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And There Rode A Young Hero. And His Name Was Bones. And Hell Followed With Him.

Last week when Damon "Chicken-Wing" Huard went on IR, there was woe. Woe upon our franchise. The starter was announced as Tyler Thigpen, the young, unproven quarterback out of Coastal Carolina who put up "terrible numbers" against bad competition. The words came forth like water from the fountains of KC.

 

"NOT AN NFL QUARTERBACK."

"PATHETIC EXCUSE FOR A QB"

"TERRIBLE."

"WILL NEVER DEVELOP THE ACCURACY TO BE AN NFL QUARTERBACK"

"WILL HAVE FOUR PICKS"

Everyone bagged on him. The media, and us. Especially us.

And you know what he did? He came out and did his job. He crossed the mark I've been waiting all season for. 200 yards. He ends with 280 yards, 69% completion rating (that's better than 50% by the way), 2 TDs, and he would have had more if not for some bad calls and terrible conservative play calls in the fourth quarter that didn't give him a chance.

Bones is mobile, he's got an arm, he has a connection with Bowe (WHICH IS HUGE), and most of all, the kid's a playmaker. We have none. This kid could have come out and folded, just tried not to get hurt, just tried to make the little small save throws (sound familiar?), and gotten out alive. Tyler did everything he could to help this team win, and who knows what would have happened if he'd been given a better chance on the second to last drive.

All this means is that Bones had one good game. That's it. But it also showed he's improved. And that he has some of the things we're looking for. We can bring in Culpepper if people think we should, but we have Gray if Tyler goes back to his old ways.

But for one day, even though we lost, Tyler Thigpen AKA Bones proved all the doubters wrong.

Go get 'em, kid.

 

HATERS! STEP UP!

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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