Found October 29, 2012 on
Mel Kiper Jr.
Robert Griffin III
Kansas City Chiefs
New Orleans Saints
Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Kansas City Chiefs are bad. Let’s get that out of the way first. This team has not had a lead in regulation once all season. The only lead the Chiefs had was when they kicked the field goal to beat the New Orleans Saints. Instead of dwelling on how terrible this team is, it is time to look to the future. With any future in the NFL that means what are we going to do at quarterback? Here we are going to outline the steps the Chiefs need to take to figure out the future of this franchise.
The first step in this process is to throw Ricky Stanzi to the wolves. It is obvious Matt Cassel is not the answer, and we already knew Brady Quinn wasn’t either. It already scares me that the coaches haven’t given him a shot. It also scares me that he lost the backup position in camp to Brady Quinn. Either way it is time to find out if he has a future or not.
Step two is figuring out if Scot Pioli and Romeo Crennel are going to be back next year. Pioli bet it all on Cassel and that was a terrible decision. After the strong finish last year Crennel looked like he could motivate this team and bring them back to their 2010 form. Turns out motivation does nothing when your quarterback turns the ball over fourteen times in five games.
Step three is to decide to draft one or sign one. The only decent quarterback who the Chiefs could possibly sign is Tony Romo. And before everyone hates on him too much let’s not forget he has been a pro bowl quarterback for years now with little to no support from his offensive line, running game, or defense. Now he gets the blame for the Cowboys, but truthfully, they are not as talented as people think. If the Chiefs look to draft a quarterback then I have bad news for you. This draft class is nothing compared to last years.
I wrote an article last year that the Chiefs should take Robert Griffin III late in the first round or in the second round if he came out after his Junior year. Turns out the rest of the country realized how good he was and the Redskins made him the second pick overall. I also thought Brandon Weeden would be a solid option in the later rounds but turns out the Browns thought he was first round worthy. This year’s crown jewel is Matt Barkley. Mel Kiper Jr. has now put Geno Smith ahead of him, but I think that is ridiculous. I have watched five of Geno Smith’s games this year and it seems that the Big 12 has already figured him out. Barkley on the other hand is in his fourth year as a starter and continues to put up big time numbers on a USC team that has little to no depth due to the NCAA sanctions on scholarships. Now that the Chiefs cannot even compete with the Raiders there is a good shot the Chiefs could have a top two pick in the draft. Let’s all start hoping that Matt Barkley is half as good as Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin. If he is then as early as next year the Chiefs could at least be back to respectable and watchable.
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The Chiefs coach doesn't call the plays on offense in KC so, like fans, he also doesn't get why they only handed the ball to their best weapon five times during Sunday's loss.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. There comes a point where you have two choices: You can either storm the gates with torches in hand, or throw up your arms, laugh and walk away. Clark Hunt will be a rich man regardless. Whether you're riding shotgun or not, the clown car rides on.
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Chiefs rookie WR Devon Wylie (hamstring) has resumed practicing on a full-time basis.Bothered by the injury since the season opener, Wylie has yet to play an offensive snap this year. Coach Romeo Crennel will let Wylie get some practice reps under his belt before considering him on kickoff and punt returns.
Wylie looked very good in preseason, and will probably be in line for some...
This is the second time that we have seen an airplane flying over Arrowhead Stadium calling for the firing of Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, and yet it never gets old. If you haven’t read this piece on ESPN by Jeffri Chadiha you are missing out. Come to your own conclusion, but it is safe to say that Mr. Pioli is not loved by all.
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Matt Cassel is getting another chance to be the Chiefs' starting quarterback.
Cassel will start Thursday night's game at San Diego because Brady Quinn has not been cleared to practice due to a concussion, regaining the starting job - at least for one week - that he lost after a dismal five-game stretch to start the season.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel announced Tuesday that...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel will start Thursday night's game at San Diego after Brady Quinn took a blow to the head in last weekend's loss to Oakland.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Tuesday that doctors have not cleared Quinn to practice, so Cassel will be the starter and Ricky Stanzi the backup. Cassel was the starter the first five games of the season...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is being evaluated for a possible concussion and his status for Thursday night's game at San Diego remains uncertain.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that Quinn will start against the Chargers if he's cleared to play. Otherwise, Matt Cassel will be back under center for the Chiefs.
Quinn was hurt in the first quarter...
Kansas City quarterback Brady Quinn left the game against Oakland in the second quarter with a head injury.Fantasy Spin:Quinn was 2-of-4 for a lone yard and one interception in his short appearance.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel has confirmed that Matt Cassel will start this week in place of Brady Quinn who suffered a head injury this past week. It … Continue reading »
In seven words, Romeo Crennel explained why the Kansas City Chiefs are so bad this year.
Asked after Sunday’s 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders why stud running back Jamaal Charles only got five carries, the Chiefs head coach seemed perplexed.
“Now, that I’m not exactly sure, either,” Crennel said, per Associated Press writer Dave Skretta.
Yeah, Romeo, that’s a question...
According to ESPN’s John Clayton, there’s “virtually no chance” that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will be traded before Thursday’s 4PM NFL trade deadline.
It doesn’t make sense for any NFL team to trade for Bowe when they don’t know if he’ll re-sign with them after the season. He can’t sign a new deal until the regular season is over, since he’s...
Thursday Night Football Preview: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers
Week nine is here so lets get it kicked off right here at Gridiron Experts with the Thursday night preview. We couldn’t have a more comical match up this week as one of the leagues worst, the Kansas City Chiefs, travel in their clown car to San Diego to take on the week to week Chargers. A Battle of what...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One of pro football's most intense rivalries has disintegrated into a one-sided affair. The Oakland Raiders recorded their sixth consecutive win at Arrowhead Stadium, and their seventh victory in 10 games overall against the Kansas City Chiefs, by taking a 26-16 decision Sunday. In addition to losing the game, the Chiefs also lost new quarterback Brady...