Romeo Crennel Confident In Brady Quinn

October 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.

11 Responses to “Romeo Crennel Confident In Brady Quinn”

  1. Phenom4 Says:

    Brady Quinn is better than people think, he has never been given the opportunity (REAL opportunity) to start. Cleveland does not count because a QB hasnt been good there since Kosar and Quinn broke his finger, and he did get screwed with the circus in Denver. Im cheering for Quinn and always have, wanted him in Tampa before we got the man Freeman, would love Quinn for a backup cause his potential to be great is there

  2. SteveK Says:

    Freeman better outshine Brady Quinn.

    The Bucs better win this game too.

    If not, “Dan-O” chants will reign down from what fans that do show up.

    The Chiefs are not to be taken lightly. They beat the Patriots in Foxboro.

    We beat Scam Newton and the dumpster dwelling Panthers.

  3. OAR Says:

    “Im cheering for Quinn and always have”….Good luck with that! Makes it a 5 year itch now, huh?
    No opportunity? He started the 2009 season and failed! Benched for Anderson, ouch! Then couldn’t get past Klye Orton or Tebow, ouch again!
    BTW seems like the injury bug bites him a lot?

  4. JonBuc Says:

    Medicine woman is such a poser….hopefully Joe can trot out the pic of Quinn pointing at his buddies junk. If the Bucs lose to ” this guy” it’s going to a brutal one ala Vinny the Panther, Cody Picket the 49er, Brad Johnson the Cowboy and many other backup botches I’ve no doubt blocked out.

  5. BucFan20 Says:

    Some with an alligator mouth don’t say to much until you see your boy Freeman play. And BTW. If he fails again the excuse this time will be?? This game comes down to who keeps their defense off the field. Now who is not good at that?

  6. patrickbucs Says:

    @ Steve K

    When did the Chiefs beat the Pats? Are you thinking of Arizona? Chiefs won in New Orleans.

    The Bucs better win this game. They need to open up the offense for Josh. He’s been very succesful in the past no reason he can’t moving forward.

  7. Snook Says:

    Prepare yourselves for the worst folks. That way when it happens you won’t be so upset.

  8. Snook Says:

    Freeman won’t outshine anyone. Prepare for more statue like play and 4 yard check downs on 3rd and 8.

  9. Snook Says:

    Oh and don’t forget about running Martin up the middle on every 1st and 2nd down….

  10. below me Says:

    Is it just me, or is that chick in the cowboy hat hot?

  11. OAR Says:

    below me
    It’s definitely JUST YOU! But, to each their own.