It Will Be Cassel This Sunday vs. Bengals

From the Truman Sports Complex

Matt Cassel will get another start at quarterback this coming Sunday when the Chiefs host Cincinnati at Arrowhead Stadium.

Head coach Romeo Crennel said Wednesday morning that Brady Quinn has been cleared by doctors for full participation in practice, but his ability to play on Sunday won’t be decided until the end of the practice week.

That forced Crennel to stay with Cassel.

“I can’t take the chance of practicing a guy all week and then he can’t play on Sunday,” said Crennel. “So Matt is the quarterback and Quinn and (Ricky) Stanzi will get some work too.”

But the bulk of preparation time will go to Cassel. On Monday night, Quinn said he had been cleared to play, but that’s not the word that Crennel eventually got on Tuesday evening about the quarterback’s recovery from an October 28th concussion.

“He is feeling a lot better, doing a lot better and the doctor told him he would monitor him through the week and if he makes it through without incident he would be cleared for the weekend,” Crennel said of Quinn.

4 Responses to “It Will Be Cassel This Sunday vs. Bengals”

  • November 14, 2012  - Petey says:

    Nobody has probably told Ol’ Coach Grandpa that Quinn has been cleared.

    He’ll look into it though.

  • November 14, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    After the Monday night game I commented that this was the end of Matt Cassels career. Just wrong one more time. What I should’a said THIS HAS TO BE THE END OF CASSELS CAREER.

    I like Cassel. Before the season I told everyone that would listen that Cassel had the tools, the weapons and, finally, the protection to win. I even told the ones who wouldn’t listen.

    I was wrong about all of it. So now if all you’re playing for is a draft pick, keep Cassel. But, for goodness sake, reduce the parking fees and give out free beer. Because soon you’ll be giving out free tickets.

  • November 14, 2012  - el cid says:


    Quinn is cleared practice but not any kind of contact.

    Hope you are sitting down, Cassel may well be the QB next year, no one better on roster. Unless you are running McCluster out in the wildcat for 16 games.

    This years draft is lean in QBs, strong in DL and mock drafts say Chiefs go DL, Somoan DT from Utah. NO MATTER WHO THE GM IS.

    Lastly, no one can prove Pioli is going anywhere anyway. Last weekend he was scouting BC team, why I have no clue, did he fire his scouts? guess so.

  • November 14, 2012  - ED J says:

    He is listed as full participant so that means he’s cleared for whatever contact he’s not listed as limited. This freaking organization is a joke. Quinn is full participant and will backup Cassel but not cleared to start. All these crappy mixed messages is over the top for me. Cassel playing so that means more inept offense and turnovers are to come on Sunday.

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