Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen met with the team’s local media on Monday to discuss mostly his team’s win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. However, news broke during the afternoon that the Kansas City Chiefs benched Matt Cassel and will start Brady Quinn at quarterback against the Raiders this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Allen said his staff should be able to handle whatever scheme the Chiefs employ with Quinn, and that a change like that means different things from team to team.
““It depends. That’s their team,” Allen said. “I don’t know how they’ll respond to it. But obviously I don’t see them changing a whole lot as far as philosophically what they’re going to do on offense, the plays that they’re going to call and how they’re going to try to execute it.
“I think we have to go and look at the tape and look and look at what they’ve done up to this point. Their last game, Brady Quinn was their quarterback, so we’ll have a feel for what they think they can do with him.”
If that “what they think they can do with him” involves another performance like Quinn gave against Tampa Bay (22-of-38, 180 yards, 2 INT), erm… yeah. Even with his own team sitting at 2-4, I don’t think Dennis Allen is overly concerned with Brady Quinn leading the 1-5 Chiefs, do you?
Allen also talked about the Raiders finding some succes with the no-huddle and getting Darren McFadden going more. See Allen’s full transcript and video here.