar with the fan base. I’m familiar with the barbecue. I weighed every single option. I weighed the option of going back to New Orleans. At the end of the day, this was the best fit for me and for my career.”

KC Star

First up, the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have had quite the offseason. First, they cleaned house and brought in Andy Reid to be their head coach and John Dorsey as the GM. Then they pulled off a trade to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers. They managed to re-sign wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and applied the franchise tag to left tackle. They surprisingly cut right tackle Eric Winston.

They weren’t done yet. In Free Agency, the Chiefs signed CB’s Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson, WR Donnie Avery, backup quarterback Chase Daniel and TE Anthony Fasona while letting Matt Cassel walk.

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  • redchiefs

    Brian Urlacher is a free agent now, bet he could play next to Derrick Johnson

  • Rcjk

    Can’t wait to see what the Chiefs do next! What are they going to do with the #1 pick? Trade it with another team? I hope not

    • micah stephenson

      Who do you want them to get with the 1st pick?

      • Rcjk

        Not sure, but I don’t them to waste it by simply trading it away

        • micah stephenson

          I think they shud get GENO SMITH. Some are going to jump all over me for this but Alex (Cassel 2.0) Smith aint it! He’s not it plain and simple. The fans will say we can wait till next yr to get a QB. Yea they been saying that for 30 yrs now. Why would I believe that next yr it wont b “uh we can get a QB next yr”? Next yr we wont have the 1st pick. We wont even hav a top ten pick so the waiting till next yr to get this QB or that QB wont work. The teams are gone to draft those QBs or want 3 or 4 1st rd pick to trade up. So we b stuck at pick 16 trying to choose between a Guard and a DT. We not gona b able to get the best QBs next yr so thats it we stuck with Alex Smith unless we draft GENO SMITH! GENO SMITH! GENO SMITH! :)

          • Zachary Barry

            I think it’s safe to say by now we all know where you stand when it comes to our first pick lol! I don’t want to jump on you but I feel that there are better players to use our pick on. If hands down he was the best I would agree 100%! Unfortunately there are too many players sitting on a bench that share his traits. Quarterbacks like Geno are either amazing or a bust. Considering he has not hands down proved he is a top tier signal caller worthy of our pick I can not agree with you. I am very willing to give Alex Smith a chance and yes I know Cassel 2.0. I feel he has proven himself better than Cassel (hopefully I won’t be eating those words) considering he has played more games and played in multiple playoff games where as Cassel had watched form the sidelines. I end with this I admire you for continually standing behind your choice for the first pick no matter what comes your way. Only time will tell what they plan to do but there is still an open QB slot unless they give it to pretty Ricky. I feel your choice just might happen!

  • AAASportsMemorabilia

    The Chiefs should be pretty good this year with the Alex Smith pickup. They should still keep the #1 pick and use it for a receiver or some other position that they desperately need.