But I grant that he looks awkward in running with the ball. All that means is that he is a pocket-style QB, who should not be running often. (If at all.)
I, for one, would be upset to see Croyle stick around for another season.
Cassel had WAY more rec threats. Quick dumps to RB's and short routes to WR's. On TOP of that, look at the rushing attack...The actual team total for rushing in 2008 was more like 2200 yds.
He was sacked a lot but he also had a check down list that was 500 miles long. His read progression was slower because he was not used to NFL game speed plus he had more than enough options.
My thought is this....Put Croyle or Thigpen in Cassel's shoes and wonder what the outcome would have been.
Who is this Croyle guy you all keep referring to?
I remember we had some kid in a bubble out there to start the season before Huard came in and got snapped in half and then Thig came in. Is that who you're talking about?
Seriously, I wish Croyle the best in whatever he does. Just as long as it's not a spot anywhere on the Chiefs' roster.
I figure Croyle will be in KC this year, just becuase he is under contract and we dont HAVE to ttake the cap hit to get rid of him. I doubt he sees playtime but why take the cap hit unless you need to cut him to make cap room~
I say he starts the year at third QB, and ends it the same.
Cut Croyle, keep Gray (big, durable, decent), sign a capable veteran who can play in case Thigpen gets hurt or looks terrible in training camp ala what the Cardinals did with Leinart and Warner.
Recipe for success. The biggest problem is there might not be a capable veteran QB out there. If we played in a West Coast offense, Jeff Garcia would have worked. David Carr might be the best option available, unfortunately...