Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/3/13
2012 Record: 2-142012 DownfallPoor Quarterback PlayMatt Cassel (he of the $62M contract in 2009) and Brady Quinn (a first round pick among the barren quarterback class of 2007) combined for 8 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Each man went 1-7 as the starter, with Cassel throwing 6 of the 8 touchdowns.The duo also combined (along with a Peyton Hillis incompletion) for a 63.8 passer rating, the second worst team rating in the league, ahead of only Arizona. Cassel was a far cry from his 2010 form that made the trade with New England look worthwhile.According to Cold Hard Football Facts' "Offensive HOG Index", the Chiefs were also near the bottom of the league in two vital categories: percentage of passing plays ending in a sack or pick (11.48 percent, fourth worst in the NFL), and third down percentage (33.02 percent, fifth worst).The Defense CrumbledThe 2011 Chiefs were in inconsistent team that actually had a strong defense. The offense did languish after Jamaal Charles bowed out for...
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