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Romeo Crennel: Quinn in, Cassel out


03:54 PM ET 10.22 | The Matt Cassel era in Kansas City is officially over. The Brady Quinn era has begun. Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel announced today that Brady Quinn will permanently take over the starting QB role in KC. The coach added that he did not want Quinn looking over his shoulder, promising that there would be no quick move back to Cassel. Crennel told reporters today that he needed to get the team's attention and change the dynamic. Making Quinn the starter will certainly do that. Whether or not there will be a difference in the win/loss column remains to be seen.

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October 22, 2012  05:08 PM ET

And there was much rejoicing....


October 22, 2012  05:10 PM ET

How does this dude still have a job????? The NFL loves to recycle backup QBs who cant play as long as they "look the part". You mean McNabb is worse than Quinn??? Geez...

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October 22, 2012  05:27 PM ET

Cassel has fallen hard and quickly.

At the end of the year, so will Romeo.

October 22, 2012  05:34 PM ET

O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy Castle and spurn thy Chief;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my coach,
And I'll no longer be a Quinn.
'Tis but my line that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Missourian.
What's Missourian? it is nor pass, nor run,
Nor block, nor tackle, nor any other play
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a call? that which we call a pick
By any other name would lose the ball;
So Romeo would, were a draw not call'd,
Retain that dear football which he holds
Like unto a loaf. Romeo, doff thy pink cap,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.

October 22, 2012  06:14 PM ET


October 22, 2012  06:46 PM ET

This is actually a very smart move for KC.
This way they make sure they are in the top 3 in next year's draft and can catch a real QB.

October 22, 2012  06:59 PM ET

What would Herm say ?

October 22, 2012  07:31 PM ET

When a Team has to look forward to Brady Quinn, Where you Going?

October 22, 2012  07:33 PM ET

How do you spell desperation? B-r-a-d-y Q-u-i-n-n

October 22, 2012  09:39 PM ET

I always wondered if B. Quinn got a fair shot at QB in his first couple of years?
Now we'll find out if with a little experience he has the goods.
Seems like a decent guy; I'd like to see him make it.

October 23, 2012  12:14 AM ET

This is actually a very smart move for KC.This way they make sure they are in the top 3 in next year's draft and can catch a real QB.

I think so too. Plus they distribute some of the punishment to Quinn. When he gets too battered, they can let Stanzi take the punishment for a while. Either way, the new coach will have a high draft choice to play with.

October 23, 2012  04:58 AM ET

This is your last shot Brady, better make the most of it...!

October 23, 2012  07:54 AM ET

This is actually a very smart move for KC.This way they make sure they are in the top 3 in next year's draft and can catch a real QB.

If every coach or GM thinks like you, then they would be fired the next day. Look, they are in a very weak division and first place is 3-3, not 6-0.

October 23, 2012  08:56 AM ET

What would Herm say ?

How about Hank Stram!!!

October 23, 2012  12:27 PM ET

Come on Brady, do the Kolb for us.

October 23, 2012  02:43 PM ET

You'll not see nothing like the mighty ....

October 23, 2012  06:54 PM ET

And Lead him not into Penn Station!!!

October 23, 2012  11:12 PM ET

And Lead him not into Penn Station!!!

...but deliver him from Weevils, for thine is the Kingdome, and the Glory, forever. Amen! Until the roof starts to fall, that is.

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