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Mr. Laz
06-05-2012, 09:32 AM
Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider
Chiefs sign free agent quarterback Alex Tanney, an undrafted rookie from Monmouth


Chiefs Sign Trick-Shot QB Alex Tanney
by Joel Thorman on Jun 5, 2012 10:19 AM CDT
The Kansas City Chiefs have a new quarterback.

The team announced the addition of QB Alex Tanney on Tuesday morning. Tanney, 6'4" and 220 pounds, comes from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. The Chiefs bio lists his impressive college accomplishments:
In just over four seasons with the Fighting Scots, Tanney played in 47 games, completing 1,339 passes on 1,622 attempts (82.6 pct.). He set an NCAA Division III record, throwing for 14,249 yards and an NCAA record with 157 touchdowns. He totaled only 30 interceptions. The Normal, Ill., native was a two-time Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009. Tanney was a two-time first-team Illinois All-State quarterback at Lexington High School in Lexington, Ill.
Tanney also had an invite to the Buffalo Bills rookie minicamp.

Carrying four quarterbacks on the offseason roster makes plenty of sense considering the roster limit is now at 90 players. The addition of Tanney gives the Chiefs more options throughout the summer as they now have four players who can line up at quarterback.

But the real story with Tanney is that he's the trick-shot quarterback made famous by the YouTube video below:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SxDJb03a0yo?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Detoxing
06-05-2012, 09:33 AM
Woot!

Competition!

Micjones
06-05-2012, 09:35 AM
Hilarious!

I saw his trickshot video about a month ago. Unreal.
Hopefully he stays on until training camp.
He's a longshot to make the team, but maybe he can catch onto the PS.

Kid played some solid college ball. He's a bit more than hitting goalposts.

Kyle DeLexus
06-05-2012, 09:35 AM
Start him.

Chiefnj2
06-05-2012, 09:35 AM
He can mentor Cassel on the crossbar hit

BoneKrusher
06-05-2012, 09:36 AM
super bowl here we come.

pr_capone
06-05-2012, 09:37 AM
No shit?!?!

This peaks my interest.

Donger
06-05-2012, 09:38 AM
No shit?!?!

This peaks my interest.

LMAO

KC Tattoo
06-05-2012, 09:40 AM
We already have a QB that hits the upright of a goal post.

BoneKrusher
06-05-2012, 09:40 AM
this means we can finally cut Castle...






EEEEEEEEEEEHHAAAAAAAAAAAA.

pr_capone
06-05-2012, 09:41 AM
If the game changes to where there are basketball goals, moving trucks, and points are awarded for calling your crossbar shot... he is a shoe in starter.

HemiEd
06-05-2012, 09:41 AM
Wow, someone please send this to Bowe. He will sign his tender immediately.

ChiefAshhole20
06-05-2012, 09:42 AM
How the hell did he complete 82.6 pct of his passes?!? That's Stanzi-like!

ChiTown
06-05-2012, 09:43 AM
We already have a QB that hits the upright of a goal post.

:LOL:

BoneKrusher
06-05-2012, 09:43 AM
Wow, someone please send this to Bowe. He will sign his tender immediately.

ROFL
i bet he's already on the horn with his agent.

Chiefnj2
06-05-2012, 09:47 AM
He was at the Bills rookie camp and apparently didn't impress Gailey enough to keep him.

ChiefButthurt
06-05-2012, 09:55 AM
Real deal QB

Molitoth
06-05-2012, 09:56 AM
Awesome.

ChiTown
06-05-2012, 09:56 AM
He was at the Bills rookie camp and apparently didn't impress Gailey enough to keep him.

I think my favorite Chiefs pass play is the one where we throw it to Bowe as he crosses the 50 in a back of a pickup. This kid should be absolute money with that pattern..............

Fish
06-05-2012, 09:58 AM
Print pictures of ships!

PGM
06-05-2012, 10:00 AM
I am Tanney Maniac!! Tanney Mania!!

buddha
06-05-2012, 10:05 AM
this means we can finally cut Castle...

.

Who the f*ck is Castle? :shake:

Setsuna
06-05-2012, 10:05 AM
He's our 3rd string and Quinn is the practice squad QB. Nice!

Donger
06-05-2012, 10:06 AM
Who the f*ck is Castle? :shake:

White Castle.

buddha
06-05-2012, 10:06 AM
He was at the Bills rookie camp and apparently didn't impress Gailey enough to keep him.

Chan obviously didn't spend enough time on YouTube to know.

The one thing you can say is the kid is accurate. He also throws effortlessly. He definitely worth a shot.

pr_capone
06-05-2012, 10:07 AM
Who the f*ck is Castle? :shake:

Mark... our starting QB.

SNR
06-05-2012, 10:07 AM
Matt Cassel sucks

Donger
06-05-2012, 10:07 AM
Chan obviously didn't spend enough time on YouTube to know.

The one thing you can say is the kid is accurate. He also throws effortlessly. He definitely worth a shot.

He seems to be very accurate with non-moving targets.

HemiEd
06-05-2012, 10:09 AM
ROFL
i bet he's already on the horn with his agent.

Yep, the deal is done.

Extra Point
06-05-2012, 10:15 AM
Meh, with all that talent, I just don't think he can hit a goalpost when it really counts.

Fish
06-05-2012, 10:25 AM
Perhaps during time outs and between quarters, they can send out Tanney to do trick shots to entertain the crowd...

Setsuna
06-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Oh shit! I said "our." I take that back. YALLS 3rd string. Fuck!

wazu
06-05-2012, 10:41 AM
Could have used this info last week when I was ordering my free jersey as a season ticket holder.

BCD
06-05-2012, 10:48 AM
Who the f*ck is Castle? :shake::spock:

Seriously?

Okie_Apparition
06-05-2012, 10:50 AM
Thiggy had to tell him all about his old haunts in KC

saphojunkie
06-05-2012, 10:54 AM
Who the f*ck is Castle? :shake:

https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ16ZFBJwxFcT2p4zW0xA9_V2DjMwYj0U1H1yF530AZdCYbh5rb5w

tooge
06-05-2012, 10:57 AM
I get that he was DIII and all, but how can you amass all the NCAA records, the 82% completion percentage, and such a crazy TD to INT ratio and not get drafted when you are 6' 4 and 220?

Inspector
06-05-2012, 11:02 AM
Now can we finally print 'em?

Kyle DeLexus
06-05-2012, 11:04 AM
Perhaps during time outs and between quarters, they can send out Tanney to do trick shots to entertain the crowd...

They'd sell more season tickets if they tied their sales pitch to this than tying it to Matt "Pro Bowl" Cassel.

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Yay! A token!

BCD
06-05-2012, 11:24 AM
I get that he was DIII and all, but how can you amass all the NCAA records, the 82% completion percentage, and such a crazy TD to INT ratio and not get drafted when you are 6' 4 and 220?
Because he's D3.

How many D3 players have been drafted?

Chiefnj2
06-05-2012, 11:25 AM
When I watched the youtube video I couldn't help but think about the QB article last year where Zorn had Cassel, Palko and Stanzi practice throwing a ball into a garbage can in the corner of the endzone and nobody on the team, except Zorn, could do it.

InChiefsHell
06-05-2012, 11:26 AM
I get that he was DIII and all, but how can you amass all the NCAA records, the 82% completion percentage, and such a crazy TD to INT ratio and not get drafted when you are 6' 4 and 220?

AND you have a viral video displaying accuracy that I'd be no other QB in the league has...

Okie_Apparition
06-05-2012, 11:28 AM
I've really undervalued Quinn's arm

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-05-2012, 11:30 AM
When I watched the youtube video I couldn't help but think about the QB article last year where Zorn had Cassel, Palko and Quinn practice throwing a ball into a garbage can in the corner of the endzone and nobody on the team, except Zorn, could do it.

LMAO

Kyle DeLexus
06-05-2012, 11:30 AM
When I watched the youtube video I couldn't help but think about the QB article last year where Zorn had Cassel, Palko and Quinn practice throwing a ball into a garbage can in the corner of the endzone and nobody on the team, except Zorn, could do it.

Well Quinn would need an amazing arm to make that throw all the way from Denver.

Chiefnj2
06-05-2012, 11:33 AM
Well Quinn would need an amazing arm to make that throw all the way from Denver.

I meant Stanzi. I confused my messiah backup QBs.

BoneKrusher
06-05-2012, 11:51 AM
Who the f*ck is Castle? :shake:

if you don't know, i'll just keep it a secret. :thumb:

Thig Lyfe
06-05-2012, 11:56 AM
TANNEY ISN'T OUR QBOTF

HE'S OUR QBORFN

QUARTERBACK OF RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!!!

TANNEY '12!!!!!

Cornstock
06-05-2012, 11:57 AM
Oh shit! I said "our." I take that back. YALLS 3rd string. ****!

Haha Freudian slip! We all know you want to be a Chiefs fan deep down :)

Predarat
06-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Tanney > casshole x1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

BoneKrusher
06-05-2012, 12:11 PM
TANNEY ISN'T OUR QBOTF

HE'S OUR QBORFN

QUARTERBACK OF RIGHT ****ING NOW!!!!

TANNEY '12!!!!!

he's our TANNY HILL

ghak99
06-05-2012, 12:19 PM
When I watched the youtube video I couldn't help but think about the QB article last year where Zorn had Cassel, Palko and Stanzi practice throwing a ball into a garbage can in the corner of the endzone and nobody on the team, except Zorn, could do it.

ROFL... :spock:... :banghead:

Predarat
06-05-2012, 12:20 PM
I say this huge signing is all we need to justify bringing back Kurt.

PGM
06-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Still beats Clausen at 5.

JD10367
06-05-2012, 12:21 PM
He was at the Bills rookie camp and apparently didn't impress Gailey enough to keep him.

I highlighted the two flaws in your argument.

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-05-2012, 12:50 PM
he's our BENNY HILL

http://l-userpic.livejournal.com/37489019/2497543

Red Beans
06-05-2012, 12:53 PM
I highlighted the two flaws in your argument.

Boom!

Setsuna
06-05-2012, 12:59 PM
Haha Freudian slip! We all know you want to be a Chiefs fan deep down :)

:# :banghead:

whoman69
06-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Camp fodder.

scott free
06-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Cool, give Quinn directions to the bus station before drawing your equipment, Alex.

crazycoffey
06-05-2012, 01:58 PM
It will make a good story if he makes the team.

KC Tattoo
06-05-2012, 02:15 PM
It will make a good story if he wins us a Super Bowl.

fyp.

ForeverChiefs58
06-05-2012, 03:03 PM
He might throw it right at Cassel on the sidelines...you know, cause he is so use to throwing at garbage cans.

oldman
06-05-2012, 03:51 PM
NOW, and only now, do we have competition at QB. Go Scots!!!!

HonestChieffan
06-05-2012, 04:12 PM
Thank goodness. Finally we can forget Stanzi

Archie F. Swin
06-05-2012, 05:36 PM
he should have his own halftime show. He can do tricks

unlurking
06-05-2012, 07:18 PM
he should have his own halftime show. He can do tricks
Now the reasoning for this signing makes sense.

BCD
06-05-2012, 09:54 PM
They're about to talk about this guy on NFL Live.

prhom
06-05-2012, 10:17 PM
he should have his own halftime show. He can do tricks

I think that show alone would be worth $20 to see.

Bump
06-05-2012, 10:36 PM
he should have his own halftime show. He can do tricks

and that way we can evaluate if he can do it on the big stage :clap:

ChiefAshhole20
06-05-2012, 10:41 PM
They're about to talk about this guy on NFL Live.

What did they say?

Frankie
06-05-2012, 10:42 PM
THE NEW RICKY STANZI!

HOORAAAAAY!!

wazu
06-05-2012, 10:47 PM
My order of Chiefs QBs:

1. Stanzi
2. Tanney
3. Direct snap to Jamaal Charles

BCD
06-05-2012, 10:59 PM
What did they say?

Nothing, really. Just showed a few of his tricks from the Youtube video and said he signed with the Chiefs.

Dave Lane
06-05-2012, 11:24 PM
Cassel can hit a goalpost too. What's the big fucking deal.

Chocolate Hog
06-06-2012, 02:01 AM
http://emotibot.net/pix/4865.gif

|Zach|
06-06-2012, 02:09 AM
That is such a great video. I also like how much fun it looks like they are having making it sorta reminded me of college except for the whole...being a good QB thing.

Rausch
06-06-2012, 02:25 AM
http://emotibot.net/pix/4865.gif

Improper use of gif.

15 post penalty and loss of down...

wazu
06-06-2012, 06:15 AM
Improper use of gif.

15 post penalty and loss of down...

Agreed.

Fish
06-06-2012, 08:36 AM
I think they're going to try a Cassel Tanney mind swap.

Frankie
06-06-2012, 08:48 AM
Cassel can hit a goalpost too. What's the big ****ing deal.

Good point. :D

cookster50
06-06-2012, 09:00 AM
I think they're going to try a Cassel Tanney mind swap.

Doesn't help if you don't swap the arms also.

boogblaster
06-06-2012, 09:01 AM
ya never know .....

Dave Lane
06-06-2012, 09:07 AM
Good point. :D

Yeah he's proven he can do it in crunch time with the game on the line. :thumb:

durtyrute
06-06-2012, 09:12 AM
Hold on to him and coach him up like you've never coached anyone before.

Fish
06-06-2012, 09:13 AM
Doesn't help if you don't swap the arms also.

FrankenCasselTanney.....

Frosty
06-06-2012, 10:22 AM
In just over four seasons with the Fighting Scots, Tanney played in 47 games, completing 1,339 passes on 1,622 attempts (82.6 pct.).

I wonder how he got an 82.6% overall completion rating when his highest season ever was 71.5%? :rolleyes:


PASSING GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Alex Tanney 12 181.99 281-393-8 71.5 3867 38 73 322.2 (2011)

Alex Tanney 2 105.16 25-41-2 61.0 224 1 60 112.0 (2010)

Alex Tanney 11 164.07 339-484-7 70.0 3856 44 60 350.5 (2009)

Alex Tanney 12 166.97 318-462-8 68.8 3624 50 89 302.0 (2008)




Looks to me like it was 963 - 1380 or 69.8%. Nice reporting there.

Still pretty good completion percentage, though. Just not superhuman.

http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/athletics/varsity/football/stat-archive.aspx

InChiefsHell
06-06-2012, 10:31 AM
I wonder how he got an 82.6% overall completion rating when his highest season ever was 71.5%? :rolleyes:


PASSING GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Alex Tanney 12 181.99 281-393-8 71.5 3867 38 73 322.2 (2011)

Alex Tanney 2 105.16 25-41-2 61.0 224 1 60 112.0 (2010)

Alex Tanney 11 164.07 339-484-7 70.0 3856 44 60 350.5 (2009)

Alex Tanney 12 166.97 318-462-8 68.8 3624 50 89 302.0 (2008)




Looks to me like it was 963 - 1380 or 69.8%. Nice reporting there.

Still pretty good completion percentage, though. Just not superhuman.

http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/athletics/varsity/football/stat-archive.aspx

I guess they were counting practice snaps?

Frosty
06-06-2012, 10:54 AM
I guess they were counting practice snaps?

My understanding is that Monmouth originally had his Freshman completion/attempts stats reversed (for a completion percentage of 155% :eek:). People just added up the numbers without checking them, thus a legend was born.

BigChiefTablet
06-06-2012, 10:55 AM
Now we just need to develop some receiver routes that involve pick-up trucks.

Dave Lane
06-06-2012, 01:25 PM
70% is still pretty sweet. Hope Quinn hits the bricks.

Micjones
06-06-2012, 01:32 PM
70% is still pretty sweet. Hope Quinn hits the bricks.

You can't have two backup QB's with 0 NFL starts between them.

penguinz
06-06-2012, 03:27 PM
You can't have two backup QB's with 0 NFL starts between them.The Chiefs can do it.

PGM
06-06-2012, 03:36 PM
Practice squad potential and camp arm.

OnTheWarpath58
06-06-2012, 03:37 PM
You can't have two backup QB's with 0 NFL starts between them.

Wish I had the time to research how many teams have started a season with 2 backups with zero (or very few) starts.

I think it's a lot more than you'd guess.

I can think of a few teams off the top of my head.

2008 Patriots.

2008-2010 Packers.

2011 Chiefs.

BCD
06-06-2012, 03:42 PM
I wonder how he got an 82.6% overall completion rating when his highest season ever was 71.5%? :rolleyes:


PASSING GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Alex Tanney 12 181.99 281-393-8 71.5 3867 38 73 322.2 (2011)

Alex Tanney 2 105.16 25-41-2 61.0 224 1 60 112.0 (2010)

Alex Tanney 11 164.07 339-484-7 70.0 3856 44 60 350.5 (2009)

Alex Tanney 12 166.97 318-462-8 68.8 3624 50 89 302.0 (2008)




Looks to me like it was 963 - 1380 or 69.8%. Nice reporting there.

Still pretty good completion percentage, though. Just not superhuman.

http://www.monmouthcollege.edu/athletics/varsity/football/stat-archive.aspxThats odd. This site has the inflated stats also. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=80646&draftyear=2012&genpos=QB

BCD
06-06-2012, 03:53 PM
He also didnt play in 47 games.

Ace Gunner
06-06-2012, 03:57 PM
this is a sign stanzi is gonna start !!11!!!!

DeepPurple
06-06-2012, 04:00 PM
On the video when he throws the ball through the goal posts from his knees I had a flashback to Kyle Boller.

BCD
06-06-2012, 04:00 PM
My understanding is that Monmouth originally had his Freshman completion/attempts stats reversed (for a completion percentage of 155% :eek:). People just added up the numbers without checking them, thus a legend was born.

:doh!: LOL

Bewbies
06-06-2012, 04:02 PM
You can't have two backup QB's with 0 NFL starts between them.

There is nothing about Quinn's experience that has me worried if he doesn't make the team. He's worse than JAG.

whoman69
06-06-2012, 04:58 PM
There is nothing about Quinn's experience that has me worried if he doesn't make the team. He's worse than JAG.

We will most certainly miss his 5.4 YPA, 52% completions and 3-9 record as a starter won't we?

milkman
06-06-2012, 07:01 PM
You can't have two backup QB's with 0 NFL starts between them.

I believe that when Aaron Rodgers started his first game that he was backed up by Matt Flynn and Brian Brohm.

So they went into the season with 3 QBs with no NFL starts.

BCD
06-06-2012, 08:55 PM
I believe that when Aaron Rodgers started his first game that he was backed up by Matt Flynn and Brian Brohm.

So they went into the season with 3 QBs with no NFL starts.

Yep

OnTheWarpath58
06-06-2012, 09:55 PM
I believe that when Aaron Rodgers started his first game that he was backed up by Matt Flynn and Brian Brohm.

So they went into the season with 3 QBs with no NFL starts.

Yep.

As I mentioned earlier, the Packers went with backups without a single start from 2008 to December 2010.

SNR
06-06-2012, 11:18 PM
Wish I had the time to research how many teams have started a season with 2 backups with zero (or very few) starts.

I think it's a lot more than you'd guess.

I can think of a few teams off the top of my head.

2008 Patriots.

2008-2010 Packers.

2011 Chiefs.Hell, how about all those Colts teams with Sorgi and Painter?

dazedhero
06-07-2012, 11:28 AM
This kid is awesome. I see alot in this vid castle could never do.

dazedhero
06-07-2012, 11:30 AM
But I think its a long shot he evens makes the team.

Micjones
06-07-2012, 11:35 AM
Going into a season with two backup QB's with zero NFL starts between them has been done, but who would argue that that's a wise decision?

whoman69
06-07-2012, 12:27 PM
But I think its a long shot he evens makes the team.

Way to go out on a limb n00b