NFL: Jimmy Clausen To The Chiefs?. NFL Nightmares For Years To Come.

Jason GereContributor IApril 23, 2010

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 6:  A cheerleader of the Kansas City Chiefs rides a horse onto the field carrying a Kansas City Cheifs flag prior to the NFL game against the Denver Broncos on December 6, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 44-13. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Continuity in any system will breed success. You look at the most successful quarterbacks in the league: Payton and Eli Manning, Brees, Rivers, McNabb, to name a few. What do they have in common you ask? They have been groomed in one system since they entered the league. 

This premise holds true for any player. When you play for an organization that has stability in the coaching ranks , and the style of play, those player don't think on the field ,they just play.

With that said, you look at an organization like the Kansas City Chiefs, who began rebuilding from the top down. Scott Pioli was hired to turn this stalwart franchise around. 

Entering his second year as draft Czar, he is put into a very enviable postion. He has the ability to draft a quarterback in Jimmy Clausen that was hand raised by the newly acquired  offensive coordinator and former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis . 

Clausen pregressed in every year for three years under Weis. This would in essence make Jimmy Clause a 4th year player in knowledge with a fresh rookie body. Granted the talent level in the NCAA in no where near as consistent as it is in the NFL but the X's and O's don't change. 

Now everyone can say Well Matt Cassell in signed till 2011, but think of what they gave up to get him.  A 2nd round pick. He is also versed in the system but Weis does not have the intimate knowledge nor the relationship that Weis shares with Clausen. 

Given all that you know how do you think this situation would affect the AFC?


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