Originally Posted by Saccopoo
I don't know about that this season.
Crennel doesn't seem tied to him and Pioli has been hearing it from the press about Cassel. They've got to know that the fans aren't really behind him as well.
I think that's the reason that they brought in Quinn. They need a guy who has a legit chance to make the push to start over Cassel and Quinn is familiar with the system and has better tools. You start to read about Quinn looking better than Cassel in summer camp and you've got yourself a full on push by the KC press and fan base to get him in there as soon as possible. Pioli will not be able to ignore that if it starts to build a head of steam and with Quinn still being relatively young, it's easy to see him getting the nod by the end of the preseason.
And if he doesn't make that push, then he's only signed to a relatively inexpensive one year and it's not a big deal anyway.
However, I think this is one of those moments that a guy just makes the jump. Brees' third year in San Diego. Manning's first Super Bowl run. It's just got that setup to it - knows the system, knows it's his best chance yet, a head coach with confidence in him, a very good supporting cast on both sides of the ball. I think it's his time. If it's not, then so be it and the Chiefs aren't out anything other than the one year affordable deal. If he blows up, then we got ourselves a guy and I don't think anyone around here would bitch too much about that.
Len Dawson began his career in Pittsburgh and it didn't pan it out. Brady Quinn began his career in Cleveland and it didn't pan it out. Coincidence? Most likely. However, if Quinn "turns out' and reaches his true potential then we will build a statue of him in front of Arrowhead. This fanbase is so desperate for a franchise QB and the treasures that it brings that it doesn't realize it.