Found November 16, 2011 on
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Perhaps this seems like a silly question.
But why have Chiefs fans gone into raving panic simply because Tyler Palko will be playing quarterback this week against New England?
And maybe for the rest of the season, too, if Matt Cassel's hand injury turns out to be as serious as it appears?
First of all, it's not like the Chiefs were tearing the league apart with Cassel running the show.
This isn't exactly Aaron Rodgers going down for the playoff run.
Frankly, from what we've seen of Palko -- in the preseason and then on that one last drive when he hit five of six passes in the loss to Denver -- the guy hasn't done too much wrong.
Not only that, but given the current state of the Chiefs offense, Palko might be a more logical choice to right the ship -- or at least produce an occasional touchdown -- than the struggling Cassel.
After back-to-back disasters against Miami and Denver, it wouldn't have been totally implausible for coac...
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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley announced today that starting quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a "significant hand injury" on Sunday in the loss to the Broncos and that he might be out for the season. Cassel was under duress most of the day against the Broncos as he was sacked 4 times and hit 12 other times in the game. He did not return to the game after that...
Matt Cassel was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009 and was given a $63 Million contract. Cassel became available due to him making the most of his chances when Tom Brady was injured and knocked out in Week 1 of the 2008 Season, ironically against the Kansas City Chiefs. He has done well for himself in KC, including leading them to the Division Championship last season. For...
Matt Cassel was supposed to make his return to New England this week
When the season schedule was released, two thoughts went through my mind
1. I hope we have an NFL season (remember, it was still the lockout)
2. What games are most intriguing?
There is a difference between “good” and “intriguing”. Good games are games such as the Jets games or the Eagles game, games that...
What's ahead for the Kansas City Chiefs now that Matt Cassel might be done for the year? And what about his head coach?
The hope that KC could turn around their season has taken a major hit, after it was announced that their QB has a hand injury that could keep him sidelined for the rest of the year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel could miss the remainder of the season after sustaining...
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel underwent surgery to his right hand late Monday, and coach Todd Haley said Wednesday that the procedure went "really well" and held out hope that Cassel might return this season. Cassel suffered an injury to his throwing hand late in Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Unbelievable the sense of gloom around KC regarding the Chiefs, who are just a game out of first place in the AFC West. But it's not misplaced, not with the Chiefs playing the way they are and Matt Cassel apparently being finished for the season (one player told me yesterday he and his teammates were told by the coaches that Cassel won't return this season).
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel might miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right hand on Monday night, but coach Todd Haley isn’t ready to count him out just yet. Haley spoke to reporters Wednesday and, to the surprise of no one who has ever heard a report about an athlete’s surgery,…