Stanzi Might Get Chance … Chiefs Report – 12/17

From the Truman Sports Complex

QB Brady Quinn came out of Sunday’s game in Oakland with bruised ribs and 24 hours later the Chiefs do not yet have a clear indication of how serious his injury might be.

Saying he would wait until Tuesday when he gets more detailed medical information on Quinn to make any type of decision, head coach Romeo Crennel did say Monday that Ricky Stanzi could be an option at quarterback for the Chiefs this coming Sunday against Indianapolis at Arrowhead Stadium.

A fifth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Stanzi has yet to take a regular-season snap and has only dressed for a handful of games in the past two seasons. The University of Iowa product hasn’t seen the field since the final pre-season game back on August 30th in Green Bay.

“There’s a possibility,” Crennel said of Stanzi playing. “Like I said last week, there’s a possibility and I mentioned injuries as one of the reasons (it may happen.) We’ll see what Brady looks like and then we’ll make some decisions and go from there.”


17 Responses to “Stanzi Might Get Chance … Chiefs Report – 12/17”

  • December 17, 2012  - ken mosley says:

    The NFL players, as covered by the pre game shows Sunday morning, each individual team and players different approach to honoring the victims of the Connecticut school shooting tragedy …. Initials, names and stickers on helmets and shoes….. How touching…. How heartwarming…
    Now grow a set of balls, form a line and turn in ALL you hand guns – do it PUBLICLY and start to lead the way….. Stop hiding behind the “right to defend myself and my family”, or the “second amendment /founding fathers” argument – and admit it is the seductive allure and power of carrying a firearm, or the macho status you think it affords you…. When you have the courage to admit that and actually do something to back it up, then the stencils on your shoes, belts and helmets might take on some meaning. Please don’t sensor this Bob…. It’s important


  • December 17, 2012  - aPauled says:

    Would be nice to actually see Stanzi on the field even if it’s only for a series or 2. An undervalued 2012 4th round pick took the field for the Redskins on Sunday and put up 30+ points in his first NFL start. Wonder where Pioli had Kirk Cousins rated???


  • December 17, 2012  - Tenand6 says:

    I’m wondering where Clark has Pioli rated.


  • December 17, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    This could really get hilarious Sunday. Stanzi could provide some even more over the top football follies moments than our Chiefs did vs. the raidas.
    Think Garo Yepremian.
    Get your popcorn ready!


  • December 17, 2012  - ED J says:

    As a fan would love to see the kid play, but for his sake hopefully he doesn’t. This coaching staff hasn’t developed but a hand full of players this yr Tjax has improve. Poe made huge strides. OUtside of that everyone else has either regressed or was already preety good player from yr before like Houston. Berry regressed compared to his rookie yr. No way I believe this coaching staff has done a good enough job developing Stanzi like Reid has done with Nick Foles or like Shannahan has done with Kirk Cousins.

    Best thing for Stanzi maybe get under a better coaching staff before he takes a start with Chiefs. Just have 0 confidence they have done anything to make this kid a better player 0.


  • December 17, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Ed has a point. All that will come of putting Stanzi out there is the kid will get killed and destroy any confidence he might one day develop. Oh, and he definitely may get his hair pulled. Think about this. It could get uglier still.


  • December 17, 2012  - aPauled says:

    Stanzi has had 2 years. 2 years with former NFL QB Jim Zorn. If he isn’t capable of getting on the field in some spot situations…he probably has a career in insurance sales ahead of him.


  • December 17, 2012  - Terry Robinson says:

    Makes you wonder just how bad Stanzi sucks in practice so that it is such a hard decision to replace the stiffs Quinn and Cassel have been.

    Ken, why don’t you turn in your car? Cars killed way more kids that day and every day then guns do. It’s not the drunks faults that drove, it was the cars.

    That makes as much sense as banning pigs and cows because Rosie Odonnell and Rosanne Bar got fat.


  • December 17, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    JFF, you have a point but you have to at least consider Terrys’ point. (Do you suppose he’s a NRA member?).

    If Stanzi is as bad as a lot of people are afraid of, let’s find out now. Lets not wait until he has to play before we discover he’s the second coming of Palko. Hate to think of having, in the far, far future, a good year destroyed because we had to play him.

    He dosen’t have to blow my mind; just show me some promise.


  • December 17, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I agree. I’m just having some fun. He hasn’t shown much in the limited opportunities he’s had but I’m not looking for much either. I’m guessing he’ll fare no better than the other two have shown. Some competition, huh? Well, I guess we were just promised competition at the position and he never specified what caliber it would be.


  • December 17, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    P.S. JFW, I’m saying yes to the NRA and perhaps one of the two R’s dumped him at some point.


  • December 17, 2012  - Terry Robinson says:

    No on the NRA or the two R’s. Just tired of everytime some idiot goes nuts, here comes someone pushing their political agenda. The real issue is mental health but no real answer how to combat it.

    The only thing I am a nut job about is being a Chiefs fan for all these years and watching crap we had fed to us. Especially this year.


  • December 18, 2012  - R W says:

    Yet another in a long line of Pioli picks that any contributor on this site would do better if they were selecting the talent.


  • December 18, 2012  - Petey says:

    Ed…love the fact that you are already making excuses for Stanzi. This guy won’t be in the nfl next year.


  • December 18, 2012  - ED J says:

    not making excuses stating obvious all of guys i talk to who followed Stanzi coming out said he was better than Nick Foles and as good as Kirk Cousins. He actually outplayed Cousins when they went head to head his last yr at Iowa. So what separates them on NFL level its coaching. What have Zorn and Daboll done to make you think they have developed Stanzi. Cassel has regressed under Zorn and Daboll and Quinn isn’t any better. Romeo and his coaching staff hasn’t improved but a handful of players this season. Tjax, Poe, and that really is about it. So to think all of a sudden they have done a good job developling Stanzi would go against logic from what we know about the other 52 players.


  • December 18, 2012  - el cid says:

    EDJ, totally agree. Players and the right coach makes all the difference. Consider Len Dawson and Stram.

    That said the Chiefs suffer from a different problem inaddition to player/right coach. Pioli. Pretty obvious, he is struggling in his effort to be a decent GM. Add to that his “control” of all things chiefs, ie Breaston sitting and using guys who should not be on the roster to play WR. Season over, who we got Charles on offense and nothing else. On an on, this level of bad decision making is something I have never seen or heard of.

    It is bad in organization, ownership, management and I cannot see any relief. Sorry Bob, but this is stopping me from jumping into 2013 with both feet, I gave up my season tickets last year and can live sundays without all things being Chiefs..;..and you know what life is pretty good anyway.


  • December 19, 2012  - ken mosley says:

    The Washington Redskins surely can’t hope to keep both it’s new high pick QB’s, and RG3 appears destined for superstardom. Unless the KC draft decision makers feel there is a diamond in the rough, perhaps they get to work trying to work out fair compensation(3rd-4th round), trade down, and try to plug all the new leaks that have sprung up.
    As for you Terry, it’s clear you have been at the bottle again. Thirty odd years in law enforcement – I assure you your silly comment about turning in the car is misplaced. The recently loss within the Chiefs family should make it pretty clear it’s not a mental health issue – and we aren’t talking about duck hunting either. Somewhere a village is missing its idiot, time for you to wonder on back.
    Forty five years of KC loyalty and STH won’t be discouraged by this season’s failures. Just hoping for a brighter future!




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