Breaking down Brodie Croyle effect

December, 10, 2010
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I caught up with Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. to discuss the Kansas City Chiefs’ chances Sunday in a pivotal AFC West game at San Diego now that quarterback Matt Cassel is doubtful to play after having an appendectomy.

It looks like Brodie Croyle will get the call against the Chargers. He is 0-9 as a starter and he hasn’t played since Week 13 of last season.

Here are some of Williamson’s thoughts of Croyle playing Sunday:

In general: “This obviously isn’t favorable for Kansas City. He is much more turnover prone that Cassel and he is injury prone. The challenge is great.”

How Kansas City still win: “The key is Kansas City’s run game. I think the Chiefs can run on anybody. But the Chargers will be focusing on it, because they won’t have to respect the pass like they would with Cassel in the game. But I think Croyle can take advantage of tight end Tony Moeaki and Dexter McCluster. If Croyle can dump off short passes to Moeaki and McCluster, this can be an effective way for the Chiefs to move the ball in the air … Not all is lost. But it won’t be easy for the Chiefs to win this game.”

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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