But it appears that some in the organization have compared him to Tony Romo.
Does this mean we're bound to feel overly confident after he heroically leads us to a playoff berth only to be monumentally disappointed when he plays like a bag of dicks in the postseason? Also, does this mean he's going to start dating a starlet now? Stephen Ross would love that shit.
Romo was compared to Brett Favre when he got the nod in Dallas. So, by default, Tyler Thigpen is Brett Favre. Which means get ready for a monsoon of interceptions!!
Of course, the comparisons are mainly because Thigpen likes to improvise and plays with moxie. Hence the nickname that has been bestowed upon him.
I have no idea what's going to happen to this team with him under center. No idea if he's The Answer. All I know is that it's going to be a giant bowl of crazy watching him play the way he does. When he started for the Chiefs, HORSECOCKS! played in a spread offense to maximize his horsecocky abilities. He excelled playing under Chan Gailey, who was his offensive coordinator at Kansas City. Will he be just as badass under Dan Henning?
Gailey thinks so:
"What we asked him to do at Kansas City, he handled extremely well," Gailey said this week. "He's a very good athlete to start with. He can run the ball as well as throw it. He's fearless. He doesn't mind throwing it in a crowd, expecting the guy to make a play for him. "So I like Tyler. I think Tyler will do well."
Fearless. Doesn't mind throwing it into a crowd. Moxie. In a word: HORSECOCKS!
Although as DRK recently pointed out after watching Thigpen in an interview, he's more Ricky Bobby than Tony Romo or Brett Favre. And I'd totally would rather him be like Ricky Bobby than Romo or Favre. I'm not even remotely kidding. The post-game interviews would be the tits!
Omar Kelly: How do you feel after your first-career start as the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins?
Thigpen: Here's the deal. I'm the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence.