Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: Veteran backup QB

  1. #1
    Member Since
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default Veteran backup QB


    0 Not allowed!
    While not typically a habitual worrier, I must admit to some concern that the Chiefs have not elected to bring in a veteran backup QB (like the Jets using Mark Brunell to backup and mentor dirty Sanchez). I can only think of a few reasons why they would elect to not do this.

    First, perhaps there just aren't any available established veteran QB's out there that understand they are past their prime and are comfortable with their new role in life. I'd love to have Dante Culpepper available for the next time Cassel goes down but if he doesn't understand he's a backup QB then you can't fit a square peg in a round hole.

    Secondly, maybe the Chiefs are just opting to avoid any type of QB controversy and I can respect that. Cassel is very much still developing as a QB and you don't want to even generate the perception that you have doubts in him.

    Third and most cynically, maybe they know they're not serious contenders at this point for a superbowl title so they aren't ready to shell out the cash for contingencies. This would seem to fit with their FA tactics in that they aren't shelling out the cash for the more recognized "top shelf" available players because they aren't really planning to make their push this year.

    Originally when they brought #7 in I was less than elated. Watching him play that first year though I changed my mind on him. He has two things you can't coach or teach. He's competitive and he's tough, those two things are at the top of my priorities list for any player. I still have to think though that if the Chiefs front officer really expected them to be in contention for a superbowl title then they would cover all bases and plan for all situations, i.e., sign a vet QB, drop Palko and develop Stanzi.

  2. #2
    Member Since
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,502
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 38

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I wouldn't worry until Saturday morning. After we get a look at them in game then we'll know if we're in trouble. The last week or so has me feeling better about our squad this year, Pioli's got this.

  3. #3
    Member Since
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    10,052
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 451
    Given: 78

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I think I will start to worry or fell better about our QBs after a game or two in the preseason. I am looking forward to seeing what our young qbs can do. But hopefully Cassel has anther big year and it's not an issue at all no matter what we see in the preseason.
    ​BAN ROY


  4. #4
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,582
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    What we have to worry about is Croyle having a fantastic pre-season, so that everyone on the staff thinks "Wow, he's really coming on".

    In all seriousness, I'm interested to see Mr. Stanzi at work!

    JB

  5. #5
    Member Since
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    735
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    LMAO........ Never would have thought of that. That is sooo true! GO CHIEFS!

  6. #6
    Member Since
    Feb 2007
    Location
    ALASKA
    Posts
    3,074
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 19
    Given: 22

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by josh1971 View Post
    What we have to worry about is Croyle having a fantastic pre-season, so that everyone on the staff thinks "Wow, he's really coming on".

    In all seriousness, I'm interested to see Mr. Stanzi at work!

    JB

    Croyle is not on the team,no? QB's are Palko-Stanzi and of course Cassel. So Croyle having a good pre-season will be else where if and when he is picked up.


  7. #7
    Member Since
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    691
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    What are you talking about. We got Zorn! put the pads on and trot him out there.
    Actually I've been thinking about that a lot. A quality Vet QB is invaluable..... ugh..Farve..Ok, I had to say it.

  8. #8
    Member Since
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    The trick would be to bring in a vet who doesn't spark the boo birds at Arrowhead if Cassel has an off day.

  9. #9
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,582
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by AkChief49 View Post
    Croyle is not on the team,no? QB's are Palko-Stanzi and of course Cassel. So Croyle having a good pre-season will be else where if and when he is picked up.
    Nope, he was never cut, and I think it was Connie was just saying that at camp, he's been out there throwing.

    And to clarify- on 7/25, he was declared a free agent, but he was never cut.

  10. #10
    Member Since
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    196
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    My guess is that if Palko doesn't look like he can be a serviceable back-up after one or two exhibition games, the Chiefs will bring in a veteran back-up.
    The Chiefs are Back!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Found us an ok backup QB.
    By honda522 in forum KC Chiefs News and Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 09-07-2009, 01:18 AM
  2. Should Damon Huard be Croyles backup?
    By Lazeye in forum KC Chiefs News and Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-13-2008, 01:10 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •