Raiders to face Quinn in Kansas City

Raiders to face Quinn in Kansas City
October 22, 2012, 6:33 pm
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The Raiders will face a somewhat familiar face Sunday in Kansas City as Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel announced Monday that Brady Quinn, and not Matt Cassel, would start at quarterback for his team against Oakland.Quinn, who was contemplated by then-Raiders coach Lane Kiffin as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2007 draft before the Raiders opted for JaMarcus Russell, started two weeks ago with Cassel concussed.But Crennel announced he made the decision because he thought Quinn gave Kansas City a better chance to "change the dynamic" of the Chiefs, per Johnny Kane of KMBC.Cassel had thrown nine interceptions, with five touchdowns, fumbled six times and had a passer rating of 66.2 before being injured against Baltimore on Oct. 7.A week later in his first start, Quinn was 22 of 38 passing for 180 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns against Tampa Bay.The Chiefs are coming off a bye so you would think this "decision" to go with Quinn, who fell all the way to Cleveland at No. 22 overall in the 2007 draft, was made well in advance of Monday to better prepare for the Raiders.