Eagles to face Matt Cassel, for nowby Eric Schwartz
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley didn’t exactly give quarterback Matt Cassel a ringing endorsement. He did, however, assure that the highly-paid Qb will start against the Eagles this week.
If Cassel will finish, is another question entirely.
The rookie head coach said he would not hesitate to make a switch if he determined that Brodie Croyle gives the Chiefs a better chance to win.
“You’ve got to ultimately do what you think gives your team the best chance to win,” Haley told The Associated Press. “If that means another quarterback being in there other than Matt Cassel, then sign me up.”
Cassel put up modest numbers against the Oakland raiders last week, finishing 24-of-39 for 241 yards and no touchdowns. Last week with Cassel hurt, Croyle went 16-of-24 for 177 and tossed a pair of touchdowns.
Regardless of who plays quarterback on Sunday the Eagles need to have this victory. The Chiefs offense is dismal and their defense is average at best.
The fact that two games into the season they are already concerned about the quarterback position should be all you need to know about the way Kansas City’s season is heading.
With — or likely without — Donovan McNabb the Eagles should put this one away early. I just don’t see enough firepower on the Kansas City offense to come back from an early deficit. The Chiefs present the Birds with a great chance to put Sunday’s ugly loss to the Saints behind them.
With the way the Giants have started the season, it is a chance the Eagles can not afford to miss.