Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
In their matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, it was apparent that the Kansas City Chiefs are afraid to throw the ball at this point with starting quarterback Matt Cassel.
They also evidently don't think his backup Brady Quinn is the answer.
So while they have some excellent wide receivers, the Chiefs were relegated to riding Jamaal Charles and their other running backs for most of the day.
That's not really that bad of an option, as Charles had more than 100 yards rushing in the first half alone. You aren't going to win many games in the NFL, however, if you are scared to throw the ball.
You never want to see a guy get hurt, but when Cassel was injured in the fourth quarter, it forced the Chiefs to put Quinn in the game. Quinn ended up completing all three of his passes and what appeared to be a touchdown that would have put the Chiefs up with under six minutes left in the game.
Unfortunately, that play was called back for offensive pass interference, and the Chiefs had to settle for a field goal. Even in that limited playing time, Quinn looked much better throwing the ball than Cassel had until that point.
Now it looks like the Chiefs will be giving him a chance to show what he can do as a starter. If he ends up playing well, Chiefs fans may be left to wonder at the end of the season what could have been had they pulled the trigger on the switch earlier.