KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel felt he finally had little choice but to make a quarterback change for his stumbling 1-5 team.
Amid a slightly brewing quarterback controversy fueled more by starter Matt Cassel's ineffectiveness than by backup Brady Quinn's potential, Crennel announced Monday that Quinn was the new starter heading into Sunday's game at Arrowhead against Oakland.
"During my evaluation and (while) trying to impact the team," Crennel said, "I kind of felt that probably the most impactful move that I could make to get everybodys attention was to change the quarterback. I think that will get everybodys attention, and hopefully that impacts the team because the quarterback position, thats the one that has the spotlight on it."
Cassel's fall from grace happened rather quickly after his Pro Bowl season in 2010 when he helped lead the Chiefs to the playoffs. A hand injury derailed his season in week 10 in 2011, and this season has been nothing short of a disa...