Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Brady Quinn still waiting to play
By Bill Williamson
Brady Quinn can practice, but he still can’t play.
Thus, it’s Matt Cassel time again.
For a player who has been replaced, Cassel is getting plenty of second chances.
Fresh off throwing a terrible interception in the opening seconds of overtime that resulted in a 16-13 loss at Pittsburgh on Monday night. Cassel will lead the Chiefs at home against Cincinnati on Sunday.
Quinn was named the permanent starter before Week 8. However, he suffered a concussion against Oakland in that game. He missed the next two games and has been cleared to practice, but he will not be cleared to play until the weekend. Instead of taking the risk that Quinn will not be cleared in time for the Bengals’ game, Crennel felt it is prudent to give Cassel the starter’s repetitions in practice and make him the starter. It’s the smart move just in case there is a complication for Quinn.
I’ve stated this before; this is all a stop-gap solution. I fully expect Kansas City to have a new starter next year. Quinn and/or Cassel are simply the best options for the time being.
Meanwhile, Crennel said receiver Jon Baldwin (neck/head) and guard Jon Asamoah (thumb) will not play Sunday, and receiver Dwayne Bowe (thigh) will be limited.