If Cassel had to be voted in as QB weekly none of this would be an issue. It amazes me that people on here think that fans should just shut up and not voice displeasure and others back Cassel to a fault and refuse to see that he is not now nor will ever be a starting QB in the league but because he was overpaid he is shoved down the loyal fans throats week after week. If you would like to pay me 60 Million to suck and be booed I would surely do it ... Sorry if poor Mattys feelings got hurt ... Healthy or not MATT ' BACKUP ' CASSEL should NEVER suit up as a Chief again, not even as a third string emergency QB.... If Egoli would have owned up to his mistake years ago he could have kept Cassel as a backup. That ship has now sailed he has no place on this team.
and now every gun slinger in here from other teams are gonna be all over us
"There are no great men, there are only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet."- ADM William F. Halsey
I guess it really depends on the ability a person has at self-delusion.
In this instance you have taken the soap box route to chastise anyone who was glad Cassel was knocked out of the game citing how itís horrible to cheer someone being injured. This arbitrary definition of what an injury is to is where you draw the line in the sand.
I guess that takes some really deep thinking.
To me, just your run of the mill lowest common denominator and all around shallow thinker, there is a much broader interpretation of what an injury is. Since itís pretty shallow, you nor anyone else should have any problem keeping up with the line of thinking here.
These players are injured on every play of the game. As far as Iím concerned they are all injured on every play. American football is an inherently violent sport played in a brutal fashion by men who have no compunction about the reality of the damage they inflicting on themselves. As even stated by Winston in his rant, they know they are shortening their lives by playing this game and to them the trade off is worth it, as they find the monetary compensation adequate.
So, to me, it doesnít take a player being carted off the field or pulled from the game due to a specific hit/injury for me to consider them injured. When I am watching a football game I see 22 walking wounded individuals. If you think Iím being overly dramatic or wrong about this, I suggest you call up the following individuals and ask them their opinion:
The difference between how I think about it and how you seem to think about it is simple. If you donít have to see the repercussions of the injury then it doesnít exist. I simply refuse to lie to myself over this topic so I can feel better while watching the games. Iím not scared to admit that the violence of the game is one of its attracting features. This overly sensitive knee jerk reaction to attempt to distance oneself from the basic animalistic programming that exists in each of us is just a symptom of the continued feminization of the American male.
There isnít anything wrong with enjoying the violence of the football game. What is morally wrong is trying to pretend it doesnít exist and not taking the steps necessary to diminish the effects of the game on the players. There are safer helmets that are out there for the players and their use isnít mandated. Shortening the football season is also a viable option. Hell, getting rid of the hard plastic helmets with the face masks would also help. Youíre going to be much less inclined to lead with your head if itís not wrapped in fiberglass.
But none of these options are openly on the table in terms of player safety because we as fans sit around and pretend that theyíre not injured unless we can see it happen on the field.
What's sad is that we have been very vocal about this displeasure for a very long time and have been ignored. I don't think the franchise would be wise to follow the whim of the fanbase in its weekly decision making but at the same time if you just blantantly ignore us for years you create the kind of environment where an injury to the player that generates the most ire gets cheered.
The fact remains these guys are injured on an ongoing and constant basis. Cheering for football in any manner is cheering this on. If pretending otherwise makes you feel better, then by all means continue to do so.
Personally I cheered that Cassel went out of the game and hopefully out for the season (I didn't cheer that he got hurt there is a distinction here). I don't like that it took injury but I am very glad he is out. I don't at all like the cause but I do like the result. I wish that Crennel and Egoli would have done there job and pulled him prior to that then we wouldn't be having this discussion.