Location, location, location…
That’s what they say about buying real estate or opening a restaurant. In the NFL its quaterback, quarterback, quarterback!
So lets get right to it Chiefs Nation. Thus far, Matt Cassel, THE FRANCHISE, ain’t doing so hot.
I’ll admit that I loved it when we traded/bought/ stole Matt from New England.
Hey, tons of teams wanted the Matt Man. After all, he was schooled by one of the best quarterbacks to ever play, Tom Brady. Matt had a huge year in 2008 for the Pats. THE FRANCHISE had a quarterback rating of 89.4, threw for 3,693 yards, 21 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. He won 11 games. Damn.
Yes, he had a strong team, but he even hit mini bombs in the snow. IN THE SNOW FOR GOD’S SAKE.
I made sure I was Nick Wright’s first guest that day we stole the FRANCHISE.
"Nick, I am once again a Chiefs Fan. We got the best pick we could have, the best."
Nick agreed. We both loved the idea of Matt Cassel. That was then.
Since that time, we gave Matt year one to screw with, right? The line was bad; we didn’t have a good running back, no good receivers. The defense stunk. We had a new coach. The net result; Matt had an ugly, quarterback rating of 69.9, 2,924 yards throwing, 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
OK, it was his first year with the Chiefs.
Then came last year. He was much better with a 93.0 passer rating, 3,116 yards, 27 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions. Sounds good, a division title, pro bowl.
What a year, right? Wrong.
Matt is 6’4" 230 Pounds. He’s a seven year pro. Matt was drafted in the seventh round in 2005, He even threw two touchdowns for the Pats in 2005. He played in 12 games from 2005-2006. And he’s gonna be 30 this year.
This ain’t no kid. He should be on top of his game by now. The clock is running out.
Oh, about last year…
Come on, a ton of his yards came in games that didn’t matter. Like Denver beating us there four million to seven. He threw for 20,000 meaningless yards to D-Bowe for his 40 TD’s that year. Please.
Here’s the stat that is scary: Matt came in LAST for throws over 20 yards that were completed. LAST IN THE NFL. LAST.
He ain’t no Elway, Montana, Aaron, Manning, Big Ben, or even Trent Green (God help us). I
n fairness to the heir apparent to Len Dawson on Chiefs TV broadcasts, Trent Green was a good team manager. He had some nice moments and games. In fact, other than Dawson, Trent was the only good quarterback we kinda developed here. Yes, I know we got him from St. Louis and Lenny from the Steelers in 1877, but we have drafted nobody as quarterback in more than half a century that worked out.
Grbac was the only QB who even got close to being a star and we know how you guys love him.
Matt has a soft arm. He’s very slow to get the ball out. He doesn’t seem to always see the field and you can see when things fail for him. It’s the line or it’s the receiver’s fault – he doesn’t say it, but his body language and eyes tell us that.
A good or great quarterback makes it happen.
It’s HIS job to make it happen. Matt to this point in time can’t do that.
YOU WILL NEVER WIN A BIG ONE WITH A QUARTERBACK WHO CANNOT TAKE OVER A BIG GAME NEVER.
So unless Matt THE FRANCHISE has a career year this year, he ain’t the guy.
So unless we see a huge improvement – I mean huge – last year was b.s.and the entire NFL knows that. So don’t give me this division winning crap. By season’s end we were IN THE BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE as far as good teams.
No, we were not a real playoff team and Matt stunk it up. Our entire team stunk it up.
We looked like a joke and the rest of the league knows that. We DID NOT DESERVE TO BE THERE.
I believe this will be Matt’s second to last year here. Again, he can prove me wrong,
I like the man, but he has been a huge bust. Huge. Scott and Todd were counting on him. They know everything I’m writing here is right on. I’m certain this is how they feel right now, too. That Matt is keeping them down. We have talent building on defense, we need a quarterback to help build a couple receivers now.
COME ON MATT, let’s git ‘er done boy!