Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (13) participates in a passing drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Fascinated By Geno Smith, Will Hold Private Visit


The Kansas City Chiefs will bring West Virginia QB Geno Smith to Arrowhead for a private visit, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

From Rapoport:

Chiefs scouts are deep in the process of evaluating Smith, and the word is they are fascinated by him. One scout compared the way he moves to a young Donovan McNabb, raving about how he’s thrown the ball in his workouts. Though they did trade for 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, the team wouldn’t think twice about having Geno Smith on the bench behind Alex Smith for a short amount of time if he were determined to be the top overall player.

When Dorsey was in Green Bay, the team did the same with Aaron Rodgers, who sat for three seasons behind Brett Favre.

Well that could certainly change the thinking around here.

Of course, this could all me smoke and mirrors.

The Chiefs hold the No. 1 pick and it has been reported that they are interested in trading back. One way to increase the value of the pick is to make teams think that the Chiefs are seriously considering selecting Smith. That could force one of the QB desperate teams behind KC, like Buffalo for instance, to panic and put together a big package to swap spots with KC.

The quotes about McNabb are especially interesting. Everyone knows Andy Reid selected McNabb in his first draft with the Eagles so putting it out there that the Chiefs see a lot of McNabb in Smith could cause just enough doubt to get the Chiefs the trade they are looking for.

Then again, it is always possible the Chiefs really do like Smith and would love to park him on the bench for a couple of years so they can develop him into their system.

Chances are, we won’t know anything until theChiefs take the podium in April.

Anyone care to make a wager?

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  • Brady Warshawsky

    I think it is like you said it… Smoke & Mirrors. Hopefully someone takes the bait, and in the process sets up our franchise for years to come!

    • micah stephenson

      If we trade the pick instead of picking GENO SMITH then we will b the 1s taking the bait. Not only wud we hav fallen for the we will give you Cassel and now Alex Smith for a 2nd rd pick TWICE but we will also have to wait 2 or 3 yrs for Ried to fail with Alex before we can draft a real franchise QB.

      • Da Menace

        Dude not to be a dick but you really need to learn how to spell

        • micah stephenson

          You may not mean to b a dick but you are definately an ass. Its always 1 person complaining about spelling on a football website. If you that picky go to a correct spelling website. I see mispelled words every day. But why waste my time pointing it out knowing it cud b a typo, spelled like that simply cus he wanted to spell it that way, or mayby the person is just like every other human that cant remember how to spell the hundreds of thousands of word in the dictionary.

          • Da Menace

            I complain because it is situations like this that keep America lazy. Look up the word, rise above that stigma and make yourself a better person at the end of the day. Dare to be different and set yourself on a path to greatness brother. It’s the little things in life that add up to bigger things.

          • Daniel Mayfield

            Da Menace….

            Don’t try to judge somebody on how they spell. As long as you “understand” what he posts, let it go. Make yourself a better person with not judging. I said something about it earlier “picking on him”, not complaining or judging him.

            Ever think he might be doing it just to make it go faster cause he’s on a phone? LET IT GO!

          • Da Menace

            If you read my last post you would see that I’m not picking on him, but trying to make himself a better man. I’m far from perfect. I will let it go as you say because really we should be talking about our beloved Chiefs. Tough love is the love that no one ever wants to hear.

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

            Let’s keep the talk to football. I see what you are trying to do Daniel but it also comes off kind of condescending. Micah doesn’t need you to help make him a “better man.”

            Now if you want to call him out for being a huge Geno Smith homer, well, that is fair.

          • Jarad

            Amen. Go Chiefs!! And for what its worth, i think OT is still the best option for the Chiefs top pick. Regardless where they’re picking. There is nothing pointing towards Albert and KC reaching an agreement. Geno would be a great luxury, but with no proven RT, a franchised LT and 2 new QBs already on the roster, OT seems to be the area needing the most attention

          • Da Menace

            This site is one of my favorites for Chiefs talk. Hands down a cut above the rest. Now Patrick we all need someone to push us to be better every day my man.

          • micah stephenson

            Baaaaah haaaa haaa haaaaaaa! LMAO! Im just now seeing the trying to make me a better man part. Lol!!! Wow. U prolly need to focus on yoself first.

          • Da Menace

            Well bub enjoy the Chiefs. One thing is clear we will be rooting for the same team !

          • KCMikeG

            Isn’t that just priceless! Sorry I haven’t been there to correct your grammar thereby making you a better man. I will try to be more vigilant. Keep trying your best though even if your “helpers” aren’t around. You can do it – I believe in you Micah!

          • KCMikeG

            I mean Leno.

          • KCMikeG

            Helping to make everyone like your ideal image of a person is counter to us each being unique individuals. I say props to Micah for being who he is and that we all should respect each other as much for our differences as our similarities. Variety is the spice of life. Conformity is for robots and sheeple.

          • Da Menace

            You know what I make a comment and everyone wants to bring down Thor’s hammer. Everyone say’s don’t judge, yet everyone here is judging. Hypocrites thou art. If you really knew me you would know how much I hate conformists. At the end of the day it’s all about making the next better for you and me. I account for all my mistakes but we do live in a free nation and my option counts whether you like it or not. I love variety and those that ate close know it best. Quite possibly those who have “retaliated” can understand that rather than be ignorant and judging themselves. Fact is we are all Chiefs fans here why don’t we celebrate that. The first time I went to a game was breathtaking, I was finally with my own 80,000 screaming fans in unison I will never forget my place with fellow fans, let’s move on shall we?!

          • KCMikeG

            Over react much? Thor’s hammer? In case you missed it I said we should all respect each other. Not hardly a retaliation. Calling people ignorant and judgmental is. I was not judging just stating my opinion like you are saying you have the right to do. Can’t have it both ways.

          • Da Menace

            Nice, yet another jack wagon that can’t just let it go.

          • KCMikeG

            Way to keep the respect going. As far as letting it go it looks like you’re still here too.

          • Da Menace

            Wow you too mike, seriously bro drop it and feel the love for our Chiefs

          • Joe Myers

            that is such a stupid notion come off the high and mighty bs cuz really u sounnds like a female . Oh that was on purpose. :)

          • dominicscarlatti

            Chauvinist Pig…!!

          • berttheclock

            But, if you do not know how to spell, how would you know you were seeing “misspelled words”

          • micah stephenson

            I know how to spell. I just spell/talk/dress/act differently than you. The last thing I want to b is un original. Or spell/talk/act like you.

        • Jarad

          Its a Chiefs comment section. So if you can comprehend what someone is saying about the chiefs, why does proper grammar matter. Discuss the topic at hand.Hopefully in a tasteful manor

  • Steve Blank

    Bringing Geno in for a private visit is brilliant. Other teams need to know/think that we will draft him if we cant get a partner to trade down. I predict we will get one and trade down….my best guess is that we prefer Buffalo, but will accept a trade with Jax or Oaktown if need be.

    • berttheclock

      The Jags are sending different signals. First, Shahid Khan, their owner, has said he wants to emulate the successful teams which build through the draft. Then, the latest report from CBS Sports says they are one of 3 teams interested in obtaining Matt Flynn from the Seahawks. So, who really knows?

      • Steve Blank

        yeah thats true…but its all posturing at this point…I wonder just how much they would give up to move just one spot….Im hoping the Bills make the move…that would probably give us the most in return….or we can just draft Geno, and then trade up to get back into the second and get an ILB

        • KCMikeG

          Cards, Bills or Jets would work.

      • Drewfish

        Matt Flynn < Geno Smith…IMO….Flynn couldn't even overcome a rookie in Seattle . So what makes them think that Flynn wasn't just a product of the system in Green Bay.

      • David Fritch

        Ya I think that if Flynn was any good Dorsey would have taken him over A.S. I’m sure he knows Flynn better than most.

        • Steve Blank

          agree…if anyone has the inside scoop on Flynn…it would be Dorsey

    • micah stephenson

      No way we let Oak get GENO. Remember last yr when Indy and washington was a mess and everybody said they needed a QB and this and that? Soon as they got the QB all the other problems wur not as bad. Same thing with oak. If they get Geno Smith then they are back in bizness.

      • berttheclock

        They already had solid left tackles in place. Oakland needs quality defensive players far more than they do Geno.

      • dominicscarlatti

        Micah, I agree that we don’t want to see Geno picked by the Raiduhs, but can they really afford to take him at #3? Palmer won’t give up salary for this season with his huge cap hit, and they would get virtually no cap relief by cutting him, so don’t they almost have to take a DL, given that they have almost noone to man their DL?

        • micah stephenson

          I think they can afford Geno and will draft him if they can. Oak aint going nowhere this yr and the new GM aint dedicated to Palmer. You start yo rebuild wit a QB not a DT.

      • Jim Harper

        No, Oakland has more holes than a slice of swiss cheese to fill. Secondly you do not draft someone just to keep someone else from drafting him.

        • micah stephenson

          Like I said Indy and Washington had more holes than swiss cheese too. But soon as they got a QB they other holes seemed to have got n alot smaller. Last yrs 2-14 chiefs had alot of holes. If they had drafted R.Wilson most those other holes wudnt b visible.

      • Steve Blank

        I dont want him to go to Oaktown either…but if they offer the most in a trade should we take the second best offer to have him out of the AFC west? I guess that depends on the difference between the two offers.

  • micah stephenson

    If you been shopping at a use car lot, buying cars with 100,000 miles on it(Cassel/A.Smith) all yo life, wen u finally can afford a new car(GENO SMITH), why pass it up and go buy another 92 honda civic when you cuda bought a new lexus?……O I know why…cus everyone else told you to buy the Civic and let them buy the Lexus.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, I remember well buying my first brand new car straight off the ramp in Detroit. The car of the future was the claim. Yes, that Edsel did show ever so much promise. Why, Ford had even tested the model on tracks in Kansas and Marshall universities. They claimed it flew around Baylor University, as well. Of course, they did say to watch out for the snow in NYC. No, actually, I never bought that Edsel, but, the bug I bought in West Germany, while in the US Army, did serve me very well. Substance over hype.

      • micah stephenson

        Mmm hmm. This is a race to get the most wins. So eat my dust back there n yo substance filled VW(A.Smith) while im off to the finishline in my brand new overhyped Nascar(GENO SMITH).

    • Logan Grace

      Micah and I are going to ride the Geno Smith Wagon until it roles off a cliff, busts to pieces, and blows up…. Anyone who thinks Geno is off of the table is just wrong, the KC fan base has way more power than people realize… We put Clark under so much pressure to fire Pioli that he had NO OTHER CHOICE but to send Scott packing…. If we lit that same fire under the current admin’s asses, I guarantee you that they would pull the trigger on Geno at #1…. It’s all a money game boys and let me tell you Clark cares about every single one of his dimes….A happy fan base comes out in force to see the Cheifs play, which in turn lines Clark’s pockets… Put under enough stress, the KC Fan Base could use Clark Hunt as their own personal puppet

      • dominicscarlatti

        You mean the same fan base that cheered the hiring of Pioli, defended all his stupid statements and demonstrated arrogance, backed the psychopath Haley, backed the hiring of the hapless Romeo, etc.? If the KC fan base were running the show for the Chiefs, we would be even below the Raiders. Look, I like Geno a lot, but if were picked and didn’t pan out, that same fan base would be screaming for his head, along with Reid’s and Dorsey’s. Get real, man…!!

        • micah stephenson

          We will b calling for they heads alot FASTER if Alex Smith dont work out and they cud hav drafted GENO SMITH.

  • micah stephenson

    Draft GENO SMITH! Alex Smith is no Farve or Rogers. Alex cudnt even beat out Kopernick and in a fair competition I dont think he cud beat out GENO SMITH.

    • Steve Blank

      I dont think that was the case at all. The niners wanted to go in a different direction for more than one reason. Age, money, and type of QB…..Colin is younger, they couldnt afford to pay starter money to a backup, and third, the read option QB is the trendy thing to do right now….

    • Troy Utt

      C’mon Micah…There was no such competition! When Alex Smith went down with a concussion he was sporting a QBR in the range of 95-105! So it was not a matter of what AS did not do, as is was what KP did in seizing the opprtunity that had been laid before him. Harbaugh smartly did not disrupt the momentum once AS had been cleared to play, as they were no doubt making a playoff run! With the amount of money we have tied up in QB’s currently on staff, and the positions of need to be filled for opening day it just isnt feasible to think those dollars be spent anywhere else. I believe due to salary cap restraints we will be forced to trade back, & running said bluff will be about as close to a KC uniform or clip-board as Geno is going to get.

      • micah stephenson

        8 mill for Alex. 3 mill for Chase. 4.5 for Geno. Thats 15.5 mill on the QB position. Still well below the 20 sum n mill other teams are spending. Alex is only on a 2 yr deal and will want 15 mill a yr to resign. Chase can b cut next yr wit no cap hit.

        • Troy Utt

          What on this earth would make you think AS is going to demand $15m a year? That is ridiculious! Now I could see reworking his deal if he comes in and shows us the goods, continued progress, playoff win, ‘s, etc… That is the problem some of these teams have or are getting themselves into! Paying the QB 1/5 or more of your total salary cap…surely you cant think what the Ravens just did with Flacco was productive for the team? Gave him the lionshare of the money, but could not afford to keep the surrounding cast! They lost one of the best D’s in the NFL: Pollard, Ellerbe,Reed,etc…the list goes on! It is the Chiefs in reverse…we have had the D, we have the supporting cast, we needed a QB. It is obvious that both of us are not only Chiefs fans, but fans of the game…Most anyone on this site is carrying around enough excess FB knowledge it’s scary! Point being that with the amount’s of money we have commited to QB, Bowe, TE depth, BA’s tag, the obvious hole at RT, etc… we have to come to terms with the fact that the new brass has a plan! And brother unless that new QB can hold down one of the tackle positions it aint happening! WAR CHIEFS!!!

          • micah stephenson

            So are you saying they shudnt have wasted all that money on Alex and Chase and just drafted GENO SMITH? :)

          • Troy Utt

            LOL…You Crack Me Up! Was not my point actually… but I have to tell you, But we could be having a conv about eggs & you would somehow wind up on Geno! Which made me laugh out loud when I saw an article on “AP” today talking about Dion’s alter ego “Leon Sandcastle” who will actually be in KC tomorrow! As far as reworking a contract for AS, I would certainly hope we would not be paying any QB that kind of money! Like I said, what the Ravens did was idiotic, & Rodgers to $25mil is unbelievable! That is one you know will get redone, and at what expense to the rest of your team! The jist of my point is that having committed the percentage of resources we have, I would hate to think the brass would change direction after seemingly exhausted most all our cap space! Was more or less saying no matter how much we want anything or anyone else, I believe our options are getting pretty limited…

          • micah stephenson

            All the teams with a good QB pays 15-20 mill a yr. A Rogers is bout to sign a 25 mill per yr deal. now if all you want at QB is a Matt Cassel/Alex Smith then 8 mill might do it.

        • KCMikeG

          Very true on the most important position on the field.

          • micah stephenson

            A position they been neglecting a LONG time now. Its ok to use a 1st and 2nd this yr and 3rd next yr on finally fixing the QB spot.

          • KCMikeG

            And fixing it now AND for years to come!

      • micah stephenson

        It cudnt hav been more fair!!!! Alex had 7 & 1/2 yrs to prove himeself. Kopernick just out played Alex in the short time he had. Both QBs had all summer, preseason, pratice during the week, & the games on sunday to prove himeself and the coach chose Kopernick.

    • dominicscarlatti

      He beat him out in preseason, kept his starting position, then lost it when injured. That being said, I wouldn’t be at all upset if we went ahead and drafted Geno, as I think he might turn out to be an excellent QB for Reid’s WCO.

      • micah stephenson

        Harbauge also said he is keep Kopernick becus he opens the offense meaning he throws deep balls unlike Alex Smith and Kopernick can run. Just like GENO SMITH throws deeps balls and can scramble

        • dominicscarlatti

          I’m not sure about Geno as a “scrambler” but I sure like his deep ball (accuracy!).

  • TheBillTheCat

    I think the Chiefs are deeply evaluating Geno’s value- his value as a Chief and his value as a number 1 to be traded. I suspect that if R & D don’t receive a sweet enough deal for the number 1, they are strongly considering the possibility of drafting Geno. It is also beneficial for other teams to believe this scenario.

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

      Yep. It is win/win for the Chiefs.

      • Daniel Mayfield

        Patrick…do you remember me saying that Geno is like McNabb or Big Ben? That he can escape sacks, can buy some time for receivers to get open, can run if he needs to has a strong arm, accurate, and he’s a smart man!

        He can pretty good at making the right choices on what to do with the ball. Picking him and working on developing him just for 1 season, IMO, would be a best way to go. Even after getting Alex and backup Chase Daniel. Cut Ricky and, as much as I hate to say, Alex Tanney. WHOEVER! lol I just think Geno should be the #1 pick

        • Steve Blank

          I believe that Tanney will be the backup this year. I think he has the talent to beat out Chase Daniel. At a minimum, he will be our 3rd QB.

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

          I am with you. Frankly, I have no problem giving up a 2nd for Alex and a first overall for Geno. To me, winning for two years with Alex Smith, then winning for ten years with Geno Smith is worth a first and a couple of second-round picks. It just is.

          Draft picks are way over-valued by fans and teams alike. I am not saying they are important but in all honestly, most second round picks turn out to be roll players. Sure you get a Brandon Flowers sometimes. Sometimes you get a Justin Houston in the third. But most of the time you get Javier Arenas and often, you get a total bust. I am all for using one of those picks, even two of them, to enable the Chiefs to win for two years while they develop their QB of the future.

          • berttheclock

            Fine, but, in the ’08 draft, Jordy Nelson, Matt Forte, DeSean Jackson and Ray Rice were taken, while, Jamaal Charles, Thomas DeCoud and Jermichael Fnley, Mario Manningham were picked

          • Stacy D. Smith

            I won’t have one bad word to say if they draft Geno.
            This team hasn’t appropriately addressed the QB position in years.

            Who cares how much bug spray it takes to kill a spider?
            A. Nobody. If it dies, it doesn’t matter.
            Let’s go kill some spiders!

          • http://www.facebook.com/Iznontek Ian French

            As Leno said so eloquently, “they do n wat they spose to do”, which is to get maximum value for the first pick. Their strategy is sound. At the worst, you get the best qb prospect in the draft or trade him for multiple picks in the upper rounds. We win. We can’t lose in this situation, because we hold the best hand. Now just to extract as many chips as possible…

          • Steve Blank

            absolutely agree…we cant miss with this first pick….but I still hope we trade back

      • mg2098

        Honestly to me though Pat is if you are the Raiders, Jags or Bills calling the Chiefs inquiring about the #1 pick to select Geno Smith, and the Chiefs are actually willing to part ways with the pick; then how serious are the Chiefs really? If Im that intrigued by Geno and comparing him to McNabb why the hell would I (Chiefs) trade that pick? It would be to easy to call this bluff. Players like that have a value of RG3, and I seriously doubt if the Rams didn’t believe in Bradford they would have never gave up the second pick last year regardless of trade.

      • Spencer

        Patrick Allen, what do you think of this option:

        Chiefs draft Geno Smith…no matter what, then shop him immediately..,the reasoning for this…1) it prevents a lot of teams needing a QB from getting 1, 2) we can get the most value possible in this scenario IMO, some teams might just bank us not taking him, by doing so they now HAVE to talk to us and offer us a deal we want…3) its a win win IMO, Geno=Insurance, GREAT future if we sit him for 2-3 years, we hurt others teams,or we get probably the most possible out of trading Geno in this scenario

        i think we need to stop saying trading the 1st overall pick, and start saying trading Geno Smith…he is OURS…if the team takes this approach then i believe we could get more value out of him.

    • Steve Blank

      my theory is that Reid really really wants to draft Geno, and Dorsey is telling him “not so fast my friend”….lets weigh our options….

      • mg2098

        I would almost bet that Reid really wants to draft and develop Geno. I honestly think that Smith is a 2 year stop gap. He helps us win now. Geno helps us win for a decade after that.

        • Chris Tarrants

          exactly, last year we had the worst QB’s in the league and now we have the best FA qb and if we get the best draft class qb then that is s position that doesn’t need attention for a long time

          • mg2098

            True and the most important position. Ask any coach and they’ll tell you their success hinges on the QB talent. If the Chiefs truly felt like A. Smith is their franchise guy a extension would have been part of the trade or done quickly there after. I seriously think the Chiefs traded because he was the best available to start right now. Even if Geno turns out to be a star we needed a decent QB to mentor G. Smith and the current Chiefs roster offered no such talent with Cassel on his way out. Dorsey and Reid have to be looking ahead and not just at A. Smith and C. Daniel. Geno has to be in serious consideration.

          • Steve Blank

            Alex Smith has been, and will be again, a great mentor and teammate….he didnt complain once when he was benched..he just settled in to help develop Kaepernick…a real pro..

  • Jordan Donahue

    Take him if you really think he’s a franchise caliber QB, he’s got alot of ability. He took Rodgers in GB and sat him for 3 years so its possible. Even if Alex Smith gives you 3 years of quality play its worth 2 2nds and then Geno’s ready to go. He could even fill in a pinch if Alex gets hurt. Of course they would have to keep Albert and find a RT through the rest of FA or draft one, I don’t see Stephenson as more than a backup long term.

    • ArrowFan

      Sorry, Stephenson came and started 4 games last year and did very well, he is more than a long term backup.

      • berttheclock

        Yes, he did well on running plays, but, on passing plays, he allowed 4 sacks and several hurries and hits. AR wants to pass first and run second. That is why he favors pass protectors over run blockers.

        • KCMikeG

          he also had a rookie who was developing even slower than he was next to him. Schwartz will shore up that spot.

  • berttheclock

    Twenty Nine days and R&D are sending messages throughout the league. Meeting with Joeckel, Eric Fisher, Smith and Dee Milliner sends all sorts of messages to GMs around the league, many of whom will become even more restless as the countdown continues. R&D are creating all sorts of “tells” in the minds of other regimes. Good poker playing.

    • micah stephenson

      Lol. U funny. The Chiefs just do n they job. They got the #1 pick they spose to b working out GENO SMITH and the rest of the top ten players. They not trying to play poker or trick anybody. They do n wat they spose to do and wat the other 31 teams wud b do n too if they had the 1st pick.

      • berttheclock

        Hey, Leno, when you hit the Caps Lock for mentioning anything about Geno, do your fingers quiver?

        • micah stephenson

          No

          • KCMikeG

            Come on tell the truth.

        • Chief Hokie

          Mine do

        • Jim Harper

          So what exactly is that supposed to mean?

        • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.michael.thompson Shannon Thompson

          HAHA!! Thats funny right there! Bert I love having you here, great insight in my opinion, but now having this Leno Smithcastle brings back memories of reading comments in the star and seeing some blowtard who called himself Hermstheman troll it up!

      • berttheclock

        No, there is nothing in the NFL about using “Due Diligence” in working the Top Ten players. The Colts sent their entire upper management team to Stanford for a private workout with Luck. They, only, asked RG3 for a private workout, but, he refused them. But, then, those two were considered by many to be the only top prospects for the draft, so, no other players were treated the same by Grigson and Irsay, as far as I can ascertain. This year is closer to the ’08 draft where there is no cream at the top, but, several quality players throughout the 1st and 2nd rounds.

      • Daniel Mayfield

        Leno, any team can bring in any players. Not just the top 10. Oh, not to make fun of you but….. clip your finger nails or take more time typing. DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE! lol

        • micah stephenson

          I never text and drive. Its not worth get n killed to text somebody.

  • berttheclock

    In checking out the private workout of Luck by Indy, I ran across a comment which was made by Tom Moore, the former offensive co-ord for the Colts and the man who worked with PM throughout his career with the Colts. It flies in the face of Montana sitting behind DeBerg, Rodgers behind Favre and others who have learned from the bench. Moore’s quote was “I don’t believe anyone learns anything by watching”. This was in a response to a question posed to him about Luck riding the bench for a while. Moore’s position was if he was good enough to take him, he should be good enough to play from Day One. Moore had to step aside because of the NFL retirement payment policy and he has been consulting with various teams ever since leaving the Colts.

    • Steve Blank

      That quote is a less than intelligent statement. People learn by watching all the time. Unfortunately, most of what they learn is what not to do….but that can be beneficial too…

    • Danny W

      I would say more and more this is becoming the norm in the NFL. Most of these kids are coming out ready to play day one. If a guy has solid competition and has to sit behind another guy for a while in camp it will be beneficial for him though thus I think he will try harder to succeed than he already would have if he were starter from day one. Let him win the job if he can. Nothing bad would come of that for sure.

    • dominicscarlatti

      That “play him now” strategy has also backfired in spectacular fashion with QB’s from Jim Plunkett to David Carr…

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.ficke Shawn Ficke

    How was it a fair competition? Smith got hurt and replaced. If he did not get hurt then he would have started.

  • freshmeat62

    Well this is a little better. At least you guys are playing along somewhat in the Chiefs being interested in Geno Smith. Over at Arrowheadpride that just out and out called it a smoke screen.

  • Chris Tarrants

    That would for sure make my day and ensure that you find me at no fewer than 4 home games this year if we draft Geno! I will go to a few regardless but give me something to be excited about and I will go to more

    • micah stephenson

      If they draft GENO SMITH ill b at ALL ten home games and any home playoff games.

      • Danny W

        What if he doesn’t start his first year Micah?

        • Chris Tarrants

          just knowing that we have our own qb would make me happy starting or learning

          • Danny W

            me too

        • micah stephenson

          If they draft GENO SMITH and he dont start i will still go to all 10 games cus at least I know they serious about wining instead of just serious about tricking us out our money.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Well I think 4 is the most I can pull out of my wallet without listening to the wife about it

  • ArrowFan

    If we don’t trade out we pick him.

    • Chief Hokie

      Exactly, and we could most likely trade him for more picks. Although I hope we keep him for ourselves.

  • KCPauly

    Where the hell is Micah? I can’t believe he’s not creaming all over the page at this news..LOL

    • berttheclock

      Micah had a formal judiciary hearing and had his name, legally changed to Leon Smithcastle. No fear, Micah is very much alive and well and his heart has been tapping out Pitty Pats galore. He did have to reach for his smelling salts when he saw this new thread.

    • micah stephenson

      Where ever Micah is Im sure he is rooting for the chiefs to get GENO SMITH! ;)

  • KCPauly

    Seriously, I like the move for all it implies, I too am a Geno bandwagoner, but if it is to get a trade that works too, (Gee I hope I spelled everything right, so I don’t get bashed by haters)

    • Chris Tarrants

      It doesn’t really matter if you spell everything right because someone will find a complaint! You can say the sky is blue and somebody will counter that it really a light magenta or some off the wall crap.

      • berttheclock

        Puce in some regions.

      • Danny W

        Dud everyone knows the sky is hazy magenta not magenta.

        • Chief Hokie

          Dude*

        • KCMikeG

          Ain’t magenta that guy on X-Men Dud?

      • dominicscarlatti

        Said the biggest complainer of all…

        • Chris Tarrants

          Really? Stating my opinion on what I would like to see the chiefs do is not complaining, I don’t spell check or complain about others opinions! If you can find one piece of evidence that shows the contrary then I will delete my account

  • krayfish

    I hope this works out for us to trade back and get extra picks.

  • berttheclock

    As Geno is being compared to Reid drafting McNabb, one person who may have some influence in this is Doug Pederson, the new Offensive Co-ord, who was brought in from Philly. Pederson spent the majority of his NFL playing career as a backup QB. He backed up Scott Mitchell with the Dolphins and came off the bench to lead Shula to a record coaching win. He backed up in GB. He was hired to train McNabb in ’99 and started several games until McNabb was ready to start. Philly had a veteran O-line, but, did draft a guard to begin the upgrade process. As usual, AR called far more passing plays than running plays. Pederson went on to Cleveland to back up Tim Couch and prepare him for the NFL.
    However, my main concern has nothing to do with the skill level of Geno Smith. It has to do with protecting the KC QB, whether, it is of the Geno or Alex variety of Smith. I have seen far too many young QBs wasted when forced to play behind a weak O-line.

    • mg2098

      Thats some good insight. Didn’t know the history on Pederson. You are right about the O line. If Albert isn’t traded I think we’ll be good. If he is I could see that second rd pick acquired via trade being used on a LT. There is some quality players in the trenches in this years draft. Either that or they feel like Stephenson can play LT. He was the most athletic tackle in last years draft. He also has a few starts under his belt. Even our former RT Winston raved about Stephenson’s upside.

  • mg2098

    Its funny to me that Dorsey said at the combine that none of the “talent evaluators” have seen a QB worthy of a top 10 pick, and now most of them including Mike Mayock have raised there initial value of Geno Smith to a top 10. I just hope Dorsey sees the same value. If he goes to the Raiders at #3 I’ll be one pissed off mofo. Surely the Chiefs wouldn’t trade the #1 overall to them even if they were the highest bidder.

    • KCMikeG

      Exactly. He threw some balls in his shorts to his favorite WR’s in his Pro Day and went from a late round to top 10 pick. These “experts” and their “rankings” are just a blowin’ in the wind.

  • berttheclock

    In a more perfect world, the Chiefs would, not only have a solid O-line in place, but, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey as well for him to throw passes as they ran great patterns. Plus, watch the change of pace to see Austin drop into a RB role. He did gain over 300 yards against OU as a RB and had 572 all purpose yards. He was the main reason for much of the success of Geno Smith at West Virginia.

    • freshmeat62

      Have you seen much of Chris Harper of K-St? I like this kid. Too me he’s a young Anquan Boldin, but faster. He’s big and strong 6-1, 228, ran a 4.48, has some of the best hands I’ve seen, meaning if the ball hits his hands, it’s his, can run routes, and he has the Bill Snyder attitude. Most have him rated as a 3-4 rounder, but I think he’s a steal if he lasts that long. I would love to see the Chiefs take him if he’s still there in the 3rd.

    • dominicscarlatti

      Surely Tavon Austin will be selected somewhere in the first round – he’s too good to last longer.

  • ladner morse

    I’ll be thrilled if the Chiefs draft Geno Smith.

    I’ll be thrilled if the Geno trade back and pick up more draft picks.

    I’ll be MORE THRILLED if the Chiefs draft Geno Smith.

    It’s a thrilling time to be a Chiefs fans.

    • Da Menace

      In the words of the great Leno Smithcastle- Fo sho it b bout time we beet up on dem Donkeys Raiders n Bolts mmm hmmm

      • dominicscarlatti

        I abhor poor spelling, etc. but you’re just being abusive now.

    • sidibeke

      Agreed. Whether it’s smoke or not, I love the way R&D are playing this. They’ve done enough in FA so that they can more or less do whatever they want with the #1 pick. All the leverage in the world. They have turned a “it’s a bad year to have the #1″ into what seems to be a nice position.

      It is a good moment to be a Chiefs fan indeed.

  • David Fritch

    Geno is a top 5 pick only to an extremely desperate team. If we build our O-Line this year with a sure super-star I will be ecstatic! Think about it. Cassel was a good QB in NE, Flynn was a superstar that game he came out in GB and broke several team records. QB’s can do so much more with a little time and protection.

  • KCMikeG

    Micah where are you? Are you alright? Keep the faith brother!

    You know what? Even if it is a smokescreen to drive up the price on a trade down then great job R&D! If they take Geno then great job again because as much as we think that AS is the QBOTF what if Geno can beat him out in camp? Then we have a starter quality back up in case the rookie stumbles. Or what if AS gets hurt? That has happened a time of two in his career. Wouldn’t it be great to have the top QB prospect who has been developed in our system step in to keep us winning? Or we could always trade either one of them for multiple picks – this year and/or next.

    There are OT picks who could very well win a starting position in the 2nd & 3rd rounds like Watson, Long, Pugh & Armstead. We may end up keeping Albert or signing Smith in FA too. i think Albert may find out that he’s not going to get the payday he wants out there either. Some think Don Stephenson could be ready at RT.

    The investment is not that much. A 1st and two 2nd’s for two starting players at the most important position on the field. I think it is about time that the Chiefs start placing the importance on the QB position it deserves. We would only have $10-$12M in two starting QB’s Many have paid more than that for one guy that didn’t work. I say great job R&D! Keep on bring it! I can’t wait for the draft!

    • micah stephenson

      I cudnt have said it better myself. Micah wud b proud of you.

  • Steve Blank

    is there any possibility of drafting Geno Smith and immediately trading him? Kind of like they do in the NBA? I mean, if all of our prospective trade partners think we dont really want him and we cant reach a deal, they will have called the bluff…if it is a bluff…then we could show them up by drafting him and offering up a trade to one of the teams that is sitting in their headquarters saying “WTF? they actually drafted him”