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Old 04-23-2014, 08:17 AM   #4201
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It's the going rate. Once Cutler got overpaid every other QB has their benchmark for what they want. Also doesn't help that QB's are now getting enormous contracts like Rodgers, Romo and Flacco.
It raises the price for any decent QB.
Well that is the price of mediocrity and Smith is perfect for the bar of mediocre that KC loves. Reid also loves mediocrity and is a match made in heaven.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:21 AM   #4202
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It's the going rate. Once Cutler got overpaid every other QB has their benchmark for what they want. Also doesn't help that QB's are now getting enormous contracts like Rodgers, Romo and Flacco.
It raises the price for any decent QB.
Please pay Smith 17 mil per season for the next 5 years!!!
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:38 AM   #4203
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Smith should be top 5 to 10 paid QB? That would be as stupid as Chicago or Dallas.
I really hope that KC locks up Alex Smith now. Because if they wait until the end of the year, Chiefs will be 8-8 or below, and they wont give Smith the big money like they did Cassell. They will give him a smaller QB contract and will be getting him cheap, we need them to give him a Matt Cassell Deal.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:50 AM   #4204
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Well that is the price of mediocrity and Smith is perfect for the bar of mediocre that KC loves. Reid also loves mediocrity and is a match made in heaven.
-27 TD's last year (top 10).
-Top 5 fewest INT's of starting QB's last year.
-9 TD's/0 INT's in his playoff history (last game was one of the best QB performances in NFL history and he lost his best player opening drive).
-Top 10 winning % the last 4 years and on 2 different teams.

That's mediocre? With Reid it sure looks like Alex an above average QB who can win in the playoffs.

Should be interesting to know why you think Alex is so mediocre.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:52 AM   #4205
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27 touchdowns, Alex? Not too shabby. I had 55. -- Manning
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #4206
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Who is saying Alex is Manning?
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:37 AM   #4207
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-27 TD's last year (top 10).
-Top 5 fewest INT's of starting QB's last year.
-9 TD's/0 INT's in his playoff history (last game was one of the best QB performances in NFL history and he lost his best player opening drive).
-Top 10 winning % the last 4 years and on 2 different teams.

That's mediocre? With Reid it sure looks like Alex an above average QB who can win in the playoffs.

Should be interesting to know why you think Alex is so mediocre.
I think Smith is better than what he gets in KC. He can only make them better. Not sure if it is the type of QB that gets you over the top (well, over the top in KC is winning a playoff game so he might be good enough for that) but unless KC gets that 2000 Ravens defense, it won't be a powerhouse.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:56 AM   #4208
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Who is saying Alex is Manning?
Aren't you trying to justify paying Alex like Manning?
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:12 AM   #4209
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Aren't you trying to justify paying Alex like Manning?
Manning is a $20 million QB. Alex is probably around 14 or 15.
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It's the going rate. Once Cutler got overpaid every other QB has their benchmark for what they want. Also doesn't help that QB's are now getting enormous contracts like Rodgers, Romo and Flacco.
It raises the price for any decent QB.
Hate to agree with you, but you're right. There is also a shortage of QB's. So teams without one are going to be willing to overpay to sign one as we saw what a difference KC's team was when they swapped out Cassel for Smith.

I don't think Smith's in the Top 10, but he's definitely in the Top 15, and that's going to lead to someone overpaying him. If you're a Chiefs fan, just have to hope it's not KC
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:15 AM   #4211
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-27 TD's last year (top 10).
-Top 5 fewest INT's of starting QB's last year.
-9 TD's/0 INT's in his playoff history (last game was one of the best QB performances in NFL history and he lost his best player opening drive).
-Top 10 winning % the last 4 years and on 2 different teams.

That's mediocre? With Reid it sure looks like Alex an above average QB who can win in the playoffs.

Should be interesting to know why you think Alex is so mediocre.
Sounds like Jake Plummer in Denver under Shanny.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:38 AM   #4212
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-27 TD's last year (top 10).
-Top 5 fewest INT's of starting QB's last year.
-9 TD's/0 INT's in his playoff history (last game was one of the best QB performances in NFL history and he lost his best player opening drive).
-Top 10 winning % the last 4 years and on 2 different teams.

That's mediocre? With Reid it sure looks like Alex an above average QB who can win in the playoffs.

Should be interesting to know why you think Alex is so mediocre.
did he run all those in?
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:43 AM   #4213
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I think Smith is better than what he gets in KC. He can only make them better. Not sure if it is the type of QB that gets you over the top (well, over the top in KC is winning a playoff game so he might be good enough for that) but unless KC gets that 2000 Ravens defense, it won't be a powerhouse.
I wonder if the Chefs' D will be lucky enough to face 10 inept backup QBs in a row like they did last year.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #4214
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Sounds like Jake Plummer in Denver under Shanny.
I made that comparison last year when we traded for Alex, but I think he's better than Plummer because he's smarter, takes better care of the ball and he...ya know, cares about football
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Hate to agree with you, but you're right. There is also a shortage of QB's. So teams without one are going to be willing to overpay to sign one as we saw what a difference KC's team was when they swapped out Cassel for Smith.

I don't think Smith's in the Top 10, but he's definitely in the Top 15, and that's going to lead to someone overpaying him. If you're a Chiefs fan, just have to hope it's not KC
Any decent QB in the top half of the league will get overpaid. That's just the way it is nowadays.
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Yep. KC still sucks. I think it's in the Bible.
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So all those 3rd downs they failed to convert in the 4th quarter is not on Smith? I know once Charles went down they lost their major offensive weapon but they didn't miss him getting and adding to that 28 point 3rd quarter lead.

After kFc's last TD they had the following:

Fumble
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Sure the NFL's Dominant D imploded late but they also came up with 4 turnovers. Without those turnovers it would have been a major blowout by Indy once they got rolling.

Thing is with the D in flames when kFc needed to answer TD after TD by Indy all they could muster were 2 FG's and only 3 points in the entire 4th Quarter but Smith did great right?

Hell if Denver scored 44 points in the SB they would have won!
Looks to me like Alex Smith was pretty solid on tough 3rd down situations last year.



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Looks to me like Alex Smith was pretty solid on tough 3rd down situations last year.



And yet KC was 27th in the league on 3rd down conversions.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/te...irdDownConvPct
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And yet KC was 27th in the league on 3rd down conversions.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/te...irdDownConvPct
How much of that is on Alex again? This also doesn't take I to account the several 3rd downs he converted with his feet.

But keep trying to degrade him. He's not elite, but last year he showed a hell of a lot.
Also remember folks here saying Reid was overrated with QB's. Adding Alex Smith's year last year to what he's already done proves that notion as laughable.
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How much of that is on Alex again? This also doesn't take I to account the several 3rd downs he converted with his feet.

But keep trying to degrade him. He's not elite, but last year he showed a hell of a lot.
Also remember folks here saying Reid was overrated with QB's. Adding Alex Smith's year last year to what he's already done proves that notion as laughable.
I'm pointing out a statistical fact. You just went into an insecure rant about your team.

Alex looked better with Harbaugh than Singletary. And yet his last full year( and the one he lost his job) SF was horrible in 3rd down conversions too. Different team same result.

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It's almost like his limitations make it easier for defenses to stop him in those situations.
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I'm pointing out a statistical fact. You just went into an insecure rant about your team.

Alex looked better with Harbaugh than Singletary. And yet his last full year( and the one he lost his job) SF was horrible in 3rd down conversions too. Different team same result.
So that means he's a bad QB? Bc I remember him winning a lot of games with 2 different teams.

Are you suggesting it's impossible to win anything with him as QB?
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No one said Reid was overrated with QB's last year. Everyone was saying the opposite. Another example of Sheepstud fabricating to pretend Bronco fans aren't smarter than him.
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It's almost like his limitations make it easier for defenses to stop him in those situations.
It's almost as if Manning throwing INT's and pick 6's in playoffs make it easier for teams to stop him.
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It's almost as if Manning throwing INT's and pick 6's in playoffs make it easier for teams to stop him.
Look at him get mad.

Changing the subject. Relax. It's just one team stat led by an individual over a few years. Not the end of the world
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