Cassel Declared Out, Quinn In

From the Truman Sports Complex

Romeo Crennel confirmed late Thursday morning what everyone suspected – Matt Cassel will not play this Sunday when the Chiefs visit Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers.

Doctors have not cleared Cassel to begin practicing after his concussion last Sunday. That puts Brady Quinn into the starting lineup with Ricky Stanzi moving up to the No. 2 spot.

“They have similar skill sets,” Crennel said when asked to compare Cassel and Quinn. “They can both throw the ball, they are both tall quarterbacks, they are both experienced. The biggest difference is Matt has more game time.

“Quinn has been in the league, he’s been on different teams and he’s seen different operations and how things are done. I think he’s excited about the opportunity and he’ll make the best of it.”

The last time Quinn started a regular-season NFL game was December 20, 2009 when he opened for Cleveland in its victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead. Since then, his only game action was the series of plays that he was part of at the end of the Baltimore game, after Cassel was injured.

“You may not have ridden a bicycle for a long time, but as soon as you get on, you remember everything you need to remember,” Crennel said. “I think that’s the same way here.

“If the guy wasn’t a worthy quarterback, he wouldn’t be in the NFL.”

6 Responses to “Cassel Declared Out, Quinn In”

  • October 11, 2012  - el cid says:

    Two things jump out – Crennel said:

    Both Quinn and Cassel “have similar skills”, a little scary

    “If a guy wasn’t a worthy QB, he wouldn’t be in the NFL” – does that apply to Stanzi also.

    Sometimes you have to look at the lighter side, don’t you?

  • October 11, 2012  - Kenny says:

    “If the guy wasn’t a worthy quarterback, he wouldn’t be in the NFL.”

    Was Tyler Palko a worthy QB?

  • October 11, 2012  - txchief says:

    I hope Quinn doesn’t stare down the primary receiver or throw as inaccurately as Cassel. I’d almost rather see what Stanzi can do and if he might be a serviceable backup going forward.

  • October 11, 2012  - BigJimInWisconsin says:

    txchief -
    I’m afraid we’ll see what Stanzi can do before the end of the season.

    Go CHIEFS!

  • October 11, 2012  - DanO says:

    Can Quinn pull off a play action pass? If so, we may not be doomed, with teams stacking the box against the run.

  • October 11, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Hopefuly that POS Winston doesn’t get Quinn killed like he did Cassel.

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