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Brady Quinn Era Could Be Coming In Kansas City


Despite Matt Cassel’s poor play, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel refused to take the QB out of the game.

So the Baltimore Ravens did it for him.

Late in the game, Cassel was pancaked between to Ravens defenders. His head snapped sideways and he went down. It appeared as though he may have briefly lost consciousness. Moments later, Cassel sat up. His eyes were glassy as he waved to the sideline, appealing for the trainers to come out to attend to him. He then laid back down on the turf. Meanwhile, some of the fans in the crowd cheered, presumably celebrating Cassel’s injury.

We won’t get into the despicable behavior of a few idiot fans who can’t tell the difference between what is a game and what is an actual, human situation. Or maybe they can and just don’t care.

Fans have been calling for backup QB Brady Quinn to be given some playing time for a couple of weeks now. Nobody, the decent fans anyway, wanted Quinn’s shot to come because of an injury to Cassel. But today that is how it went down.

It is hard to say if we are looking at the beginning of the Brady Quinn era. Cassel was not benched by Crennel. He left injured. Should Cassel be cleared to play next week, there is a chance he will return to the filed as the starter. If he isn’t, Quinn will get his chance to show what he can do. There is also the possibility that Cassel is cleared but that Crennel will decide it is time to make a change.

After the game, the head coach wouldn’t indicate one way or the other if he would make a change. He said that the team would evaluate Cassel and see. He also said he was pleased with what he saw from Quinn.

If the Chiefs are looking for an excuse to give Quinn a shot, they just got it. If Cassel has a concussion there is a very good chance that he won’t be cleared to play Sunday and even if he is, he could miss most of the week of practice.

I think the smart bet for the Chiefs is to sit Cassel next week whether he is cleared to play or not. KC goes on the road to play the Bucs before heading into their Bye Week. This is the perfect opportunity to give Quinn a tryout against a beatable team. It also gives Cassel plenty of time to rest and heal should his injury be significant.

It is imperative that the Chiefs find some way to right the ship next week. A win would send them into the off week at 2-4 and while they would still face a tough road, the mountain wouldn’t be unclimbable.

What do you think, Addicts? Is the Brady Quinn era beginning or will Crennel go back to Cassel if given the chance?

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  • HuckDaddy

    I sincerely hope Cassel is alright…. and I sincerely hope he does not play next week.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      I hope his injury was not career ending. I would really, really like to see him in a Raiders uniform.

  • Tyler Frederickson

    Time to get a new qb

  • http://twitter.com/KingOfAllDesign Patrick Fee

    I didn’t want to see Quinn get in the game this way either. But it was nice to see someone throw a pass with some zip on it. Maybe Quinn will be a late NFL bloomer and end up doing just fine if given another shot. We need something to give us a boost. This season is painful so far.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      I read you’re supposed to give a young QB two full seasons to mature. Quinn has about a season of starts – and not consecutive – under his belt. This guy could end up being the #1 draft pick Crennel wanted when he was in Cleveland. He could be something special. Or he could just be passable. But the guy deserves his chance.

      • Danny W

        He won a hiesman for being a pocket prostyle passer. The guy deserves a shot. What happens if he sucks? Well I guess we just keep sucking?

  • kcchiefs17

    i’m sorry cassels hurt, but i’ll admit i was cheering when he went down and i hope he ends up on IR to begin the brady quinn era in kc… :) go chiefs!!! 2-4 heading into bye please….and he got fucked out of this game though, we should’ve won….fuckin refs!!!

    • TheBillTheCat

      Repulsive, completely and thoroughly repulsive.

    • tm1946

      Reread you words, If you believe what you wrote, you are an awful person.

    • Danny W

      I can almost see cheering if the dude has a twisted ankle or some shit but he got a neck or head injury brother. Come on now. I served in the Corps and have seen and experienced some twisted garbage and can reason with most violence, but being hopeful a good wholesome American guy who plays a game is seriously hurt is just being an idiot. He didn’t hurt his hand, a finger, or a foot ass hole. You deserve to be punched in the nadz.

      • KCMikeG

        Right on Danny!

  • soda pop

    I was suprised how good quinn looked his few passes were refreshing to see so acurrate and with velocity. i would love to see him play tampa

    • Cha-iefs

      Remember how “good” Kyle Orton looked coming in last season? It didn’t last long after his first game spark.

      • xxxlp

        There’s one difference though – we don’t need even ‘good’ quarterbacking. We need someone who doesn’t literally hand the ball to the other team; literally put points on the board for the other team (on a consistent basis I might add), and who has at least a shred of confidence (even a tiny shred!) from his OC and HC, to let him pass on a few play action plays when our running game is THAT strong and dominant. We ran Jamaal into the ground today because the Ravens knew what was going to come each snap, and sure enough it did, because Cassel couldn’t have done anything. They limited his touches, and he still turned it over three times and helped on the fourth turnover we had. We don’t need good. Even 150 yards, a single TD, and no turnovers, and we’d be at least one game up from where we are right now; and most likely we’d have a winning record.

      • Danny W

        Kyle Orton doesn’t have the upside Quinn does. Quinn won a Hiesman trophy as a pocket passer. He has had games were he has been elite. Not checkdown top ten but throwing down the field making plays good. Here’s to hoping we see that guy in Arrowhead this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ivan.j.colon.3 Ivan J Colon

    Look I wasn’t happy Cassel got hurti but not pulling the guy out led to this. That’s on crennel and pioli and I am disgusted with there faith in him. I was happy Quinn came in not Casselcasse being hurt. Noone should cheer injury but this was becoming a frustrated topic and shit happens when you push fans to the brink with 4the years of cassels garbage. Pioli and crennel I blame this on you because Cassel should not be starting and getting crushed cause you stubbornly let him keep playing

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonard.simms Leonard Thejukebox Simms

    We are still in it believe it or not broncos are getting slammed right now the raiders are the raiders and who really belives in the bolts!!!!

    • KCMikeG

      And Phyllis just blew the comeback attempt vs Saints.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      Yeah, calls for the season being over are a bit premature in our division. Broncos beat Chargers next week, and they are both 3-3, right? We beat Tampa, we’re 2-4 and ONE GAME OUT with two games against the Broncos and another against the Chargers. Please, people, with Cassel gone, we might just have a chance in the AFC West. Did anyone hear Cowher today? He said the Chiefs will still be 10-6. He said that prior to the Ravens game, but Cowher is a pretty smart guy…

  • Calchiefsfan

    Let’s face it Cassel has not played well to say the least. I was hoping this would be a good year for him but he has no excuses. Time to give Quinn a chance though I’m not going in with high expectations, just hopefully better play. Of course at this point it won’t take much.
    3 wishes as a Chiefs fan, Cassel gets healthy, Quinn plays well and our defense starts to play consistently like it did today.

    • Bizoza

      Couldn’t have put it better

  • BurtGummer44

    It is Pioli who is behind not pulling Cassel. I sincerely believe RAC wants to pull him for BQ, but Pioli won’t allow it. Too bad Pioli can’t be crushed between 2 defenders. Mark my words, when Cassel is cleared to play he will be summarily declared the starter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      I really don’t think so this time. Clark Hunt might even get involved if that happens, lol. Seriously.

    • Danny W

      Hopefully it’s not in the wildcard game in the playoffs, when it happens.

    • Chiefswatch

      Yea man I am thinking the same way

  • KCinTX

    1st off best wishes to Cassel and his family.
    I fear QB is not the biggest issue anymore. This team went from having no hart and now look as if they are afraid of winning. Not kicking the field goal at the half was understandable. 60 yard is not in your favour. I would liked to have seen the hail marry attempt but knowing that Cassel cant throw the ball 50 yards. So I understood the reasoning for the punt. But no passes thrown in the end zone when inside the 20. Game is under 5 minutes to go and only down by 6? Tells me that RCA is another coach in a long list of coaches. All have the same way of playing “not to lose” instead of going for the win. I can take the losing but I have a hard time with losing without even attempting to win.

  • Chiefswatch

    This might be semantics, but I dont believe anyone actually cheered because Matt Cassel suffered an injury. They were cheering because FINALLY they were going to see Quinn come out. It was a cheer because Cassel was leaving the game, not a cheer because he was physically hurt.

    • KCMikeG

      No, unfortunately there were actually people cheering that he was hurt. I was there and it sickened me. Yes, some were cheering the 1st down he stood in and took the hit for to complete the pass and some when he got up and some when Brady came in but as disgusting as it is there were far too many that cheered for him being hurt. I am proud that Winston called out the “fans” who don’t understand what sportsmanship is but he did over exaggerate that there were 70,000 cheering Cassel’s injury. His point is still true no matter how many it was. I hope Brady can help us win and while he threw a whole 3 good balls it seems awfully ironic that no one has mentioned that his last one was a 5 yard check down that went for 12 on 3rd and 21…….

      • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

        Would you rather he just threw it away instead of hitting the only open receiver? Cassel would have locked in on Bowe wherever he was and not seen the open receiver.

        • KCMikeG

          No I would have rather had him Throw it up to Bowe (who had one-on-one coverage on the left sideline) or Baldwin who can out jump any DB in the end zone for the win. The FG did nothing for us.

      • Danny W

        Did he hit the guy in stride?

        • KCMikeG

          Of course not! Although it wasn’t way to high or clear behind – more just slightly towards his back at hip high. Actually one of his better throws. So many criticized Cassel for is poor deep ball when really his most challenging throw is the swing pass!

      • Chiefswatch

        Bullshit man, there are posters all over this board that also went to the game and said they did not witness what you did. Out of 50k fans, yes chances are there a few weirdos that would see joy in the pain but I think that has less to do with the Chiefs and more to do with serial killer tendencies. Lilja should just shut his mouth because he is spreading the perception that KC fans are bad people when really that would have happened in ANY stadium. Besides from his view on the field how the hell could he tell what they were cheering for. Five games. That is how long this overpaid tackle has been on this team. Four years is how long we have had to endure Matt Cassel……..”Ironic” lol dude you will never ever stop. Quinn has got next to zero reps in practice. Besides when he comes in and stinks it up next week NOBODY WILL CARE. Nobody said Quinn is the answer. Nobody says that Quinn will even be better than Cassel (though it would be hard to be worse). No but you will undoubtedly come on here and trash talk Quinn after every game. Tell us SEE I TOLD YOU SO. Remember this man….NOBODY expects Quinn to be our starter next year. The only thing we care about is that Cassel will not be our starter either.

        • KCMikeG

          Dude relax. We are on the same team. There have been posters and radio call ins that have said that there were people that did it and some that said there weren’t. It just depended on where you were. Maybe in your section they didn’t – Great! I wish I could say the same but I was there and saw and heard it 1st hand. No BS. If you noticed in my post I said there were people celebrating for a number of reasons. I was cheering because we got a 1st down on the play Cassel got knocked out on. Some people were high fiveing and saying “Alright Cassel is out” which is sickening. Others started cheering when Cassel got up and some when BQ came in.
          That’s where Winston got the impression of the whole stadium cheering Cassel’s injury and blew it out of proportion. They said on 810 radio that there were a few knuckleheads by the tunnel that were cheering/jeering at Cassel as he left the field at that’s what set Winston off. Who knows for sure?
          As much as I am disgusted by those that cheered Cassel’s injury I also think Winston went to far and owes the fans wrongly accused an apology. I do really like that someone – anyone – finally wants to step up and show some fight and be a leader who has his players backs. This team has been a ship w/o a captain.
          The irony is that no one said anything about BQ’s 5 yard check down that left us 8 yards short of a 1st down and 13 short of the lead on our last possession yet if Cassel had done it he would have been crucified – rightfully so but not one word for BQ?? Yes he threw what should have been the game winner that got called back on a BS OPI call on Dexter getting plowed over. That throw gives me hope as did his 1st to Bowe. You’ve got me ALL wrong – I want BQ to come in and light it up. If he struggles I won’t be on here trash talking him like you have Cassel. I will be looking for the successes and possibilities based on his entire performance not just his mistakes. I will do the same for Stanzi if it comes to that.I want us to get Geno Smith no matter what in the draft next year. I think it sucks that Stanzi has not developed. Hell I would be thrilled if Tanney blew up in camp next year. I want the Chiefs to dominate and win playoff games. The only thing I care about is that the Chiefs win.

  • vbchief

    I wonder if P.Manning is thinking he made a terrible mistake going to Denver?!!
    Also, I too believe that Pioli is behind Cassel not getting benched. It seems Todd Haley may not have been all that crazy after all. Even though he did play Palko only to throw it in Piolis face tyat he would not be a puppet. Why even keep cassel in the game if your not gonna let him throw the ball .Completely stupid!!!!
    Anyways i guess stanzi os now the number two qb.

    • xxxlp

      Think of just how badly we would have crushed the Ravens today if we had Manning. In some alternate universe, when our running game put up well over a hundo yards in the first half alone, and was opening gashing holes, Chief Manning would have thrown for 300 yards on play-action passes alone. Bowe and Baldwin both above 120 yards, and a TD apiece, and we would have thrashed the crap out of the Ravens. To beat a playoff team so badly would have sparked our entire team; as they’re playoff caliber, and we would have just whooped up on them. Ahh, I wish I lived in that universe.

      • Danny W

        Peyton Manning!? Hell if we had an average quarterback we would have thrashed that team today. We have Manning and you’re probably looking at an undefeated team. That universe you speak of, I believe exist, when Scott Piloi is handed his pink slip good sir. Good post if for nothing more than letting me imagine Manning as our guy.

  • edw1974@twitter

    Cassel blows! I am not watching a game until he is on the bench!! GET A QB PLEASE! LETS GO BRADY QUINN>>>>>>>>

  • tm1946

    Quinn has been with about 3 teams since he left college. Best I recall he never preformed on an average level. Be careful what you wish for, you may get it.

    • BurtGummer44

      That’s what they said about Rich Gannon. What do we have to lose, Cassel is wayyyyyyyyyy below average.

      • Danny W

        Dude please don’t mention Rich Gannon’s name anymore. It takes a piece of my existence away when I think about benching him for Grbac in the playoffs. I get all sad on the inside and see visions of us winning the Super Bowl disappear like a house fire.

        • KCMikeG

          I was so pissed!! And having to watch him succeed for the hated faiders while we sucked with what’s his name. I almost turned in my Chiefs gear.

          • Danny W

            I remember feeling so confused around that time. I wanted Rich Gannon to do well but he was playing for the Silver and Black. When he came out and made up for the Raiders deficiencies like he did for KC the year before it just made me so pissed at our team especially Marty. It officially broke my trust and love for Marty who when I was kid was who I thought the best coach in the business. I hated that time period. I know with certainty that Gannon would have taken us further in the playoffs maybe even to the Super Bowl

          • KCMikeG

            I was a little shocked for the Marty calls for GM on here. The Gannon decisions/trade was not just damaging to us but helped our enemy and the Monday Night Meltdown on national TV was one of the worst times in Chiefs history. I know Cassel is Pioli’s major investment and it is hard to give up on a $63M contract. Just like when Carl & Herm did the same with LJ. Biggest contract in Chief’s history at the time. Puke! What make that even worse is they had Charles on the bench. At least Pioli got rid of him by this point in the season. He was a cancerous scumbag vs Cassel who is a fantastic person. I think this, the money and that he was Pioli’s pet project has bought him the time. Maybe the injury will be Pioli’s out from the situation he created. I hope BQ can be our Charles – Charlie Weiss sure thinks he can be.

    • xxxlp

      To be fair – Cleveland just sucked when he was there, Dwayne Bowe alone has more talent than his entire offense in Cleveland had. And in Denver, was he going to start over McDaniels’ man-crush, and first-round pick Tebow? He never really got an honest start in either place. I was willing to give Cassel a chance, I’d happily stick with Quinn for the rest of the season; at least then I feel like we have a chance at winning a few ball games.

      • KCMikeG

        Funny how we ended up with the Cleveland connection instead of the NE one – huh? Quinn couldn’t beat out Orton either. I am very concerned but am trying to be hopeful for Quinn. Kind of like Priest Holmes coming here from the Ravens and exploding.

    • sidibe

      What option does KC have at this point?

    • Danny W

      So you think he can do worse than Matt Cassel tM? Come on man. This kid won a Hiesman Trophy. He has shown at points he has potential, so what do we have to lose? I don’t know about you but I would love a reason to be hopeful and I havent been that since Orton took over for Palko. If he sucks, well then we know, he sucks and we just keep sucking much like we do now. There is no were to go but up from here my man. We’re at the bottom. Cassel is like the 30th ranked quarterback in the league. Thats out of 32. He sucks!

  • Jim Harper

    Quinn certainly had an extremely small sample being 3 for 3. But all three were very accurate with velocity. It is unfortunate that he got his opportunity via Cassel getting hurt. This change should have taken place long ago. That being said I sincerely hope Cassel suffers no lasting effects, but at the same time I want to see what Quinn can do, and as long as he looks good then the job should be his to lose.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      Quinn should have been allowed to really compete for the job in preseasince competition was promised. And he did look better than Cassel in the preseason, too.

      • KCMikeG

        Quinn’s QB rating was 23 points lower than Cassel’s in preseason with one TD and 2 int’s vs Cassel having 2 TD’s & only one int so Quinn was not better. I agree with your doubt that Quinn was really given a chance to compete but I was at camp a lot and Quinn did not do enough to earn it even if he had been given a real shot. Cassel and Baldwin were on fire – wonder what happened to that??

        • Danny W

          Dwayne Bowe came back and Cassel won’t look anywhere else is what happened. Every time Baldwin gets a ball he celebrates like crazy. He’s not batting the ball up like a volleyball player he’s coming down with good catches yet he doesn’t get targeted. Matt Cassel doesn’t look through his progressions, and he really never has consistently.

          • KCMikeG

            He almost caught that one on the right sideline with one hand with the DB holding his other arm down after jumping what looked like about 12′ high. Bowe definitely had a part in both of the int’s and has had issues with drops already this year after being #4 over the last 3 years in drops. Hopefully Quinn will be able to show us the real Bowe so we can do the right thing with him. Wonder who the FA WR’s are next year?

          • Danny W

            I would say Bowe is at the tops of the list. He along with the kid who held out in Pittsburg Mike Wallace, Jennings Driver, Welker, Steve Smith, Victor Cruz. It would be easier just to keep Bowe though in my opinion.

          • KCMikeG

            How about a Bowe for Wallace trade? Haley gets his man Bowe and we get some serious deep speed.

          • Danny W

            If it’s an even swap, sure. If we have to give up a pick to boot then no. If it’s a deal were we give them Bowe get Wallace and a draft pick then Pioli has a new backer in me. Either way Mike I’m not picky. I just don’t want to go from a surplus to a serious need if you know what I mean?

          • KCMikeG

            Yes. We are just starting to build some decent depth. With the way the players get hurt so often it is the difference maker. It sure seems like there are more injuries than there used to be.

    • Danny W

      Rightly said Jim. People cheering Cassel’s injury’s rightly deserved to get punched in the genitalia. That said I hope Quinn forces Pioli’s hand, notice I said Pioli and not Daboll or Crennel to leave him in the game.

      • KCMikeG

        Now that’s some funny shit! Quinn has never had a team like ours to work with before. Please God let him be good.

        • Danny W

          Genitalia is a funny word. Amen to Quinn hopefully being good, we don’t have much to lose at this point.

          • KCMikeG

            So what do we do if he comes in and lights it up? Do we still trade away the farm for Geno Smith next year??

          • Danny W

            If Brady Quinn is a franchise quarterback (hopeful but skeptical) then I still say we get a guy in the first round if I’m the GM. History doesn’t say the Chiefs will though. Probably someone to replace Dorsey. Right now I agree Smith is the best pick but wouldn’t be upset over Barkley, or Wilson.

  • Chiefsgirl22

    I’m never happy when a player gets hurt in a game (not even a Raider! haha). It is, after all, just a game, while the players are real people with lives outside of the stadium. However, I can’t say I was upset to the degree I would be if, say, Charles was hurt. I agree with HuckDaddy–I hope Cassel isn’t seriously hurt, but I also hope he keeps his rear on the bench going against Tampa.

    Watching the first half of the game, it was clear that Crennel does not trust Cassel to throw the ball–and rightly so! Something like 7 passes, and he still managed to throw an interception within the first 5?! What is that?! Frankly, if you can’t trust your starting QB to throw the ball, WHY is he starting? Why is he even on the roster in the first place?

    • Danny W

      Why is he? Surely the coach has the power to pull the quarterback doesn’t he? Could the GM over rule that kind of thing?

      • Chiefsgirl22

        Even if Crennel wanted to pull him and Pioli vetoed it, you’d think the GM would realize that 1. Cassel is doing a terrible job, 2. None of the fans want him in, and 3. Pioli (or Crennel) isn’t doing anyone any favors by keeping him in. If Pioli is more concerned with the business side of the NFL, you’d think he’d realize that being so consistently terrible he’s losing the franchise’s fan base as well as the possibility of ‘bandwagon’ fans–which, of course, means losing funds.

        • Danny W

          Exactly! That is the head scratcher. To run the ball fifty times has to be sign to the regime that we don’t trust this guy but they keep plugging him in to the offense because they have to.

  • Joe

    the receivers are there, the running backs are there, the offensive line is there and Cassel consistently shows that he cannot get it done. Quinn did more in 3 passes than Cassel did the whole game pretty much. put Quinn in, don’t look back. and Pioli absolutely needs to go asap

    • Danny W

      I agree, I believe Pioli has handcuffed the Chiefs organization to Matt Cassel and it will be ever clear if Brady Quinn comes in and looks like the Hiesman Trophy winner he once was. I think if Quinn does well Pioli should be given the pink slip. With all of the running Daboll has been doing the last few games and the comments Bill Maas, a Chiefs insider has been talking about were the coaches RAC and Haley didn’t want Cassel are true which is evident in the play calling then we will know that it had to be on Pioli for leaving an inept quarterback in the mix for this long. Nice post.

  • ArrowFan

    He took a big hit to give us a first down. If that was Rogers Breese or Brady it wounld have been flaged.

    • AkChieffan

      good point

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      Flagged for what? It wasn’t helmet to helmet? It was clean. In fact, it didn’t look like that much of a hit. His head must’ve just snapped weirdly when he ran into the second defender.

      • ArrowFan

        I saw Breese get a roughing the passer cal for getting shoved to the ground on a much similar hit.

      • Danny W

        It was a clean play he must have whipped his head back when he went down. The replay was horrible, it could have been a dive.

        • KCMikeG

          I have watched it over and over in slow motion and it was Ngta helmet driving into Cassel’s left shoulder after having a 3 yard free run at him, Jeff Allen was just swatted aside, that drove his head into Johnstons right shoulder pad as he peeled off of Winston’s block.

  • sidibe

    It has to be. KC has nothing to lose by giving Quinn a shot and nothing to gain by putting Cassel back in. It is irrelevant who the better QB is. Confidence is everything in sports, and right now Cassel doesn’t seem to have much, nor can I imagine his teammates have much in him. And as you point out, no risk tryout. You rest your “starter” with a head injury before the bye week. If Quinn stinks, you take it from there.
    All of a sudden, Weis is looking like a genius for his work with MC two years ago.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      Losing Weis was the worst casualty of the Haley regime

  • PirateParnell

    You Brady Quinn fan’s are hilarious. The guy only threw 3 passes and now you think he’s going to be better than Cassel. There is a reason he’s the backup and if Quinn starts next week you will all see why. I hope I’m wrong, but I haven’t been impressed by Quinn since he played for ND.

    Also, were you people watching the game? Cassel was having a solid performance. His 2 INTs were Bowe drops that were picked off after the deflection and the fumble on the goal line was on backup center Lilja’s inability to get the ball up to his QB’s hands. I’m not a Cassel fan & I would love to see us draft a QB in the 1st round next year, but don’t let the poor coaching and poor play by the skill players go unnoticed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/cartermason Carter Mason

      I was supporting Quinn before this season started. He’s a guy who was never given a chance with weapons, which the Chiefs have. He looked better than Cassel in preseason, and he looked better with one drive. He deserves a chance to start, and even if he fails, fans (and the team) will be glad something is being tried to correct this team.

    • http://www.facebook.com/steve.palmer.313 Steve Palmer

      At least one of Bowes deflections for an INT was due to a high pass. As for the fumble being Lilja’s fault, seems funny all the rest of his snaps were good. Cassel started to take off before he got the ball.

    • Danny W

      It was not all of Cassel’s fault no. But the guy has shown in the last four years he doesn’t have what it takes. What can we lose with Brady Quinn? H was injured in Cleveland and in Denver McDaniels drafted Tebow.

  • CaptBtySqzr

    I’ve been in Cassell’s corner during his entire time here in KC. Not because he is a great or good quarterback but because he’s the Chief’s quarterback. However I’ve always been concerned about the velocity and accuracy of Cassell’s passes. The ball seems to take forever to get to the receiver and I find myself holding my breath whenever he passes. I’m not sure if the throw is late or lacks velocity but the receivers (defenders) seem to have to wait on the ball once they come out of their break. I’ve even come to think that some of the injuries to the receivers can be linked to inaccurate passes by Cassell. Receivers are forced to contort in unnatural ways or jump extremely high to catch the ball (see Kevin Boss and Dexter McCluster). Don’t get me started on the long ball…Cassell has never thrown the deep ball well, just ask Randy Moss. I just want a QB with accuracy and velocity on his passes. Also I’m sick of the Chiefs organization trying to create a winning culture by bringing the philosophy and cast offs of other organizations to KC. Does San Francisco and Patriot ways of the 80s, 90s and now 00s sound familiar? The closest we had to a Kansas City or Midwest way was the stint during the 90s with Marty Ball…..ahhhh Marty Ball. It wasn’t exciting but it was fundamentally sound and teams left Arrowhead with a Loss. Trying to recreate the success of another organization by adopting their philosophy is folly and trying to do so is like trying to capture lightning in a bottle. Anyway I digress….I would like to see the Chiefs draft and develop their own 1st round QB. A QB with an arm strong enough to successfully make that ill advised throw. You know that pass when thrown that makes you say, “NO..NO..NO..NO….damn not many NFL QBs could have made that throw!”

  • Outback Chief

    Pioli was correct in claiming that Quinn is competition for Cassel unfortunately they’re both competing for worst starting QB in the NFL, it’s too bad Cassel was hurt I wanted him to have a full season to prove what a tard Pioli is

    • Danny W

      I don’t disagree fully but I think the fact that the team ran the ball fifty two times in the game is telling the brass and anyone supporting Cassel that we don’t trust him, making Pioli look like he has cuffed Cassel to the Chiefs offense.