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Tribal Warfare
11-07-2012, 12:50 AM
With Routt gone, nickel back Arenas is the next man up at cornerback (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/06/3904279/next-man-up.html)
By RANDY COVITZ
The Kansas City Star
Now it’s cornerback Javier Arenas’ turn to step into the hot spot of the Chiefs’ defense.

With this week’s unexpected release of veteran Stanford Routt, who was signed as a high-dollar free agent to replace the even bigger-dollar departure of Brandon Carr, Arenas has shifted from his nickel back spot and sits squarely on the pressure-packed position of right corner.

“It’s a different monster out there,” Arenas said of moving from covering slot receivers to taking on the primary receivers on the outside. “I’ve been in the NFL for three years. … I can get it done. I know I can. It’s not like I’ve never played on the outside before. I’m excited about this opportunity.”

In his only start last season, Arenas, as the nickel back, matched up against New England’s slot receiver, Wes Welker, and held the NFL’s receptions leader to two catches for 22 yards, though the Chiefs lost 34-3.

“I’ve had some of the best receivers in the slot on third down,” Arenas said. “They come in there sometimes, too. It’s not going to be brand new …”

Playing on the outside, Arenas, who stands 5-foot-9, will be taking on some taller and faster receivers. Last Thursday night at San Diego, when Arenas started in place of the injured Routt, he was beaten on consecutive plays for gains of 16 and 12 yards by San Diego’s Malcom Floyd, who is 6-foot-5.

“He’s a great receiver, but you have to control those guys, get your hands on those guys, and if you play off (in a zone), you have to play the right technique,” said Arenas, a second-round draft pick from Alabama in 2010. “The other night was my first go-around; I got a good feel, I got a chance to get out there …

“I had a couple of balls caught on me and had a chance to come up and make a couple of tackles. I got my feet wet. It’s the NFL. Those guys are going to make plays, too. I just want to dive in and do all they ask of me and play to the best of my ability.”

Opponents tend to attack the Chiefs’ right cornerback and nickel back because of the presence of Brandon Flowers on the left side. With Arenas starting in place of Routt last week, Travis Daniels moved into the nickel spot and was beaten handily by the Chargers’ Danario Alexander, the University of Missouri product who was playing in just his second game with San Diego.

“Wouldn’t you?” Arenas said of teams picking on the right side. “It’s a spot where you’ve had guys in and out. You had a great guy in Carr there, you had a real good corner in Routt, and now you’re going at me.

“Flowers is an outstanding cornerback (who has) proven himself year-in and year-out. You have to look for the weak points in the defense from your perspective, which would be the other side.”

Statistics could bear that out. According to Pro Football Focus, teams completed 25 of 39 passes against Routt (64 percent) for 491 yards and three touchdowns. Of those 491 yards, 267 came after the catch, highlighted by a spectacular 62-yard catch and run by Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams.

Meanwhile, quarterbacks have completed 72 percent of their passes against Arenas with a whopping 137.3 passer rating, according to Pro Football Focus.

It may be that Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel made the change because of what happens after the catch rather than merely receptions.

“He’s a very competitive player,” Crennel said of Arenas’ play at San Diego. “He was off a little bit too far at times, and they completed a couple balls in front of him, but he made tackles. He came up on the run support and made tackles on the run support, so I think he represented himself pretty decently.”

Monday night’s opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, features two of the most dangerous and speediest wide receivers in the NFL, in Antonio Brown (42 receptions, 499 yards, one touchdown) and Mike Wallace (39-525-5, including an 82-yard TD). Brown’s status for the game is in doubt — he has an ankle injury — but Wallace, a 2011 Pro Bowl starter, averaged 21.0 yards per reception on 60 catches in 2010, and 16.6 yards on 72 catches last year.

Arenas squared off against Wallace, who played at Ole Miss, three times in college, so he knows what kind of size (6-foot) and speed he’s going against on Monday.

“I guarded him on a go route, and I was running with him, and I felt his speed,” Arenas said. “The ball was underthrown, so he had to slow down a little bit, and I made a play on the ball. So I do understand his speed.”

Unlike in college, Wallace doesn’t have to worry about too many underthrown passes from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

“With a different-caliber quarterback throwing to him, that makes a huge difference, of course,” Arenas said, “because if he has two steps on a guy, he’s not slowing down for that football. But I covered him last year … I covered the other guys last year playing against them. It’s a different game, a new year, but this isn’t a new walk for me.”

Arenas, who has been the Chiefs’ primary punt returner this season and ranks ninth in the NFL with a 10.0-yard average, hopes to maintain that job, even though he’ll be playing full-time on defense.

“I think it will help me more on returns,” he said. “Being out there, playing that position will give me a good opportunity to get into the game. I’ll be warm going out there.”

KILLER_CLOWN
11-07-2012, 12:59 AM
ROFL Well that guarantees we will lose out, Good job pissoli!

BWillie
11-07-2012, 01:00 AM
This will not end well. Routt sucks...but hes better than Arenas. But I like starting the young guy to gain experience, I just dont think its going to matter. Well be signing another starting cb next year. I guess we should have kep Carr huh?

KILLER_CLOWN
11-07-2012, 01:02 AM
Routt wasn't that bad, I've heard rumors he called out RAC and was let go for doing so.

Saccopoo
11-07-2012, 01:04 AM
You know, I have no problem with Arenas at the #2 CB. Second round pick. Time to step it up. Personally, I'd like to see Brown at the #2 and keep Arenas at the nickle and blitz him a ton.

Brown has flashed though he's also been torched. He's due for some field duty.

The big thing I'd like to see is Wylie at the PR/KR duties now. I mean, the fucking guy was a fourth rounder specifically as a returner and we've got our full time nickle guy doing it still?

Fucking Wylie better start fielding some shit or that's a complete piss away of a draft pick. This "hamstring/probable" bullshit is starting to get stale with this guy. Likewise, Arenas needs to step up and be that guy. A second rounder needs to be the #2 CB minimum. Put up or shut up time. Another Pioli draft selection litmus test this week.

Saccopoo
11-07-2012, 01:07 AM
This will not end well. Routt sucks...but hes better than Arenas. But I like starting the young guy to gain experience, I just dont think its going to matter. Well be signing another starting cb next year. I guess we should have kep Carr huh?

I seriously doubt that he's better than Arenas.

Routt was the instant focus of the Raiders. They knew he sucked complete ass. And I mean getting his nose down in the brown, tongue in the hole level of sucking ass.

Routt was the worst starting cornerback in the league. Period.

Another Pioli fail. From his signing a six million dollar deal to getting cut halfway through the season. Trainwreck.

Count Alex's Losses
11-07-2012, 01:07 AM
Arenass is gonna get his butt roasted.

Count Alex's Losses
11-07-2012, 01:08 AM
You know, I have no problem with Arenas at the #2 CB. Second round pick. Time to step it up. Personally, I'd like to see Brown at the #2 and keep Arenas at the nickle and blitz him a ton.


Arenas is still playing nickel.

Brown or Daniels will line up on the outside against Mike Wallace and get toasted against 3 WR formations.

Saccopoo
11-07-2012, 01:11 AM
Arenas is still playing nickel.

Brown or Daniels will line up on the outside against Mike Wallace and get toasted against 3 WR formations.

I hope so.

Fuck this coaching staff and fuck Pioli.

I'm cheering for losses until all these fucking incompetent ball suckers are gone.

System flush.

The Cleansing is coming.

BossChief
11-07-2012, 01:13 AM
Changes I would make for the second half of the season if I were Romeo:

Move Berry to FS...he isnt playing well at SS, shake it up a little and use him the way he was used at Tennesseee before Monte got there. Let him use his speed and playmaking ability.

Start Jalil Brown at RCB and let him sink or swim and leave Arenas at nickel...I think Brown has the talent to play and needs to make mistakes and learn from them. That's a big part of the position. He needs a proper evaluation and he is healthy enough to give you that.

Start Powe at the nose...when the kid has played, the defense has showed well. time to see what he can do with an increased role so we can evaluate him for next year.

Bench Jackson and start Smith in his place...this should go without question. Smith was a top ten player at DE in 2010 for us. Jackson will be gone next year, time to let other players get on the field and get some experience in real action so they know what to prepare for during the offseason. Smith and Bailey should probably be splitting reps at DE.

Start Poe at RDE...even if Dorsey is healthy (which he isnt) he wont be back next year and this year is all but done. Time to get the guys PT that will be here next year.

Blitz Houston 15-20 times a game...if not more. Make teams gameplan for him FFS HE IS ONE OF OUR BEST WEAPONS....USE HIM.

Start Stanzi at quarterback...Not because Im a Hawkeye homer or a Stanzi fan...but because Cassel and Quinn will be gone next year and Stanzi deserves a proper evaluation period to identify if he can play at this level or should be selling insurance this time next year.

Cut Peyton Hillis...he wont be back next year and Im tired of guys missing games for hangnails and blisters. Fuck this guy.

A fan on a message board shouldn't have to point this kind of shit out to you guys.

Count Alex's Losses
11-07-2012, 01:16 AM
I think the Chiefs should blitz 8 guys every play and throw deep every play on offense.

COME HARD OR DON'T COME AT ALL

BossChief
11-07-2012, 01:18 AM
Im so fucking tired of these guys thinking this is still 1987.

BWillie
11-07-2012, 01:19 AM
I think the Chiefs should blitz 8 guys every play and throw deep every play on offense.

COME HARD OR DON'T COME AT ALL

I like it ...and cuz f*ck it...what difference does it make.

BossChief
11-07-2012, 01:21 AM
I think the Chiefs should blitz 8 guys every play and throw deep every play on offense.

COME HARD OR DON'T COME AT ALL

You obviously like seeing a 42-10 score and not a 9-6 score. /humpty dumpty

All the kinds horses and all the kinds men, couldnt put humpty together again. haha

rabblerouser
11-07-2012, 01:22 AM
With Routt gone, nickel back Arenas is the next man up at cornerback (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/06/3904279/next-man-up.html)
By RANDY COVITZ
The Kansas City Star
Now it’s cornerback Javier Arenas’ turn to step into the hot spot of the Chiefs’ defense.

With this week’s unexpected release of veteran Stanford Routt, who was signed as a high-dollar free agent to replace the even bigger-dollar departure of Brandon Carr, Arenas has shifted from his nickel back spot and sits squarely on the pressure-packed position of right corner.

“It’s a different monster out there,” Arenas said of moving from covering slot receivers to taking on the primary receivers on the outside. “I’ve been in the NFL for three years. … I can get it done. I know I can. It’s not like I’ve never played on the outside before. I’m excited about this opportunity.”

In his only start last season, Arenas, as the nickel back, matched up against New England’s slot receiver, Wes Welker, and held the NFL’s receptions leader to two catches for 22 yards, though the Chiefs lost 34-3.

“I’ve had some of the best receivers in the slot on third down,” Arenas said. “They come in there sometimes, too. It’s not going to be brand new …”

Playing on the outside, Arenas, who stands 5-foot-9, will be taking on some taller and faster receivers. Last Thursday night at San Diego, when Arenas started in place of the injured Routt, he was beaten on consecutive plays for gains of 16 and 12 yards by San Diego’s Malcom Floyd, who is 6-foot-5.

“He’s a great receiver, but you have to control those guys, get your hands on those guys, and if you play off (in a zone), you have to play the right technique,” said Arenas, a second-round draft pick from Alabama in 2010. “The other night was my first go-around; I got a good feel, I got a chance to get out there …

“I had a couple of balls caught on me and had a chance to come up and make a couple of tackles. I got my feet wet. It’s the NFL. Those guys are going to make plays, too. I just want to dive in and do all they ask of me and play to the best of my ability.”

Opponents tend to attack the Chiefs’ right cornerback and nickel back because of the presence of Brandon Flowers on the left side. With Arenas starting in place of Routt last week, Travis Daniels moved into the nickel spot and was beaten handily by the Chargers’ Danario Alexander, the University of Missouri product who was playing in just his second game with San Diego.

“Wouldn’t you?” Arenas said of teams picking on the right side. “It’s a spot where you’ve had guys in and out. You had a great guy in Carr there, you had a real good corner in Routt, and now you’re going at me.

“Flowers is an outstanding cornerback (who has) proven himself year-in and year-out. You have to look for the weak points in the defense from your perspective, which would be the other side.”

Statistics could bear that out. According to Pro Football Focus, teams completed 25 of 39 passes against Routt (64 percent) for 491 yards and three touchdowns. Of those 491 yards, 267 came after the catch, highlighted by a spectacular 62-yard catch and run by Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams.

Meanwhile, quarterbacks have completed 72 percent of their passes against Arenas with a whopping 137.3 passer rating, according to Pro Football Focus.

It may be that Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel made the change because of what happens after the catch rather than merely receptions.

“He’s a very competitive player,” Crennel said of Arenas’ play at San Diego. “He was off a little bit too far at times, and they completed a couple balls in front of him, but he made tackles. He came up on the run support and made tackles on the run support, so I think he represented himself pretty decently.”

Monday night’s opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, features two of the most dangerous and speediest wide receivers in the NFL, in Antonio Brown (42 receptions, 499 yards, one touchdown) and Mike Wallace (39-525-5, including an 82-yard TD). Brown’s status for the game is in doubt — he has an ankle injury — but Wallace, a 2011 Pro Bowl starter, averaged 21.0 yards per reception on 60 catches in 2010, and 16.6 yards on 72 catches last year.

Arenas squared off against Wallace, who played at Ole Miss, three times in college, so he knows what kind of size (6-foot) and speed he’s going against on Monday.

“I guarded him on a go route, and I was running with him, and I felt his speed,” Arenas said. “The ball was underthrown, so he had to slow down a little bit, and I made a play on the ball. So I do understand his speed.”

Unlike in college, Wallace doesn’t have to worry about too many underthrown passes from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

“With a different-caliber quarterback throwing to him, that makes a huge difference, of course,” Arenas said, “because if he has two steps on a guy, he’s not slowing down for that football. But I covered him last year … I covered the other guys last year playing against them. It’s a different game, a new year, but this isn’t a new walk for me.”

Arenas, who has been the Chiefs’ primary punt returner this season and ranks ninth in the NFL with a 10.0-yard average, hopes to maintain that job, even though he’ll be playing full-time on defense.

“I think it will help me more on returns,” he said. “Being out there, playing that position will give me a good opportunity to get into the game. I’ll be warm going out there.”

Points for honesty

Count Alex's Losses
11-07-2012, 01:23 AM
I like it ...and cuz **** it...what difference does it make.

Yup.

Tired of seeing Dex catch 3-yard passes.

Fuck that shit.

Chuck it deep, baby! Let the Casshole show his suck.

Maybe Baldwin can grab a jump ball or two and look good.

Count Alex's Losses
11-07-2012, 01:26 AM
Arenas ran a 4.52 at the combine.

He's 5-8 1/2 LMAO

Dude is gonna get raped.

Saccopoo
11-07-2012, 01:28 AM
Changes I would make for the second half of the season if I were Romeo:

Move Berry to FS...he isnt playing well at SS, shake it up a little and use him the way he was used at Tennesseee before Monte got there. Let him use his speed and playmaking ability.

Start Jalil Brown at RCB and let him sink or swim and leave Arenas at nickel...I think Brown has the talent to play and needs to make mistakes and learn from them. That's a big part of the position. He needs a proper evaluation and he is healthy enough to give you that.

Start Powe at the nose...when the kid has played, the defense has showed well. time to see what he can do with an increased role so we can evaluate him for next year.

Bench Jackson and start Smith in his place...this should go without question. Smith was a top ten player at DE in 2010 for us. Jackson will be gone next year, time to let other players get on the field and get some experience in real action so they know what to prepare for during the offseason. Smith and Bailey should probably be splitting reps at DE.

Start Poe at RDE...even if Dorsey is healthy (which he isnt) he wont be back next year and this year is all but done. Time to get the guys PT that will be here next year.

Blitz Houston 15-20 times a game...if not more. Make teams gameplan for him FFS HE IS ONE OF OUR BEST WEAPONS....USE HIM.

Start Stanzi at quarterback...Not because Im a Hawkeye homer or a Stanzi fan...but because Cassel and Quinn will be gone next year and Stanzi deserves a proper evaluation period to identify if he can play at this level or should be selling insurance this time next year.

Cut Peyton Hillis...he wont be back next year and Im tired of guys missing games for hangnails and blisters. **** this guy.

A fan on a message board shouldn't have to point this kind of shit out to you guys.

Jesus Christ Boss...

Do you want a Pioli lackey to read this, have it relayed to Mussolini, have him dictate it to the coaching staff and have this shit come true and have this team win four games and be out of the running for a real QB?

STFU!

Saccopoo
11-07-2012, 01:30 AM
Yup.

Tired of seeing Dex catch 3-yard passes.

**** that shit.

Chuck it deep, baby! Let the Casshole show his suck.

Maybe Baldwin can grab a jump ball or two and look good.

You know, if we had a QB like Geno Smith, who has shown a propensity to throw an accurate 40 yard strike, a guy like Baldwin might come in handy in such circumstances.

BossChief
11-07-2012, 01:32 AM
Jesus Christ Boss...

Do you want a Pioli lackey to read this, have it relayed to Mussolini, have him dictate it to the coaching staff and have this shit come true and have this team win four games and be out of the running for a real QB?

STFU!

haha

I probably should edit out the part about Houston and Berry.

the rest is basically playing for next year type of moves that probably wouldnt get us to win more games than we already will.

Well, maybe starting Stanzi, but I digress.

rabblerouser
11-07-2012, 01:33 AM
With Routt gone, nickel back Arenas is the next man up at cornerback (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/06/3904279/next-man-up.html)

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“With a different-caliber quarterback throwing to him, that makes a huge difference, of course,” Arenas said

of course.




“I’ll be warm out there.”

toasty.

TinyEvel
11-07-2012, 01:33 AM
Could be worse....could be raining....(SFX: Thunder clap. Rain begins to pour down...)

BossChief
11-07-2012, 01:33 AM
You know, if we had a QB like Geno Smith, who has shown a propensity to throw an accurate 40 yard strike, a guy like Baldwin might come in handy in such circumstances.

Geno will DESTROY SOULS with this receiving corps and running game/OL...especially when a new GM convinces Bowe to stay.

I cant wait.

Saccopoo
11-07-2012, 01:43 AM
Geno will DESTROY SOULS with this receiving corps and running game/OL...especially when a new GM convinces Bowe to stay.

I cant wait.

It all hinges on next Monday.

If Haley puts a ball gag on us, throws us over a barrell and rapes us silly, then it's goodbye Pioli/Crennel/Daboll. (And after this amazing level of offensive incompetence, that Daboll at minimum has a job is utterly amazing. How the fuck can you retain your position as offensive coordinator while the offense is setting historical lows offensively? I mean, the fucking team should be drawing shit up on the grass in the huddle. They'd have a better chance at success than if they were following Daboll's buttrape of a game plan.)

And if those turds get the flush, and Clark actually does his homework in hiring a new GM, HC, OC, DC and we draft a real QB like Geno Smith then maybe guys like Bowe and Albert decide to stick around.

mcaj22
11-07-2012, 01:51 AM
they wont

this entire foundation of current in their prime players might be absolutely ruined by this regime, and require a change.

you seen it in Indy, Miami, Rams, etc. Roster overhauls

FAX
11-07-2012, 02:00 AM
Bombs away.

FAX

FAX
11-07-2012, 02:03 AM
It's kinda funny how the NFL changes the rules to favor offenses so we decide to start setting records for not moving the ball or scoring.

If Hank were still alive, I wonder what he would say after watching this team ...

FAX

KILLER_CLOWN
11-07-2012, 02:08 AM
With the #1 pick in the 2013 Draft the KC Chiefs pick CB blah blah from blah blah blah state!

mcaj22
11-07-2012, 02:09 AM
With the #1 pick in the 2013 Draft the KC Chiefs pick CB blah blah from blah blah blah state!

im so fucking mad that this is probably going to happen now

KILLER_CLOWN
11-07-2012, 02:10 AM
im so ****ing mad that this is probably going to happen now

Not if Pissoli gets shitcanned before then, we need to do our part. It's your choice to be a REAL fan! :D

mcaj22
11-07-2012, 02:11 AM
Not if Pissoli gets shitcanned before then, we need to do our part. It's your choice to be a REAL fan! :D

if hes still here next draft hes definitely going CB or 5 tech in the first lol

Saccopoo
11-07-2012, 02:14 AM
It's kinda funny how the NFL changes the rules to favor offenses so we decide to start setting records for not moving the ball or scoring.

If Hank were still alive, I wonder what he would say after watching this team ...

FAX

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theelusiveeightrop
11-07-2012, 06:59 AM
Good news keeps on coming. Arenas is a starting CB. Good job Scott.

Coogs
11-07-2012, 07:07 AM
Start Powe at the nose...when the kid has played, the defense has showed well. time to see what he can do with an increased role so we can evaluate him for next year.


Why was Powe inactive against the Chargers? Is he injured?

cookster50
11-07-2012, 07:13 AM
All the kinds horses and all the kinds men, couldnt put humpty together again. haha

What?

Woodchuck
11-07-2012, 07:28 AM
Oh man....

I really wanted to see Brown. We already know Arenas can't play outside. He's had a bunch of chances and Brown has really only had one.

Buckweath
11-07-2012, 08:44 AM
I do not expect nothing out of Arenas on the outside, but really, it's all about next year. I hope our GM can bring a good FA CB.

TEX
11-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Could this season possibly provide more evidence that Pioli is such a DUMB ASS???

Ace Gunner
11-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Arenass is gonna get his butt roasted.

In the future, please preface these statements with "this is nothing new to the Chiefs, but.." thx in advance:D

CoMoChief
11-07-2012, 01:00 PM
Arenas has played like crap all season.

So has Brown

Frankly our secondary is dosgshit other than Flowers. Berry has played like crap all season long.

Chief_For_Life58
11-07-2012, 01:15 PM
whats up with menzie?

Chief_For_Life58
11-07-2012, 01:18 PM
is he on ir? i cant remember

Frosty
11-07-2012, 01:22 PM
is he on ir? i cant remember

Yes

Chief_For_Life58
11-07-2012, 01:25 PM
I wont pass judgement on brown until the end of this year. I knew him in college and he is a smart guy off the field. Hes a great special teamer, maybe not a star starting corner but he could be our serviceable backup for a few years. I hope he continues to get better. I know for a fact he is trying his hardest every day

Sorter
11-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Arenas on Mike Wallace= ROFL

Easy 6
11-07-2012, 01:42 PM
Changes I would make for the second half of the season if I were Romeo:

Move Berry to FS...he isnt playing well at SS, shake it up a little and use him the way he was used at Tennesseee before Monte got there. Let him use his speed and playmaking ability.

Start Jalil Brown at RCB and let him sink or swim and leave Arenas at nickel...I think Brown has the talent to play and needs to make mistakes and learn from them. That's a big part of the position. He needs a proper evaluation and he is healthy enough to give you that.

Start Powe at the nose...when the kid has played, the defense has showed well. time to see what he can do with an increased role so we can evaluate him for next year.

Bench Jackson and start Smith in his place...this should go without question. Smith was a top ten player at DE in 2010 for us. Jackson will be gone next year, time to let other players get on the field and get some experience in real action so they know what to prepare for during the offseason. Smith and Bailey should probably be splitting reps at DE.

Start Poe at RDE...even if Dorsey is healthy (which he isnt) he wont be back next year and this year is all but done. Time to get the guys PT that will be here next year.

Blitz Houston 15-20 times a game...if not more. Make teams gameplan for him FFS HE IS ONE OF OUR BEST WEAPONS....USE HIM.

Start Stanzi at quarterback...Not because Im a Hawkeye homer or a Stanzi fan...but because Cassel and Quinn will be gone next year and Stanzi deserves a proper evaluation period to identify if he can play at this level or should be selling insurance this time next year.

Cut Peyton Hillis...he wont be back next year and Im tired of guys missing games for hangnails and blisters. **** this guy.

A fan on a message board shouldn't have to point this kind of shit out to you guys.

Every single word of this, with special emphasis on Stanzi & Hillis.

CoMoChief
11-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Arenas on Mike Wallace= ROFL

LMAO

DaneMcCloud
11-07-2012, 02:17 PM
Every single word of this, with special emphasis on Stanzi & Hillis.

Why would anyone advocate that Ricky Stanzi, the guy that's never played a down in the NFL, start, in Pittsburgh, on a Monday night?

Dick LeBeau and the Steeler defense would eat him alive.

Sorter
11-07-2012, 02:19 PM
Why would anyone advocate that Ricky Stanzi, the guy that's never played a down in the NFL, start, in Pittsburgh, on a Monday night?

Dick LeBeau and the Steeler defense would eat him alive.

Because he's basically been on Chiefs welfare the past 2 years. Might as well work for that paycheck. LMAO

themanwithnoname
11-07-2012, 02:27 PM
Why would anyone advocate that Ricky Stanzi, the guy that's never played a down in the NFL, start, in Pittsburgh, on a Monday night?

Dick LeBeau and the Steeler defense would eat him alive.

Because that's almost certainly going to happen regardless of who is the QB.

Plus it'd be great to see Romeo just send a big fuck you to Pioli as well.

Who fucking cares at this point?

Easy 6
11-07-2012, 07:46 PM
Why would anyone advocate that Ricky Stanzi, the guy that's never played a down in the NFL, start, in Pittsburgh, on a Monday night?

Dick LeBeau and the Steeler defense would eat him alive.

I get what you're saying, yes, a real trial by fire.

But the way i see it, this guy was, ostensibly, drafted to play QB in the NFL and he's been in training for two years... to me its a sink or swim proposition, sure he's going to lose and take some lumps, but thats the whole point.

Its time to see what he has and doesnt have, that'll be even easier than normal to discern against a top defense, i dont care if it ruins his football confidence for life... if it does, he wouldnt have been any damn good anyway and we would know it and could move on.

Honestly, can he TRULY be any worse than what we've already been subjected to?