Duckhunter,You said you believe the Chiefs think Alex Smith is just
okay. Andy Reid has given him much higher public praise than that and not
taking a QB in the draft backs that up. So I believe you are wrong.I don't see how your comments about CJ Cron have anything to do with this
article. You have a long history of making disparaging remarks about Utah
athletics and this is just more of the same.
@mormon uteWhere was I wrong? I never said the chiefs were going to
draft a qb, I just said I wouldn't be surprised if they did. I still
don't think they look at smith as a long term answer, he is just a guy they
can get by with until they really do get a chance to get something better, at
this point they just had greater needs than qb. I'm not sure
what you think smith is but "elite" or even "really good" is not
what he is.p.s.Did you bother reading the comments I
made about CJ Cron? Kinda blows your entire "point" out of the water
Duckhunter,It looks like you and all the so called experts were
wrong about what the Chiefs were thinking. As far as what SF thought, I believe
they were wrong as well. I believe they would have won that super bowl with a
QB who had more experience and wouldn't get so rattled by the crowd noise.
Speaking of SF, they also proved how smart it is to bring in a new QB several
years before you expect to make a change when they brought in Steve Young while
Joe Montana was still in his prime. The Packers did the same thing with Aaron
Rogers. Smart coaches bring in young talent to gain experience under the wings
of their veterans so drafting a QB wouldn't have meant they were looking to
immediately replace Alex. Since they didn't, I guess it's a moot
@mormon uteGo read the comments on the article about CJ Cron and his
big league debut. If I think a player is good then I'll praise him, if I
think he is mediocre then I'll comment on that as well. In smith's
case I do not think he is any better than ok, and it appears the chiefs think
the same thing, oh and SF certainly thought that as well. Just the way it is.
Ed Grady"Good idea - get a good qb not another team's
castoff."Wasn't Steve Young "another team's
castoff"? I believe the Tampa Bay Bucs gave up on him after he lead them to
a couple of four win seasons. They determined he was a bust and drafted a QB
with their #1 overall draft pick. When he was traded to the 49ers, he went from
the worst team to the best and backed up a Hall of Fame QB, then inherited the
QB position on the best team in the NFL. I wonder how things would have turned
out if he had stayed in Tampa Bay or had been traded to an average team? HOF?
The Alex Smith naysayers never ceases to amaze. As per usual, they attribute
interest in drafting a QB to an underlying dissatisfaction with Smith, a guy who
singlehandedly kept the Chiefs in a playoff game when their top talent went down
to injury and the defense fell apart. A 119.7 QB rating with 4 td's and no
picks while throwing for 378 yards and rushing for over 100. Once ultra
conservative Reid took the reigns off a little, Smith showed what he can do.Smith led a team that won 2 games the year before to 11 wins the next
year. Name a BYU quarterback who led such a dramatic turnaround in one NFL
season? You won't find it because it never happened.NFL teams
are always looking to bolster the QB position. Sam Bradford has already fallen
out of favor in St. Louis. Green Bay, New England, San Diego, New Orleans and
other teams with veteran quarterbacks are all looking to draft a QB this year.
Thanks for the positive outlook Duckhunter. We can always count on your for a
good word or two about the Utes, current and former.
Re: Ed Grady and DuckhunterMaybe they'll draft Heisman Heaps,
I won't be the slightest bit surprised if the Chiefs draft a qb, alex smith
was never considered a long term answer for them, he was just a guy that was
available that Andy Reid knew he could squeeze an ok season or two out of.
Good idea - get a good qb not another team's castoff.
This is smoke and mirrors.The Chiefs are looking to make a deep run
now. You don't use your 1st round draft pick to sit on the bench when you
have glaring needs (receivers) on the offensive side of the ball. 3rd or 4th
round pick, sure, but certainly not a 1st round pick.
Interesting how everybody panics when he still has a year left on his contract.
Plenty of time to work out a deal. That being said, if a good QB is available
when the Chiefs turn comes, I think they should take him. The best QB's in
the NFL tend to be the ones who had the opportunity to learn from a veteran for
several years before having to start. I think it would be a great situation for
a young QB to come in and learn from Alex for a few years.