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Orton won’t even be backup on Sunday night

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Kyle Orton’s first action in a Chiefs uniform is going to wait at least a week.

Orton didn’t arrive to Kansas City until Friday, where he joined the team for his first practice. With such little time to get ready, Tyler Palko will start at quarterback against the Steelers and rookie Ricky Stanzi will be the backup according to the Kansas City Star.

Todd Haley wouldn’t rule out Orton being active as the team’s third receiver, but said he won’t make that decision until closer to gametime.

The Chiefs won’t commit to Orton starting next week, but we suspect they wouldn’t have claimed Orton unless they planned to use him as soon as he’s up to speed on the offense.

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16 Responses to “Orton won’t even be backup on Sunday night”
  1. adcoop22 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:41 AM

    It would be impressive to see Orton in the No. 3 spot, that would mean definite game time. You can’t miss with his speed either.

  2. adcoop22 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:42 AM

    (reffering to his WR position that Haley would not rule out)

  3. dannyreneau says: Nov 26, 2011 11:47 AM

    Being a chiefs fan i am excited about the potential of Orton. But being a chiefs fan i am also not holding my breath.

  4. luckynumberlucas says: Nov 26, 2011 11:48 AM

    “Todd Haley wouldn’t rule out Orton being active as the team’s third receiver, but said he won’t make that decision until closer to gametime.”

    I highly doubt that Orton will be active as a receiver.

    The man probably couldn’t play receiver in a match against a bunch of 75 year olds with hip problems…

    3G you da man!

  5. h3min1230 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:51 AM

    Now is he going to be a deep threat, or a possession reciever?

  6. omgstoma says: Nov 26, 2011 11:57 AM

    oh so they switched him to receiver did they?

  7. drgfri says: Nov 26, 2011 12:24 PM

    Haley needs to be fired.

  8. ottawabrave91 says: Nov 26, 2011 12:37 PM

    maybe if the chiefs can get some national media coverage they will get some high profile free agents to sign with the team. some of the really elite players(not all of them) dont want to play for a small market team that gets little national exposure cuz they want attention. Chiefs need veteran talent to compete next year but they always have trouble signing the high profile guys cuz they dont want to pay them and the players want to play in stupid new york or anywhere on the coasts/big cities. I hope the chiefs spend money next year with charles are berry gettin back they should compete with a few big time free agent moves

  9. chiefjj says: Nov 26, 2011 2:02 PM

    @drgfri for anyone to only blame Haley is ludicrous. You have to go higher up. The chiefs have 30 millon dollars in cap room that they haven’t spent for 2 years now. So for anyone to be calling for Haleys head doesn’t follow this team. The real problem is Scott piolis inability to draft and the notorious hunt family for not spending any money on

  10. frostymugobeer says: Nov 26, 2011 2:04 PM

    the way he was throwing the first 5 games this season…maybe the move to reciever is BRILLIANT !
    if nothing else it should keep him from throwing picks

  11. rexismybff says: Nov 26, 2011 3:38 PM

    Wonder if the Steelers will use Casey Hampton to cover Orton at #3 receiver. Although, that might be a waste of Hampton’s speed.

  12. footballfan1209 says: Nov 26, 2011 4:08 PM

    Haley didn’t rule him out for 3rd left tackle either

  13. mrplow3 says: Nov 26, 2011 4:18 PM

    Not like he could be any worse as a receiver than he is a QB

  14. stealthjunk says: Nov 26, 2011 4:45 PM

    The thought of Kyle Orton running a slow route, actually catching a ball, and getting blasted by a defender makes me chuckle.

  15. Fantasy Football Legend says: Nov 26, 2011 6:59 PM

    Umm I think he will play. Orton is the best QB they have. What is their to learn for the 1st game, just have Bowe and Breaston go deep.

  16. dirtdawg55 says: Nov 26, 2011 8:06 PM

    How hard can the Chiefs playbook be to learn?

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