KANSAS CITY, Mo. It's common practice across the NFL to bring the starting quarterback to the podium for a weekly news conference. It often beats the alternative: A bunch of reporters and cameramen crowded around his locker.
Kyle Orton's never been a podium-type guy.
The Kansas City quarterback would rather hang out in the locker room while someone else gets the spotlight, which turns out to be an awfully good metaphor for the way he approaches the game.
"The quarterback gets so much of the credit and so much of the blame," Orton said. "You play long enough at this position, it's tough to play well really good unless the guys around you are playing good, and they're not getting the credit, the quarterback is, and that's hard to see."
Orton has had a hard time avoiding the spotlight this week.
In his first game as the Chiefs' starting quarterback, Orton set a career high by completing 74.2 percent of his passes (23 of 31) for 299 yards in a 19-14 upset victory over previously un...