“Like I said Monday, Tyler [Palko] is our starter; we are getting Kyle [Orton] ready to play. He’s not like a guy that’s been here for a couple of years. It’s a different situation that way so we are getting him ready to play. He might have to play and he might not but we’ve got to get ready to win a big game. We’ve got to do it by whatever means possible and if it takes playing three quarterbacks and going wildcat 20 plays, we’ve got to do that and then the week after this it’ll be a similar deal.”
“The way I view it is you have to earn the right to put your hand under center Sunday afternoon, Sunday night or Monday. That’s just how it is, that’s how I’ve always viewed it. I think that you have to earn the right to do that and turning the ball over seven times in two games is just inexcusable regardless of whose fault it is, it’s inexcusable and like I said you have to earn that right.”
Orton says that learning the playbook won’t be an issue. He’s more concerned in developing a winnable on-field rapport with his new teammates.
“It’s not just about learning the plays and drawing things up on paper,” Orton said. “Its how is Dwayne (Bowe) going to run the route? Its how is Jonathan (Baldwin) going to run the route? How’s Dexter (McCluster) going to do it?
“You know, it’s about all of that stuff. It’s all new and it was fun to go out there and practice with those guys.”
The Kansas City Chiefs have released offensive tackle Jared Gaither just days after he committed a costly false start penalty in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Gaither had come in for one down after left tackle Branden Albert was slow to get up. Gaither was called for a false start, pushing the Chiefs back 5 yards, and they eventually had to settle for a field goal. Kansas City wound up losing 13-9.