The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday listed Matt Cassel as doubtful for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. Doubtful means a 25 percent chance of playing so technically the door was left slightly ajar for him to play.
Following Friday's practice, Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis nudged that door even closer to being shut as he talked with reporters as if Croyle would be the starting quarterback. Weis didn't confirm that Croyle would be the starter when asked but said laughing, "Are you trying to get me in trouble?"
OK so Croyle's more than likely going to be the man on Sunday. Weis says he has the "utmost confidence" in Croyle and that he's "shown day in and day out that he's a pro" and that he has "all the attributes" to help the Chiefs win.
Weis also says that the "core" of the offense stays the same whether Cassel or Croyle play.
"The system is basically the same for all the guys," Weis said. "There's a couple of things. Matt might have some favorite plays that might be a little different than Brodie's favorite plays but for the most part the core doesn't change at all for any of them so there's no drastic change for any of them."
Weis says that Croyle's first team reps were "fast-tracked" this week and he's gotten a "big number of reps" while Tyler Palko gets the backup reps.