[Kansas City.com] Brady Quinn will start at quarterback instead of Matt Cassel in the Chiefs’ game Sunday against Oakland at Arrowhead Stadium.
Coach Romeo Crennel cited the need to shake up the 1-5 Chiefs in making the change.
“Probably the most impactful move I could make to get everybody’s attention was to change the quarterback,” Crennel said Monday.
“I’m not saying Matt Cassel is the reason we are where we are. The stroke of that brush is a broad stroke and everybody is included in it. We’re trying to make this better, get this better. We need to coach better, we need to play better. If we do those things, then we can be better.
“My biggest deal was my gut (feeling) in telling me that I needed to impact the team by changing the dynamic, by having a different dynamic. Brady Quinn is the guy I want to go with.”
Crennel indicated the move was not just for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.
“I want (Quinn) to be the starting quarterback without having to look over his shoulder,” Crennel said. “There’s going to be no quick hook or anything like that.”