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Romeo Crennel names Brady Quinn the Chiefs' starting quarterback for Week 12

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

So, last week Romeo Crennel made the bold move of yanking starter Matt Cassel from a blowout against the Bengals and rolling with Brady Quinn, who had been cleared to play before the game but was still declared the backup.

Quinn didn't play well, per se, but he was technically better than Cassel, and he's been named the starter again this week against the Broncos.

The former Notre Dame product was 9-for-14 for 95 yards, which barely beat out Cassel's 8-for-16 for 93 yards.

It's primarily irrelevant however. Neither quarterback is particularly good, nor is either quarterback the future in Kansas City.

But if Crennel and Scott Pioli want to save their jobs, putting a semicompetitive team on the field against Denver and their remaining opponents would be a good way to start. Cassel feels like the failures of this regime in a microcosm, and it's clear he won't suddenly turn into a franchise quarterback.

Quinn probably won't either, but at least he's something -- different. I guess. This is the point of the season, though, where people should start taking my idea about a Dexter McCluster-Jamaal Charles wildcat package seriously.

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