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Chiefs playing hardball with Alex Smith

They probably get a deal done. Something in between. Alex has certainly been better for them than what they had around there in years.
Also, QB is one of the Chiefs' least important player concerns, IMO. Their #1 priority should by CB/S since it was their pass defense that, you know, actually lost them the game in the playoffs.
Anybody hear "Dr." Alex's speech to the U grads? I found this part interesting.

"If everybody could please stand, please stand up. You guys are going to have to trust me here. Breaking the mold. Now on the count of 3, I want you guys to all boo me as loud as you can, even you folks behind me and in the orchestra, it will make it feel like a stadium. Now I want you to really boo me. Pretend I'm (Brigham Young University coach) Bronco Mendenhall; what's their QBs name? Taysom Hill."

"Now don't do it yet, I'm going to count to 3, and then we'll start. And then when I go like this (makes motion across his body), stop, OK? Have fun with it, OK? Yell out some of your other favorite QB names, I don't know, a (Denver Broncos QB Peyton) Manning, a (New England Patriots QB Tom) Brady. You're feeling really creative, a (San Francisco 49ers QB Colin) Kaepernick."

"You guys over here (points to the crowd on his right), I want you guys to yell out, 'You're a bust!' as loud as you can, OK? And you guys over here (points to his left), I want you to yell out, 'You ruined my Fantasy Football team!'"

"All jokes aside, that really happened except times it by about 10. Imagine 80,000 people tearing you apart and the heartbreak is this was a home game. These were the very same people I was trying so hard to impress. You see, in this safe setting I can control the boos because, well, that would be awkward if you booed me off the stage at your commencement."But in the real world we can't always change the boos and applause. And in one of the most challenging moments of my life it hit me and bring me to my third prescription: Accept what you cannot control."We can only control how we react and we respond. And that complex, but so simple idea helped me survive. In fact, it actually gave me peace of mind. It is truly why I am here today because it was a few years later and I thought I silenced all of those boos, I thought I silenced all of my critics, when I really got tested."
[ Edited by JiksJuicy on May 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM ]
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Chiefs are idiots! JUST PA DA MAN!!!
Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Anybody hear "Dr." Alex's speech to the U grads? I found this part interesting.

"If everybody could please stand, please stand up. You guys are going to have to trust me here. Breaking the mold. Now on the count of 3, I want you guys to all boo me as loud as you can, even you folks behind me and in the orchestra, it will make it feel like a stadium. Now I want you to really boo me. Pretend I'm (Brigham Young University coach) Bronco Mendenhall; what's their QBs name? Taysom Hill."

"Now don't do it yet, I'm going to count to 3, and then we'll start. And then when I go like this (makes motion across his body), stop, OK? Have fun with it, OK? Yell out some of your other favorite QB names, I don't know, a (Denver Broncos QB Peyton) Manning, a (New England Patriots QB Tom) Brady. You're feeling really creative, a (San Francisco 49ers QB Colin) Kaepernick."

"You guys over here (points to the crowd on his right), I want you guys to yell out, 'You're a bust!' as loud as you can, OK? And you guys over here (points to his left), I want you to yell out, 'You ruined my Fantasy Football team!'"

"All jokes aside, that really happened except times it by about 10. Imagine 80,000 people tearing you apart and the heartbreak is this was a home game. These were the very same people I was trying so hard to impress. You see, in this safe setting I can control the boos because, well, that would be awkward if you booed me off the stage at your commencement."But in the real world we can't always change the boos and applause. And in one of the most challenging moments of my life it hit me and bring me to my third prescription: Accept what you cannot control."We can only control how we react and we respond. And that complex, but so simple idea helped me survive. In fact, it actually gave me peace of mind. It is truly why I am here today because it was a few years later and I thought I silenced all of those boos, I thought I silenced all of my critics, when I really got tested."

I loved his speech. Dude is a class act all around, and hopefully he gets his money and has a long and successful life.
Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Anybody hear "Dr." Alex's speech to the U grads? I found this part interesting.

"If everybody could please stand, please stand up. You guys are going to have to trust me here. Breaking the mold. Now on the count of 3, I want you guys to all boo me as loud as you can, even you folks behind me and in the orchestra, it will make it feel like a stadium. Now I want you to really boo me. Pretend I'm (Brigham Young University coach) Bronco Mendenhall; what's their QBs name? Taysom Hill."

"Now don't do it yet, I'm going to count to 3, and then we'll start. And then when I go like this (makes motion across his body), stop, OK? Have fun with it, OK? Yell out some of your other favorite QB names, I don't know, a (Denver Broncos QB Peyton) Manning, a (New England Patriots QB Tom) Brady. You're feeling really creative, a (San Francisco 49ers QB Colin) Kaepernick."

"You guys over here (points to the crowd on his right), I want you guys to yell out, 'You're a bust!' as loud as you can, OK? And you guys over here (points to his left), I want you to yell out, 'You ruined my Fantasy Football team!'"

"All jokes aside, that really happened except times it by about 10. Imagine 80,000 people tearing you apart and the heartbreak is this was a home game. These were the very same people I was trying so hard to impress. You see, in this safe setting I can control the boos because, well, that would be awkward if you booed me off the stage at your commencement."But in the real world we can't always change the boos and applause. And in one of the most challenging moments of my life it hit me and bring me to my third prescription: Accept what you cannot control."We can only control how we react and we respond. And that complex, but so simple idea helped me survive. In fact, it actually gave me peace of mind. It is truly why I am here today because it was a few years later and I thought I silenced all of those boos, I thought I silenced all of my critics, when I really got tested."

Good stuff. He had to endure a lot of boos, and I bet he's mostly referring to the "We Want Carr!" incident on SNF. That was the low point of his career IMO. Worse than his spat with Nolan, worse than tearing his shoulder against Seattle, worse than losing his starting job to O'Sullivan, Hill, then Kaepernick. But that game against the Eagles getting booed by the home crowd was the turning point for him, when he just said f**k it, and started to play with a ton more confidence. I'll always have respect for Alex in that regard, because he has rare determination. A lesser person would have collapsed and been out of the league years ago.
Originally posted by captveg:
No one threw a prettier deep pass in the playoffs then Smith's TD to Avery. Fact.

Originally posted by 9NERNATE:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Read on PFT that the Chiefs are threatening to take a qb in the 1st as a negotiation tactic. The report is Alex wants Romo/Cutler $$ and the Chiefs want to pay him in the 10-11 million range.

He deserves Cutler money. Maybe trade our 2nd for their 3rd and 1st next year?

I don't think so. Alex isn't worth more than $10-$11 million a year. And that's about it.
PFT's only purpose is to stir the pot with rumors that have no credibility.
Originally posted by KapToBoldin:
PFT's only purpose is to stir the pot with rumors that have no credibility.

theres a funny trend you see out there with fans where the buy what florio says about other teams, but laugh off anything he says about their team.
Trades 2 2nd round picks for the guy. Doesn't want to pay him. GG,Chiefs.
Still think Alex has to find his inner phill jennings
Originally posted by AB81Rules:
Originally posted by 9NERNATE:
Originally posted by WINiner:
Read on PFT that the Chiefs are threatening to take a qb in the 1st as a negotiation tactic. The report is Alex wants Romo/Cutler $$ and the Chiefs want to pay him in the 10-11 million range.

He deserves Cutler money. Maybe trade our 2nd for their 3rd and 1st next year?

I don't think so. Alex isn't worth more than $10-$11 million a year. And that's about it.

To be fair, even Cutler doesn't deserve Cutler money

But I agree. I wouldn't pay Alex more than 13 million/year.
Chiefs want to trade down. They and Alex both know they need him and would be foolish to throw away the success they have to build on right now. With a mediocre support cast outside of Jamaal Charles, even a little addition to their offensive arsenal would seem to give them a monstrous boost in offensive potential.

Even without Charles for an entire game, and in the playoffs, Smith carved apart Indianpolis with a rookie and 3rd string RBs out there. Solidify their defensive depth, get Smith locked down for the future out there, and add a couple weapons on offense, and you've got a dangerous team, capable of supplanting Denver at the top. I hope they learned from Seattle's blueprint how to beat Manning.
Originally posted by crabman82:
theres a funny trend you see out there with fans where the buy what florio says about other teams, but laugh off anything he says about their team.

lol this. Florio should have no credibility whatsoever. He'll write anything to get traffic on his website.