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The great Smith smokescreen, led by Kanas City

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07:52 AM ET 03.28 | This is a great year to be Geno Smith, thanks to so many teams seeking a franchise QB, but it's also a time for misinformation. [If you] have your heart set on any player but Smith, what would be the most effective tactic for getting your guy? Misinform by giving the country a reason to believe you plan on drafting Geno Smith. ... Go ahead and add the Chiefs -- who own the first overall selection -- to the chess match as well, as the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Kansas City is now "fascinated" with Smith and is comparing him to former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. This is no doubt the biggest crock of crap and most obvious smokescreen we've been fed to date.

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March 28, 2013  08:02 AM ET

Just too easy...

March 28, 2013  08:12 AM ET

He's a better alternative than Carson Palmer, at least we don't know what he can do !!!!!!!

March 28, 2013  08:17 AM ET

"This is no doubt the biggest crock of crap and most obvious smokescreen we've been fed to date."

Wow. Couldn't have said it better myself.

March 28, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Indicates KC wants to trade out of the number one pick and is trying to scare up (literally) a trading partner.

March 28, 2013  09:00 AM ET

The problem for KC is NO ONE believes they'll draft a QB after trading for Alex Smith.

March 28, 2013  09:08 AM ET

That Andy Reid, what a kidder.

March 28, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Yes but we the fans love and deserve to have croc's of crap hurled at us. Hey, we have to do something until pre season so lets get hurling folks. Even the NFL itself wants to get into the act: one big event in March, then another in April and then possible the draft in May. Just to keep those croc's of crap scattered evenly throughout the off season so you will forget baseball basketball and those all important hockey playoffs in July?

March 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Clue no. one: If the team picking first would listen to offers on the guy they are saying is their franchise QB, then they are probably not telling the truth.

March 28, 2013  09:44 AM ET

Is it still a smoke screen if you can see right through it?

March 28, 2013  10:53 AM ET

So Alex Smith was a smokescreen, designed to hide their interest in Geno?

March 28, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

So Alex Smith was a smokescreen, designed to hide their interest in Geno?

Yes, and then Andy tells the world he is just tooo good to be a backup ( aka vince young ). Oh that Andy, what a guy.

March 28, 2013  11:42 AM ET

Obvious smoke screen by the Chiefs, who need someone to jump up to that #1 spot. The thing is will anyone play along?

March 28, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's a better alternative than Carson Palmer, at least we don't know what he can do !!!!!!!

Oakland doen't need to draft a QB for a few more years. For Oakland to draft a QB and expect him to play would be like throwing Christians to the Lions or going on spring break in Mexico, it would be murderous or suicidal, depending.

Oakland will most likely be one of the 5 worst teams in the NFL for at least 3 more years. They should only play around with free agent QB's or go sifting for a QB in the later rounds hoping that they might find a diamond in the rough. IF they see a QB they feel will be their franchise QB in say the 2016 draft they should do what Indianapolis did in 2011 and forfeit the preceding season so you get the #1 overall draft choice. They need to concentrate on an Offensive Line and a whole new Defense for the next couple of years. Practically their whole team has had to be purged the last 2 seasons due to bad management.

Oakland would be wise to trade down this year, they need to draft lots of players and sign free agents over the next 2-3 years in order to build a team [ in 2013 they only have 5 draft choices, they need more ] . Their #3 overall pick is only good if they can trade down in the 1st round or maybe out of the 1st round all together and get as many picks in rounds 2-5 that they can. They need lots of players to save them not just 1 prized 1st rounder. If I were the 49ers I'd trade Oakland my 2-5th round picks, my 6th and 2 seventh round picks for the #3 pick.

March 28, 2013  12:39 PM ET
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Indicates KC wants to trade out of the number one pick and is trying to scare up (literally) a trading partner.

Exactly. The only time a team will desperately trade up is if there is a franchise QB in the draft. Frankly I think Washington was a little too desperate, and gave up too many draft choices for RG3. Washingtons diamond in the rough and most prized player was Alfred Morris #2 runninng back in the NFL in his rookie season and he was taken in the 6th or 7th round.

 
March 28, 2013  01:14 PM ET
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He's a better alternative than Carson Palmer, at least we don't know what he can do !!!!!!!

That's ridiculous. Palmer is the only one on Oakland's roster who can actually play football. He's all alone on offense, they can't run the ball, they can't protect him, and yet he's throwing for 4,000 yards out of sheer necessity.

Trade the pick and get Carson some players.

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