Good morning! Sorry I'm a little late with this, had a minor work emergency I had to take care of. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Mostly Quinn/Cassel stuff... oh, and Carl Peterson says the Chiefs need to start winning. So there's that. Enjoy.
Cassel Practices, But Chiefs hold Off On QB Decision from KC Star
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."
BYEing Time from The Mothership
There's no way around it, no easy way to phrase it, the Kansas City Chiefs are 1-5. They have an ample amount of potential on paper but have not exactly reflected that ability on the field, except for a come from behind overtime victory in The Big Easy. They were competitive, aggressive, and relentless and came home with a win but have yet to bring home another.
Legends Honored from The Mothership
Springfield, Missouri played host to the annual Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Ceremonies this afternoon and two former Kansas City Chiefs, QB Trent Green (2001-2006) and Coach Dick Vermeil (2001-2005) were joined by former Rams and Raiders LB, Mike Jones.
Cassel, Quinn Faceoff In Kansas City from ESPN
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said he is giving each an equal shot at being the starter. To me, that means Cassel has the edge. The Chiefs have seen a lot of Cassel and if they really think they'd be better off with Quinn, they'd make the move, but the Chiefs are giving Cassel another chance.
Chiefs Offense A No-Show The Last 2 Games from The Associated Press via The Knoxville News Sentinel
Drawing from bitter experience during four stormy years as head coach in Cleveland, Crennel knows how destructive a QB controversy can be.
"It is distracting," Crennel said. "Everybody's wondering who the guy's going to be, and all those kind of things. Then what happens, some guys on the team kind of favor one guy over another guy. Even though everybody's got a job to do and they will do their job. But it is a distraction."
Former Chiefs Dish Out Advice For Floundering Franchise from The Springfield News-Leader
Carl Peterson, whose 20-year reign as the Kansas City Chiefs general manager featured nine playoff appearances, including a near-Super Bowl berth, had a simple suggestion for his old team: "My advice is," Peterson said, "start winning."
Peterson was in Springfield on Tuesday as the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame named former St. Louis Rams and Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil a Missouri Sports Legend.
I get it. The Kansas City Chiefs haven't had a lead for a single second of the 2012 season. Four of their five losses have been by at least 16 points. The fanbase is clamoring for a new owner, general manager, head coach and starting quarterback.
And yet, heading into the team's bye week, the Chiefs are only two games out in the division with five of their final 10 games (including against the Browns, Panthers and Colts) against divisional opponents. This team has no right to be in contention, but the reality is that the door hasn't yet closed on this season.
A Hasty Decision? from Warpaint Illustrated
Let's review the record for those who believe that Pioli has not been given enough time to get this franchise squared away. Four offensive coordinators in four years. Two head coaches in four years. 22 wins and 32 losses. One winning season and one AFC West title under the only offensive coordinator capable of getting Matt Cassel to overachieve and then running him out of town after not committing to promoting him to head coach should Todd Haley screw it up. A prescient thought by Charlie Weis wouldn't you say?
AFC West Stock Watch from ESPN
The Brady Quinn bandwagon: Many Kansas City fans were excited to see what Quinn could do when he started for the injured Matt Cassel. Quinn didn't do much in his first start since 2009. He threw two critical interceptions and the Kansas City offense failed to score a touchdown for the second straight game, a 39-10 loss to Tampa Bay. The two are now competing for the job, but Quinn's performance did nothing to show he deserves to be the Chiefs' starter when Cassel returns from a concussion.
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