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Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

Posted on: November 23, 2011 9:11 pm
 
PalkoPosted by Josh Katzowitz

While the Chiefs made a big splash today claiming Kyle Orton off waivers, it’ll be an extra week before he’s officially Kansas City’s starting quarterback. As the Kansas City Star writes, Orton won’t be the one taking the snaps Sunday when the Chiefs meet Pittsburgh.

Instead, it'll be Tyler Palko once again.

Orton will try to get to Chiefs headquarters in time Thursday to take his physical, and assuming he passes, he most likely will practice with his new team. But since he’d be a day behind the NFL typical week of practice (Wednesday marks the first day) and trying to learn a new offense with new verbiage and signals, it’s unlikely he’d be prepared enough to take over the team’s reigns for Sunday.

It’s not unlike how the Raiders treated Carson Palmer after they traded for him, giving Kyle Boller the start in his place. In that case, Boller was terrible, and a desperate Hue Jackson inserted a clearly unprepared Palmer into the lineup in the second half and then rewarded his coach by throwing three horrendous-looking interceptions.

Considering the Raiders were actually playing the Chiefs that day, coach Todd Haley should remember how poorly that decision went for Jackson.

Haley didn’t talk to Palko about any upcoming changes for the Pittsburgh game.

“He didn’t tell me either way," Palko said. “He just said we’re going full speed ahead for Pittsburgh. I was in the huddle today calling plays and we have a really good plan. I’m fired up about it.”

Palko would like to atone for last Monday’s game when he threw three interceptions against the Patriots and took a 34-3 loss that dropped Kansas City to 4-6 and into a tie for last place in the AFC West. But with the addition of Orton, Kansas City obviously is still very serious about catching the 6-4 first-place Raiders to defend last year’s title.

And if Orton is the man who eventually takes over the starting job -- like, say, in Week 13 -- Palko will understand.

“This game is not for the faint of heart,’’ Palko said. “You can’t be sensitive. You can’t worry about things you can’t control. This is a bottom-line business. It’s about wins.’’

Orton has proven he can get them. Palko has not.

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Comments

Since: Nov 26, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

<h4><strong>i undersatnd that orton needs to learn the offense but i still think he should start. i mean how bad can he be, and looking</strong></h4>

<h4><strong>at what palko did against the pats just imagine how beat up he will be versus pitt to me orton gives the best chance to win</strong></h4>

<h4><strong>we need wins if we gon stay in this race and palko is not gettin it for us</strong></h4>




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: November 25, 2011 3:47 am
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

If the Chiefs had a capable QB at all they could have won that game. It is not usually said in a 34-3 game but that game as bad as the final score was all a result of how bad the QB was not how good the Pats D is. I have been hearing all year that the pats D is playing much better. If they have been playing much better for so long why are they still last in total defense and pass defense in the NFL? a halfway decent QB amd the Chiefs put ip 17 to 20 pts in the first half. palko needs to find another job.




Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:42 am
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

I did watch the game, first of all the Pats D has been playing a lot better as of late, second of all, Painter, Skelton,and even Fitzpatrick (post contract), have played way worse. I'm not saying the guy is good, Im saying that if he cut down on the int's (2 were tipped passes, the last was just terrible) the chiefs would have made that a game.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:29 am
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

Kinda sucks for Palko, cuz going up against the Pats for ur first ever start has gotta suck and he wasnt truly terrible, but Chiefs need wins now, and Orton may get them
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 Yeah that had to suck going up against the leagues worst pass defense.  Did you watch the game? I ask that because you say he wasn't truly terrible and I have to wonder what you saw because I saw a guy who was missing people by 5 and 10 yards on throws that should have been completed. He may be the worst QB in the NFL.




Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:03 am
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

For Chiefs fans out there how much of Charlie Weiss's system is still being used because the more of ity that is being used the easier it would be or Orton to get up to speed because Weiss and Josh MCdaniels used the same base with diffeet tweaks here or there


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Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:55 am
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Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:28 am
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

Yeah cuz its going to take Orton a week or two to learn the play book! Palko isn't a NFL caliber QB and won't be starting soon after Orton learns the play book!



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 1:01 am
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

Kinda sucks for Palko, cuz going up against the Pats for ur first ever start has gotta suck and he wasnt truly terrible, but Chiefs need wins now, and Orton may get them



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 12:42 am
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

There is not a QB on the KC roster right now that is ready to start against a healthy Steelers defense coming off a bye. If they could only manage 3 points against a very suspect Patriots defense then they are in for a world of hurt this weekend.  



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Palko, not Orton, will start for KC vs. Steelers

Give Ricky Stanzi a start! Lets see what the former Iowa Hawkeye can do.

Let it be a evalutation to see where he is at 


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