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Cassel's day in sun will come

Posted on: December 28, 2010 7:39 pm
Edited on: December 28, 2010 7:43 pm
 
I'm not real pleased about the snub of Matt Cassel, either, but look at it this way, Kansas City fans: The guy will go to Hawaii even though he wasn't voted to the team

And how do I know? Because Tom Brady is one of the three AFC quarterbacks, and tell me the last time he played in a Pro Bowl. He almost always is chosen and almost always finds an excuse not to go. Guaranteed, he doesn't make it. And I bet Philip Rivers won't, either. Nevertheless, the sure money is on Brady bowing out, especially if the Patriots are in the Super Bowl.

Yes, Cassel deserves to go. Heck, the guy has Kansas City in the playoffs, is 10-4 as a starter and has 23 touchdowns and just two interceptions over his last 10 games. But whom was he going to displace? Brady? Rivers? Peyton Manning? One AFC quarterback was going to get shafted, and that quarterback was Cassel.

But that's the bad news. The good is that this will all work out in the end. Trust me. So don't get too bent out of shape about Cassel not being in Hawaii ... because he will be. Just wait.
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Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 3:18 pm
 

Know your facts

First - This is only the 2nd time the game has been held before the Super Bowl.   Reasons -The two weeks of non-football is too long but they still want the time for hype, promo, and earning bank. Also no one watches the game when it's after the  Super Bowl so this way at least a few people watch it.Second - If your team is in the Suoer Bowl your players DO NOT play in the Pro Bowl.  The owners never would have agreed to move the game if their players had to play. Remember, it's a game for fun and no one really takes it seriously anyway.



Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 2:05 pm
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

Cassel had a great year, you culd see the team coming together at the end of last season and they keep geling this season, congratulations KC (and Cassel).  Yes he got shafted but someone always does.  Take solace in the fact the the Pro Bowl is the most over rated game/ award ever conceived.  I have stated before on other blogs, you can pick 3/4 of the players in the pro bowl by the 1st wk of the regular season.  It's mainly a popularity contest/name recognition.  Those with the biggest band wagon get the most votes.  All I can say is Cassel and Charles need to walk into the playoffs and kick some butts.  Then walk away with the AFC Championship, assuring everyone will know who Cassel and Charles are. Know they are for real and vote them and their newly found band wagon into the probowl next year.

PROBOWL = TOILETBOWL



Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

He shoulda pushed out Manning, he's having a better season.




Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:53 pm
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

"One AFC quarterback was going to get shafted, and that quarterback was Cassel.  But that's the bad news. The good is that this will all work out in the end. Trust me. So don't get too bent out of shape about Cassel not being in Hawaii ... because he will be.  Just wait"......

    Why SHOULDN'T Cassel, and by extension, Chiefs fans get "bent out of shape"?!?  Would you feel that you got the recognition you deserved, if the only way to get it was by having one or possibly two of the candidates in front of you turn down the job?!

     And to answer your question "whom was he going to replace?".  Rivers DOES NOT DESERVE to be there this year!  He is leading one of the best offensive AND defensive teams statistically in the league, and he still couldn't get them back to the playoffs!!! 

     You could even make a strong case that Cassel should be ahead of Manning.  He wasn't the same Manning this year that we are used to seeing, Manning/ da' Colts didn't really SCARE teams like they used to.



Since: Dec 29, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:53 pm
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

Ryan,

I would have agreed with you earlier in the season but do you see what is happening as teams stack 8 and 9 in the box now?  Cassel has developed into a quarterback who can beat teams through the air.  Just look back to last week and how they started the game against TN.  They started out of the gate throwing and TN didn't have an answer as they scored two qucik TD's mostly through the air!  The Chiefs are no longer one-dimensional.  Also, who does real well against a pass rush?  I've seen Manning look like a rookies after getting hit a couple of times and Brady has hardly been touched all year but I would imagine he wouldn't be looking so comfortable standing in the pocket it teams were able to rough him up a little.  Pass rush changes things for all quarterbacks.  Cassel has proved he can handle the rush as good as anybody in the league.  How many times has he been sacked?  Not many.  It's not just because his line is playing very well but because he is so smart in throwing it away and running when things collapse.  Chiefs are very dangerous now that the air game is so relavent! 




Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 12:48 pm
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

Hands down? No, but I do think he deserves to win it. Cassel and Vick definitely deserve to be in the conversation. KC was an abomination on wheels without Cassel at the helm. Having a consistent leader on the offense does a lot to cover up deficiencies elsewhere. He just needs to get his yardage and pass completion percentages up. :D



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 11:28 am
 

Pro Bowl Timing

This is a little off-topic, Clark, but it relates to the story.  The timing of the Pro Bowl, in my opinion, is ridiculous.  I cannot quote numbers, but I would be willing to bet that every team participating in the Pro Bowl, since it was stuck in between the League Championship rounds and the Super Bowl, has multiple players voted to play in the game but bow out because of the Super Bowl.  It should not be an issue for Brady to find a way to not play in the Pro Bowl because it should be after the Super Bowl.  If were voted to play in the Super Bowl, I wouldn't play in the Prob Bowl either.  If I were a Head Coach of a team playing in the Super Bowl, I would forbid all of my players from playing in the Pro Bowl.  Any thoughts, Clark?



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2010 11:18 am
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

Cassel is going to do great things in KC in the next few years. Just bad luck he had to play behind two Heisman trophy winners at USC and Brady in the pros.



Since: Apr 2, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 10:49 am
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

shut up douche bag, you dont know squat ya bumb



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2010 10:47 am
 

Cassel's day in sun will come

calpoly, idk that i would go as far as to say that cassel is the "main" reason they are in the playoffs, but he is definitely a major factor as to why they are afc west champs and san diego will be sitting at home this offseason watching, there are so many reasons why the cheifs have been successful, its hard to say that cassel is the biggest reason, u mentioned that if cassel had an extra 400-500 yards to get serious consideration for the pro bowl, and i couldnt agree more, but the problem with that is that matt cassel will probably never get those extra pass attempts with a running back in his back field averaging 6.4 yards per carry like jammal charles does, when all it takes is 2 runs to get a 1st down, why bother passing it??  thats the main reason that cassels td/int ratio is so lopsided, KC has dominated definsive lines all year with the run, so much so that defenses usually look run 1st, which leaves more guys open downfield, the cheifs are full of pro bowl snubs to be honest, mostly on the defensive side of the ball, how brandon flowers, derrick johnson and tamba hali arent on the pro bowl roster is just beyond me, especially johnson, he has just been a beast this year


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