Brady Quinn will start at quarterback after the Chiefs ruled Matt Cassel out of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ricky Stanzi will be the backup quarterback. Ironically, Quinn’s last start came against the Chiefs in Kansas City when he was with the Cleveland Browns. He was 10 of 17 for just 66 yards with two interceptions in a 17-10 win for the Browns.
The Chiefs have yet to lead in a game this year, but don’t expect the Chiefs to change from their run first mentality. K.C. is third in the league in rush attempts and with the injury to Cassel, the team attempted just 17 pass attempts compared to 51 run plays against Baltimore.
Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis said he will and start this week despite head coach Romeo Crennel not giving his full endorsement as of late Thursday. Jonathan Baldwin is doubtful after not practicing. Running back Peyton Hillis (ankle), defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey (calf) and wide receiver Devon Wylie (hamstring) did not practice. Center Ryan Lilja (back) and running back Shaun Draughn (ankle) were held to limited practice.