I'd like to thank Matt Cassel for being a probowl quality performer for the Kansas City Chiefs. His leadership,work ethic and preparation are hugely responsible for the teams improvment and cohesiveness from a year ago. I'll be the first to admit that I was not a big Matt Cassel fan in fact, it was until the halfway point of the 2010 season that I started to realize that this guy has the tools to be a really good and possibly great quarteback. I find it hard now not to cheer for the guy. He does everything he can to be successful at his craft and he is the ultimate team player. I'd definately want this guy on any team I'm on no matter whether it's work or play. Winning begins and ends with the heart. Matt's heart is certainly at probowl level so I couldn't be happier for him and the team.
In a day when so many atheletes take everything they have achieved for granted.....Matt is the refreshing antithesis to the now generation football player. Matt is a winner and will remain a winner because of what he is made of....and if everybody on our team becomes afflicted with this condition.....WE WILL WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS.
It's been said that he ran up good numbers against bad teams but last I checked every team in the NFL had a least one win this year - that tells me every game is a possible loss no mater who you play. I say he doesn't need to make excuses for any of his numbers; if anything those that play with him need to find excuses for not playing up to his standard for had they done that ,we would be playing this weekend.
I think we get too hung up on statistics and judge ones worth by the numbers, but the probowl award is the embodiment of more than numbers.....it reconizes the individuals perfomance as a quality football player at his position. Matt's perfomance on the field, on the sideline, in the locker room, in front of the cameras, and behind closed doors made his team successful this year.....he had to take this team a very long way to be successful more than the statistics will ever show.
I have coached many sports team over the years and for me the most valuable player is always the one that unselfishly and persistently goes about his/her business doing everthing they are asked, striving to make the next play the best play, and realizes the game is never over - you contunue to work to win the next game before it starts. The real value of a player is how he/she affects everybody on the team in a positive way.
Big Congratulations to Matt Cassel.....this is good for him and good for the Kansas City Chiefs organization. Success breeds success - that is why there are returnees to the probowl and groups of players from winning teams represented there.
Next year's schedule is going to be a tough one but we need it tough to continue our growth. Our team learned alot themselves...our youngs are still learning what they thought they already knew about the game of profootball. The leadership that we brought on board last year will continue to pay dividens because good and successful leaders know that if you sit still you will fall behind.
Looking forward to raising the cheifs flag a little higher next year.....how about you?