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Cassel Cleared For Contact, Crennel Still Clueless


Romeo Crennel said that QB Matt Cassel has been cleared by medical personnel to resume contact at practice.

Yesterday, Crennel wouldn’t comment on whether or not Cassel would be given the starting job back once he was cleared because, well, he hadn’t been cleared. Now that he has been cleared, Crennel says Cassel will split first team reps with Quinn.

Sigh.

This is really stupid. Both QB’s, Quinn and Cassel, need all the practice reps they can get. Quinn, if he is going to be the starter, especially needs the reps. It was clear Sunday that he was catching back up to the speed of the NFL game and that he was not on the same page with WR Dwayne Bowe.

Crennel is showing he has no clue. While it probably won’t make much difference who is starting at QB, the fact remains that whoever it is will benefit from getting all the practice reps.

I don’t know. Maybe Crennel plans on rolling with a two QB system from here on out. Cassel will come in for the fumbles and Quinn for the interceptions…

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  • tm1946

    Welcome back Matt.
    As Petro on 810AM pointed out today, Clark should not listen to the fans about Pioli. If he is Clark’s guy, let him run the club.
    Do not kill the messenger but if that is how it plays out, no point in dealing with this franchise, monetarily or anyway.

    • TAZMOSIS

      No way is Hunt blowing out Pioli. AT ABOUT 7 MIL PER YEAR, PIOLI IS THE HIGHEST PAID GM IN ANY SPORT! Hunt is not going to pay for two. It is up to both of these guys to right this ship. The first thing is Crennel needs to be gone. If he is still with the Chiefs after the bye, then he will be there at the end of the season, regardless of their record. And right now, that looks like 3-13, and I am being generous.

      • tm1946

        Probably correct, who do we beat to get to 3 wins?

        • Jonathan Aldridge

          browns, raiders

        • TAZMOSIS

          As I said, I was being generous. But if you look at the schedule, it doesn’t mean that we are better than any of the rest of the teams that we face from here on. It just means that something will happen to either them or us, that will swing the game in our direction. I would be surprised if the Chiefs didn’t win two more games. If nothing else, just dumb luck. One other thing that may keep us out of the three win territory is Romeo Crennel. It is obvious that he is unable to motivate this team with any consistency.

      • Bob

        too many fans dont care if hes paid 700 M, we need a gm that knows when to get a qb

        • TAZMOSIS

          You are right. You get it I get it, and all of the fans get it. Problem is does Hunt get it?

      • Spencer

        never knew this but pioli is married to the daughter of Bill Parcells…, these patriot “guys” belichick came from Bill Parcells, really are a tight knit group….i mean come on, maybe Pioli needs to hire someone he isn’t friends with, well actually that didn’t go out so well with Haley…but still…his head coaches-Haley, Romeo Crennel,other major candidate was “McDanials”? i think? was the head coach of the Broncos-now OC of the Patriots was the ex Oc of the patriots…i never knew that Pioli went so far to keep up with the “patriot” way that he had married the daughter of the founder of the patriot way…

    • Chiefswatch

      There is a difference between “should” and “won’t”. As Whitlock pointed out in a recent article, thanks to TV deals the fans no longer really matter. Fans are not a source of revenue that Clark cares about. The money saved on underpaying players, coaches, staff is well enough to make up the loss of 20000 seats.

    • Bob

      what does that mean?

      • tm1946

        If fans “should not or do not” effect owners or organizations with their discontent, there is no point if discussing it further. Get your season tickets or a tv and watch or do not, just sit there. Fans become redundant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Maharry/503774197 Robert Maharry

    Might as well throw Stanzi in there at this point. I don’t see what you have to lose, and you probably want to know if he’s any good because otherwise we’ll definitely be taking a QB in next year’s draft.

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      Stanzi is even worse. u can just see it when hes on the field; he is scared to play

  • PGA GM

    I have to agree with Petro. As I stated yesterday 99% of AA members & nfl expert were so impressed by our offseason. Now if we don’t get a franchise QB I’ll be happy to say he was a failure, but so far I can’t.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      What about his failures in the head coach/work environment department? The fact that outsiders thought he did a good job doesn’t mean he did. It is a results business and right now, Pioli isn’t getting results.

      • PGA GM

        The speculations on work environment is just that speculation. Did you not think One Arrowhead Drive needed change? We gave Carl 20 plus years for goodness sakes. Did Belick win in Cleveland? Just be careful what you wish for.

        • tm1946

          Bless your heart, still hoping Hunt sends you a “team” in LA.

          • PGA GM

            Not really I’ll keep traveling to KC 8 times a year with my season tickets for the last 20 yrs 10 of which have required traveling to all home games.

      • Chiefswatch

        Outsiders such as ESPN are just shills for the NFL and Owners. That is the reason we endlessly here shit from them about Cassel being a capable NFL QB and Pioli being a man who “turned around” this organization. It is sickening

        • Bob

          Yes indeeeeeeeeeeeeed

      • KCMikeG

        I get what your are saying. Pioli has had failures with Cassel and Haley and now RAC. Cassel had a huge year filling Brady’s shoes and with a leader like Vrabel too it seemed like a good move at the time. It obviously wasn’t as Cassel has been up and down (mainly down) here in KC and while Vrabel had a good influence on our young team but failed ultimately on the field.
        By the time Pioli got to KC as GM there wasn’t much out there for HC options and we were coming off 4-12 followed by 2-14 – not really an attractive situation. Haley was the hot hand in Az and actually whipped our fat, lazy ass into a 10-6 AFCW winner before he went crazy and played Palko to screw over Pioli.
        You would be hard pressed to find many who were against the hiring of RAC. We had just knocked off the undefeated Packers, and the playoff bound donkeys who were going instead of us due to a blocked FG. The players loved him and were vocal in their support of him. RAC’s defense was becoming a top ranked defense and the future looked bright.
        All three decisions failed. All were supported by good reason – not the stupid, retarded – you fill in the insult – decisions of a dumb ass, fool, loser – again fill as you see fit – GM. Everyone agrees that our talent level has improved and Pioli has retained nearly all of the talent that was under contract when he arrived and only Tony G has really worked out with his new team.
        Bottom line to my story – reasonable decisions that failed. But with the tools he has provided I believe the epic level of failure is the handler of those tools – our coaching. RAC is where the focus of any changes needs to be. He has said repeatedly he doesn’t know what’s wrong and he can’t get the players to play with discipline or inspiration. Not saying we don’t replace Pioli if there is a better option but RAC is where we start.

        • micah stephenson

          AMEN. PREACH ON BROTHA! How is it 6 weeks ago EVERYONE agreed we had one of the best rosters in the NFL. Then after the players get the asses kicked its all Piolis fualt. The players playin poorly is the players fualt 1st. After that u look at the head coach. Romeo is clueless as a head coach. These players have alot of talent. I dont know who I want to blame more the coach or the players!

      • Jim Harper

        Right Paddy! Are you as tired as I am of hearing about the “Patriot Way”?

    • ArrowFan

      We where all impressed buy the amount of speculated wins, and the fact that Palko, Thomas, and Richardson where no longer on the team and wouldn’t see any game time. We all speculated that our loses where some how their fault. Also the big win against GB gave a false sense of hope. That win is looking less impressive every week.

  • KCinTX

    Maybe Pioli hasn’t informed RCA who the starting QB will be. Or could be that RCA is waiting to see if Pioli gets fired. No need to bench Cassel prematurely and put his job on the line.

  • ArrowFan

    Chiefs live said that there will be a competition for the starting job that will not be decided until next week. Choose wisely.

    • tm1946

      Might have been better to have had the competition sometime during the preseason. To little to late and looks like Pioli and crew are safe for the near or distant future.

      • Bob

        the fact that they didnt have a real competition earlier is the reason that is not the case – the fans are on to the deception, and the ego, and the greed – time for a real team with a real gm and coach and qb, or the fans will simply vote with their feet

  • http://www.facebook.com/shannon.michael.thompson Shannon Thompson

    sigh . . . .I wish the Chiefs would make some positive headlines in my time as a fan, the only thing close was either the 2010 season or the occassional big play by anyone player. Glad to hear Matt is ok, but I don’t want him back, it would be great if the Owner, GM and/or HC said/did something that proves that they give a shit about whats happening!

    • Chiefswatch

      Perfectly stated, and exactly what I was about to comment. I am just sick of the endless depressing news in regards to this team I loved so much.

  • Chiefswatch

    There must be a memo placed in every office stating the policy to never be concrete about anything in front of the media.

    • Danny W

      This winning recipe we’ve got going out in Kansas City should be kept locked up tight man!

  • KCMikeG

    Cassel will come in for the fumbles and Quinn for the interceptions…Hilarious!! I have given up trying to support any QB on our team but having admitted that what is up with the turnovers? We are leading the league and many of them have been incredibly ridiculous pop ups and tips that have all gone against us. I believe if we had been able to shake the curse on our ability to possess the ball by half we wouldn’t be having many of the conversations we are today. Certainly we deserve just a little bit of good luck any day now.

    • Danny W

      Our receivers should be fined 10k for every interception they cause. I’d say Moe and McCluster would owe about 30k a peice right now and Bowe about the same.

      • KCMikeG

        I think that’s a great idea! They have bonuses in their contracts for reaching goals better be some penalties for failures too. The money should be rebated to the fans who had to watch. Or give it to the Boys and Girls Club of KC. Anything so it doesn’t end up in Clark’s jean pockets…
        What the hell is wrong with us? Why aren’t they getting it done? WR’s & DB’s knocking balls up for picks, RB’s putting on the ground and total failure at QB while the great RAC’s defense withers giving up chunks. DJ looks lost at times – WTF? Berry is a ghost – WTF? Flowers is playing way off or getting beat – Why? The foot? WTF? Winston has struggled – the best RT available – WTF? Lewis was late to EVERY play in TB – WTF? Charles is one carry out and one carry – out over & over – WTF? RAC says “he’s a little banged up” WTF? Bowe looked like he gave up WTF? Did he forget this is a contract year?
        I know losing Hudson, Boss, Hillis, Lewis, Dorsey, Toribio, Flowers and numerous others isn’t supposed to impact us because of our depth? But we have had a shit load of strange twists of fate labeled as turnovers. What it really comes down to is the players not playing and the coaches not putting them into the position to succeed. Fire RAC and hire who?? In the middle of the season and amid the chaos in KC – who the hell in their right mind (and incase you hadn’t noticed our last two HC’s have lost their minds) would want to step into that pit of hell??

        • Danny W

          You only left out one wtf? That’s all the penalties. This team is just playing like they have no accountability.

          • KCMikeG

            Thanks for wrapping it up! I don’t think the “real” refs are much better than the subs except they have better control over the players fighting.

  • Danny W

    You mean Crennel isn’t fired yet? I can’t take this ball club seriously until serious changes are made and made soon. I’ve been saying since preseason that Crennel may be the first head coach fired this year and unfortunately or fortunately how ever you want to look at it, that will probably ring true. If not it should. The guy should be financially stable so I don’t feel sorry for him there and he’s 65, I think it’s time to sit down coach, call it a career brother.
    The only negative would be more winning under a new coach. Then we wouldn’t get as high as a draft pick, I guess until the last game of the season we should just try and figure out what went wrong? Aye Coach?

  • Bob

    It should be between stanzi and brady

  • Bob

    they should offer clarkie for RGIII

  • Bob

    as fans we should not allow any talk about any season other than this one, just to make it clear that thi syear is different, we will not shift into the “lets see who we can get later” mode – Instead, we should demand problem solving action immediately. Who says they need to wait for a frigging draft to make a team?

  • Bob

    were not buying any of it clarkie – we know you need the fans no matter what – and were still waiting for a qb

  • Chiefswatch

    The reason Crennel is splitting reps is to avoid trouble. After this week he will state Cassel looked better so we are going with him. Much easier than just placing Cassel in as the starter automatically and incurring the wrath of the fans. This gives him an excuse to say to the media. Oh well, will make it more sure we lose to the Raiders, further ensuring the firing of Pioli

  • Jim Harper

    How much time is left on Pioli’s contract?

    • Jonathan Aldridge

      its his last or 2nd to last year