Standing alone at his locker Sunday afternoon in the wake of perhaps his most impressive performance as a pro, the Kansas City Chiefs' emotionally drained quarterback understood the temptation to overstate the significance of his team's 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Given the game's tragic overtones, with Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher having killed his girlfriend and taken his own life the previous morning in the shadow of Arrowhead Stadium, many observers were eager to cast the home team's crisp, resilient effort as a stirring salve for a grieving community.
Quinn, however, felt anything but victorious — and made no effort to conceal his pain.
"It feels like a no-win situation, you know?" Quinn said softly. "We played well, but I'm not really thinking about that right now, to be honestRead More »from Morning Rush: Victorious Chiefs make no effort to hide pain one day after tragic events