First of all....I hope=we lose next week=end of Cassell Era.....losing next week under Cassell will be the greatest thing that could happen to us. Good quarterbacks bail you out....not put another hole in the boat. Its not all his fault....but he is the most obvious thing thats gotta be fixed.
As far as the organization being cheap. Good GM's don't just look for bargains. They don't just look for players to give a " chiefs discount". They recognize the rare occasion when its worth "overpaying" or outbidding the market for someone. Just like it was worth paying Kyle Orton that 5 million dollar signing bonus that Dallas outbid us on. Being so under the cap, we could have easily afforded it without harming our team this year. We had a quarterback that "worked" and brought our lousy looking team back to life last season in a big way. He barely even got us into the playoffs....and what do we do....we jettisoned a solution.
I bet that 5 million dollar signing bonus is looking real cheap now for our most desperate position.