Matt Cassel “Highly Unlikely” To Play In Week 6

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel mentioned that it’s “highly unlikely” that QB Matt Cassel be able to play against the Buccaneers this coming weekend, per Adam Teicher.

Looks like Brady Quinn will get another opportunity to prove that he can be an effective NFL quarterback.


Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has gotten off to very disappointing start to the 2012 season, and that’s really putting it mildly. Fans paid for a plane to fly over the Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday with a banner that called for general manager Scott Pioli to be fired and for Cassel to be benched.

During Sunday’s close loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Cassel was knocked out of the game and subsequently replaced by Brady Quinn, who finished the game by completing 3-of-3  passing attempts for 32 yards.

Now, that’s a very small sample size to gauge whether or not Quinn will improve their chances of winning games, but Cassel suffered a concussion, so his status for Week 6 is in doubt.

“We’ll find out,’’ said head coach Romeo Crennel, when asked what Quinn’s performance means for the team moving forward, via the Kansas City Star. “If he is the quarterback, we’ll put him in there and play him. I was pleased with what he did today in the time that he got in because he hasn’t had many practice reps. I thought he did a nice job when he went in.’’

Even if Quinn steps in and struggles, the blame falls at the feet of Pioli, who assembled this roster in the first place. Cassel isn’t a good enough starting quarterback to not have a decent backup option on the bench. Keeping Kyle Orton would have been a smart move for them, but hindsight is always 20-20.
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