Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/16/11

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 6: Tyler Palko #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches his team from the sideline during the game against the Oakland Raiders on December 6, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Perhaps this seems like a silly question. But why have Chiefs fans gone into raving panic simply because Tyler Palko will be playing quarterback this week against New England? And maybe for the rest of the season, too, if Matt Cassel's hand injury turns out to be as serious as it appears? Good grief! First of all, it's not like the Chiefs were tearing the league apart with Cassel running the show. This isn't exactly Aaron Rodgers going down for the playoff run. Frankly, from what we've seen of Palko -- in the preseason and then on that one last drive when he hit five of six passes in the loss to Denver -- the guy hasn't done too much wrong. Not only that, but given the current state of the Chiefs offense, Palko might be a more logical choice to right the ship -- or at least produce an occasional touchdown -- than the struggling Cassel. Seriously. After back-to-back disasters against Miami and Denver, it wouldn't have been totally implausible for coach Todd Haley to think ab...
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