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View Poll Results: What's your reading of this situation?
Veach doing Veach things, baby! 8 25.00%
Smith should still be a good tackle and will do a really good job for pennies on the dollar. 7 21.88%
A solid, unspectacular signing to just bolster the depth of the tackle situation. 14 43.75%
A desperation move as the Chiefs have now realized they don't have a second tackle they trust. 2 6.25%
Some other option. 1 3.13%
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Saccopoo Memorial Draft Forum>Your reading of the Smith signing.
Direckshun 12:25 PM 05-04-2023
Poll forthcoming.
tmax63 12:39 PM 05-04-2023
He's a proven commodity so that if the JT switch to LT doesn't pan out they still have a left tackle on the roster. Gives coach multiple options to try and find the best combination and raise the floor for the level of protection for #15. All without breaking the bank.
Stryker 01:07 PM 05-04-2023
I chose this...

A solid, unspectacular signing to just bolster the depth of the tackle situation.

because of this...

Smith, 29, had one of his worst seasons as a starter in 2022, with a pass rush win rate of 78.3% and a run block win rate of 64.9%. He also dealt with elbow and foot injuries during the 2022 season, causing him to miss four regular-season games.

A second-round draft pick by the Buccaneers in 2015, Smith went on to start 124 regular-season games -- sixth-most of any offensive lineman in the league from 2015 to 2022.
Pasta Little Brother 02:36 PM 05-04-2023
Depth, competition, options
Urc Burry 09:16 AM 05-07-2023
Veach will never let the offensive line ruin a season again. Not only from our experience with it. But I think he sees the bills and bengals going through it as well.

If you were to ask him on his preference for next year I think it would be Taylor at LT and Morris is ready to go at RT. But heís also realistic. Heís going to play the best combination with Smith being insurance on Morris/Niang arenít ready or Taylor doesnít transition as easy as we hope
Nightfyre 07:57 PM 05-08-2023
He probably came cheap enough that the Chiefs thought they should add him just because they can. It might be a reflection on the front office's thoughts of the current roster, but it could just as easily be a deal where they had a value opportunity and took it to add depth and competition.
gordonelloyd 11:20 AM 05-20-2023
Presumably, they took him because they were unsuccessful in trading up in the draft to be able to get a good rookie tackle.

Given that failure in the draft, this seems like a good back up move