Sean Smith lands with Chiefs


Just before the start of free agency, the Chiefs were thought to be out of the running for cornerback Sean Smith.

Wes Welker’s arrival in the AFC West may have led to a change of opinion. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Smith has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the Chiefs, who now have Smith, Brandon Flowers and Dunta Robinson to use at corner against the Welker/Demaryius Thomas/Eric Decker trio that they’ll face twice in the regular season.

It’s a quick and loud end to what had been a much quieter than expected entry into free agency for Smith. Thought to be one of the names that would generate the most interest, there wasn’t much activity involving Smith. A crowded cornerback market may have had something to do with it and a look at the numbers for his deal will provide the answer.

The Chiefs add Smith to a defense that already includes the other corners and Pro Bowlers Eric Berry, Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. With upgrades at quarterback and elsewhere on the offense, the Chiefs should win more than two games come next season.

64 responses to “Sean Smith lands with Chiefs

  1. IMO the chiefs have had the best offseason so far. Yes I know its early, but they still have improved there team a bunch.

  2. This team looks like a force to be reckoned with in the AFC West. Oh, wait there’s still that Peyton guy in Denver. Nevermind.

  3. Five interception’s in four years? This guy is as overrated as it gets. Remember Andy Reid is the same coach who hand picked Nnamdi and DRC for the Eagles. Both finished at the bottom in stat rankings for NFL corners.

  4. We are the only incarnation of divinity that the world has seen for some time. Jealous?

  5. Reid has proven to be a great molder of free agency built teams so these signings should really give Chiefs fans hope…that coupled with all the offseason winners that went on to be regular season winners and I can’t imagine the Chiefs can be stopped this coming season.

  6. I think Dunta Robinson will likely play free safety and our CB’s will be Flowers/Smith/Arenas. Javier Arenas is a nickle specialist and has been pretty effective in that role.

  7. Not sure why you would leave the dolphins to join another mediocre franchise that still has no franchise quarterback. I hope you enjoy having .500 seasons or worse for the rest of your career. Should have stayed in Miami who r building something special right now. Same goes for long if you join the sorry rams.

  8. Interceptions don’t tell the entire story of a defensive back. Most of the time, they don’t tell them at all. Sean Smith is no where near as feared as a Darrelle Revis or a truly top flight corner, but believe that teams were aware of him.

    He may not be a playmaking extrodinaire but he has above average man-to-man skills, solid zone skills, and good athleticism. He’s perfect as a 2nd string corner and a perfect fit for the Chiefs behind Brandon Flowers.

    One of the Chiefs biggest issues was their lack of tackling in the open field. Eric Berry was really the only physical defensive back on KC and he gets hurt to often. Sean Smith brings solid cornerback skills with above average size and physicality for a corner. This was a good destination for him.

  9. First we had this moron benroethlisberger7 who spouted this crap about the Steelers and went way in depth about them forming their own league and playing each other.

    Then we had Hulk Hogan Says who was clearly a Redskin homer change his name to Stone Cold Steve Austin and then Logical Voice

    Now we have them combined with flavordave and his Eagles praise.

    There really needs to be a 13 and over age limit, and it’s funny how normal comments don’t get posted, and all their crap, thats not even related to the article does.

  10. These corners don’t match up with the broncos WRs well. Who will cover welker inside? None of them have experience playing inside. Andy will take the chiefs from 2 to 7 wins this year and stall out. Same guy new city

  11. anyone that thinks Seam Smith is a great corner is delusional. Trust me when I tell the man is OVERRATED!! He is terribly inconsistant, terrible in zone coverage, and has brick for hands. Just check out INT total for his career, deplorable. It should be noted that the Dolphins play in the same division as the Patriots and they let him WALK!!

  12. Well, we now know for sure where the impetus for the “Dream Team” in Philly came from. Looks like Andy is doing the exact same thing in KC, while the Birds are operating on the cheap. We’ll see if the results are any different in either city….

  13. All this useless news about teams that even if by some miracle they make it to the Super Bowl will still have no chance to beat the Redskins.

    Every hungry NFL player wants to play for the Redskins, the best franchise in NFL history. No one has dominated Super Bowls like the Redskins. The RG3 era means Super Bowl domination through the next decade.

  14. Have any of you watched sean smith play? He has been awful since they drafted him. The fact that you are surprised he went quietly into free agency shows how little you actually know about the players and sport you write about. And chief fans don’t get to excited he will disappoint

  15. As a Fins fan, I have mixed emotions about this. Smith had a lot of potential, but never lived up to it. He needs to be bracketed with other good players to be effective. We need help in our secondary, and now the needs is larger, but I would not have paid very much to keep him around.

    The Chiefs have had a very good FA period. Glad to see this proud franchise making so many moves to get competitive again.

  16. interesting stat, Andrew Luck converted a ridiculous amount of third down passing plays, something like 17 against the Dolphins D last year….70% vs Sean Smith… who gave up two touch downs, and dropped a sure interception that could have iced the game. He doesn’t make plays. Furthermore, his trend is to regress during the season.. HAVE FUN!!

  17. It’ll be interesting to see what the Chiefs are going to pay Smith, because he seems to be more in love with being an NFL player, than actually playing football. We’ll see.

    The Fins thought they had the best young corner tandem in the league when they drafted Vontae Davis and Sean Smith.

    They fleeced the Colts in getting a 2nd for Davis last year, who did nothing for them but get hurt, and they let Smith walk this year.

  18. Kansas City and Miami are in a bidding war for a Vince Young to complete the spending spree and complete the experience.

  19. Take a 7 pt lead on the Fins and you don’t need to throw. That explains Smith’s low INT totals.

  20. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 14, 2013 1:57 PM

    IMO the chiefs have had the best offseason so far. Yes I know its early, but they still have improved there team a bunch.

    As a Skins fan let me tell you getting crowned off season champion ain’t what it’s made out to be.

    I’m sure some Philly fans would agree also.

  21. Here is the deal Chief fans. AR first 8 years in Philly were successful because he wasn’t involved in FO decisions to the extent of his last 6 years. The Eagles were built through the draft. Once AR got involved in drafting and free agent decisions it became a disaster. There are no shortcuts for long term success and frankly when I see bad teams go crazy in free agency I become baffled. Most of the great teams use free agency to fill a void and it helps prevent themselves from drafting for need.

  22. 3 yrs, 18 mil for Smith.

    Athletically gifted? sure, but prone to mental errors, not real physical, zero run support.

  23. Corners are one of the more over-rated positions on a defense. They are more the product of a great front 4 who doesn’t allow the QB to wait on WR’s to get open.

  24. A team cant be a winner or a loser in FA until, you, the SEASON STARTS. But what excites me as a Chiefs fan is that the brass are living and reacting in reality; Welker goes to DEN to complement (I hate to type this) a very good trio of WR’s, so the Chiefs realize that to win the division they have to cover those guys, and they are doing their very best to try and do that. And really, Jalil Brown, Javy Arenas and even DeQuan Menzie are pretty good backup DB’s too as far as depth goes…..regardless how the season goes I give Dorsey and Reid and even Clark major props for trying and trying intelligently.

  25. that’s their answer. Thomas will continue to pick flowers apart, Decker will abuse Smith, whoses overrated and Robinson can’t hang with Welker. There isn’t a defense in the league that’s gonna hang with the Broncos, not with that we corps not to mention Tamme and Dresden at TE and the 3 headed rushing attack of McGahee, Moreno and Hillman. That defense is gonna be sick now with Bradley, Knighton and DRC. Good luck tryinna run on us even in nickel packages and KC still only has 1 mediocre WR and a game manager QB. KC had the best offseason? yeah right! Denver won FA by a landslide already and they will kill the draft specially if they get a pock or 2 for Doom. To make it better Osweillers gonna be a star. Broncos are gonna run that division for the next decade. Can’t wait till the ravens and the patriots come into town for the playoff, revenge is gonna be sweet! Go Broncos!

  26. I’m happy to see they Chiefs trying to make upgrades in the off season. There’s always a risk in taking free agents as their former teams decided not to retain their services.

  27. justintuckrule says:Mar 14, 2013 2:20 PM

    Take a 7 pt lead on the Fins and you don’t need to throw. That explains Smith’s low INT totals.


    Actually, you need to watch some more football. Smith was the most target Cornerback in the NFL in 2012. He also has hands of stone. He has led the league in dropped interceptions two of four years.

    The guy is still worth taking a risk on and he has lots of potential. Hopefully, Andy Reid can get it out of him.

  28. and Steelers fans take a seat! You’re no where near the playoffs even your roster has more holes than Swiss cheese and you defense has more old folks than a bingo hall and y’all lost James Harrison. the Bengals and ravens are gonna own your division this year while are 6-10. Y’all are so obnoxious, with those stupid towels. good thing y’all have those. you’re gonna need them to wipe your pride of the turf!

  29. benroethlisberger7———–Is the number at the end of your user name your actual age? Based on your writing/rants, it seems so.

    We are not here to tell war stories, but to make them. Another thing to remember is that the NFL could easily stand for “Not For Long” when it comes being at the top of the heap or fan approval. So, I am sure many of us would like you to make a point, not just a boast.

    For instance, KC improved this off season, but given where they are, how could they not? Or; Even with this addition and the increased defense, they are still only about an 8-8 team at best. You could even get in a shot by adding…… Yes, the Steelers have taken a few hits this off season, but they are still better on paper than KC.

    Good Luck and happy writing…….

  30. SMH at datmilehigh “That defense is gonna be sick now with Bradley…”

    I had to stop reading there….

    I live in Denver, know that team in and out and as a sad sorry life long Eagles fan I can assure you Bradley and DRC do nothing to make that defense better. Elway is ignoring holes at LB and secondary and slapping on band-aids…worn out band-aids.

    Only thing you were missing is that Brooking is the future lol

    Offense is sick though…no doubt

  31. Good luck with Sean Smith, hope he lives up to what you expect. He had potential but never lived up to it. Forget the dropped passes, he was good at that.
    Glad he’s gone.

  32. Chiefs Fans: Good luck with this signing. Sean Smith can make some plays but he is woefully inconsistent, cannot cover small quick receivers and he absolutely has the hardest hands of any DB I have ever seen in 50+ years of following the NFL but other than that not a bad pick up.

  33. I think Smith has great potential and he won’t be viewed as the #1, which is Flowers. I am not ready to crown the Chiefs AFC west Champs but I think these are great steps into being a competitive team in the AFC. I love this move because Smith can flourish in our D with B-Flowers opposite him. Cannot wait for the draft and the season to begin.

    GO CHIEFS!!!!

  34. I’m just glad the Chiefs are young. Manning, Bailey and Welker? What are the donks doing, recreating a modern version of the golden girls? Ive got good money that 2 of the 3 won’t make it through the season. Hopefully its Manning and Welker, I enjoy watching Bowe beating Champ like the drum he is.

  35. I think this is a good move I think he will do well there, I would give him a shot at safety in some coverages to utilize his size.

  36. All you chief fans that are excited obviously haven’t watched him play over the past few years. He is unbelievably inconsistent and an all around mediocre db. And don’t expect to many picks, dude can’t catch a cold.

  37. Man that has Andy Reid written all over it. Its his M.O.

    1st it was Bobby Taylor, Troy Vincent, and Al Harris,

    Then Sheldon Brown, Lito Sheppard, and Asante Samuel

    Then Sheldon Brown, Ellis Hobbs, and Asante Samuel

    Then, Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie

    Now Brandon Flowers, Daunta Robinson, and Sean Smith

    The Guy Loves having 3 high caliber Cb on his roster. You would htink he would have learned his lesson by now, 1st Al Harris becomes unhappy and leaves, then Lito Sheppard becomes a distraction and is traded the next year, then Sheldon Brown becomes disgruntled and is traded the next year, then Asante becomes a locker room problem and is traded the next year, and now he’s attempting it again but in a different city? The guy is the definition of insane. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome.

    All I got to say is watch out Flowers. When it comes to Reid and incumbent CB your time with the team is always almost over. That’s been the case his entire NFL coaching career outside of Al Harris who was the least experienced member of his trio.

  38. Sean Smith will be viewed as being a horrible pickup in KC by some just because it looks like Reid is trying to build another Dream Team. But DRC (Who was with Reid in Philly) can sign in Denver and that will be viewed as a brilliant move by the Broncos. Go figure.

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