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Fortify the Cassel




I joked(seriously) in a post a few months ago that every QB on our roster last year who was not previously a running back had their season ended by an opposing defense. Our offensive line was that bad and the only upgrade we made was Goff at guard. Waters still owns and we can hope Branden Albert improves this year but so far Matt Cassel has had to run for his life to make plays. Now, Cassel actually fits into the "formerly played running back" category but this does not mean we should not try to keep from getting knocked around line a pinball. Mcintosh allowed the lion's share of sacks on a Cheif QB last season with 7. The guy stunk up the field and ins't doing any betting this time around. Against the Vikings the O line in general was having a tough go of it but that right side kept breaking. There were several times Mcintosh got stood up and dupped on his ass (see the right sideline pass from Cassel to Charles).  A great RT is a luxury for a right handed QB but Mcintosh is the worst element of a struggling line. Why confounds me is that we have the opportunity to upgrade that position and the line as a whole and we're not doing it. Jon Runyan and Levi Jones are still on the market and we have not moved to sign either one of them. Runyan is old and i'm skeptical of signing any more guys nearing retirement because I don't want a mass exxodus from the team all at once. Jones on the other hand is still in his 20's and is pretty darn good. I'd actually say he's even better than Runyan but as long as he is better than Mcintosh, which is inarguable, then it's a no brainer to pick him up. Are there some problems with him I am unaware of? As far as I know he only got cut to make room for draft picks so it wasn't like he was slowing up on his game. I know he had a run in with the law but I don't think he's a consistent problem in that regard. I will be floored, baffled, shocked, and confused if this man is not a Chief in a few weeks. Even if he's expensive we have the money and it is preferable to Cassel going the way of Green, Huard, and Croyle.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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