PDA

View Full Version : Rumor: Alex Tanney Tryout



KCJoe
05-30-2012, 05:21 PM
I read that the Bills were impressed by the NCAA all time passing TD and yardage leader but didn't have room after the Vince Young signing.

Rumor has it he is coming in for a tryout, think he has what it takes to make the squad?

Also, if you havnt seen it yet his youtube video is crazy.

#58ChiefsFan
05-30-2012, 06:11 PM
Here's the video link

Alex Tanney Trick Shot Quarterback - Better Than Johnny Mac - YouTube

#58ChiefsFan
05-30-2012, 06:12 PM
If he can read a defense anywhere near as accurate as he throws he could be viable.

KCJoe
05-30-2012, 06:25 PM
All reports from bills camp said he adjusted to the speed of the next level very quickly and outperformed Corp.

#58ChiefsFan
05-30-2012, 08:06 PM
If by reports we have Quinn throwing his crossing routes into the dirt let's see what he's got. I was thinking it was Pioli that said taking four qbs to camp was always a good thing.

jason1981
05-31-2012, 01:28 AM
if hes that good then why wasnt he drafted?

AussieChiefsFan
05-31-2012, 06:15 AM
Id love to bring him in and see how he does. Maybe replace Quin for the 3rd string spot and if he really has what it takes he can be the backup to Cassel.

ctchiefsfan
05-31-2012, 07:23 AM
Pretty cool vid of him. Thanks for posting 58....

Of course, it a whole lot tougher to make accurate throws like that when you have D-lineman chasing you, but he surely looks worth giving a tryout.

#58ChiefsFan
05-31-2012, 07:55 AM
if hes that good then why wasnt he drafted?

He tore his right shoulder back in 2010 I believe

OPLookn
05-31-2012, 10:56 AM
He tore his right shoulder back in 2010 I believe

And because sometimes people get overlooked. Kinda like how Brady was overlooked til the 6th which is where most draft picks don't even make the team. NO! I'm not comparing him to Brady before anyone takes off with that.

chiefnut
05-31-2012, 11:08 AM
lots of unknowns w/him but certainly worth a look.

OPLookn
05-31-2012, 11:09 AM
You can see that there are jumps in the video and they had to do multiple takes of him hitting the goal posts. Still very impressive but it does make one wonder how many takes they had to do. Was he off by 5 yards on several throws and then finally hit the goal post?

chiefnut
05-31-2012, 11:11 AM
04/16/12 - Passing for 14,249 yards put Alex Tanney atop the NCAA Division III record book. Firing 157 touchdown passes made him No. 1 in NCAA history for all divisions. Yet, for all Tanney accomplished as a Monmouth College quarterback, he’s still the guy from the small school. It was that way at Lexington High School, where Division I college recruiters looked at his impressive numbers, rubbed their chins and said, “We like him, but …” Now, the evaluating eyes belong to National Football League scouts, and Monmouth’s enrollment of 1,343 is a factor. The guys with the clipboards and stopwatches may not say it up front, or in public, but in conference rooms where draft decisions are made, they talk about it. Tanney can’t change that, but he can use it. It’s what he does, who he is. “I’ve been going through it my whole life,” he said of the small-school stigma. “It’s kind of extra motivation for me. It pushes me to continue to work hard and puts a chip on my shoulder.” “If you look online everybody has a different (draft) position for me,” Tanney said. “Right now it’s about 50-50 between getting picked in the sixth or seventh round or going as a (undrafted) free agent. “I’ve said from the beginning the one thing I wanted coming from a small school was a shot in a camp. I think I’m going to get that.” It would reward the work Tanney has put in, including time with former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington at the TEST Football Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. - Randy Kindred, The Bloomington Pantagraph
12/10/11 - After leading Monmouth to the playoffs in 2008 and 2009, Tanney is savoring the third opportunity. "It's just a little different because we have a different core group of guys," said Tanney, who earned the Melberger Award in 2009 as Division III's top player. "On the other conference championship teams we had played together for three or four years. We had a lot of young guys step in and gained experience last year. They worked their tails off in the offseason and summer, and it paid off this year." Apparently, a lot of NFL scouts have spent time on the Fighting Scots' field studying Tanney. "There's been about 25-26 teams that have been through here in the fall," he said. "I'm waiting to get an invitation hopefully to one of the bigger all-star games. Once that happens hopefully I'll get an invite to the (NFL) combine and go from there." Tanney is not only well known by NFL scouts, but YouTube fans everywhere. The "Alex Tanney Trick Shot Quarterback Video," filmed by Tanney's friends earlier this year, has drawn over one million hits. - Jim Benson, The Hanford Sentinel

KCJoe
05-31-2012, 12:56 PM
Coming from a DIII school their isnt much history of a QB having success. He didn't get drafted because of this. However, their is also NO HISTORY of ANYONE in NCAA history putting up numbers like his.

2010chiefs
05-31-2012, 08:33 PM
I guess Quinn must be stinking it up pretty bad if there interested in him. I say. WHY NOT!

ctchiefsfan
06-01-2012, 05:16 AM
if hes that good then why wasnt he drafted?

Worth noting that Roger Staubach almost didn't get drafted. Different reasons, but almost the same result.

chiefnut
06-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Worth noting that Roger Staubach almost didn't get drafted. Different reasons, but almost the same result.

we drafted staubach as our #1 pick but he opted for the other dallas team

chiefnut
06-01-2012, 09:35 AM
we drafted staubach as our #1 pick but he opted for the other dallas team

MY BAD, it was 16th round we drafted him but think of the possibility of having to choose who to play Dawson or Staubach!!

ctchiefsfan
06-02-2012, 10:21 AM
That would have been a dilemma!

AkChief49
06-03-2012, 01:17 PM
Alex already looks better than Palko!

KCJoe
06-05-2012, 10:05 AM
According to twitter Alex has signed with the Chiefs.

@AlexTanney

ctchiefsfan
06-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Glad to see management is still looking at QB options. I think Cassel is pretty good and could take the right team all the way, but it sure would be nice to have a young QB who was a real superstar.

tornadospotter
06-06-2012, 12:24 AM
A potential diamond from a small college. Time will tell this story, and I hope he makes it.

25yearvet
11-29-2012, 10:37 AM
i think that since we are already 1-11 that we should put alex tanney in what is the worse he can do make us loose we are already doing that and we give him the next 4 games and it lets us know if we need to trade and search for a new one and if he throws in a game half as good as he does in that video its still better than cassel or quinn again whats the worst that can happen and im not just some fly bynight fan my sons name is priest and i have been a fan since i can remeber so who agrees with me

marloweopatchiefs
11-29-2012, 10:45 AM
i think that since we are already 1-11 that we should put alex tanney in what is the worse he can do make us loose we are already doing that and we give him the next 4 games and it lets us know if we need to trade and search for a new one and if he throws in a game half as good as he does in that video its still better than cassel or quinn again whats the worst that can happen and im not just some fly bynight fan my sons name is priest and i have been a fan since i can remeber so who agrees with me


He's on IR. Out for the rest of the year.

ctchiefsfan
11-29-2012, 11:15 AM
Aside from that it couldn't have hurt to try.

Lord-Chiefy
11-30-2012, 09:20 PM
I would have lived to see him have a shot.

We desperately bleed a qb with fire and a motivator.

Chiefster
12-01-2012, 09:03 AM
I would have lived to see him have a shot.

We desperately bleed a qb with fire and a motivator.

I implore you to post from a computer or a tablet and not your mobile device.

chiefnut
12-01-2012, 01:30 PM
I always wondered if he was really injured or they just wanted to protect him from practice squad where he could get claimed

25yearvet
12-03-2012, 07:32 AM
I think they did and that way he wouldn't become a free agent for someone else to steal