Geno Visiting The Chiefs

From the Truman Sports Complex

West Virginia QB Geno Smith arrived in Kansas City Monday evening and will spend Tuesday visiting with the Chiefs.

It’s one of the visits the team can have with players eligible for the NFL Draft that will go down starting April 25th.

Smith is considered the top quarterback in this year’s draft class and even with Alex Smith spending his first day with the team in the off-season program, the Chiefs are still sending out signals that they are considering the selection of Smith with the first choice.

Whether it’s a charade, a smokescreen or real interest in Smith, the Chiefs are going through with the normal procedures they would have with any player they are seriously considering for selection.

GM John Dorsey has made it plain the Chiefs are willing to trade the first selection if the price is right. Geno Smith is one of those players that could generate a trade, if another team decides they must have the Florida native.

Smith said late last week he hopes the Chiefs are legitimately interested in drafting him.

“The Chiefs are bringing me in, so I’m going in there thinking that they’re interested, because I am in them” Smith told the USA Today newspaper. “I’m just going to do what I’ve always done, try and impress them, just be myself and allow the process to do its job and get ready for whoever drafts me.”

The stop in Kansas City is the first of a week-long series of trips that Smith will make to NFL teams.

17 Responses to “Geno Visiting The Chiefs”

  • April 1, 2013  - txchief says:

    Without glaring needs at other positions, the Chiefs have the luxury of using the first pick on a player like Geno Smith, who could develop into a really great player.

    With Alex Smith under contract for the next two years, Geno would be able to sit and learn before being thrown into the fire. The opportunity to draft a good offensive or defensive lineman presents itself pretty much every year. The opportunity to draft the top QB prospect is rare.

  • April 1, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Oh tx… your crush on Gino Russell… uh I mean Jamarcus Smith is like no other.

    The O-Line was a sieve last year. Inside LB next to DJ. D-Line. Because Baldwin is a bust, WR.

    Now, if we get a 2nd round pick by dealing Albert then pick G.Smith if he’s there.

  • April 1, 2013  - ED J says:

    cychief24 where do u get off calling Geno Smith Jarmarcus Russell please other then both of them being black Qbs please explain that ignorant opinion???

  • April 1, 2013  - txchief says:

    Cy, the O-line was a problem last year due to the kung fu grip that Cassel and Quinn had on the ball as well as numerous injuries.

    It doesn’t matter to me so much if the pick is Geno Smith, Matt Barkley some other weapon on offense. A team can lose games due to a poor OL, but the OL doesn’t win games or motivate a team on their own. That’s just the simple truth. A line made up completely of HOF’ers wouldn’t have made the difference for the Chiefs last year.

    By the way, old Jamarcus might be available to the Chiefs as a RT prospect, especially if the Chiefs starts serving purple Kool-Aid on the sidelines, and he can find a doctor in KC to treat his chronic cough. He certainly has the physique to fill the void on the line.

    If not a QB at number one, I hope Reid and Dorsey select a disruptive force on the DL such as Lotulelei. Using the tragedy of a divisive 2-14 season to exchange one LT for another is an utter waste in my eyes. Trading Albert to restore a second round pick used on Alex Smith does nothing to ease the pain.

  • April 2, 2013  - tuan le says:

    I’M truly sorry and dont mean to start the racial thing but please people, beside me /ed j and txchief wanted a franchised QB regardless of he’s black or white,please think about this, if geno smith were 6’2 220 bls and white think alot people on here will have difference opinion about him. I remember warren moon/donavan mcnabb / randall cunningham all are black and way way better than Alex smith and people still dislike them but Alex smith is good enough just becuase he’s ????? I’m so sorry.

  • April 2, 2013  - tuan le says:

    that freaking Rayn tannehill were a WR before played one year (1) of QB at texas A&M and he were an # (8) pick in last year draft and Geno smith played QB all his life and put up all that number but alot of people still dont think he is a good enough to be a top ten prospects ,alot of people keep claiming that geno smith is a system QB, oh hell get what, every sports team have a system . there is no team on any level play a game without a system. look at green bay, their running game suck and so their Oline but they go to the playoff and won superbowl with it.

  • April 2, 2013  - ED J says:

    Bottom line black blue or white. I just am aware of Alex Smith skill set and it is one of a QB who is middle of the road. Its reason he’s been bench for Sean Hill, Trent Dilfer, Troy Smith, and now Colin Kapernick. Bottom line he’s a marginal upgrade over Cassel. He want win you any games with his arm in a league where the rules are built to do so.

    My thing is as a fan I’m tired of us going to the well with backup QBs. I thought 100% of Chiefs nation was on board with this theory but its apparent to me now if we just change GM/Head coaches every 4yrs you all be fine with status quo.

    I remember last yr arguing with same people on here about Chiefs trading 2 1st rd picks & Bowe for RG3 got same crap from you that I’m getting now. How does that look today. bottom line Geno has a skill set of an above average QB. We have a QB guru supposedly as our head coach could not think of better time to draft a 1st rd Qb.

  • April 3, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    edj- kma… I have 2 nephews who are half-african american. You a$$hole.
    QB Geno Smith, #12
    West Virginia
    PFW Grade: 5.39
    Ht: 6-23/8 | Wt: 218 | Sp: 4.59 | Arm: 321/2 | Hand: 91/4
    Notes: His cousin, Melvin Bratton, was a star running back for the Miami Hurricanes in the late 1980s. The Florida prep was a Parade All-American selection after throwing for over 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns. Saw limited action in five games as a true freshman in 2009, completing 32-of-49 passes for 309 yards (65.3 percent) with one touchdown and one interception while playing through a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot for part of the season. Took over as the starter in ’10 and tossed 241-372-2,763-24-7 (64.8) in 13 starts. Was the first West Virginia QB in 12 years to throw for over 2,500 yards in a season. Garnered heavy recognition for ’11 season, setting the Big East Conference and school mark for passing yards with 346-526-4,385-31-7 (65.8), in addition to becoming the first Mountaineer QB in history and only the second Big East player to surpass 4,000 yards in a season in 13 starts. Named Orange Bowl MVP after throwing for 407 yards and six touchdowns against Clemson. Set the school record and led the Big 12 Conference in touchdown passes in ’12 after tossing 369-518-4,205-42-6 (a conference-leading 71.2) in 13 starts. Threw for 656 yards and eight touchdowns in a 70-63 shootout victory against Baylor. Had a 26-13 record in 39 career starts.
    Positives: Has a strong arm and can rifle the ball with good velocity into tight windows. Can throw with accuracy on the move and layer the deep ball. Good overall accuracy, ball placement and touch, especially on the fade route. Throws a very catchable ball — spins it tightly. Good escapability — can sidestep the rush, find an open throwing window and extend plays with his feet when needed. Outstanding straight-line speed — clocked the best 40-yard time (4.56 seconds) and broad jump (10-foot-4) of any quarterback at the Combine. Very durable, experienced, three-year starter — overcame an average offensive line, has never missed any time to injury and will play through pain.
    Negatives: Operated an offense where he received adjustments from the sidelines and was often out of sync with receivers. Average field vision and coverage recognition — forces throws and does not work through progressions. Takes unnecessary sacks and does not feel pressure well. Not an elusive scrambler. Shaky lower-body mechanics — does not stand tall in the pocket (crouches, hops, dances and elevates to his toes when he throws). Has pin legs and bad pocket posture. Operated almost exclusively from the gun. Not a student of the game. Nonchalant field presence — does not command respect from teammates and cannot inspire. Mild practice demeanor — no urgency. Not committed or focused — marginal work ethic. Interviewed poorly at the Combine and did not show an understanding of concepts on the white board. Opted not to compete at the Senior Bowl and has approached offseason training as if he has already arrived and it shows in his body with minimal muscle definition or strength. Has small hands and glaring ball security issues (32 career fumbles). Really struggled handling the snow in Pinstripe Bowl (took two safeties) and will be troubled by the elements. Needed to be coddled in college — cannot handle hard coaching.
    Summary: Started the season red-hot with the help of two playmaking receivers and created a national stir generating a lot of overexcitement in the scouting community. Quickly came down to earth after Kansas State disguised coverages and brought pressure he could not handle and he finished dropping six of his final eight games. A cross between Akili Smith and Aaron Brooks, Smith is a gimmick, overhyped product of the system lacking the football savvy, work habits and focus to cement a starting job and could drain energy from a QB room. Will be overdrafted and struggle to produce against NFL defensive complexities.
    NFL projection: Top-50 pick.

    These scouting reports were taken from Pro Football Weekly’s 2013 Draft Preview book, which is now on sale. You can order it today through the PFW Store, or by calling 1-800-FOOTBALL (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT).

  • April 3, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    We have a proven starting QB. If anyone doesn’t get that, I can’t help you. We should be good to go for the next 5-7 years.

  • April 3, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    I coached HS Fb for many years. The O-Line is the most important part of any football team.

  • April 3, 2013  - txchief says:

    There’s no doubt that the O-line is important. I’ve never said that it wasn’t. It’s just simple reality that good linemen are more numerous than good QBs. Albert has been a good player for KC. Tossing him aside for another prospect at LT is just nonsensical when there are other needs that could be addressed with the pick.

  • April 3, 2013  - ED J says:

    I never called you a racist but normally only racist people say thing like I have a cousin who is half black to justify ignorant comments and that long paragrah you copied from pro football weekly are garbage everyone around town is disputing everything that idiot is saying about Geno Smith.

    1st off I breakdown Qbs for a living. Geno Smith has been productive in 2 different offense so he isn’t a product of the system. In the non Air Raid offense which is the system Dana runs he still threw 24td 6INT 64% comp. That was in a pro style offense ran by his old HC Stewart his sophmore season. He calls plays at the Line of scrimmage if you ever bother to stop being a idiot and watch games you could see that. Geno normally goes to the line of scrimmage with 2 plays and he checks in the best one based on what he sees from the defense.

    I’m not going waste anymore energy talking to you because for you to have to even bring race into a discussion where i never brought race up tells me your opinions are being shaded by racism.

    Next time save us trouble of copying some idiotic report from a racist reporter who spends his time attacking black QBs character every draft Newton, RG3 and now Geno. So you say you not racist but you go pull a B.S. report from a guy that isn’t even in the scouting field did you know that cychief????

    Back to reality as for Alex Smith. If he was a franchise QB he would have been starting for 49ers in the Super Bowl this yr not Kap. If he was all that he wouldn’t have been traded. Teams don’t trade franchise Qbs in their prime teams trade backups & over the hill guys who they feel no longer can play. The reason Harbaugh didn’t give Alex his job by following week after his injury he knew he would need more from Qb position than his skill set would allow to get to a Super Bowl.

  • April 3, 2013  - ED J says:

    Alex Smith best season 2011 here’s his number

    49ers finished 22nd in 3rd down conversions

    1-16 on 3rd down in NFC championship game

    2011 49ers 29th in passing yards 4 spots below Matt Cassel and Chiefs that yr.

    2011 49ers 24th in passing touchdowns

    2011 49ers offense was 7th in league for taking the most Sacks

    So here’s the deal Alex smith is a game managing Qb marginally better than Cassel. Only thing he does better than Cassel is he is more accurate in short to intermidate passes. But he isn’t Qb that can carry a team. Injury prone only played 2 full seasons out of 8. Never has thrown over 18tds in his career. Went entire 2011 season w/o a 300 yard game. Bottom line he is Trent Dilfer/Cassel he is middle of road Qb not a franchise Qb point blank period. Any Chiefs fan believes he is more than that is being delusional an ignoring the numbers and the film and creating false hope much like they did with Cassel.

  • April 3, 2013  - ED J says:

    More on Alex Smith scouting report. Also takes unneccessary sacks when guys are open on deep routes. Doesn’t throw ball away in situations where he should

  • April 3, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    April 1, 2013 – ED J says:
    cychief24 where do u get off calling Geno Smith Jarmarcus Russell please other then both of them being black Qbs please explain that ignorant opinion???

    You denying you posted this?

    My nephews are one year older and one year younger than my son. We are all very close.
    I shared this post with them and they couldn’t stop laughing. I also shared it with my homeroom class today and they too couldn’t stop laughing.

    You don’t know me. Just like most, if not all of us don’t know each other. How about keeping this garbage off of this great site and keep the discussions about the Chiefs? You want to attack posters opinions fine. But don’t try to label people you don’t know anything about. It says more about you than the people you are name-calling.

    If you evaluate QB’s for a living you must be starving.

  • April 4, 2013  - ED J says:

    I just call them like i see them and your actions speak helleva alot more than your words

  • April 4, 2013  - ED J says:

    Secondly i said explain your ignorant comment comparing Russell & Smith.??? You never did you went one with a racist post from PFW. Which like i said your actions speak louder than your words. Then you went on to talk about who is black in your family who gives a care. That doesn’t make you more or less racist so that’s why its so funny when racist people say that looking for a reason justify racist comments that were made.

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