KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When all is said and done, we will look back to the five-minute mark of the second quarter, after Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel lamely spiked the ball on a third-and-goal at the 6-yard line and the Chiefs settled for another field goal, as the turning point.
Surely, the play -- and, more to the point, the play's fiery aftermath on the sidelines -- will be seen as the turning point in the Chiefs' 22-17 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings.
But we may also end up seeing what transpired on the sidelines as the moment that changed the Chiefs' season. Not to mention the moment that may change the tenuous Chiefs career of Cassel, as well as the equally tenuous Kansas City coaching tenure of Todd Haley.
Because after Cassel's incomplete pass, when it seemed like he gave up on the play before it fully developed, the coach motioned Cassel over with his finger. And the quarterback and coach got in each other's face. And Cassel showered his coach with w...