Lordy, you could hear the snickers from Topeka all the way to Laguna Beach. New Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll called Matt Cassel a "winner" the other day. Then he did it two more times, presumably for emphasis. Presumably.
Regardless, half the city responded by rolling its eyes. The other half groaned.
Now in his defense, Daboll pointed out that Cassel was one of just nine quarterbacks Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger chief among them, it was a sterling crowd that have won at least 10 games in a season twice over the last four years.
It's a hell of a stat.
That is, until you read the fine print.
For one, it neglects to consider the fact that in those other two years, Cassel's record was 8-16. For another, of those nine "winners," just two Aaron Rodgers and Cassel also had a losing season on their resume over the past four years.
And only Cassel had two sub-.500 campaigns under his belt, too. "Winners" don't go 4-11.
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