Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sound-off: Croyle or Thigpen
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
My sound-off question this is to Kansas City Chiefs fans and it may make them cringe.
But if Matt Cassel can’t play Sunday at Baltimore in the season opener because he’s not recovered from a knee sprain he suffered Aug. 29, the Chiefs will have to start either Brodie Croyle or Tyler Thigpen. Cassel will try to play, but it is no sure thing that he will be able to face the Ravens.
So, the question is: If Cassel can’t go, who do you want to start Sunday, Croyle or Thigpen in what is supposed to be the beginning of the Matt Cassel era?
Yes, it may not be an ideal situation. Croyle and Thigpen are a combined 1-18 as the Chiefs' starting quarterbacks.
Croyle may get the edge because he had a better preseason and he seems to fit new coach Todd Haley’s system better than Thigpen. But Croyle is injury prone and hasn’t been able to reach his potential.
Thigpen has the ability to move the ball, but he is a freelancer who tends to throw too many interceptions.
You make the call. If Cassel can’t play, do you want Croyle or Thigpen? Hit my mailbag and let me know your thoughts. I will post some of your responses later in the week.