Kansas City, MO, United States (4E Sports) – Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel will not play when the Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday due to concussion.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said Thursday that doctors have not cleared Cassel, who suffered a concussion when he was viciously hit by Haloti Ngata in the fourth quarter of their loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday.
After the vicious hit, Chiefs fans began to cheer the injury, reaping criticism from various media outlets.
In place of Cassel, Brady Quinn will make his first start since 2009 when he was a member of the Cleveland Browns. Second-year pro Ricky Stanzi will serve as the backup.
Quinn has practiced with the Chiefs’ defense to prepare himself for the Buccaneers’ quick defensive unit.
“He (Quinn) gets to work against the defense and he gets to throw against Brandon Flowers and Eric Berry,” Crennel said. “And even though you’re not running ‘your offense,’ you still have to deliver the ball so it has a chance to be completed. You still have to hand it off and by osmosis he gains some experience by doing that.”