It's way past my bedtime, BUT...might I suggest rather than me type it all out, you simply Google how investigators, FBI, CIA, and others use the eyes to determine if someone is lying or not? hahaha FAIL!!! ;)
Many have passed blame on Cassel for interceptions that occurred because receivers didn't catch passes that were obviously catchable, but tipped into the hands of defenders. Cassel was blamed by many Sunday for the fumble on the goal line...even after the snapper stated publicly that he was the one who fumbled, not Cassel.
I could go on & on giving examples of blame put upon Cassel unfairly, but it's clear that your mind is closed to hold the opinions you do, just as mine is, hahaha.
I shall wait until the 5th season has concluded, assuming Pioli will remain our GM through the 5th season, before I begin to question his capabilities as a GM. I will agree he made mistakes not obtaining enough depth in 2011, of which he admitted to himself accepting accountability for that mistake. He did what he feasibly could to correct that this year in the draft & FA.
As far as Cassel...Pioli was not the only one who thought he would be capable to carry our team until it was feasible to draft a potential young franchise QB. Other teams sought Cassel also, after his successful season backing up an injured Brady. Many Chiefs fans also felt Cassel could get the job done.
There is no GM in the NFL who doesn't have busts from time to time, or players not meet their expectations. Most every aspect of the NFL is a gamble to some extent. You take the gamble you feel has the least risk, sometimes you win, sometimes you don't. You figure it out through trial, error & elimination. I believe the average is 30 games starting for an NFL QB to show signs of being a win or a loss. Also, just because a player fails on one team, doesn't mean he will on all. Environment, system, coaching...all plays a vital role in a players success or failure with a team. I believe Cassel has had many obstacles to overcome in KC since 2009, which stunted or hindered his play, many weren't in his control.
The fan base environment has been one of those obstacles. Please don't ask me to prove how fan bases can stunt or hinder a players success...or you'll be given links to sports psychology articles from Harvard, & other accredited sources which have done extensive studies on such. The data is overwhelming, and takes hours to read, of which I've done. I will be happy to provide you with the extensive data, however, hahaha.
Haley? Well, what do you suggest we do with Clark Hunt, fire him too? You see, Clark is very involved in the process & final decision making with hiring our HC's, & other important decisions. There is a reason Fisher & other HC candidates flew to Hunts home in Dallas for interviews. Besides, Clark was very thorough researching candidates to replace Peterson, he took his time, which was wise. However, by the time Pioli was hired, it was a bit too late, & most available HC's 2009 had been signed. They didn't have a large coaching pool to choose from.
The firing of Gailey was on Haley. Weis chose to leave due to not getting along with Haley, which was the turning point for Pioli wanting to fire Haley. Clark wasn't in favor of firing Haley at that time, over-rode Pioli. Clark was concerned there would be fan upset if Haley was fired shortly after winning the AFC West & Coach of the Year. Fans didn't have the inside knowledge of all the ongoing troubles with Haley, so they loved him.
Anyway, I'm off to get some much needed sleep. There's really no point in going back & forth, because neither will budge on their opinion, hahaha. ;)
I don't think this team is in as much disarray as they where when Pioli took over. There are not players lineing out just to get out. Things are not good enough and Pioli needs to be feeling the heat for his job. But I think to say things are just as bad as when Pioli took over is a bit of a reach IMO
I know it's terribly inconvenient when someone comes on here and disagrees with you. It's so terrible you have to send multiple warnings to thier account while people who argue the same position as yours say much worse things without any kind of repercussion.
You can do whatever you want in terms of this forum, it really isn't a big deal to me. It's too bad however that nothing you do on here will make Pioli a better GM or Cassel a better QB.