The fact is, Tyler Palko will remain under center for the remainder of the year. There is just no time to groom anyone else and this team is sure to give Palko a little bit of slack. That would be wrong, considering what we saw from Palko in Monday night's game.
The Patriots can be beat. They showed that they are just as vulnerable as any team, but their weakness simply can't become their strength.
On Monday, a defense that is normally laughed at and considered the soft spot was nothing short of stout and reliable.
Is it time for Ricky Stanzi?
That has more to do with Palko making some awful decisions and looking rattled as the Patriots line forced his hand. The Chiefs were stagnant all night and delivered just two instances in the red zone which they couldn't convert.
Palko's line looks awful compared to even the worst games that Matt Cassel provided. He went 25-for-38 for 236 yards. That wouldn't be bad night if he hadn't also thrown three picks, two of which went to Kyle Arrington, who should consider taking Palko out for a beer after this game.
The Chiefs continue to slide in the AFC West, a division that is so mediocre that Kansas City is still very much alive in the hunt.
Something must be done to remedy the quarterback issue first. Is it all that crazy to consider starting Ricky Stanzi? How about putting an even shorter leash on Tyler Palko?
Both are nowhere near as ludicrous as allowing Palko to drive this team off the road and headlong into disaster.