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“I’m not really going to speak to what happened last week,” Cassel said. “All I’ll say is, look, I live here year round. I’ve had nothing but support from the people in Kansas City, from the people we’ve met, my wife has met and my children go to school with.

“The fact of the matter is, Kansas City is a great place to play. We have a passionate fan base. I’m sure that they’re frustrated. We’re frustrated as well. But we’re working and doing everything in our power to get it corrected and moving in the right direction.”

“Over the last four years my mom has been diagnosed with cancer twice and has beaten cancer twice so I think it’s pretty clear to me that I get my hard headedness and stubbornness and my hard work and perseverance from my mom,” Green remarked as he accepted his induction.

Green’s career in Missouri featured him on both the Chiefs and the Rams squad. However, the native of St. Louis enjoyed his best year as a pro in the Red and Gold in 2003 when he led the team to a 13-3 season, winning the AFC West behind 4,039 yards passing and 24 TDs.

“It’s a great honor to go in with Coach Vermeil who goes in as a Legend of Missouri Sports.”

Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said he is giving each an equal shot at being the starter. To me, that means Cassel has the edge. The Chiefs have seen a lot of Cassel and if they really think they’d be better off with Quinn, they’d make the move, but the Chiefs are giving Cassel another chance.

I think that means the team believes Cassel will emerge over Quinn. Quinn struggled in relief of Cassel, who suffered a concussion in the 38-10 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday.

I’m sure the Chiefs will not make anything official until next week as to who will start at home against Oakland on Oct. 28 — but Quinn would have to clearly outshine Cassel in practice to get the job.

“I think they’re struggling. Watching from a distance — and I agree with Dick — one thing about this game, these guys here know it as well as anybody, it’s measured in production and production is measured in wins,” Peterson said. “So my advice is — start winning.”

The Chiefs are a complete eyesore, at 1-5, and embattled quarterback Matt Cassel and embattled GM Scott Pioli seem to be jockeying to be public enemies Nos. 1 and 2 in Kansas City.

I’ve watched the Chiefs this season, and I can’t give you evidence that things will improve after the bye week. I can only contend that probability remains the Chiefs’ greatest ally. But I will say this: This is the first weekend in several that I’m confident the home team won’t lose ground in the standings. You can get the bagpipes ready, but it’s not quite time to play a funeral dirge for the Chiefs.

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