Matt THE FRANCHISE Cassel seated on the turf at Arrowhead, dazed and confused, fans cheering his pain. The media and Chiefs players led by Eric Winston, say, “We are bad guys for doing that, cheering for an injury.”
All due to Chiefs fan’s frustration with being a national joke and loser with both the Royals and Chumps.
And poor Matt is just the scapegoat for the bigger picture. KC is a city that loves pro sports with no team to properly represent that emotion. Meaning, a pro team that can compete and win. Cassel, I’m sure is a good guy and NOBODY wants him seriously hurt, fans just want a real pro quarterback and it’s been decades since we’ve had one.
Trent Green was above average, but not much.
Look, this is a new, tougher game – being a quarterback in the NFL these days. A quarterback has so much more going on in the game today. He has to worry about being stripped of the ball, that is now tried on every play. He has to read better trained defenses and fast. Players are bigger and stronger and they’re coming at him. The list goes on.
Hh yeah, he has to memorize about 75 plays or more. If Matt had played in the Len Dawson era he might have been a good quarterback. Today he’s far too slow, his arm isn’t strong enough and his reads are poor. He means well but can’t get it done.
It’s that simple.
More importantly, we found that out in Year One with Cassel.
Good job Scott.
The man the fans really wanted to see on his ass was Scott Pioli.
It probably would have gotten really loud at Arrowhead if that had happened.
Here’s a guy making $8 million a year with no clue. He has some of the leagues biggest busts in No. One draft spots. Tyson Jackson, Glenn Dorsey, John Baldwin, and now Poe Boy Dante.
None have done anything much. Jackson is the least called name in NFL history. He’s a real joke as a number one draft pick. Pioli’s off season moves have all but failed as well.
Kevin Boss is likely gone forever with an injury, running back Peyton Hillis is out for the season thus far (yes he played in game one, so). Only Eric Winston has showed up.
In other words, Pioli’s overall grade is an F-
Add the Matt Cassel four year experiment with back ups like Brody Croyle (worst ever NFL quarterback, my God), Brady Quinn (oh boy, get ready), Ricky Stanzi, and well, the entire Chiefs quarterback core. They get an F.
Oh yeah, we did have Kyle Orton, but he disliked the organization so much he took a backup job at Dallas. Even knowing he would start in KC he left.
There are good general managers out there NOW.
It’s time to let Scott Pioli go NOW. Clark call Bill Cowher, Marty, and 10 others. At least begin the search now.
Cowher had some nice things to say about the Chumps on NFL Network yesterday. He felt they had the talent to win the AFC West now (he must smoke weed on his off days). But hey, he still had the Chiefs in his heart. So maybe a huge GM/Coaching deal with him would fly.
Let’s find out. There’s a hero out there somewhere.