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Old 04-07-2013, 01:41 PM   #378
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Originally Posted by Saccopoo View Post
Because the signing of Alex Smith gives you approximately two years of solid QB play while bringing Geno up to speed.

Oakland, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Jets, Arizona don't have that luxury. (Palmer is the closest, but he's 10+ years in the league and even the Raiders jettisoned him for only a seventh rounder.) They don't have a guy of Alex Smith's level to immediately help right their floundering ships.

By picking Geno, those teams are more likely than not playing Geno much sooner rather than later.

The Chiefs have the luxury of bringing him along and making sure he's ready to go when his opportunity arises. Dorsey has that luxury after doing so with another very talented QB with good NFL upside in Rogers. The Chiefs can select Geno #1 overall and the majority of fans would be happy to see him learn the right way while Alex Smith starts for the next two years versus thrusting him into the starting position immediately.

Pretty savvy move by Dorsey/Reid in getting Alex Smith and having the potential to draft a huge upside player at the most important position on the field in Geno.
Agreed. I have been on this bandwagon since before we got Alex. The only part I might disagree with is that if the pick is Geno he doesn't automatically sit for two years. When he is ready... make the move.

If Alex Smith winds up being this era's Steve DeBerg, so be it. It's still a pretty good life.
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