Someone already answered my post;)
I think you are just buckling to the anti-Cassel pressure with this.
McCluster got hurt because of Dexter McCluster, not Matt Cassel.
And trying to make a play to Bowe, who almost got hurt doing THE EXACT SAME THING, is quite reasonable. We were down and trying to get back into the game. You take some extra chances in that situation.
If he didn't take a chance, then he would have been the worst ever for that.
When the rest of this team does even a reasonable job, it will show in Matt's play.
While he did look sloppy, he made a lot of big plays to help this team win.
He is not lighting it up. And it's the fumbled that are my biggest complaint.
But he has played well enough win three games, if the defense o-line and running game had been doing even fair through the first two weeks.
I think Thursday pass protection will improve week by week. And I hope the defense has found what was missing. And well.... JC sure made it look like the running game is back.
The more the rest of this team gets their feet beneath them, the more I will expect from Matt Cassel.
But so far, I see considerable improvement from Matt, over where he was a year ago.
Now in saying that something I should have mentioned is that Cassel did have some moments that did help. He took us down the field at the end and gave us the chance to tie and win the game.
More hate from me this week. His turnovers hurt the team BIG TIME. He wasn't alone but He did more to hurt the team then help today. I think it's time to bench number 7 MAYBE quinn can do better. Is it likely no but how do we no it can't happen unless we give him a shot in a real game. Number 7 isn't doing the job so what's the harm
So its official now?
SO why did Quinn fail as a pro QB? Was it that everything going through Cleveland fails, or what? Time for Cassel to get lost, maybe Quinn will not suck as bad
matt cassel doesnt need to be fired. well perhaps he does, but not for the reasons i think most people feel.
matt cassel needs SERIOUS DEVELOPMENT! the kid has some talent, but his pass accuracy and timing is awful! these things could BE FIXED.
things that are harder to fix are knowing how to handle pressure. cassel has a problem with that, but he seems to be getting used to having his life threatened on nearly every play.
In a vacuum, yeah this all looks like its cassels fault. But who's the guy responsible for teaching this guy!?!? wheres the flippin coaching? under weis, cassel was making strides stepping back 3 steps and firing quick and firing fast. and he was a much more accurate, more effective quarterback for it.
So whos in the trenches working with him on improving this ongoing problem that is not getting any better!? If that guys not doing the job, whos responsible for getting someone in there who will!?
This is an utter coaching failure from top to bottom.
This team, cassel included, has talent (a lot of it). but its so unprepared during gametime that its literally an embarrassment to the game.
i want to see coaches proverbial head rolls.
Jim Zorn is "that" guy.
are you kidding me. Theyve brought in 5 offensive coordinators to work with him and he still sucks. Hes had 5 years to improve and he still sucks. Get outta here. You thinks its the coaches fault he sucks. Its there fault hes on this team still.