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Crennel said Quinn’s ribs won’t keep him from starting

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback Brady Quinn #9 of the Kansas City Chiefs stands behind the line of scrimmage before a play showing an arm band with a bible verse and S.H.E.S. written on it in support of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum on December 16, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

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After suggesting earlier in the week there was a “possibility” that Ricky Stanzi could start at quarterback this week, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel indicated he might not have to push that button.

According to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star, Crennel said that starter Brady Quinn’s injured ribs wouldn’t keep him from starting Sunday against the Colts.

Whether it’s a good idea or not is another question.

There’s a reasonable “What’s it going to hurt?” case to be made for Stanzi. But he hasn’t played in a game in two years for the Chiefs. One of those years has been historically bad offensively.

At some point, the people who see him most must think he’s not an upgrade.