Despite reports out of Kansas City that
“I do – until the coaches tell us something different,” outside linebacker
“You prepare for their starter,” inside linebacker
Asked if that meant that he expected to see Cassel under center, McClain said, "I definitely go in there with the mindset that Matt Cassel is the starter because he is."
Cassel’s grip on the starting job has become even more tenuous because of his performance in 2012. He is responsible for 10 of the
Perhaps not coincidentally, Kansas City is 1-3. Chants for Quinn and
But he did tell Kansas City reporters Monday that Quinn may get some of the snaps with the first offense in practice this week as the team prepares for the Ravens.
"At some point, as a coach, you go through and you see what's happening in the game and how a guy is reacting and how he's responding to what's happening in the game," Crennel said as quoted by The Kansas City Star. "If you feel he's inept, constantly making poor decisions, bad choices, then that's when you move on from him and give someone else a chance."
Quinn has not played in a regular-season game since 2009. That inexperience would seem to give Cassel the edge, but inside linebacker
"[W]e're still going to treat them the same," Ellerbe said. "We're still going to try to get after him and we're still going to try to move him out of the pocket. We're just going to try to flush him."