I'm not surprised we traded for Alex Smith nor am I disappointed. I couldn't see Reid and Dorsey drafting a QB and not bringing in someone to help mentor him. Many people have already pointed out that Smith and Cassel have similar statistics. But to quote Todd Haley (I just lost 3/4 of you didn't I), Smith's arrow is pointing up and Cassel's is pointing down. Smith has improved the last two years while Cassel has regressed. The shocker in my mind to the trade is the 2nd round pick instead of a 3rd, and/or other. I figured the Chiefs might let Albert walk, take Joeckel #1, then either EJ Manuel, Barkley, or Wilson with the 34th pick. Then we'd have a stop gap QB, one new QB to develop, and a cheaper, younger LT. That's not happening now. So now what? Still let Albert walk and draft Joeckel? I sure as hell hope not. Then we've replaced our average QB (I'm being nice) with an above average one (but not great), and replaced our Good LT with a possibly good to very good rookie. That's value with the #1 and #34 pick? That doesn't improve our team near enough. No way, no sir, no thank you. Unless we get lucky and one of those QB's falls to the 3rd I don't see how we will maximize the value of our first few picks. Pick #1 and #34 should REALLY make improvements to your team, don't you think? Again, I think Smith will be an improvement, but I'm now more worried about the #1 pick. Geez I hope these guys know what they're doing and do screw us up worse. What do you think we'll do with the pick?