During his Monday press conference, Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Romeo Crennel, stated that there would be no switch back at quarterback. Crennel told reporters that Brady Quinn would remain the starting quarterback if the doctors clear him medically after his head injury suffered during the loss to the Raiders on Sunday. However, if Quinn cannot play against the San Diego Chargers, Matt Cassel would take over the #1 job again.
Seeing as how the Chiefs play Thursday night in San Diego, that could be a giant obstacle for Quinn to clear. If he is diagnosed with a concussion, he’ll have to pass the tests required by the league’s protocols and it would take a minor miracle for that to happen in time for Quinn to play.
Of course, after seeing the hits Cassel took after coming in the Raiders game as his replacement, Quinn may not want to line up behind an offensive line that was totally dominated.
“First of all, we have to see about Brady and what his situation is and whether he can go or not,’’ Crennel said. “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.”
A bigger problem might be which genius in the Chiefs coaching staff decided to only dress two quarterbacks for the Raiders game, especially after Cassel suffered a concussion just a couple of weeks earlier in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Once Quinn left the Raiders game, Cassel took some major shots almost t every time he dropped back to throw, and was a victim of a cheap-shot by Raiders lineman, Richard Seymour, that resulted in a personal foul (and a probable future fine for Seymour).
Had Cassel been knocked out, the quarterbacking duties would have been handled by someone else like wide receivers Dexter McCluster, Terrance Copper, or Steve Breaston.
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