It bothers me to move on from Cassel because I really wanted to see the kid succeed. As the games go by there is little reason to believe he can, and I can accept that.
I'm just going from what I believe the powers that be will do with Matt assuming he is medically cleared to play again. I truly believe he is still the leader of the locker room despite the win loss record and that the team will do anything they can to execute more efficiently when he returns. Especially his lineman who basically got him injured through missed tackles.
I really hope management does not go back to Cassel once he is healthy. If they do I think the fans will go wild with hatred and blood lust and Cassel does not need the abuse he would take.
If Pioli were any good man, he'd have told Crennel prior to their game with Baltimore, that if Cassel was struggling, that Crennel was free to make the change at QB. That change should have came after that fumble at the goal line. Everybody and their brother could see that a change at QB was needed to at least TRY to get a spark going on Offense.
But, of course, Cassel was left in the game because Pioli has handcuffed his HC in a futile attempt to justify his decision to trade for Cassel & sign him to a big contract & Pioli can't admit it was a mistake.
BTW, has anyone noticed that Pioli has been mysteriously absent at the Chiefs home games & is no where to be seen recently?
I agree with Whitlock -- FIRE Pioli. All he's done is turn the Chiefs into a political organization more so than a football team.
I'm not saying Quinn will be any better. But, there's nothing to lose, so why not give him a chance? He simply cannot do any worse.
I agree with starting him but I have less confidence that he will be more efficient, although efficient isn't the right word. Sounds like we will find out Sunday.
What does he give us a chance of winning?
In my mind all he has a chance of winning for us is a chance at parity and mediocrity.
Does anybody really think he gives us any chance of winning a playoff game more to the point a Superbowl?
I think not.
So the "winning" Cassel offers us is a chance at 7-9 or maybe 8-8 or at best 9-7 with no likely playoff spot and a first round exit should we happen to sneak into the playoffs.
I don't think Hunt, Pioli or Crennel consider that to be "winning" and I'm damned sure the fans don't think so.
Actually winning means we are a serious playoff contender and have a real shot at going somewhere once we make the playoffs. And Cassel isn't going to do that.
So it is time to say goodbye to Cassel and give Quinn and/or Stanzi a chance to show us if they can lead a winning team. If they can't, then it's time to look in the draft or Free Agency.
I'd rather go 2-14 this year and find out once and for all that all our quarterbacks are busts than to continue to limp along at 7-9, 8-8 or 9-7 and being deluded into thinking that maybe, just maybe we have a "good enough" quarterback.
"Good Enough" isn't good enough any more. I want us to START WINNING or at least trying to. And we're not going to with Cassel.
You, me and a large portion of the fanbase would rather tank this season and move on but there is absolutely no chance the front office will do that. Until we are eliminated from a playoff spot it's hard to argue that logic. We are going to have to accept they will try to win as many games as they can.
I honestly hope you are wrong. I am so sick of playing in an attempt to achieve mediocrity. I'd rather tank this season and 3 more while looking for a real quarterback than spending the next 3 1/2 years limping along and hoping for 8-8.