Mocking The Draft posted this this morning. Go ahead and soak that in.
Okay, I'll give you a few minutes to get your head out of the oven, put the bottle down, or wipe away the vomit.
So let's look at this inside-out. First, he suggests playing Thigpen. A lot. This pretty much resonates with the opinion that I've been voicing that bounces around these walls and is then crushed by a massive wave of "HE SUCKS!"
The idea is that Thigpen is so monumentally terrible that there's no way you can play him, not with dashing, broad-armed, confident Damon Huard there. But MtD brings up a good point. Developing Tyler is a must, given the fact that Huard can't develop at 35 years old. We simply have no option because of the worst case scenario. The worst case scenario is that this isn't a stop-gap like we've all been treating it. You can tell from how we discuss it. We basically say either Thigpen, Croyle, or Huard sucks less than the other three, but we all agree we need an upgrade. And we talk about the draft, or free agency. But we're looking at Joey Harrington, who's been a disaster everywhere he's gone. Alex Smith who's been a disaster AND an injury risk. Daunte Culpepper, who retired, for God's sake. And in the draft, it sounds like Painter might be a system guy, and the rest of the candidates are uninspiring.
Hope really may not be coming. Trades are difficult to manage and if the Arrowhead Pride faithful are saying things like "I like Brohm/Losman/Quinn, but I'm not willing to give up a high pick for him" you can only imagine how tight the sphincters of the GMs involved will get.
I don't think Tyler is a good option to develop if Brodie gets broken again. I also don't know if we have much of an option at this point.