Romeo Crennel Confident In Brady QuinnOctober 10th, 2012
The way the NFL is paranoid about concussions these days, and the new procedures in place to treat head injuries, Joe would be surprised if Chiefs incumbent starter Matt Cassel starts and former first round draft pick from Notre Dame, pretty boy quarterback Brady Quinn, is on the Chiefs sidelines Sunday against the Bucs.
The embattled Cassel went down with a concussion Sunday against the Baltimore Crows. Cassel has become such a lightning rod for the Chiefs woes of late, when Cassel sat on the turf of Arrowhead Stadium in a daze, the normally docile Kansas City faithful actually cheered Cassel’s demise, very much a Philadelphia-like reaction.
(Joe frankly wasn’t buying what Romeo Crennel was selling when he floated the idea he may just start third-stringer Matt Stanzi against the Bucs.)
Quinn, who has a relationship with Crennel dating back to their Browns days, has a chequered past in the NFL, largely a flop with the Browns and then humiliated to backup one-trick pony,
fullback quarterback Tim Tebow in Denver.
Crennel came to Quinn’s defense when pressed by the Tampa Bay pen and mic club via teleconference this morning, which Joe attended.
“He hasn’t stated in a while but he has played in the league and he understands what it takes to run an offense and play in this league,” Crennel said. “He has always been one play away [from playing]. He went in on Sunday [after Cassel went down] and had a touchdown called back.
“I think he will run the offense efficiently.”
The way Joe sees it, if Quinn is able to slice up the Bucs secondary after sitting on the pine, seemingly for years, then the Bucs really need to look at how they are coaching up the defensive backs if not the pass defense as a whole.