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Matt Cassel Will Start Vs. Steelers

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced, via a Tweet from 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, that QB Matt Cassel will start Monday night vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.

QB Brady Quinn, who suffered a concussion in a loss to the Oakland Raiders, has not yet been cleared to play. Quinn was named the starting QB prior to the game against the Raiders, however he lasted only one quarter before suffering his injury.

This move makes the most sense for the Chiefs, for a number of reasons. Quinn’s safety is top priority and if he has yet to be cleared by doctors than it is important to make a decision on the starter now so that person can prepare.

Cassel will make his second consecutive start in relief of Quinn. Last week vs. the San Diego Chargers, Cassel was 19 of 29 for 181 yards with 0 TDs and one interception. The Chiefs lost the game 31-3.

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  • Travis Forsyth

    a repeat of ’09? 27-24 chiefs win in overtime? who am i kidding? the 09 chiefs were way better than this years chiefs…..hell, the 09 team should’ve been 8-8 instead of 4-12…..GOD WHEN WILL THIS SEASON END!!!!????

  • Danny W

    Omaha, Omaha, I’ll take a sack in the bitch ball position. Omaha Omaha I will fumble maybe twice. Omaha Omaha I will get picked on a dump off pass. Omaha Omaha McCluster bat it up in the air so they can have a pick six. Omaha Omaha Jamal will only run twice. Omaha Omaha Jake O’Connell will get targeted more than Jon Baldwin. Omaha Omaha we lose to the Steelers by 35 points and we may not score a touchdown.

    • RichardComstock

      That made my day lol..Ive never ever seen a qb do some shit like that. Why cant he just for once say Omaha Omaha and do a play action pass…..OHHHH thats right he has a noodle for an arm. Seriously its like he checks down to that 2 or 3 times EVERY drive. It really feels as if we know more about the chiefs then our coaches. I woner what is going thew JC’s head when he hears that. Probably thanks for telling EVERYONE im gonna run left.

      • Steve Blank

        he does seem to change the play a lot….or is he…? Can he really be so unlucky as to change to a play that runs right into the defensive call everytime? Or, could it be that all of his options as far as plays to call are shitty plays that dont work? In either case, him being a less than average QB exacerbates the problem and we end up with a sack, a turnover, or both.

        • Danny W

          I think Omaha is were he lost his virginity to Biscuit, a 500 lb virgin. I think he hopes she’s watching and it’s subliminal to tell her in code that he still loves her. Sure she’s fat but she’s cute. Come on you guys know what I’m talking about right?

    • Jeremy Parkercom

      lol! that’s freakin great!

    • Chiefswatch

      Rofl OMAHA OMAHA I am a fucking moron incapable of saying anything else.

  • ArrowFan

    At this point I’m not to sure if Quinn would do any better

  • KC98682

    You know the scariest part of this is how Todd Haley knows exactly how shit Cassel is! Again lets get extremely embarrassed on national tv! I love my Chiefs, that’s all that keeps me going!!

    • Steve Blank

      they need to throw to dex on a crossing pattern every single time until they double him…he cant be covered one on one…when he runs straight at a defender lined up just a few yards from him, he is always open on the cut…it should be an option for dex to choose which way he goes, but either way, he will be open…hes just too quick in small spaces to be covered in that scenario…if the defender backs off…quick pass for 5 yards and hit the ground…same deal for JC…if its man coverage put JC in motion and let him beat his man in a short crossing pattern to an area vacated by other receivers going on deeper patterns…its frikking simple Madden type shit…

      • KC98682

        I don’t know why Daboll doesn’t see no matter how bad he wants to go deep…It ain’t happening. There is nothing wrong with 4 yards times three plays equals 12, and last time i checked we only need 10. oh and guess what….It opens up the deep ball later!!! I just blew your mind Daboll, your welcome. I am sorry but Offensive Coordinator is overated and anyone that can play Madden on all Madden level, Is more than qualified to be a Offensive Coordinator!

        • Steve Blank

          hell yeah….4-6 yard routes are the way to go….mcluster is perfect for that…and quick turn arounds to our 6’4″ leaper would be unstoppable too…wtf is wrong with daboll

  • Jonathan Aldridge

    does anyone else think that the chiefs are faking quinn having a concussion because they dont wanna admit that quinn cant be a starter and is worse than cassel?

    • chiefridgy

      You know….I was actually comforted when Cassel came in for Brady in that game. Don’t get me wrong…cassel sux

  • Jonathan Aldridge
  • David Gillespie

    Matt Cassel is a joke, he personally has more turnovers than 31 NFL TEAMS! He is tied with the Dallas Cowboys (19) for most in the league. Chiefs are number 1 overall with 29! Thanks Matt! He should be out of the NFL after this year.