Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel might not know what’s going on with his team’s running game, but he knows that Brady Quinn remains the team’s starting quarterback.
That was Crennel’s message after Quinn left Sunday’s loss to the Raiders with a head injury. Crennel said that Quinn, who was 2-of-4 for one yard and an interception before getting hurt, will remain in the starting lineup as long as he is healthy enough to play.
Seeing as how the Chiefs play Thursday night in San Diego, that could be a pretty big hurdle for Quinn to clear. If Quinn is diagnosed with a concussion, he’ll have to pass the tests required by the league’s protocols and that might not happen in enough time for Quinn to start against San Diego. Complicating matters is the fact that Matt Cassel took some big hits after replacing Quinn in the lineup.
“First of all, we have to see about Brady and what his situation is and whether he can go or not,’’ Crennel said, via the Kansas City Star. “Then we’ll evaluate Matt and his situation and also we’ll evaluate [Ricky] Stanzi. I’m not ruling out anybody. I have to look at everybody. I know time is a constraint that I have to work under, but the first thing that has to be done is to see where Brady is. If he’s not available, then I need to see about the other two and then make a decision.”
Good picks are in short supply for Crennel when it comes to this decision.