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Tribal Warfare
10-16-2012, 05:34 PM
Cassel practices, but Chiefs hold off on QB decision (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/10/16/3869552/chiefs-say-cassel-cleared-for.html)
By BOB DUTTON
The Kansas City Star
Matt Cassel received medical clearance Tuesday to resume non-contact drills, which effectively positions the Chiefs for a quarterback controversy as they enter the bye week in their schedule.

Brady Quinn started for an injured Cassel in Sunday’s 38-10 loss at Tampa Bay.

“What I told them is I’m rotating the quarterbacks,” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said prior to Tuesday’s practice. “They will get equal reps. (Ricky) Stanzi will be one who won’t get as many reps.”

Cassel suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of the Chiefs’ Oct. 7 loss to Baltimore. While he is only currently cleared for non-contact duty, he should be ready for the Chiefs’ next game, Oct. 28 against the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium, barring a setback in the interim.

Cassel said he was happy to be back on the field.

“It was great to be back out there with the team,” Cassel said. “Great to feel healthy again. It was only a week but it feels like I was gone forever. I was excited to be back out there with the guys. Again, it was an opportunity for me to get better and the team to get better.”

Cassel spoke for the first time since the injury and addressed the reaction from fans that caused a swirl in Kansas City and nationally. Some fans were heard cheering after the hit and were criticized by guard Eric Winston after the game.

“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.”

Cassel said he wasn’t surprised to be sharing snaps with Quinn.

“That’s part of the deal,” Cassel said. “Coach Crennel said in a team meeting and spoke to everybody, that everybody is going get reps this week, that this is the time to evaluate people during the bye week, to try some different things and see where we’re at.”

On the hit, Cassel said he remembers the play.

“When I hit the ground initially that’s when it went a little fuzzy,” he said. “I tried to get up and get my balance and I couldn’t grasp what was going on … It all happened so quick.”

But he’s back and will be closely watched in practice.

“They will give him another test next week, game week, to finalize it, to make it official,” Crennel said. “But I imagine that during these couple of days, if he does (well) and there’s nothing different on his baseline test, that he’ll be cleared for contact.”

Crennel acknowledged his hesitancy to identify a starting quarterback might prove disruptive for a 1-5 team struggling to reset its season.

“I’ve been involved in one before,” he said. “It is distracting because everyone is wondering who the guy is going to be. What happens is some guys on the team favor one guy over the other guy — even though everybody has a job to do … it’s a distraction.”

Asked if he had a feel for which quarterback the players might favor, Crennel laughed.

“They’re going to favor the guy who gives us the best chance to win,” he said. “No, no, I’m sorry about that. They’re going to favor the guy who I say is the quarterback. That’s who they’re going to favor.”

Quinn said he’s continuing to adjust to game action.

“This is my sixth year in a league, but I haven’t played in or started many games,” Quinn said. “Any playing time I get is always beneficial to me.

As for Sunday’s performance at Tampa Bay, where Quinn completed 22 of 38 for 180 yards and two interceptions, Quinn said he could have played better.

“There were a couple of situations where I could have gotten into a better play,” Quinn said. “For me, that comes with having more experience and seeing things a little quicker.”

Cassel struggled prior to his injury, compiling a 66.2 quarterback rating while completing 58.5 percent of his passes. He had five touchdowns but nine interceptions while being sacked 13 times.

Quinn has a 53.3 rating after completing 24 for 40 passes (60 percent). He has yet to throw a touchdown and has two interceptions.

“We’ve got two days (this week) to work through this …” Crennel said. “We don’t have a game to play, so we can focus on (evaluation) because there’s no game plan or anything like that.”

Crennel emphasized he won’t choose a starter until next week.

“I understand there is potential speculation,” he said, “what-ifs and what-ands, but my stance is … both of them will get work. Then we’ll evaluate it. Next week, we’ll get ready for game week, and we’ll make a decision.”

Crennel also revealed running back Jamaal Charles is limited because of a bruised back and was restricted Tuesday to limited duty. Charles leads the Chiefs with 591 rushing yards, an average of 98.5 yards a game.

“He’s limited today,” Crennel said. “Backs, you know how they are, it might loosen up, and he’ll be great to go (on Wednesday).”

Running back Peyton Hillis and defensive end Glenn Dorsey remain limited by injuries, Crennel said, but are improving and could be ready for the game against Oakland.

BigMeatballDave
10-16-2012, 05:36 PM
Start Stanzi

WV
10-16-2012, 05:40 PM
I hope this concussion business doesn't knock the horrible off of Cassel.

BoneKrusher
10-16-2012, 05:41 PM
i'd hate to be Cassel if he does play, the boos are gonna be thunderous.

Rain Man
10-16-2012, 05:43 PM
I don't suppose there's any chance that he got amnesia and now thinks he's Tom Brady. Because that would be pretty cool.

Tribal Warfare
10-16-2012, 05:43 PM
I credit Quinn for talking strategy with his teammates at the very least instead of sitting by himself looking at the playbook aimlessly like good ole Matty.

Ace Gunner
10-16-2012, 05:44 PM
Start Stanzi

you ruthless sob:D

theelusiveeightrop
10-16-2012, 05:45 PM
[QUOTE=Rain Man;9021525]I don't suppose there's any chance that he got amnesia and now thinks he's Tom Brady. Because that would be pretty cool.[/



Pioli thinks Cassell is Brady. Does amnesia cross the placenta barrier?

Ace Gunner
10-16-2012, 05:46 PM
i'd hate to be Cassel if he does play, the boos are gonna be thunderous.

just think of it as "moose" johnson out there:D

Ace Gunner
10-16-2012, 05:47 PM
I hope this concussion business doesn't knock the horrible off of Cassel.

:eek:impossible.

Tribal Warfare
10-16-2012, 05:49 PM
I hope this concussion business doesn't knock the horrible off of Cassel.

I was about to say if Cassel really got the shit knocked out of him he'll have equilibrium problems throughout this season.

jd1020
10-16-2012, 05:53 PM
PR is too shitty right now to announce Cassel the starter. Give it a week.

WV
10-16-2012, 05:55 PM
I was about to say if Cassel really got the shit knocked out of him he'll have equilibrium problems throughout this season.

We can hope. We need him if we are going to get a top QB!

Tribal Warfare
10-16-2012, 05:55 PM
PR is too shitty right now to announce Cassel the starter. Give it a week.

With Pioli still around you can bet your ass Cassel will be the uncontested starter.

Count Zarth
10-16-2012, 05:55 PM
“It was great to be back out there with the team,” Cassel said. “Great to feel healthy again."

I hope you feel like shit for the rest of your life, fucker.


"It was only a week but it feels like I was gone forever."

Here's an idea, Matt: LEAVE FOREVER. EXPERIENCE THAT FEELING.

"Again, it was an opportunity for me to get better and the team to get better.”

You didn't get better. You've been getting worse. You will likely get worse, because everyone knows you're a shitty bag of twat offal.

GTFO.

HemiEd
10-16-2012, 05:56 PM
“There were a couple of situations where I could have gotten into a better play,” Quinn said. “For me, that comes with having more experience and seeing things a little quicker.” Unlike Cassel who graded out perfectly not playing.

petegz28
10-16-2012, 06:58 PM
Pioli will start Cassel against Oakland just to flip everyone the middle-finger.

I feel sorry for Casse as Pioli will now use him as his hammer against the fans.

Crush
10-16-2012, 07:00 PM
Pioli will start Cassel against Oakland just to flip everyone the middle-finger.

I feel sorry for Casse as Pioli will now use him as his hammer against the fans.

Good. Let the fucker and his golden boy go down in flames.

Count Zarth
10-16-2012, 07:00 PM
Cassel has always sucked against Oakland.

They are going to murder us.

Murder.

petegz28
10-16-2012, 07:01 PM
Cassel has always sucked against Oakland.

They are going to murder us.

Murder.

I am having a hard time saying this but one can only hope. I still at heart want this team to win but I am taking solice now in the ass whippings being handed to us.

Ace Gunner
10-16-2012, 07:02 PM
Cassel has always sucked against Oakland.

They are going to murder us.

Murder.

And so we live to die another sunday.

Crush
10-16-2012, 07:03 PM
Cassel has always sucked against Oakland.

They are going to murder us.

Murder.

I hope they run up the score against the us. Getting blown out by the Raiders at Arrowhead will be the straw that broke the arrogant cocksucker's back.

PA Chiefs
10-16-2012, 07:11 PM
Cassel will not be anything but Cassel dont worry we will take the next step to soldify the 1 st pick when we lay an egg against oakland

Tombstone RJ
10-16-2012, 07:11 PM
You can't stop Cassel, you can only hope to contain him.

Count Zarth
10-16-2012, 07:12 PM
Just what the fuck do you think Richard Seymour is going to do to Jeff Allen?

He is going to fuck his world.

Sorter
10-16-2012, 07:20 PM
Just what the **** do you think Richard Seymour is going to do to Jeff Allen?

He is going to **** his world.

Yes but with the great Shaun Draughn helping in pass pro, we can be successful ;)

DaneMcCloud
10-16-2012, 07:25 PM
I hope you feel like shit for the rest of your life, fucker.



Here's an idea, Matt: LEAVE FOREVER. EXPERIENCE THAT FEELING.



You didn't get better. You've been getting worse. You will likely get worse, because everyone knows you're a shitty bag of twat offal.

GTFO.

Harsh, Dude.

I have no problem with Cassel and family.

It's not his fault that the Executive of the Year traded for and paid him $63 million.

He's a likeable dude that would be a third stringer elsewhere. No reason to wish him harm or ill will.

Count Zarth
10-16-2012, 07:31 PM
Bullshit. He must suffer. Anal warts, flesh-eating disease, chronic diarrhea, whatever. Something.

MahiMike
10-16-2012, 07:33 PM
TL;DR

Easy 6
10-16-2012, 08:53 PM
I hope this concussion business doesn't knock the horrible off of Cassel.

Oh, dont worry.

ChiefsCountry
10-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Why is Bob Dutton writing Chiefs reports?
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jspchief
10-16-2012, 09:23 PM
“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.”Oh Mark, if only you could play football.

Flachief58
10-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Cassel has always sucked against Oakland.

They are going to murder us.

Murder.

I can't believe I'm saying this because of my deep hatred for the f'n gayders but, I hope we get blown out

tredadda
10-16-2012, 09:52 PM
I hope this concussion business doesn't knock the horrible off of Cassel.

ROFLROFL I think we will be alright there.

Lonewolf Ed
10-16-2012, 09:57 PM
I don't suppose there's any chance that he got amnesia and now thinks he's Tom Brady. Because that would be pretty cool.

After he throws a couple of passes, that would snap him out of it. LMAO