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In Matt Cassel’s 3 years in Kansas City, we’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. He completed 58.2% of his passes, for an average of 6.9 YPA and a pristine 27:7 TD:INT ratio in 2010 for the division winning Chiefs, but has had 26 touchdowns to 25 interceptions combined for the last place Chiefs in his other 2 seasons. However, he still has the support of his GM Scott Pioli. Pioli today called him a “really good quarterback” and compared him to Len Dawson who he called “the greatest quarterback in the history of the franchise.”
Pioli’s support for Cassel makes a lot of sense. Pioli’s first major move upon become GM of the Chiefs was to give up a 2nd round pick and a 60 million dollar contract to get Matt Cassel, who was fresh off a solid season as Tom Brady’s injury replacement in New England. Doing so made his job security is essentially tied to Cassel’s performance. Another year in 2012 like the one Cassel had in 2009 and 2011 and Pioli, and thus Cassel, could be gone after the...
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Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was a guest on WHB in Kansas City with Kevin Kietzman, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.
Despite the skepticism in starting quarterback Matt Cassel from the general public, Pioli believe’s he’s a really good quarterback.
“I think that we have a really good quarterback. I think we have three good quarterbacks. I think...
The Kansas City Chiefs are a young, developing team with tons of potential and promise. They appear to be just a few players away from being a serious title contender.
With a few recent additons via free agency and the 2012 NFL Draft, however, the Chiefs may be ready now.
QB1: Matt Cassel
QB2: Brady Quinn
QB3: Ricky Stanzi
Matt Cassel might have just one more chance to prove...
QB Matt Cassel (Kansas City)
The Chiefs are going back to a very run heavy attack with two talented backs in 2012 and could lead the league in rushing. In 2010, when they did this, Cassel had 27 touchdowns to 7 interceptions, but managed just 3116 yards (6.9 YPA) on 450 attempts. His TD/INT ratio should improve from the 10:9 it was last year, but he also had a 16:16 ratio in 2009...
The 2011 season saw the San Francisco 49ers rise from disappointment to one of the elite teams in the league seemingly overnight. Led by a quarterback whose ability had been questioned since day one, an elite running back, a solid receiving core, an energetic head coach and a suffocating defense, the 49ers came within an [...]
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Donald Stephenson, a third-round draft choice (74th overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs, has signed a four-year deal, the team announced Thursday morning.
The 6-6, 312-pound offensive lineman appeared in 30 games (27 starts) at the University of Oklahoma.
In addition to earning an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the Associated Press and coaches in 2011...
Offensive lineman Donald Stephenson, a third-round pick, signed with the Chiefs. Terms were not disclosed. Stephenson started 27 of 30 games at Oklahoma and was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 in 2011.
When news spread on Wednesday that the Kansas City Chiefs had signed two more draft picks, Jeff Allen and DeQuan Menzie, that left only a pair of draftees from the teams most recent class without a contract. And that tells me things are changing within the Kingdom.
There are players who are in no hurry for the offseason to end before getting back to the NFL grind.
And then there's Brandon Flowers.
It's not just Kansas City's strong end to the 2011 campaign that has Flowers chomping at the bit. The fifth-year cornerback is ecstatic about an influx of new talent to an already sound roster and the promotion of Romeo Crennel from...
When news spread late Thursday afternoon that the New England Patriots were only offering a modest two-year deal for wide receiver Wes Welker, it became the blueprint for a new deal for Chiefs receiver, Dwayne Bowe.