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Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:02 pm
 
"I wasn't heroic at all," Cassel said. ..."The real heroes are the firefighters." (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

In general, the quarterback is the face of the franchise. And that means, for good or bad, he's the first person fans point to when things aren't going well. But that's the deal: you get the accolades when the team wins just with the full understanding that you're the first stop when the torch-and-pitchfork crowd gathers.

Turns out, quarterbacks are people too. And when they're not throwing touchdowns or interceptions, they're living their lives. And apparently, one Kansas City-area woman has Chiefs' quarterback Matt Cassel to thank for saving her from a house fire.

According to KMBC, "the quick actions of a Kansas City Chiefs player may have helped keep the homeowner from harm. …

"Neighbors told KMBC 9 News that Cassel's wife first spotted the smoke and flames coming from the home's chimney. Cassel ran to his neighbor's house, rang the doorbell, pounded on the front door and started to circle the house until he saw the woman who lives there come outside."

The woman said she didn't realize her house was on fire until Cassel sprung into action.  No one was injured in the fire, but a neighbor told KMBC that "I know Matt wouldn't want this kind of attention, but I definitely think he was a hero last night."

Cassel's response: "I wasn't heroic at all. I just ran up to the house and alerted them. The real heroes are the firefighters."

The Chiefs may have had a tough 2011 season but they've been heroic off the field. In June, Cassel's tight end Leonard Pope saved a boy from drowning.

Cassel played in just nine games last season before surgery on his throwing hand forced him to injured reserve in late November. Kansas City was 4-5 when he went down and the Chiefs finished the year 7-9 with Tyler Palko and Kyle Orton under center. A year after leading Kansas City to the AFC West title, head coach Todd Haley lost his job and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was named his successor.

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Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:31 am
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Props to Mrs. Cassel.  This is like when Matt throws a 5 yarder to Johnson and he takes it 50 to the house.  Looks like a 50yrder on paper, but both get full credit and that's ok.



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Since: Jan 30, 2012
Posted on: January 30, 2012 9:39 am
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Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 9:30 am
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Matt Cassel is a class act. 

Funny thing is, he's more respected by Patriot fans than he ever will be by Chief fans.  I might be the only KC fan that roots for him that doesn't sit at his dinner table.

He could cure cancer and Chief fans would complain that he put doctors out of work.

I, however, will have the last word.  Next year, Cassel and Co. will have the Chiefs in the hunt for the AFC title.

Lastly, it's kind of sad that it's a "story" when two neighbors do what all neighbors should.  Still, glad a tragedy was avoided.



Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2012 8:11 am
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Sounds like this he is always in the right place a the right time.  Would we even know his name if brady didn't get hurt.   Hero is a word that is overused and misused...just like miracle.  I respect the guy for realizing that this is a non story. "I wasn't heroic at all. I just ran up to the house and alerted them. The real heroes are the firefighters"  He did what any decent human beingis expected to do in that situation. Don't make this story more than it is.  My pat on the back goes to his wife... for actually being aware of her surroundings and noticing the fire....which in this day of age is exceptional when you really think about it as people run around with there noses pressed to cells phones as they text about their self absorbed lives. 



    



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 2:39 am
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Pretty heart warming.  How sweet.  Screw that.   More Mike Vick and more Ray Ray stories please. 




Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 2:36 am
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

THUG LIFE  4 EVER! MO MIKE VICK STORYS PLEESE!




Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 2:30 am
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Way to go dude.  Now meld some of that hero karma onto the field next season.




Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:13 am
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

It's much more enjoyable to read a story like this rather than something about Ray Lewis or Michael Vick. Great job Matt!



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:46 pm
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Nice job Matt!



Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:34 pm
 

Chiefs Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire

Lionsloseagain: Good job. I can see how this would be exactly the type of opportunity for you to get your message across. Thanks for helping us all out.


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