Harrison: Week 6 Power Rankings
With five weeks in the books, the league hierarchy still is taking shape. Elliot Harrison updates his pecking order. More ...
While Crennel wouldn't announce Quinn as the starter just yet, it seems little more than a formality. Quinn was 3-of-3 passing after replacing Cassel last weekend, but he couldn't lead the Chiefs to a comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens in a game marked by Kansas City fans cheering after Cassel was injured.
"Historically, the Chiefs fans are some of the best fans in the NFL. ... Anytime a player gets injured, it's unfortunate," Crennel said Wednesday. "I think the majority of the Kansas Chiefs fans felt bad about Matt (Cassel) was injured. There were some that expressed an opinion, a frustration that I have, that everybody else has about this season.
"They expressed it not in the way you would want it expressed. But you can't paint that broad brush of 70,000 people because that wasn't the case. I don't know how many did what they did. My concern is for my players and their health. ... I think that majority of Chiefs fans are not going to cheer a player getting hurt."
UPDATE:Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt issued a statement backing Kansas City fans in an effort "to set the record straight."
The statement reads, "I know our fans. They are passionate, hardworking, loyal, educated football fans, and they are the heart and soul of the Arrowhead experience. They know cheering an injury to anyone in any stadium is unacceptable. I want to make it perfectly clear: A small few who may have cheered when Matt went down do not accurately represent the best fans in the National Football League. Period."