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Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

Posted on: December 14, 2010 12:26 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

When making a case for Matt Cassel as a 2010 Pro Bowler, you can mention his 23-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio. You can cite his sterling 68.8 completion percentage. Or, you can just say the words “Brodie Croyle”.
M.Cassel (US Presswire)
We saw how good Cassel has been this season by seeing just how bad the Chiefs offense was without him Sunday. With Cassel out of the lineup after undergoing an appendectomy in the middle of the week, San Diego held Kansas City to 19 net yards passing and five first downs.

Cassel’s return is vital. The Chiefs are just a game up on the Chargers in the AFC West. If the Chargers win out and the Chiefs finish 2-1, tiebreakers would give the division crown to San Diego. Don’t think this doesn’t factor into the decision of whether Cassel plays this week against the Rams. At this point, his status is up in the air.

“I honestly can’t say,” Cassel told the Kansas City Star regarding his recovery process. “They just said day-to-day. It’s all about reviewing it each and every day, seeing my progress and how I feel, everything like that. I don’t think it’s anything set in stone.”
Cassel is preparing this week as if he’s playing (sort of…it’s doubtful he’ll take a full slate of practice reps). If he’s unable to go, Croyle will once again get the call.

“I have the utmost confidence in our players, in Brodie,” Todd Haley said. “He’s disappointed because he’s worked awfully hard.

“Of all the players on our team, the backup quarterback is the one that really hasn’t gotten to play much at all. So he got an opportunity, and I know he wanted it to go better. But make no mistake, it was (the fault of) an 11-man offensive operation and it was not Brodie Croyle. That was not the difference. It didn’t matter who was in there (at quarterback). The result was not going to be good.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 5:56 pm
 

Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

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Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

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Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:43 pm
 

Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

laparoscopic appendectomy -- a minimally invasive surgical  procedure
Operative word being "minimally"
He should play..the big sissy.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:40 pm
 

Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

laparoscopic appendectomy -- a minimally invasive surgeryHe wasn't opened,if that was the case, no way would he be ready. He should be able to play



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 10:34 am
 

Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

Even Haley is hinting that the guy needs to sac up and play.  Everyone is acting like he is a china doll.  Big deal if has a little discomfort.  Push through it.  That is what legends and champions are made of.  Or, sit on the sidelines and be a mediocre guy who's teammates look at like he is not very tough.  It is ridiculous what athletes have turned into.  Does anyone remember when Jack Youngblood played with a broken leg?  How about Ronnie Lott cutting a pinkie off to play in a game?  What about Runyan playing with a broken back?  How about Emmitt Smith playing with a separated shoulder?  Regarding Smith, when a reporter asked him why he was playing with an injury he stated, "That is why they pay me."  Those are real men that built the NFL.  Cassel needs to step up and make his mark.



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 10:06 am
 

Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

 I had an emergency appendectomy when I was 19, NOT a lot of fun. It really matters if they got to it before it burst. If they didn't, they do a LOT of flushing and moving around in there. People that are acting like this is no worse than a tonsillectomy haven't a clue. It's an abdominal surgery and takes time to heal. This guy isn't going back to work to sit at a desk. 



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:36 am
 

Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

goroyals:  Thanks for bringing up knee injuries and high ankle sprains when they have nothing to do with the topic.  I can see your junior college anatomy class is paying off.  So you are saying that his week old appendectomy surgery could cause lactic acid in his belly and make his muscles tense.  Hmm, that is ridiculous.  Tape the dude up and get him out there.  It is time to be a man.  I don't know if you have seen Cassel throw, but he doesn't put too much torque on his body or velocity on the ball.  The only ruptured swollen blood vessels he should be concerned about are in his vagina.  It is not ignorance bud, it is about being a man and stepping up to the plate.  We will see what kind of man Cassel is by Sunday.



Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 9:31 am
 

Will Chiefs have their desperately needed Cassel?

IronCity thank you.....it is an appendectomy people!  Big deal.  The guy should be playing on Sunday and if he doesn't he has no heart.  Guarantee an NHL player fighting in the Stanley Cup playoffs would have suited up and fought his A$$ off.  QB's are sissies for the most part and Cassel if he doesn't play is verifying that.  In college, I had a teammate (Inside linebacker) who had an appendectomy on a Monday and suited up and played the following Saturday.  Even further, he had the stitches taken out in the locker room after the game.  The difference is that he was a kid playing football because he loved the game while Cassel is a spoiled QB who would rather sit out.  Smells like tuna fish.


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