We faced some of the easier defenses during the stretch you are talking about. In addition, we have the best rushing team in the league. It should be a lot easier for us to pass when other teams are expecting us to run.
What disturbs me that he has been very inaccurate. Well below average ... and not on difficult throws ... on easy throws. If we're not seeing the same thing on this issue then we should agree to disagree because my mind won't change based on what I've seen ... at least so far.
I want to believe in Cassel. I think he can get better. He has strengths and, barring an injury, he will be our quarterback for the rest of the year. All I'm saying is that I think he needs to improve if we want to get to the next step ... that's it.
I see the room for Cassel to improve, I really do.
But I really can't believe I get on here and people are still negatively talking about him. We get it - he's not a franchise QB. Not every team in the NFL gets one. In fact, I can only think of a handful of teams that have one. I feel like some Chiefs fans are in a delusional world that has a large number of extremely talented QBs.
None of the Chiefs fans can say they're not impressed with the improvements we've made this year, not to mention the improvements we've made from week to week. Even Cassel. It kind of reminds me of some parents making HUGE improvements on their home, and the kids complaining about the furniture the next day. One step at a time....
It's very normal to not have a superstar QB right now. I am extremely happy with the Chiefs right now as a team. That is all.
Sorry I just love that pic. Don't worry about the boys, with JC and TJ decimating run defences week after week and as the wins pile up they will have the time to make some numbers.
I hate that snot in San D and he's leading the league in passing yards, I wouldn't want his pansy ***. Matt's cool and he's growing into a leader here, give him some time... watch. :D His passer rating in NE was around 92.0 which is where he is at currently this season. I wouldn't mind a higher completion rating though.
I think the most impressive thing about the last couple of games is that Cassel is starting to get a feel for the pocket.
When pressure is coming, and when the pocket is closing in and such.
Alot of that is due to better protection, up front. I can't say enough about the turnaround on the o-line.
And I understand that most of the doubts about Cassel and Bowe, alike, are based upon consistency. Or, maybe a "prove it." mentality, as I have about it.
And Cassel has been.
If not for a couple of balls that Bowe should have caught, (Some pretty big plays there, too) then Cassel's numbers would be extremely impressive.
It may not look like what we think it is supposed to look like, but... If it continues..... Then we really have somthing here.
And no one is going to be more thrilled to change his stance on the Cassel trade, and the contract, than I will.
If he ends up being everything that managment saw in him.... Then Pioli wins my vote, from here, on out.
As does Haley, and Weiss.
I keep telling Cassel to "prove it". And he keeps proving it.
Not sure how many times he wil have to prove it, before I am convinced. But each time he does, my doubts get smaller.
On this play, it looked like a moment sooner would have found Bowe completely uncovered.
It seems that both DBs were coming from well behind Bowe, suggesting that the best opprtunity was missed.
But... even having not found Bowe while he was completely uncovered is ok, if you still complete the pass. The running by Bowe is a great bonus.
If you looked around the entire NFL, you'd see that a TD pass where the WR breaks away after the catch is pretty common, even among the big names.
I started the season with alot of doubts about this team.
Alot of hope. But alot of doubts.
I am now running out of doubts.
I will remain cautiously optimistic until I see what the second half of the season holds.
On the pass to Bowe that everyone says was thrown short:
Did anyone think if Bowe had been lead he would have been covered by the safety. And that Cassel intentionally threw the ball short, exspecting Bowe to cut the route short. If that is the case, then Bowe and Cassel are finally getting on the same page and we could have something special.
Cassell and Bowe are going to be as good as we all could hope for. :beat_DeadHorse:The fact is , as I said about 100 times this off season, we would be as good as out O line. The line is finally stepping up and opening lanes and giving Cassell time to throw. Now watch as Cassell and Bowe start to get in rhythm on game day like they are in practice. Cassell was running for his life, and now each week he is getting more confident. I will hold off calling the doubters "haters" just yet as Cassell and Bowe do have something to prove. I am certain, however, even the doubters will be believers soon.