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Cassel getting paid

Posted on: July 14, 2009 2:27 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2009 2:30 pm
 
I guess the Kansas City Chiefs liked what they saw from Matt Cassel the past two months.

After privately hinting they might not give Cassel a contract extension after trading for him from New England, the Chiefs have reportedly given him a six-year deal that is expected to average in the $10-million range, probably similar to what Jacksonville gave Davis Garrard last year.

When the Jaguars paid Garrard, I cautioned about paying a potentiial one-hit wonder. After he struggled last season, there is some debate as to whether the Jaguars made the right move.

The same theory applies here. Cassel had one good year and now he's getting big money? Why not make him play a year under the franchise tag and then see if he's worth it? What's the rush?

Then again, if you trade for him you must think he's the guy.

We'll see.

I would have waited.
Category: NFL
Tags: Matt Cassel
 
Comments

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: March 16, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Cassel getting paid

LOL....who's the idiot now? 



Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: July 18, 2009 8:30 am
 

Cassel getting paid

lol...so you would wait to sign this guy, telling your fans, and anyone else that you just traded a 2nd round pick (34 overall) for a guy that you're not sure is the QB of the future, and may only be around for a year.  This doesn't make much semse to me.  Team need to be confident in there decisions and show that confidence.




Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 16, 2009 10:16 am
 

Cassel getting paid

They just haven't been the same since the King dome fell on their headsYou're right.  They became winners.  How's that working out for you, Aiken_foraman?



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2009 2:38 am
 

Cassel getting paid

Problem is if you wait a year and he is great, the rate jumps significantly. He is moving from a pass-happy offense to another pass-happy system with Todd Haley. He is only being paid as a middle of the pack starter, despite that being 10mil/year



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2009 11:56 pm
 

Cassel getting paid

Actually Hawkman77, my comment was not made to imply that the Chiefs would indeed make the playoffs(that would be an incredible improvement!), but rather to call into question the integrity behind the comment of the other poster.  I can understand why you had trouble seperating truth from fiction.  Seahags fans have had that problem since before they were kicked out of the AFC West for dressing out in the girls locker room.  They just haven't been the same since the King dome fell on their heads. GO CHIEFS! 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2009 7:20 pm
 

Cassel getting paid

I assume you will be singing the same tune if the Chiefs make the playoffs this year, right?I suppose if half the teams in the league were stricken with Legionnaire's Disease this would be possible.  Not probable, but possible.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2009 4:51 pm
 

Cassel getting paid

I still fall in the camp of "why not wait to see if last year was a fluke". 

SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME HOW THAT MAKES SENSE?? WHY DO YOU PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT IF HE "PROVES" HIMSELF AND  THE CHIEFS ARE 9-3 AFTER 12 GAMES AND CASSEL HAS A 95 QB RATING WHY HE WOULDN'T WAIT UNTIL THE OFFSEASON AND GO TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER? WHY WOULD HE SIGN AFTER HE PROVES HIMSELF TO YOU????? WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?????

There would be no reason for that at all !!  Cassel would be the biggest fool ever to play well for 8, 10 or 12 games and then sign for 10 million a year. 33 million guaranteed IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY FOR A QB !!!!  Forget about the potential total. If he gets the full amount that means he earned it.

THERE IS NO CHANCE IN HELL THAT CASSEL WOULD HAVE SIGNED MID SEASON WITH KC FOR ONLY 33 GUARANTEED WHEN ROOKIES LIKE STAFFORD GET 43 WITHOUT THROWING THE BALL...... NO CHANCE.  AND EVEN LESS CHANCE HE WOULDN 'T WAIT TO SEE WHATS OUT THERE BEFORE SIGNING.



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2009 4:25 pm
 

Cassel getting paid

Wow.  Chiefsfan69, I can't believe that you are a season ticket holder.  Did you use your tickets the last year or two?  Aren't you tired of watching the slip shod, keystone kops, 6 win 26 loss utter disaster that has been known as Chiefs football over the last two years?  Just how much "time" are you willing to give to see if last year was a fluke(as you put it)?  Are you related to Carl Peterhead?  He had 20 yrs of "wait, we are going to improve" and it took Joe Montanna to get us deep into the playoffs while Nero fiddled.  It is high time that the Hunt family got behind the Chiefs with more than moral support.  God love Lamar, but he put up with an awful lot of poor performance during his tenure from management.  Clark has made a substantial financial and managerial committment to the future, and he gets this kind of attitude from a season ticket holder? Will you be happier if Pioli, Haley and the rest turn out to be busts so you can be right?  Why would you dis a team that you have been a "lifelong" fan of? Would you rather have Herman Lee Edwards back?  Attitudes like yours of "let's wait and see" are the problem in KC.  It is way past time to stop waiting and seeing.  It is time for decisive action.  Scott Pioli and Matt Cassel seem like breaths of fresh air and steps in the right direction.  Your point that Cassel didn't start in college so he shouldn't make the same money as Stafford et al is an amazingly ignorant comment.  Cassel is light years ahead of those players because he has PLAYED on the NFL field.  You are 100% correct that he wants to prove himself!  The kid has paid his dues and finally gotten the opportunity!  He is busting at the seams with desire to be "the guy".  He pesters the coaching staff relentlessly to improve his knowledge.  If you watched him last year, you saw improvement from early in the season until the end.  Do you know how many sacks he took on this "perfect" team last year?  Look it up.  Educate yourself about the subject.  You will be suprised.  I simply don't understand what you believe we would have "saved" by not taking the bull by the horns here.  I assume you will be singing the same tune if the Chiefs make the playoffs this year, right?  You will still be calling Pioli, Haley and Cassel unproven because they haven't won a superbowl yet, right?  You cannot make an omelette without breaking a few eggs and, I guess, aggravating some, ahem, fans.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: July 15, 2009 1:51 pm
 

Cassel getting paid

The big flaw in that argument is that Staffod, Russell, and Sanchez were high profile STARTING QB's in major D1 progams.  Cassel played behing Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart, so he never cracked the starting lineup in college.  Granted, he could have started for a lot of other programs, but that doesn't change the fact that aside from high school, his only starting experience is last year with the Patriots.  Yes, he had a good season, but he was also on a team that still had the majority of the players who were just one season removed from a perfect regular season. 

I'm a Chiefs season ticket holder and a lifelong fan, but I am NOT sold on this guy. However, Scott Pioli should know him better than anyone and he gets all the accolades for being a personnel guru, so I guess we'll see.  IF he is all they are trying to sell him as, then look for a big year from D. Bowe.

I still fall in the camp of "why not wait to see if last year was a fluke".  They could have done this extension at any point, and by all accounts, Cassel wasn't pressing for it.  He was willing to prove it on the field.  We should have let him.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2009 1:04 pm
 

Cassel getting paid

It's called risk versus reward, pretty easy to figure out guys if you just put aside your personal beliefs or opinions of cassel for 1 second. If they are right, they have their franchise quarterback at an average of 10 million a season which is very very reasonable, are set at the most important position for years and can put their focus on other weaknesses to improve their team.  If they are wrong, they burn for 33 million dollars.

We don't know for sure if Cassel is the franchise guy yet. But we DO know for sure that Thigpen isn't.  We also know for sure you aren't trading for a legitimate franchise qb from any other team anytime soon. People don't give those things up. This was a very rare thing with Cassel being available because of the Brady situation last year.  Do you want to bid on Brett Favre? He'll cost you more, he's old now, has played in too many games, he's injury prone and just not the long term solution.

Chiefs fans need to relax and be happy for a while.  This wasn't a bad deal.


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