Matt Cassel Has A Concussion, Says Report

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Kansas City Chiefs Matt Cassel suffered a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

The NFL is being more cautious about concussions than ever these days. Cassel will likely be evaluated throughout the week but I’d say his status for Sunday’s game is questionable at best.

It is hard to tell whether or not Cassel will be ready to go. For instance, Kevin Boss is out for the year after a blow he took to the head. Over in Cleveland, WR Josh Cribbs took a scary looking hit to the dome last Thursday night but he was cleared to play Sunday.

The Chiefs need to let Cassel sit. The team is 1-4 and is one game away from its week off. Regardless of what you think of Cassel’s play, the offense as a whole just hasn’t been effective with him running the show. By having Cassel sit next week, the team will be able to evaluate the play of backup QB Brady Quinn while also allowing Cassel nearly three weeks to heal from his head injury.

If Quinn plays poorly, the Chiefs can turn back to a fully healthy Cassel after the off week. If Quinn plays well and the Chiefs win, Kansas City will be in a position to get back in the AFC West race during the second half of the season.

Injury or not the Chiefs should probably have benched Cassel this week. Now that his health is at risk, there should be no question about who should start at QB next week against the Bucs.


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  • Tim T

    Amen. Quinn looked fantastic. 3 for 3 and a touchdown pass (albeit called back due to the penalty). I KNEW Quinn had it in him. This guy can lead us if he just gets a shot with a decent O-line (the story of his NFL career thus far) which we have – but simply play discouraged. Trade cassel for a draft pick and lets close the book on that chapter already.

    • tm1946

      UNless Pioli moves to another team, I cannot imagine any other NFL team wanting to trade a used football for a healthy Cassel.

  • ArrowFan

    The way I see it, that is two games in a row that where more than winnable if not for the turn over infestation our team has. I will even argue that the first two games could have been won if not for the turnovers, however Atlanta would have been pushing it. If we stop turning the ball over to the other team we can beat anyone (anyone, anyone). Our D is looking better every game if they continue to play at that level we will start winning games. I remember that same team coming into Arrowhead in 2010 and destroying us, again if not for turnovers we would have won by 2 or three scores. Qwinn looks like he will through the ball harder, but that doesn’t mean less int’s.

  • PirateParnell

    Quinn is a bum. I hope he get’s the start so all the idiot Chief’s fans will finally realize that Cassel is only a small part of this team’s problems.

    • Brody Hall

      U clearly didnt watch the game. Quinn looked sharp as could be and the only reason he didnt lead us to a win was because of a horrid PI call on McCluster where it was Dexter who got flat backed. So take yourself back to ur own side cause u my friend are talking out of ur backside! Quinn could finally get a chance on a team that has weapons around him just like every good QB needs… Not saying he is the next Brady but I do believe he is more than what people have come to think!

      • KCinTX

        3 plays don’t make a season. Cassel has had 3 good plays in a row before. Quinn couldn’t beat out Tebow or Cassel. He definitely has the stronger arm but something is troubling about the above statement. Every backup QB that enters a game in the NFL has an advantage over the opposing D. They simply did not game plan around him and have not prepaired for his style of play. Is Quinn on a 1 year contract?

        • Kyle Waggener

          Yes, Quinn is on a one year contract.

  • SludgeJudge

    Casshole has obviously been playing with a head injury for the last 4 years so Pioli should keep trotting his pet out there to fling wobblers to the other team.
    If Quinn plays we might win a few games and lose out on a QB in the draft.
    Worst case scenario : Casshole goes on IR and Pioli says we didn’t get to see a full season of play from Capt Brain Freeze so he’ll be brought back next year to compete blah blah

  • tm1946

    Hope Cassel is ok.
    If Quinn can save the season, which some seem to believe. You also save Pioli, Crennel, and Daboll. You probably lose Bowe and, if you want to consider what Winston said, will not get any name free agents. Also no QB of the future probably a DE who cannot play until he “learns” about the NFL.
    If that is ok with you then Quinn is your guy. After 4 seasons of Pioli and this team, who as a team is bad at many positions, then jump with joy that Quinn will turn the season around.

  • xxxlp

    The thing I liked from seeing Quinn come in was just the velocity that was on his passes. He was zinging the ball around; knew where his windows were, wasn’t daunted by a tough Ravens defense, and zinged his passes to hit WRs IN STRIDE (holy shit I thought Chiefs QBs just couldn’t do this anymore!) It was a beautiful thing to see; even if it was short lived. I don’t think he’ll come in and blow anyone away. But 200 yards passing and 1-2 touchdowns with no turnovers is a HELLUVA lot better than 97 yards passing, 0 touchdowns, two picks and a fumble, eh?