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QUINN IS NOW THE STARTING QB OF THE CHIEFS
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:30 AM EDT

The new starting QB of the Kansas City Chiefs is an ex first-round draft pick on a 1 year deal whose career thus far has been a disappointment.

His backup is a team captain whose long term contract made him the face of the franchise.

Chiefs’ coach Romeo Crennel expounded Monday that Brady Quinn will be under center when the Chiefs play Oakland on Sunday and Matt Cassel will serve as the backup for the imminent future after fighting mightily through the first 5 games of the season.

“I felt like the most impactful move I could make to get everybody’s attention was to change the quarterback,” Crennel claimed. “I think that may get everybody’s attention, and with some luck that impact the team because the quarterback position is the one which has the spotlight on him.”

Crennel claimed he informed both quarterbacks he was making a change Monday morning. The remainder of the team learnt of the move shortly before practice.

“Look, I’m excited about the opportunity,” Quinn expounded. “There’s always pressure, but pressure is what you make of it. As a quarterback in this league, you are used to it.”

The acquisition of Cassel in a trade with New England was the 1st significant move that Chiefs GM Scott Pioli made after taking the job in Kansas City. His 2nd was to sign Cassel to a $63 million, 6-year deal that still has 2 years remaining.

Quinn is playing on a 1 year contract worth $1.5 million.

“Am I going to say I’m happy about the situation? Absolutely not, I’m frustrated,” Cassel related after practice. “But at the same time, I’m a team captain on this team. I care about this team and again, as we go on, I’m a big boy. I’m not going to hang my head. I am going to do what I’ve always done, which is work conscientiously — work incredibly hard.”

Quinn started for the 1st time since 2009 in a loss at Tampa Bay 2 weeks back, when Cassel was still feeling the effects of a concussion sustained the previous week against Baltimore. NFL spreads

Crennel said at the time he wasn’t planning to make a permanent move, but he reconsidered after spending the bye week evaluating both quarterbacks, and coming to the realization that Kansas City desperately required a spark following a 1-5 start.

“I’m not saying Matt Cassel is the reason why we are where we are,” Crennel related. “We need to coach better and we want to play better, and if we do those things, we will be able to be better, but my biggest deal was my gut was telling me we need to impact that team by changing that dynamic.”

Cassel, who missed the end of last season with a hand injury, has not been nearly as good as he was 2 years ago, when he led the Chiefs to the AFC West title and was voted to the Pro Bowl.

He was completing just 58.5 percent of his passes for 230 yards per game, and had thrown 9 interceptions against 5 touchdown passes. He’d also lost 5 fumbles, and his 14 turnovers in total are way more than all but 5 teams in the league.


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