"He didn't tell me either way," Palko said, according to the Chiefs' website. "He just said that we're full speed ahead for Pittsburgh. I was in the huddle today calling the plays, and we have a really good plan that I'm fired up about."
The day after he completed 24 of 37 passes for 230 yards (but no touchdowns and three interceptions) in a 34-3 loss at New England, Palko was back at the Chiefs practice facility despite arriving in Kansas City at 5 a.m. Oh, and he spent the flight home studying film of his first career start with Haley.
"You've got to understand something -- I've been the practice squad quarterback, I've been the number three, I've been the number two, and the starter last week," Palko said. "Whether I was a practice squad guy and had no chance of playing on Sunday or I was the three, the two, or the one, I prepared the same way, with the same intensity, with the same amount of time that I put in and that's not going to change."