Saturday, November 25, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! CRAIG GLAZER ARGUES FOR KANSAS CITY CHIEFS QB SWITCHEROO AND PATRICK MAHOMES OPPORTUNITY!!!
Right now, our pal Craig Glazer proves to be the voice of local football fans as he shares this DEFINITIVE analysis of a tough decision confronting the Kansas City Chiefs . . .
Craig Glazer: Why Not Pat Mahomes? Is It Business Or Is It Football?
It would seem the majority of Chiefs observers and NFL watchdogs realize its time for the Kansas City Chiefs to replace Alex Smith with Pat Mahomes.
There is no football logic at this time to 'not' move forward with Pat. Why? First off HE IS YOUR FUTURE STARTER AND LOOKED GREAT IN PRESEASON... He is ready, confident and has all the tools that Alex now lacks: a super strong throwing arm, very accurate especially downfield, players step up around him, he is very fast when he has to run with the ball, he is bigger, stronger and just has more natural talent than Alex has or ever had.
YOUR TEAM IS IN DEEP TROUBLE, YOU HAVE LOST 4 OF THE LAST 5,HAVE ALMOST NO OFFENSE TODAY, CAN'T SCORE IN THE RED ZONE SAVE FIELD GOALS, ALEX SEEMS TO HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE, ALEX IS NOT ON IT FOR THE LONG BALL ANYMORE, YOU HAVE 6 GAMES LEFT AND RIGHT NOW THE ONLY TEAM IN OUR DIVISION YOU ARE BETTER THAN IS DENVER, THE CHARGERS ARE ON THE MOVE AND COULD TAKE THE DIVISION FROM YOU IF YOU KEEP LOSING....
The team lacks energy and Pat could bring that with him. What do you have to lose? You still have Alex behind Pat if he doesn't get it done. Smith can always come back this year. Pat might win out and the Chiefs could be a 'real' playoff contender, right now they are a low level playoff team at best. We need help and now.
So why don't they make the move? Does Clark Hunt and Andy Reid really think Alex is better? Answer is no!!!!! So why is Smith still the starter?
Alex still has one year left on his contract for 17 million dollars. The Chiefs plan to trade him in the off season for money and perhaps a few draft picks we desperately need. Remember we gave up the ranch to get Pat. If the Chiefs bench Alex and start Pat the buyers can say: "why should we pay you much for a back up quarterback that even you benched"...right. Now that price tag may fall to just a few million and no draft picks. I think that's the reason.
Lets face it Clark and Andy had pretty much written off this season as a 'hey we might be a wild card at best' year. You can see that with their poor draft other than Mahomes. It was clear our defense was poor and in many spots old and wounded like linebacker: DJ badly hurt and 35 is no longer a solid middle linebacker, Dee Ford is a bust, Justin Houston's knee is still badly injured and he just isn't the same guy. We have no real pass defenders of note save Marcus Peters before the season began and we lose Eric Berry game one. Our offensive line is below average and Eric Fisher is becoming a joke. You have two receivers in Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce everyone else is a maybe or could have been. Before we got 5 great games out of Kareem Hunt we had no running back, Spencer Ware was horrid last year. The list goes on and on....so clearly the front office didn't plan for the Chiefs to be a super bowl contender as they were for the first month of the season at 5-0. The trade deadline came and went and we did nothing! Oh we just got Darrelle Revis, likely too little too late, but a nice try for no money.
So is it a surrender this season for the next few? Looks that way. Even if Smith continues to fail would Andy be allowed to put in Pat? Perhaps not. Lets face it this team was not a real contender when the season started, a miracle took place and some guys showed up from another world for 5 games, then they flew back home. Is Pat Mahomes really superman? I say LETS FIND OUT while we are still in this thing. Remember Pat played with the second team in preseason and the 3rd and 4th team guys. Lets see what he can do with Hill, Kelce, Hunt and the guys who we can't use much. Lets find out.