Fans of the Chiefs should be praising Scott Pioli for bringing in Matt Cassel. Why? Scott Pioli, like-it-or-believe-it-or-not has incredible abilities. Unlike you, he has the patience to look forward, and bird-of-prey eyes to see a bigger picture from afar. Can you see more than him? I doubt it, but later on you'll have your chance to draw it out.
Twenty-years from now I believe Matt Cassel will go down in history as not only one of the best 7th round quarterbacks of all-time (wooptee-ding-dong), but one of the best teammates of all-time (hip-hip HOORAY!). His weaknesses on the field might have you laughing or crying or cursing out loud, but his ability to be a team player is uncanny. There are many un-measurables debated about professional athletes, and very few of them can be debated with consent; but you cannot convince this Chiefs fan that Matt Cassel has done nothing but be the best he can be. Most have quit reading this post in fear of re-reading tiresome arguments. But, if you're still with me, I want you to know what I've already said is not what this post is about. This post is really about what we should expect if Matt Cassel sucks again. I do NOT condone what we have already seen (or haven't seen) from our QB, but too many have praised him too many times to worry about the guy leading this 2012 team toward a great season.
So, I ask you AP ... What'll spark a change at QB?
I see it happening in a way that fits this information age we live in. I see it happening through other players. I can see the tweet already from someone on offense saying something like, "Ricky IS da future." The greatest thing about a tweet like that is it leaves the door open for more debate. A tweet like this would start brewing something very strong at Arrowhead, and AP would definitely see her first fanpost titled, "I've Had Enough, Life Is Too Unfair To Live." Sadly, he would kill himself before even taking the time to read the supportive comments, in fear that HIV would call him a dated pussy, and tell him his post belongs in the fanshot section.
In all seriousness, I tend to be the APer that wants to see the future, and coincidentally I wonder what will spark the masses. Amid the tweets already claiming Stanzi is improved, I really think this is the way we will all learn (and should learn) about how the guys out there competing really feel about their QB situation. If I was a reporter, I would be asking questions like, "If Matt Cassel we're to be the number 2 quarterback tomorrow, how would that make you feel?" This question would be directed to Bowe or Breaston or Baldwin or Charles. How would they respond? At the moment I'd give a central-incisor to know the answer. I just don't believe that one day (while Cassel is here) we will hear from RAC at a press conference that "Our QB situation has changed a little. We think Matt is a great player, but ..."
If you believe one day Matt Cassel will not be our starter, and someday he will ... not, let us know how you think it will all go down. No matter if it's 12 years from now, next OTA practice, or week 3 against the Saints; let AP know what you see. It can be what you hope, it can be a best/worst case scenario, but make it believable and tell us what'll spark it?
I'd like to hear from everyone, including those that read and never comment, and especially the ones that WANT to comment, and won't out of fear. There is much to be learned from good listeners, but you can teach nothing unless you speak your thoughts about your favorite team. Maybe you don't want to teach. Fine, but we still want to know.
In hopes of getting the juices flowing I'll start with a poll asking, "Who'll spark it?"
I know that more poor QB play will/could spark a change at some time, but I'm looking for what or who will activate the switch that's been taped up in the off position.