If you remember anything about the last three seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs, you probably remember the name Tyler Thigpen. The Minnesota Vikings drafted Thigpen in the 7th round of the 2007 draft, cut him before the season started and the Chiefs' snatched him up. His most productive season as a Chief was 2008, when he started 11 games and threw 18 touchdowns.
Well Tyler Thigpen is back in the news after last weekend's Thigpen-esque fourth quarter performance for the Miami Dolphins. While replacing injured Miami QB Chad Henne, Thigpen went 4/6 for 64 yards. And of course he threw a touchdown pass too. And got a win (which is not so Thigpen-esque).
So, part of the sports world has now become fascinated with Tyler Thigpen. Again. Here's what some people are saying about Thigpen, who is Miami's probable starter on Thursday Night Football:
5-Yard Game Ball: Tyler Thigpen. So maybe he only played one quarter and only attempted six passes. But Tony Sparano gave Thigpen the game ball in the locker room - and that's good enough for me. After starting out 0 for 2, Thigpen connected on his next four passes for 64 yards, leading the Dolphins down the field for that game-clinching touchdown. Not bad for a guy who has received nothing but scout team work since the season began. (via The Phinsider)
Enter the unlikeliest of heroes - third string quarterback Tyler Thigpen. After a drive stalling first pass attempt - completely missing an open Davone Bess on a third down - Thigpen was asked to put together one critical game-sealing drive in the fourth quarter. And wouldn't you know it - Thigpen did just that. (One more from The Phinsider)
Tyler Thigpen plays football like he's at the Seminole Hard Rock casino playing with house money. He takes chances. He improvises. He generally throws the formula out the window and goes with what he feels in his gut. Sometimes he gets jackpot. Sometimes it's snake eyes. It's the wild stallion in him the Miami Dolphins coaches have spent more than a year trying to break tame. (Via The Sun Sentinel)
There is so much good stuff being written on Tyler Thigpen right now, you'd think he'd just caught a TD pass in 2008 or something.
Just check Google News for Thigpen info and enjoy.