Chiefs' Weekly Quarterback Carousel Stops on Cassel Again, and AFC West News

Christopher HansenNFL AnalystNovember 14, 2012

November 12, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel watches the game as quarterback Matt Cassel (7) walks away during the second half of the game at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 16-13, in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs have a quarterback problem, to say the least. Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn are like the last two cans of soup on the shelf that have ripped labels and are dented. It’s no wonder that the quarterback position has poisoned the well and the team is so sickly that just about everyone wants to put Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel out of their misery.

The Associated Press reports that it will be Cassel again on Sunday and that Quinn has not been cleared for full contact. The second part of that report conflicts directly with a report yesterday from the Kansas City Star that said Quinn had been cleared to play by Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Either a reporter read a little too much between the lines or it’s the Chiefs, and not doctors, that haven’t cleared Quinn for contact. Whatever the case, it will be Cassel again in Week 11 at quarterback. Let’s do this again next week.

One thing that won’t be happening next week is a dance party in the end zone, at least not if Crennel has his way. According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the dance party is over, and Crennel has addressed the team about penalties that hurt the team.

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