Ok, I know I’m supposed to think that Scott Pioli and Todd Haley are brilliant football minds with a long-term plan to get the Chiefs to the Superbowl.
One of their offseason moves was to sign Matt Cassel to a 60 Million dollar deal.
Now, I agreed that Brody Croyle and Tyler Thigpen were awful quarterbacks, and I even agreed that Cassel was probably better. However, signing him to a huge multi-year contract? Not smart.
Turns out Cassel does not make good decisions when he’s under pressure – which is going to happen a lot since we have a 6 dollar offensive line protecting our 60 million dollar quarterback.
On third and long (which was pretty common) he kept throwing passes BEHIND the line of scrimmage. Ummm. Do you not understand that you have to get the ball past the down marker?
My favorite play of the game was when we had a 4th and 27 from our own 12 yard line. We WENT for it. And not only did we GO for it, Cassel decided to throw an EIGHT yard pass.
So we turned the ball over on downs on our own 20.
If you’re going to hit the desperation button and go for it in that situation, wouldn’t you at least throw a hail Mary?
Come on Cassel. Grow a brain!