Cassell or Thigpen?
I just wanted to be the first person to post a QB controversy thread. I'm sure it will be talked about a lot by Thigpen fans.
Just look at it like this. Cassel and Thigpen are similar in mechanics. They're both agile Quarterbacks who are able to move the pocket, throw on the run, and tuck the ball and run.
- Cassel has the arm strength
- On the field leadership
Thigpen was good but was never really the on the field presence that the Chiefs needed to lead. The highlights don't lie.
EDIT: But I will agree there will be QB competition in training camp. You can bet on it. But I'd be willing to bet that Cassel proves why he deserves the starting job.[/quote]
cassell had more time and better protection field leadership can be debated
Hey I'm the biggest Thigpen supporter out there, but I'm not nieve enough to think there's going to be a QB competition this preseason. Cassel was brought in to start, end of story. I hate QB controversies. P.S. this is going to be one hail of a year, IMO.
What's best for the team makes absolutely no difference at this point. Cassel is the starter.
A QB competition will be announced. But, just like the Croyle/Huard competition from '07, there will not be a competition.
I believe that Cassel is the slightly better QB. But that we will see Thigpen starting at some point, unless we get some O-line upgrades.
Chiefs OLine allowed 37 Sacks
Pats OLine allowed 48 Sacks
That doesn't equate to better oline for NE in my books.
Lets not forget that just because Gailey is around that Haley is going to run his offensive scheme. Haley is going to implement whatever offense he has in mind so that means the playbook is going to change for everyone on the team.
I will say that Thigpen has the support of some players but as long as Cassel can get the ball to the play makers and their individual stats go up you'll see them rally behind Cassel. Gonzo is a stat man. Plain and simple, his best statiscal season was last year and Thigpen went to him on every passing down so it makes sense for him to have some loyalty to Thigpen when his HoF numbers get better with every game.
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Couple that with the fact that both of those offenses have managed to put plenty of points on the board, and I think that both Haley and Pioli are sold on the spread.
I'm right with you in wanting a balanced offense, as teams that are unable to run the ball in running situations create a big obstacle for themselves to try and overcome.
But I am preparing myself for a few seasons of the spread offense.
I think there should be a competition. Thiggy earned atleast a competition this year.