Tyler Thigpen Now On A Short Leash

From the FanPosts. This was posted late last night but I've bumped it up for this morning's post. We've got another post coming up at 10 AM. -Chris

Adam Teicher is apparently skeptical about the decision to start Tyler Thigpen on Sunday.

Tyler Thigpen’s performance at quarterback in the first extended playing time of his NFL career Sunday was less than inspiring. He completed far less than half his passes, was sacked three times, tossed an interception and almost threw several others.

For many teams, that would bury a player deeper on the bench. But for the Chiefs, it earned him a promotion.

But it looks like Tyler Thigpen will be treading thin ice in his playing time against the Falcons, according to Herm Edwards.

“We’re not looking at this game as a preseason game,” he said. “We’re trying to win. We’re doing everything we can to do that, and this kid deserves a chance.

“If he struggles, guess what? We’ll do what we always do. We’ll bring Damon Huard off the bench. That’s how Damon Huard really plays the best, in my opinion, when he comes off the bench.”

Fortunately for the Chiefs, Damon Huard's "neck injury" hasn't appeared to linger.

Edwards said the move had nothing to do with the head or neck injury that knocked Huard out of last week’s game. Huard practiced Wednesday and was not listed on the injury report the Chiefs must file with the league.

So the Chiefs have faith in Tyler Thigpen's ability to start and quarterback the game on Sunday.  Unless he struggles, in which case he's gone for Huard.  Unless Huard struggles, in which case he's back in.  But then Thigpen may get more starts anyway because Herm doesn't like Huard as a starter.  Oh, and apparently we may get to see more of Marques Hagans at quarterback.  Because that worked out so well for us last Sunday.  Then Herm rambled on about how impressive Tyler Thigpen looked in the preseason and in a game he played last year where he went 2 of 6 for 41 yards with an INT which the Chiefs lost by two touchdowns.

Buy your alcohol in's going to be a long Sunday.

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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