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Was I wrong about Matt Cassel

Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:17 pm
I don't think anyone complained about Matt Cassel than I after the Chiefs gave him the long term contract. I didn't really think Acquiring him was that bad of a move, especially when combined with getting a proven veteran linebacker like Mike Vrabel. What he lacks in talent as he ages he makes up for in experience and seems to have proven invaluable providing leadership to a young defense.

But lets get back to Cassel. After a solid but unspetacular year starting for the Patriots I was not sold on him. But getting him for a year in trade made sense. Brodie Croyle couldn't stay healthy, and while Tyler Thigpen was effective it was plain the new regime wanted nothing to do with him. A coach and GM have to have their guy at QB. What blew my mind was giving him such a huge contract without seeing how he could play in an offense lacking the firepower of New England's. Last year seemed to confirm my fears as he and the whole team looked lost. Many factors played into this, but at the time I blamed him and as late as a few weeks ago my name for him was Matt "steaming pile of crap" Cassel. It seems that a new coordinator for training camp, and then yet another for the regular season hurt his perfomance.

Given his progression this year, he will for now on be known as just Matt Cassel on this blog and on all my posts. At least until he reverts to being terrible. But he has bought some credit and it will take more than one game for him to regain that status. Although I am not completely sold on him based on the performance of less than a full season (see Derek Anderson) it is really hard to argue with a 22-4 touchdown to interception ratio. In my humble opinion that is the most important stat for a QB outside of W-L. Although the two usually correllate very nicely.

Please give me any feedback and maybe some new nicknames for Mr. Cassel, such as Matt "hey I'm really not that bad" Cassel. Or Matt" I may make the pro bowl" and you are a dumbass blogger" Cassel.

Category: NFL

Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2010 8:00 am

Was I wrong about Matt Cassel

Ha Ha, Jason Kendall's name in vain. Good one. Considering what the Royals are paying the worst offensive player in baseball I have to consider him more demon than deity. I am sure he is a saint off the field, but on it his play is simply Satanic.
But just to be safe I took your advice. Had to look those up though as I am not Catholic. Grew up a Baptist but it never hurts to cover all the religeous bases.

Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2010 7:31 pm

Was I wrong about Matt Cassel

Admitting you could have been wrong is something not seen much on Sportsline.  I've done it a few times and it isn't always easy.

How about Matt "I'm not Trent Green but I'm getting there" Cassel.  Or Matt "Who needs to start in college" Cassel.

Better still, Matt "please give me more credit than Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac, I wasn't a 49er's QB" Cassel.

Good blog, nice read.  Go Chiefs!

Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2010 5:24 pm

Was I wrong about Matt Cassel


     You also are guilty of taking Jason Kendall's name in vain.  6 Hail Mary's and 8 Our Father's, and you will be absolved.

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