Reporting Stacey Brown
ESPN’s John Clayton joins The Vinny and Rob Show every Wednesday with the latest NFL news. He predicted that Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel will stick with struggling quarterback Matt Cassel this week when the Ravens play Kansas City.
“Romeo just had his press conference a little bit ago, he’s not saying anything about the starting quarterback which of course does put it in question which is understandable because there’s been 10 turnovers by Matt Cassel in the first four games and what it comes down to is at what point does he make a change? My guess is he goes into the game with Matt Cassel and if there’s more turnovers, then you’ll see Brady Quinn,” said Clayton.
The conversation then turned to the downward spiral of the New York Jets and the news just keeps getting worse. After an embarrassing 34-0 loss at home to the San Francisco 49ers, the team learned that it will be without its top receiver Santonio Holmes, who is out for the season with a foot injury. This comes one week after the Jets lost cornerback Darelle Revis, their best defensive player for the year with a knee injury. In four games, quarterback Mark Sanchez is completing 49.2 percent of his passes with five touchdowns, four interceptions and two fumbles. Amidst the offensive struggles, as Sanchez received a vote of confidence from head coach Rex Ryan, reports indicate that Jets owner Woody Johnson could push to start Tim Tebow. Is Tebow the answer?
“That would totally spiral the season out of control. They are probably destined for a five or six win season the way it’s going right now because they have nothing going on offense. The Tim Tebow experiment has been a disaster. He’s been on the field for 32 plays. In those 32 plays, they’ve gained 103 yards, 3.2 yards a play. It hasn’t worked,” Clayton reasoned.