And he wrote this about Cassel:
Cassel, meanwhile, may be coming to the end of his starting days in the midst of a fourth uneven season with Kansas City. Cassel was obtained from the Patriots, then signed to a hefty contract in 2009 to be the Chiefs' franchise quarterback under then-rookie general manager Scott Pioli, who also came to Kansas City from New England. Cassel has struggled for the most part since then, save for a brilliant stretch in 2010 that resulted in a playoff spot. He has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate this season (10 turnovers during the Chiefs' 1-3 start), hindering the ability of Kansas City to get a ball-control game going with its strong rushing attack. Journeyman Brady Quinn -- who last threw an NFL regular season pass in 2009 -- could get reps with the starters soon if Cassel's play does not improve quickly, according to sources.
Cassel's last chance could come against a tough Baltimore defense on Sunday.
If the Chiefs had more viable options at quarterback -- unproven Ricky Stanzi is the other quarterback on the roster -- a change might have already occurred. Lacking that, coach Romeo Crennel has been inclined to stick with Cassel for now. Cassel's future with the Chiefs seems bleak, regardless, with him set to make $7.5 million next season. Furthermore, it would cost the Chiefs just under $4 million in a cap hit to release Cassel after the season, a nominal figure for a team that generally is in the top five in most available cap space.