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2013 Trade Deadline: Latest Buzz Surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs


 

The trade deadline is tomorrow Addicts. ESPN has put up a bunch of interesting scenarios on who could possibly be moved before the deadline. Teams will attempt to make plans trying to bring in guys that could help their team either make the playoffs or win a championship. So where do the Chiefs come in?

To tell you the truth, there really isn’t any buzz surrounding the Chiefs except for one guy. All anyone can think of right now, is General Manager John Dorsey making a move for current Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. In my opinion, the move makes way too much sense. The Chiefs need a reliable target for Alex Smith. Dwayne Bowe is banged up and never gets the ball because Alex Smith refuses to look his way downfield in fear of throwing a pick. Donnie Avery is an excellent playmaker, but once again, Smith’s deep ball accuracy limits him from making big plays. Anthony Fasano is solid, but a guy like Tony Gonzalez would be excellent for Smith. Alex Smith excelled in San Francisco largely because he had an amazing security blanket in Vernon Davis.

The trade buzz surrounding the Chiefs is small, and most people do not think Gonzalez will be moved, but I think Dorsey should try to strike a deal to bring Tony G back to KC.

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  • Mark Bustamante

    I agree Kenny Tong G needs to come home to play

    • berttheclock

      It would be great to see him retire wearing a Chiefs hat and having a SB ring on his hand. But, a big sticking point for Gordon might be that pesky 2nd round pick Banner has been floating. The Chiefs do not have a 2nd round pick.

      • Adam VanKirk

        I’d love to see this, but not gonna happen, a pipe dream really. Plus a second round pick? For likely 8 games? No way you make that move obviously. Even if we did have a 2nd. As much of a superstar as he is and has been, I’d only maybe consider a 7th and no more.

        • Trent Taylor

          They’d never give a second. Noone would. 5th or 6th tops.

          • Tony Harris

            I was saying a 5th is fair for both sides. Who would give a 2nd rounder for 8 games?

    • Adam VanKirk

      Kenny Tong, LMAO

  • Haley Wright

    I’m not a season ticket holder, but I’ve been to 2 games this season so far. If they bring him back, you better believe I will be there every game the rest of the season!

    • Blake Molina

      He’ll retire at the end of the year

      • Haley Wright

        Well yes, but the Chiefs are wanting to make a Super Bowl run this year. They need someone that can not only make catches down field consistently, but can also block and put a little more leadership into our secondary.

        • berttheclock

          The biggest plus would be the double teams on Tony G. How many defensive units can deploy two sets of double teams?

          • redchiefs

            I was thinking exactly this. With Tony Gonzales, opponents must now double team Tony and Dwayne Bowe…….leaving single coverage or even no coverage on Jamaal, Dex, Avery….oooo……… I WANT THIS!

  • Chris Tarrants

    I wouldn’t mind seeing that wide out the browns have that evertone is talking about trading for

    • berttheclock

      Actually, their TE, Cameron, wouldn’t be bad, either.

  • redchiefs

    This is the CHIEFS KINGDOM! We want our CROWN PRINCE TONY GONZALES!

    • Bryan Staley

      Chiefs Kingdom would prefer Tony Gonzalez! We don’t know who Tony GonzaleS is!

      Just messing with ya, but really, get it right!

  • Tanner Cobb

    I’ve been saying the same thing for a while, but it sure does make a lot more sense now than it did in July lol. There’s no reason not to get him and if Dorsey doesn’t at least consider picking up the phone I would be very surprised (if not concerned). Money shouldn’t be a big factor. Raising you’re chances of going to the big dance should! Bring the legend back!

    Sidenote to TG:
    We’ll be waiting for you with open arms! And when you dunk over the goal post after the game winning touchdown against the Donkeys, you better cover your ears; it’s gonna be LOUD!
    Can’t wait to see you back in the Red and Gold,
    -Every Chiefs fan alive

    • Adam VanKirk

      Weekend Update with Tanner Cobb.

  • http://lerner-reports.tumblr.com/ JBL918

    I was against this at first–didn’t think it would be worth paying millions of dollars and losing a draft pick to get a 37 year old to come play 7-8 games–but have since changed my mind. The Chiefs need him, and more than that: Atlanta owes it to him. They coaxed him out of retirement last year with the promise of making another Super Bowl run. That’s clearly not going to happen, so why not send him to a team that actually has a chance?

  • 44WinMag

    What kind of Hater is the author? I mean to even suggest that the great Alex Smith isn’t the best QB in the NFL or at least a top 5 QB! What Gall!

    • micah stephenson

      Yea I was kinda surprised about the honesty about Smith too. I guess after 8 games they realizing he ain’t much.

    • toperspective

      Nice to hear someone call it like it is. Surprised the Smith posse hasn’t gone into full attack mode yet.

      • micah stephenson

        Where’s Micah, no Where’s Suzi? I just knew she was gon come running to her baby’s defense. Lol

  • Tony Harris

    I think this makes more sense for Atlanta then it does KC. And it makes tons of sense for KC. The thought that they can get anything out of a player of is retiring at the end of the year with no playoff chances is a win-win for them. We could really use him and he deserves to go out fighting. It seems unfair that they convince him to come out of retirement jus tto have him play for no playoff chances without trading him to give him one last chance. He has the chance to come home and finish it were it all started. Us Chiefs fans will make him feel like he never left. C’mon Falcons.. this deal makes too much sense to not allow it to happen.

  • Bryan Staley

    Joking…..but serious too!!

    How about we trade our first to Cleveland for Gordon, our 2nd is going to the 49ers for Smith, we can trade our 3rd to Cleveland for Cameron and our 5th to Atlanta for Gonzalez! Cameron can spend the next 8 games learning from the best TE ever! We would have two #1 caliber wide outs with Gonzalez, Cameron, and Fasano backing them up at the TE position! Look out opposing defenses…….

    Go Chiefs!!

    • micah stephenson

      You must b playing online franchise mode on madden, lol.

    • jman

      Never surprises me the shear ignorance of most fans. Jordan isnt or ever was going to be traded. Lets go get aaron rodgers while were at it…ive talked to women with more football knowledge than this guy.

      • Bryan Staley

        Maybe you didn’t read the “joking” part of it? Do you think at all that I expected this to happen?
        Why do you feel the need to come on here and be an ass? But yes…..you’re right, we probably should have contacted Green Bay about Aaron Rogers!

  • micah stephenson

    After waisting 2 2nd rd picks on Smith, I think we need to save what we got to move up and get a QB. We always need olinemen, wrs, TE’s, everything but a QB. We got alex cus he was the best of the worst available, we still need a long term franchise QB.

    • toperspective

      Agreed. It’s a deep QB draft but the loss of the 2nd rounder for Smith is a killer.

    • Troy Utt

      We have a QB on roster we need to try & develop in Bray. There is no denying he has the talent to be a great QB!!! Although most fans got to see small glimpes of him here & there in the pre-season, having saw him at training camp was enough to know it is at least worth a shot… Bray has the rocket arm, quick delivery, & isn’t afraid to throw into tight places… Yes that will result into INT’s, like some great QB’s of the past, but there is no doubt he is a gun-slinger, & he is learning the game under Smith. We could be in much worse situations Micah… Really none of the QB’s taken in this last draft are doing very well. Glennon lost his spot, Barkley looks like crap, Geno has been inconsistent, & the books still out in Buffalo as EJ has been on IR. There’s a decent crop of QB’s coming out this next year but who would you hang your hat on that would not require changing our entire offense & that we could select in the range we should be in? Taking one of these wildcat type QB’s is not our offense. Murry (GA) who was linked to KC before returning for his SR. yr can throw the ball, but is a master of 7yd pass. McCarron? I don’t think so… Mariota will be the 1st QB off the board as it looks now, unless something changes drastically. Which I don’t see happening. Let the brass do their job, they have gotten us this far, regardless of how we got here… The point is WE GOT HERE! We would not be hearing all the squealing from the donkeys & the pundits otherwise…
      Give ‘em a chance… WAR CHIEFS!!!

      • micah stephenson

        What is it about our fans where they accept the cast offs like Cassel or Alex or want to take non drafted guys like C.Daniels and T.Bray and make them the franchise QB? Lol. The standards for QB have been set really really low. Its time to raise the standards. We have a good team. We just need more at QB and Wr. Well TE too. I’ve never been a big Fasano fan. Hopefully Kelce developes quickly.

      • micah stephenson

        Geno and EJ where the only two real options and I think they wud b 8-0 on this team. As far as next yrs QBs fitting in our offense……what offense??? Any dam QB can do what alex is do n. We draft a guy and coach him up to do wat you want him to do. Its sounds like you are complacent with the qb and you hav that right. I’m want more. But that’s just me. I’m always looking to upgrade. You are ether moving foward or backward. Alex ain’t gon get much better than he is.

  • tomflex

    The problem with getting Tony G. is we are not the only team that could use a player like him. I can almost guarantee that the chiefs are taking a look at not only him but anybody else that could help solidify this offense. Any team in position to make a run deep into the playoffs would be foolish not to at least explore possibilities and John Dorsey and Andy Reid are definately not fools.
    Teams like the Falcons and the Browns have players to move but the starting price will be set way too high. Teams shopping will make offers way too low and then sit back and watch the sellers sweat as time winds down. When the bidding starts for real it comes down to how much of your future are you willing to invest today. Unless the Chiefs actually snag someone we won’t hear a word about it…..But don’t think they didn’t try.

  • michael mckee

    The trade will happen tomorrow and the butthurt crybabies that post stupid things like “we are 8-0 we dont need him,stay in atlanta”and “he made his bed so lay in it”can swallow all those hurt feelings and quit acting like lil girls and cheer on the guy that’s gonna move the chains and make arrowhead explode…like this person stated “the trade makes TOO much sense”…

  • Pessimisticchiefsfan

    Tony G was never even good

    • berttheclock

      Hmmm, has Hermistheman shown up from the Star?

  • berttheclock

    One thing, Kenny, yes, Alex Smith had an excellent TE in Vernon Davis and a very dependable backup, who is now with the Titans, but, in his best years, Alex Smith was able to throw behind an excellent offensive line, which he does not have in KC. I suggest you read the ratings by Pro Football Focus for Week 8, where there was only one plus rating given to Asamoah, a push on Albert and negative on Allen, Hudson and Fisher. Hudson had one of the lowest ratings for the year, while, Fisher had his typical “learning” low rating. Phil Taylor destroyed Hudson and I would, also, suggest you go back and peruse the number of times Alex Smith was sacked, hurried and forced out of the pocket.

  • berttheclock

    Hmmm, Dunta Robinson and a low draft pick to Atlanta. Tony G to the Chiefs. Yeah, works for me.

    • Michael Shaw

      Bert, we got Dunta from Atlanta because they didn’t want him, so that wouldn’t work.

      • berttheclock

        I know, but, there are posters at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about a possible trade for Tony G, who think it was a mistake in letting him go. I had just read their comments about two hours ago.

  • ArrowFan

    I disagree that Smith lacks the ability to get balls to his wide outs hands. I think it is more like our Offensive line lacks the ability to give Smith adequate time to get balls into the hands of our wide outs. As much as I love the idea of Tony G in a Chiefs uni I don’t think that it would have any more impact than picking up another WR would.

    • toperspective

      Every time there is a big opportunity with a wide open receiver down field, Smith misses badly.

  • berttheclock

    I do find it very touching to hear Pioli has called John Dorsey and offered his services (for a sizable fee) to act as a go between talking with his good friend, Dimitroff in Atlanta.

    • Michael Shaw

      Pioli needs to stay out of it!!!

      • berttheclock

        I wrote that as sarcasm. Pioli has been out of it for years.

  • Michael Shaw

    Would love to see T G back in KC, but just because it makes so much to us as fans does not mean it will happen. Not sure giving up a 5th is worth renting T G for 8 games, as much as I would LOVE my #88 jersey being relevant again for our Chiefs! GO CHIEFS!!!!!!

    • berttheclock

      I would, also, see a great wide receiver added to the Chiefs, who can proudly keep the tradition of Otis Taylor alive in wearing his number 89. Baldwin never should have been given that number.

  • Jarad

    Tony G with an arrowhead on his helmet would be AWESOME! But i have 1 question. This is not a knock on Tony or Alex Smith, just a question/thought. Pro Football Focus has written many articles on how TG just doesn’t get open anymore, which shows how awesome his body control and hands are. But if he doesnt get open (often) and Alex Smith doesnt force balls into tight coverage (often) , is it worth trading for TG? Just thought it was worth bringing up. GO CHIEFS!!

    • toperspective

      It’s a good point.

  • BWrangler

    Line Tony G. up in the slot next to D.Bowe, somebody will be open guaranteed!