Kansas City Chiefs head coach took the podium after the game to try to explain why his team is so terrible.
The conference was live so these aren’t coach’s comments in their entirety, just what I could quickly jot down while he talked.
“We didn’t play well in any phase.”
“Defensively we could have gotten off the field on some third downs.
“It was a total team effort, basically, in not playing very well.”
“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.”
“Because I still think he (Cassel) can do some good things.”
“I could have taken Jamaal out because of his struggles and his problems but he is also the one that can run for some touchdowns.”
“We have to be consistent and we’re not consistent and we have to keep working at it to be consistent.”
“If Norv wants to talk about what we said, talk to Norv.”
“You have to get the guys that you have to be more consistent.”
The big news here is that Crennel is planning to stay with Matt Cassel at QB. He opened his post-game remarks with a pre-emptive strike, saying that he knew there would be questions about Cassel and declaring his support of the QB.
I don’t know that pulling Cassel will do much good. Don’t get me wrong, Cassel isn’t any good. But does anyone really think Quinn will be any better? I’ve seen Quinn play. He, too, is terrible. Stanzi is terrible.
Crennel probably figures it is best to go with the devil he knows rather than the devil he doesn’t. Then again, Crennel knows Quinn, too. Ah, what does it matter. The Chiefs aren’t likely to get good QB play until 2013 at the earliest. The team’s best chance is for the other players, the ones that are actually talented, to step up and do their thing.