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VIDEO: Tyler Thigpen on Competing for the Chiefs Starting QB Spot

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From the Kansas City Star, we get about two minutes of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Thigpen talking about the other QB, Matt Cassel. I would like to note before you watch it that I think this is the thickest I've heard Thigpen's South Carolina accent be since I he's been a Chief.

Here are a couple of snippets I've summed up in my own words from the clip:

I feel like I've come a long way.

Both Gailey and Haley have reiterated what I need to work on. The biggest thing is accuracy and consistency.

Q: Do you still feel like this is an open competition?

A: Right now I'm not sure if it's a competition. Right now its about going and competing, making each other better.

Q: With Cassel taking reps with the first team, does that mean he has the starting job locked up?

A: Yeah, part of me feels like he's got that spot locked up. But I'm not going to sit back and say he's got the #1 and I've got the #2. I'm going to go out there each and everyday to push him, to make him better.

Q: With training camp coming up, do you think you can take the starting job from Matt Cassel?

A: Man, you fishing for that one, aren't you? I'm just going to come out each and everyday and work hard. If I push myself and work as hard as I can work, the rest is going to take care of itself.

Q: Do you feel more confident having gone through last season, taking all of those reps?

A: I'm feel a lot more confident. Like I said before, there are still things I need to work on.I'm know I'm never going to get complacent.

Watch the video at the Star's web site.