Brady Quinn will start, Matt Cassel will sit for Chiefs


Brady Quinn will remain the starting quarterback in Kansas City for at least another game.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel confirmed today that Quinn — and not Matt Cassel — will start on Sunday against the Raiders. Crennel indicated that he made the change because he thinks Quinn gives the Chiefs the best chance to win, not because of any lingering effects from the concussion Cassel suffered two weeks ago.

“I’m changing the quarterback. Brady Quinn will be the starter. Matt will be the backup,” Crennel said, via Johnny Kane of KMBC.

Before being injured against the Ravens, Cassel was off to a terrible start to the season, with nine interceptions and six fumbles. Quinn wasn’t any better when he got his first start of the season in Week Six against the Buccaneers, completing 22 of 38 passes for 180 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Crennel didn’t have any good choices at quarterback, but he made clear today that he thinks Quinn is the better choice.

66 responses to “Brady Quinn will start, Matt Cassel will sit for Chiefs

  1. It gives the Chiefs the best chance to win the #1 overall pick and finally draft a franchise QB. In that sense, yeah, Quinn does give the team the best chance to win.

  2. Romeo needs to be fired
    The Chiefs definitely need a QB. Those two are pretenders or maybe a total house keeping is needed.
    The Chiefas have been lousy for years, although their fans sick with them.
    Tampa Bay fans, on the other hand, STINK

  3. If I were the coach, I’d throw Stanzi in there and say, “You wanted a shot, you’ve got it. Have at it, boy.”

    However, that would take guts and an honest desire to build for the future. In the case of Crennel and/or Pioli, there isn’t going to BE a future with the Chiefs if Clark Hunt has a working brain, so they’ll continue to use their same old, familiar busts, Quinn and Cassel.

    (Not that I think Stanzi is NFL-caliber, either. IMO it’s clear that the two guys ahead of him can’t hack it, so why not try him?)

  4. Crennel, Daboll, Hillis and Quinn. Welcome to Cleveland’s past, all you Chiefs fans!

    How does that definition of “insanity” go again? Something about trying the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result every time.

    Yeah…something like that. I am sorry for you…

  5. WOW. The 2012 Chiefs look a lot like the 2008 Browns. Which I can tell you, as a Browns fan, is NOT a good look.

  6. We’ve seen this movie before. Crennel goes to Quinn-the quarterback with an arm strong enough to throw the ball to Oklahoma (or through a brick wall). Problem is, Quinn is accurate enough to hit either so this movie has a bad ending.

  7. play stanzii!! seriously why wouldnt you? your not gonna play cassell, and youve already seen what brady quinn can do and it was pretty pathetic considering it was against one of the worst defenses in the league. now this week they have oakland another bad team, and if they win with stanzi good, if not it doesnt matter theyre season is already over basically especially with thier best reciever is gonna leave next year.

  8. Chiefs biggest problem besides the lack of a franchise quarterback, is that, nice guy, good guy Romeo Crennel is not a Head Coach. Terrible at game planning, schemes, exploiting matchups – and soooo timid on game day sidelines, he’s afraid of his own shadow.

  9. and the Chiefs merry-go-round keeps going around. Pioli needs to go for the Chiefs to have any real positive change. It’s up to Clark Hunt.

    Pioli and Crenell still here next year and Quinn and Cassel gone. Chiefs have a new qb who’s no better and they win 12 games over the next 3 years.

    Clark Hunt pockets the profits, throws his New Years party down in Dallas and flips off the fans again.

    That’s how it will go.

  10. The Chiefs are an easy fix. Fire the GM and the coaches. There is actually enough talent on that team to win 8 games but I don’t think it will happen this year. The Chiefs underachieving defense has been a disappointment so far this season. The QB play has been atrocious. Poor decision making and fumbling have hurt this team badly. On the bright side, Jamaal Charles is having a great first half of the season and the O-Line has been good in the running game as well as the passing game. The protection has been there for the QBs to make plays and they just haven’t played well. Matt Cassell and Brady Quinn have proven they don’t have what it takes to play at a high level in this league so why not give Ricky Stanzi a shot.

  11. I can’t figure what the angle is here.

    Could it be that the Chiefs are deliberately looking to tank the rest of 2012 to get the overall #1 in the 2013 draft? Naming a proven dogcrap QB like Brady Quinn is certainly a step in that direction.

    Or could it be that they are trying to get my Raiders overconfident to set them up for a loss next weekend…although the Raiders have absolutely no reason for overconfidence as they almost lost yesterday to Henne who’s almost as bad as Quinn.

  12. Not a Chiefs fan but you guys do realize both picks were because of the receivers. McCluster rolls the ball right to defender and Bowe (I think) lets it bounce off of him to the Bucs.

  13. wouldn’t the NFL be better if there were more in season trades like other pro sports? I mean MJD, Bowe, C Avril (Lions) etc should be on the block?

  14. I’m reserving judgment on Quinn. No one would have succeeded in that situation in Cleveland, and he never got a shot in Denver. Let’s give him a few weeks working with the first string. We know what Cassel can do (or can’t, as the case may be).

  15. The picks in Tampa may not have been Quinn’s fault, but he was no good in the rest of the game. Maybe the bye week and a chance to play against an average Oakland defense will help.

    I still don’t think the Chiefs will win on Sunday, but we’ll see.

  16. romeo crennell swapping starting quarterbacks, brady quinn, crappy team… haven’t we seen this before? when did kansas city become cleveland?

  17. and, for the record, i’m with sactogary. quinn didn’t really get a fair shot in cleveland. it’s just ironic that now he’s getting his second chance and it’s romeo crennell again.

  18. Well, the Raiders know they won’t have to defend anything over 5 yards down the field on Sunday. 🙂

    I don’t want to see Brady Quinn hurt but I have to wonder if he’ll make it through the game.

  19. Crennel was a poor choice to replace Haley. Kind of proved that in Cleveland, eh?

    And Pioli a poor GM.

    Makes Carl Peterson look kinda smart these days…

  20. Matt Cassel is a better quarterback than Brady Quinn. That said, I doubt Peyton Manning or Tom Brady would be successful in this program. Perhaps a change at head coach is in order.

  21. Don’t judge a QB off of one game. Especially if it’s their first game in a while. I know some people think Quinn is terrible from his first opportunity with the Browns….but how many QB’s could have been succesful in that situation? Although….how different is this situation going to turn out to be? D they have the overall talent to succeed? Or is it a hopeles situation hes being thrown in?

  22. @azarkhan

    Todd Haley was one of the problems, yes. He couldn’t make halftime adjustments to save his life, and the players didn’t like him.

  23. Sad when the coaching staff and the front office give up before the end of October. Welcome to the Matt Barkley sweepstakes

  24. The people posting they want Stanzi to start must have amnesia or have been drunk all preseason. The reality is Brady Quinn is probably the best quarterback on the roster. I’m not saying that’s a good thing however

  25. The pick will be Smith. They already have a flop QB via USC now. History has not been kind to SoCal QB’s in the NFL

  26. Brady Quinn versus the Raiders…..26 of 33 for 333 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Chiefs reel of 10 straight wins, end up winning the AFC Championship game over Tennessee, but their luck runs out in the Super Bowl when they lose to the Niners in OT.

  27. goldrush36 says:
    Oct 22, 2012 7:20 PM
    The pick will be Smith. They already have a flop QB via USC now. History has not been kind to SoCal QB’s in the NFL

    has not been kind….really…how many have been drafted recently? Just for clarity who has it been more kind to?

  28. “Don’t judge a QB off of one game. Especially if it’s their first game in a while. I know some people think Quinn is terrible from his first opportunity with the Browns….but how many QB’s could have been succesful in that situation?”

    You just go on blaming the situation as if the QB had nothing to do with the “situation”.

    If Aaron Rodgers played in KC, you think they’d be 1-5 right now?

  29. After seeing Gabbert slice up Oakland’s “secondary” before receiving his physics lesson, Romeo decided to go with the quarterback that doesn’t yet have PTSD. The Raiders will pass for 520 garbage yards and kick 7 field goals, and the Chiefs will run for 295 yards and have five turnovers. McFadden will average almost 3 yards per carry, some guy nobody ever heard of will muff a punt, and midway through the 4th quarter Romeo will jump in a hot air balloon and float up to the North Pole to get ready for his Santa gig. And I will be glued to the television, watching every pitiful minute, unless someone does me a favor and kills me before then.

  30. tjak2, that was the dumbest prediction I’ve seen in my life. You are one pathetic loser. No offense.

  31. “ghjjf says:
    Oct 22, 2012 2:07 PM
    The Raiders have been handed a gift!”

    Usually backup QB’s eat us for lunch. That shows you how bad Henne really is.

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