Bold Action Necessary for the Kansas City Chiefs
The number one overall pick this year is owned by Andy Reid and John Dorsey of the Kansas City Chiefs
The draft is quickly approaching with each passing day and with the NFL Combine in full bloom, the talks of the draft are heating up. The number one overall pick this year is owned by Andy Reid and John Dorsey of the Kansas City Chiefs, who are both in their first year with the organization. In some ways they should both be on a hot seat of sorts due to the win now mentality in the NFL.
The amount of talent that has been accumulated in Kansas City has not been used properly by the last 3 head coaches, all of whom fielded ugly teams that struggled to stay competitive at times. Andy Reid is supposed to come in and save the day by coaching up a quarterback to play winning football here in KC. The only problem with that theory is that there aren’t any quarterbacks even remotely worthy of playing good, sound football on the roster. This year could prove to be a repeat performance of the Chiefs 2012 disastrous season if a different quarterback isn’t drafted or signed.
Obviously the talk should be about the number one overall pick, but that’s not what Dorsey or Reid should be concerned with at this point in time. The number one concern is Dwayne Bowe, the same Dwayne Bowe who scored 15 touchdowns with an awful quarterback back in 2010. The second concern is Branden Albert, who is a top ten left tackle in the NFL right now. The same Branden Albert who has said he genuinely wants to be here in Kansas City. Letting either of those guys go would be an atrocity.
Besides those players who they need to keep in house, the new regime needs to make a big splash either through the draft, free agency, or through a trade. The Alex Smith trade rumor that broke yesterday is probably a sure sign of who is going to be leading the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. Like it or not, the Chiefs will more than likely go the safe path and let Branden Albert walk, then they’ll draft Luke Joekel number one overall, and then will have Alex Smith be the main guy come training camp.
But is that the bold action that will take a team from being a laughing stock of the league to being a Super Bowl contending team in the NFL? Look at what the Washington Redskins did last year at the draft. Look at what the Indianapolis Colts did last year at the draft. Look at what the Seattle Seahawks did, signing Matt Flynn and drafting Russell Wilson. All of those were bold moves that paid off. Geno Smith may not be the best QB prospect in recent memory, but he is still a damn good prospect with a ceiling that is seemingly limitless. With all this read option coming on big last year in the NFL, Geno Smith would, dare I say, flourish, perhaps even be better than the Colin Kaepernicks of the NFL world.
Bold action is needed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Playing it safe may not be in the best interest of the team. But, who am I to talk, John Dorsey was a part of a regime in Green Bay that took a QB in the first round while Brett Favre was still doing his thing as a Packer. That QB was Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers. I’ll trust John in whatever he does... for now.