KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium in the auditorium beneath Arrowhead Stadium after another embarrassing loss and announced that Matt Cassel will remain the Chiefs' starting quarterback.
The fact that the Kansas City coach made the stark declaration without anybody asking the question spoke volumes about Cassel's performance the first four weeks of the season.
The embattled quarterback has thrown a league-leading seven interceptions, including three first-half picks in Sunday's 37-20 loss to San Diego. He has also fumbled the ball away three times, and was bailed out of another apparent fumble by the officiating crew.
Cassel was showered with boos throughout the first half Sunday, but was greeted by something much worse by the time the fourth quarter rolled around: silence.
The vast majority of the crowd had already headed for the parking lots.
"Even after he had those turnovers, he came back and drove the team down the field, so we think he's capable," ...