Good morning AP. First I want to tell NJ I hope you have a great time on your cruise. It's a bit too early for Merry Christmas just yet. But we will miss you. You deserve a vacation, so relax and enjoy. Allrighty then. I was thumbing through the Yahoo Sports this morning and reading up on Chris Henry and his situation. I want to wish Chris well and a speedy recovery. Oh and also come back as a Chief next year.
Anyway, it is very obvious that the Matt Cassel debate is stronger than ever on AP and around KC. I was not aware the Pioli debate was still raging strong however. I love to debate as much as the next guy. I have my favorite's on here that I love to bump heads with. Although sadly we will be losing someone I considered to be a friend and a welcome addition to AP. Patrick Allen you will be missed brother.
I was going to jump back into the post about Matt Cassel this morning because there are 45 new comments. Hard to believe really. But then I stopped myself. I got this excited little butterfly thing going on in my stomach for a second. Not because I have anything else to say about Matt Cassel. I am officially done with that discussion.
I will not comment on anything more to do with Cassel the rest of the season. Here's why!
I think this last off season was one of the most exciting for us here in KC. I know you guys felt like I did every time someone new was welcomed to the Red and Gold. Especially Cassel and Pioli. I know text messages were flying at the speed of light when Carl got canned (resigned whatever)! I know they were flying again when we got the Pioli news. And I'd bet we slowed the phone systems down around the U.S. when Cassel and Vrabel came on board.
First off, Hoodie is a genius. He would never have let the next Tom Brady slip away with Vrabel for a 2nd round pick. That being said. Pioli is a genius and he never would have given up our desperately needed 2nd round pikc for a schmuck QB. Right? Ok. Let's go with that because it's positive.
So from here on out the debate on Cassel is closed for me. Because AP we are about to enjoy THE single most exciting off season in the last 20 years. If you think last year was great, hang on to your hats. You KNOW Pioli knows how we fans feel right now. You know he's under the spotlight. You know he has an ego the size of Arrowhead.
I don't think we should be complaining about his ego. It may be our best friend in years to come. I just cannot see Pioli winning all those awards for Exec of the year while at NE being a fluke. Even more so I cannot see him allowing his reputation to be tarnished by screwing up his first GM job. So take heart. We have more to agree on and to celebrate together than we do to fight about.
Really the Cassel debate at this point in the season is meaningless. What's going to happen is going to happen and we aren't going to change that. If Pioli wants to keep him he will. If he wants to draft a super stud out of college and groom him, he will. So why are we fighting? Look it's sad that our off season is more exciting than our season is. I agree. But hell, the season is almost over. No more tortured Sundays. No more Monday morning sad posts. NO more Tuesday war zone on AP.
Our best time of the season so far is coming. Our Christmas gift is about to be unveiled. Pioli did a nice job so far of stacking up draft picks. Now we know for a fact that if Cassel is surrounded by a high quality well coached team he can excel. I would love an 11-5 record next year wouldn't you? So instead of bashing Cassel (yes I raised my hand) let's start over and concentrate on getting him that dynamic team next year. So what if he can only excel with a Patriots or Colts type team. That's what we want here in KC anyway isn't it? We want a team that is as elite as the Colts, Saints or Pats don't we? So then who cares about the Cassel thing anymore.
If that's what he needs to excel then let's get him that team and surround him with the "right 53" this year. And let's surprise everyone in our division and in the football world and whip that a** next year. Hey, the offseason is coming soon and we are going to have one hell of an exciting time together. In fact my email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I invite all of you to drop me a line and I'll put you in my contacts and we can write each other when we get that exciting news about who is coming to KC to play ball next year.
It's Christmas, the SB and then the offseason again. Let's bury the hatchet all of us and start fresh we have so much to look forward to. Whadda ya say AP....get over here and give me a hug!!