What the Chiefs lose – To see what the Chiefs lose in Sean Smith you just take a look at what a lesser-than-normal Packer and Bronco offense did against the Chiefs during his four game suspension. It also shows that being in those four games may have helped him get into form for the debacles that were Chicago and Cincinnati. When Smith is in his element, there aren’t many who can bully him off the line or cause him to lose focus. He was able to grab two interceptions and knock down 12 passes despite the early suspension.
What the Chiefs gain – The suspension remains a red flag for the Chiefs who may see Smith as more trouble than he is worth. And his worth will be sky high as a top 15 corner in the league. The Chiefs won’t be able to afford Smith and there is plenty of talent to be found in April’s draft.
What the Chiefs lose – Allen proved himself to be a solid guard once he was moved around a while after the first quarter of the season. His real strength came from the run game as Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware made names for themselves after Allen became fixed on the offensive line. Another strength is that Allen brings some toughness and grit to what is often a toothless Chiefs’ front.
What the Chiefs gain – Allen has had his disputes with the coaching staff which landed him on the bench in the first place despite his talent. He has hinted that there really isn’t a right price for the Chiefs and he is only interested in going elsewhere. The Chiefs could go without him and draft a guard in the early rounds of the draft to save some money.
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