Observation deck: Croyle's proving ground

The Chiefs aren't expecting miracles from Brodie Croyle. They're just hoping he can prove himself as a solid game manager, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: August 13, 2007
By Jeffri Chadiha |
RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- A few observations gleaned from Kansas City Chiefs training camp:

1. Spotlight on Brodie Croyle
Second-year quarterback Croyle must show the Chiefs' coaches something this preseason. Ideally, they'd like for him to beat out Damon Huard for the starting job, but they also know Croyle will have his struggles (as he did while throwing a first-quarter interception in a 16-12 loss to Cleveland on Aug. 11).

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Jeffri Chadiha, formerly of Sports Illustrated, is a senior writer for Chadiha first attended Wyoming on a full football scholarship before injuries led him to transfer to Michigan after two years. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Michigan in 1993 before pursuing a career in journalism. Chadiha is also a frequent contributor to ESPN TV.