Cue The Violins For Tyler Thigpen

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Published: April 6, 2009

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... of Famer's number all he wants, but it simply isn't going to happen.

Then again, it doesn't appear that Thigpen will ever really get the chance to prove that theory wrong.

With the offseason trade acquisition of Matt Cassel, the writing is on the wall, despite early reports that the Chiefs will have an open quarterback competition.

I believe that, almost as much as I believe that Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre were ever going to compete last year. The fact is, Favre was never in Green Bay's 2008 plans, and the same goes for Thigpen and Kansas City for 2009.

But before we even begin debating why or why not Thigpen is worthy of the opportunity, there are a few things we have to understand.

First of all, new GM Scott Pioli, New England's former decision-maker, has to right the ship in KC. He's taking over a franchise that used to be fairly competitive, and was even the first AFC representative in the Super Bowl.

In order to do so, he has to sta...

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