This better not become the second coming of high price QB over the more productive scrambling QB.
When I watched Thigpen play last year, all I did was think about good old Richie..underrated/overachiever that King Carl send packing cause he'd invested so much in the other king named Elvis.
Now that led me to wonder what will happen in 2009 if Cassel don't seem to impress during training camp, he gets the starting nod regardless, 2-3 games into the season, gets injured... there comes our own #4 (discounted over-achiever QB) and he goes on to lead Chiefs to some bizarre record like 7-2 and then Cassel comes back healthy ready to remove small timer Thigpen. Say the Chiefs are 10-4 at such period and Haley decides to stick with Thigpen and we go 11-5 and gets a wild card playoff spot.
TADAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Deja Vu.... Who will KC start in the first playoff game of this new regime???????? Say..Gailey loves Thigpen, Haley thinks Thigpen gives us the best shot to win, and KING PIOLI ego wants to insert his prize QB from New England.
Something to thinker over... I know some of you would differ that Thigpen wasn't all that impressive - remember guys, we're in a rebuilding mode last year, Herm said we're still a few solid players away from being competitive. I thought that if Tyler given a full training camp would have had a better chance of success. I knew no matter who become the next KC head coach, Chiefs would be 4-6 games better this year, at worst 8-8.
The success of 2009 will rely heavily on the 2-3 key components we plug in the defensive side. We solved 1 of those players with Vrabel -, we'd solved two if Dorsey emerges as he supposed to and we'd take care of the third we Curry falls to #3.