A Chiefs Rumor That Needs To Die: Cassel-Croyle QB Controversy


Thanks a lot, Kent Babb. Brodie Croyle giving Matt Cassel a push at quarterback? You know you have gone too far with the B.S. speculation when Adam Teicher, the Mort of Kansas City football, is shooting down your gossip. Always been a fan of yours, but c’mon now.

Seriously, the Chiefs would have to be nuts to give up on a $63-million QB after one preseason game for a QB who can’t stay healthy. Brodie Croyle making it through a regular season as a starter healthy is about as likely as Flava Flav becoming our next President. Croyle does possess a canon of an arm, but I still question both his decision making and his gonads — dude does not like getting hit. Not one bit.

Oh, and then there’s the fact that Croyle was throwing to Dwayne Bowe against scrubs during the first preseason game. Most of us Addicts could have found Bowe once or twice against those second- and third-stringers. They were that physically overmatched by D-Bowe, aka Boldin Midwest.

Let’s tomahawk chop this rumor before it gets rolling. Yes, the Best Boys are not huge Croyle fans, but this is about the Chiefs, about Cassel, about our future. Most of all it is about not wasting air, ink, keystrokes and time, because, barring a Cassel injury, Croyle will never be Todd Haley’s starter. In fact, if Cassel did go down, my guess is that Haley would bring in a new quarterback to at least hold down the fort. He’s no Herm Edwards. He won’t gamble his career on Mr. Glass.

(Adam Best is the senior editor of Arrowhead Addict. Follow him daily via email/RSS feed and Twitter.)

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