We are supposed to have a quality personnel guy in our GM Scotty Pioli, who in point of fact brought in a guy as QB for our very own KC Chief's. Being a personnel guru isn't rocket science but it is an art. Cassel had shown more than great promise in New England, he led that team to a very respectable record of 11-5. So here comes a new coach in Haley, a new team, which wasn't very good and great expectations. My early thoughts on Cassel were that he was the real deal and we got a steal. That first year he was given a free reign to air it out and he tried to carry this team on his back. We all remember the drops and yes, the interceptions as well. But he looked as if he could be really good with some help. He showed moxie, and unrelenting will to win and toughness.
The next year he was given a short leash by Weis, learning that INT's were not conducive to winning football, but I think most importantly that he didn't have to carry the team and didn't need to overachieve to win. This year our QB was looking like he couldn't play football very well, being extremely hesitant to get after it so to speak. To me this reeks of coaching problems, which bring me to the question I wanted to ask.
If in fact our QB is worse than before, doesn't this seem to be on the coaching rather than the player???? We have all discussed ad nausaem the deficit in the O Coordinator position and Haley's issues with being a supposed guru with offenses, which is the reason we are putting such a prolific product on the field. What if our QB is the real deal after all and has been hindered by Haley? Do you think Matt has had a chat or two with Scotty about this? Unlike most around here I still think Matt can be the guy, but I don't think it will happen with Haley. It appears to me as if a big dog took a bite out Todd's ass and he's been much less since then.
You know the old adage about, "believe little of what you hear, half of what you read and all you see". Well this is what I've seen and if I'm right the coach must go. But perhaps I am seeing this with faulty vision and is why I asked the question. I know many really dislike Cassel, and I get it. But what if it isn't him and there is something else? Man I hope he ain't to screwed up from Haley to become as good as he was in New England. At this point I do not know what to think anymore about our QB situation, but have almost, but not quite, given up on Haley. Since I am not part of the team I just do not know. What about you, how do you see it? Go Chief's!!