Matt Cassel is not the only Kansas City Chiefs player not performing well this season.
But he’s the most important.
After another poor performance and another blowout loss, Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel took the podium and before the reporters even got to ask him any questions, threw his support behind QB Matt Cassel.
I know there’s going to be some questions about the QB. I’m staying with the QB, and I stayed with him during the course of the game. And we’re going to stay with him going forward. For the moment. So that’s what we’re going to do.
This isn’t likely to be a decision that will sit well with Chiefs fans. Cassel finished the game 24 of 42 for 251 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. His QB rating was 60.7.
Cassel now has five TDs and seven interceptions on the season.
Look, nobody expected Crennel to go out before the media and throw his QB under the bus. Crennel is way too smart to do something like that. Still, Crennel didn’t need to say anything at all. He could have easily said that all the players would be evaluated and if the coaching staff thought they needed to make a change, they’d do so.
The reason he didn’t say that, however, is likely because the team will indeed stick with Cassel. Unfortunately for Chiefs fans, there just aren’t any other legit options on the roster. Ricky Stanzi is clearly not ready to play in the NFL and when given the opportunity, Quinn has played just as bad if not worse than Matt Cassel.
Sticking with Cassel might be the best move right now but if he continues his poor play, Crennel has to put Quinn in if not for any other reason than trying to prove he is trying to spark the team.
The Chiefs are now 1-3 and are one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL. With the Baltimore Ravens coming to town next week, things are likely to get worse for the Chiefs before they get better.
As for Cassel, it is pretty clear that 2012 will be his last as a starting QB in Kansas City, whether Crennel wants to admit it or not.