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Quinn said he was cleared, coach says he wasn’t

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Earlier this week, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn said he’d been cleared to play on Sunday, when the Chiefs host the Bengals.

Quinn’s boss disagrees.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel told reporters on Wednesday that former starter Matt Cassel will get yet another start in place of Quinn, per Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.  But not because Cassel has earned it; Crennel said that Quinn hasn’t been cleared to play.

It’s unclear why Quinn thinks he was cleared if in fact he wasn’t.  It could be that the Chiefs simply want to give Cassel another game without affirmatively benching Quinn.

There’s also a chance that Quinn is in the doghouse for:  (1) not telling the team he had suffered a concussion last month against the Raiders; and (2) telling reporters that he played with a concussion, which triggered more bad P.R. for the team that currently is arguing with the Jags over which one is the worst team in the league, and which one is in fact Schmoopie.

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18 Responses to “Quinn said he was cleared, coach says he wasn’t”
  1. wtfpft says: Nov 14, 2012 1:08 PM

    Nobody probably told Romeo he’s been cleared to play.

  2. sullijo1 says: Nov 14, 2012 1:12 PM

    Seriously, this team is a clown show.

  3. theseaward says: Nov 14, 2012 1:16 PM

    Are we going to believe the guy with the head injury or the other guy who just acts like he has a head injury?

  4. ampats says: Nov 14, 2012 1:32 PM

    Does it matter ???

  5. araidersfan says: Nov 14, 2012 1:33 PM

    Well Quinn has never had a good showing ON the field in the NFL. But at least he’s also good at embarrassing his bosses OFF the field. That makes him ‘well-rounded’.

    NFL Films should demand that Quinn start for the Chiefs so that they can stock up on footage for the next bloopers DVD release.

  6. chattanola says: Nov 14, 2012 1:36 PM

    “It could be that the Chiefs simply want to give Cassel another game without affirmatively benching Quinn.”

    This is the school of thought I’m in. And, I also think Andy Reid gets off this hook too. With Michael Vick being hurt Reid doesn’t have to be the bad guy and actually bench him.

    Both coaches can have an easy way out of this decision.

  7. wtfchiefs says: Nov 14, 2012 1:39 PM

    Anything to get Cassel on that field eh Chiefs?

  8. joetoronto says: Nov 14, 2012 1:42 PM

    My God man, this isn’t funny anymore.

    Somebody do something.

  9. timmons94 says: Nov 14, 2012 1:49 PM

    Anyone or anything is better than cassell

  10. gronkspike802 says: Nov 14, 2012 1:55 PM

    Either way the Chiefs are making a solid case for the #1 overall pick next year.

  11. dawsonleery says: Nov 14, 2012 1:57 PM

    The Kansas City Chiefs completely fell apart when Charlie Weis left. Since Weis announced he was leaving, The Chiefs have been 8-19.. With Weis as the play caller the Chiefs were 10-4 and Matt Cassel was a Pro Bowl QB.

  12. tindeaux says: Nov 14, 2012 2:11 PM

    obviously Quinn said he was cleared because he was unclear of what was happening.

  13. newkirk850 says: Nov 14, 2012 2:28 PM

    If you really think you can actually win with Quinn, you must be smoking something. Who cares about this joke of a team.

  14. kenstabler says: Nov 14, 2012 2:36 PM

    I don’t think Quinn, Cassell, or any of the coaching staff will be back next year. Thank god for the Chiefs this year in the AFC West because everyone would be picking on my loser raiders harder than they are. Yep, #1 or #2 pick in the draft I think for the Chiefs next year.

  15. brownsclown says: Nov 14, 2012 3:13 PM

    Romeo just spent a ton of money getting his roof repaired. So it is in his best interests to start Cassell. Quinn could very easily damage the new roof with his errant passes. You know Quinn-Arm like a rocket; guidance system like a boulder!

  16. riverhorsey says: Nov 14, 2012 5:41 PM

    Pink Panther Pioli is pulling Romeo’s strings again.

    Where’s Hunt?

  17. FinFan68 says: Nov 14, 2012 6:08 PM

    I would have called Garrard by now if I were him.

    Did Romeo actually say Quinn wasn’t cleared or did he give his usual “I don’t know”?

  18. jbaxt says: Nov 14, 2012 11:01 PM

    It’s not Quinn’s fault that his coach has no pull, his GM(Scott Pioli) is a poser, and his owner (Clark Hunt) has no balls.

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