Tony Gonzalez talks Alex Smith, Eric Fisher and more

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws the ball during the first half against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Q: If you played with Alex Smith, would his style be fun or frustrating to deal with?

A: I think it would be both. You like it when he’s not turning the ball over because turnovers are one of the most important stats in the NFL … but as a player that would, get frustrating at times for sure. I would go up to him and say you need to throw the ball up to me and give me a chance… he is not going to change, his style has made him who he is.

Q: Let’s say you were in the Kansas City front office, and this year provides you with the chance to draft a potential franchise quarterback. Do you pull the trigger?

A: If it was me, I would start building for the future. If there is a franchise guy you believe in, I’m not talking Johnny Manziel or something like that, I mean Blake Bortles, Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, you do it. With the way quarterbacks are playing for the 12 to 15 years, he could develop and learn from Alex Smith and then Alex would move on.

Q: When you played in Kansas City with Trent Green, the offense was a beautiful thing. What did it feel like playing with that group?

A: It was total confidence. Absolute confidence that nobody could stop us. That 2003 season, we didn’t have the strongest receivers but we did have one of the best offensive lines of all-time. Don’t forget about Jason Dunn and those two Hall of Famers on the line, and arguably Brian Waters as well. Dunn is one of the best blocking tight ends ever and myself, I was getting after it. I blocked too. It’s on the film. It was smooth sailing and it was a feeling we could not be stopped. His skill level with that offensive line, we could not be stopped, and we weren’t.

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