(Editor's Note: I am just now realizing the irony in the title to this post)
If you were ever wondering what a game between the 2009 Chiefs and the 2008 Chiefs would be like this is probably the closest we're going to get. The Chiefs historically low 10 total sacks last season was a large part of the reason it seemed every quarterback that came into town walked away with a career day.
Today, Matt Cassel could be that quarterback. The Jaguars currently have a NFL low 5 sacks through 7 games.
They are on pace to barely surpass the 2008 Chiefs. Here are a few of the bigger days opposing quarterbacks have had in 7 games.
- Peyton Manning - 28/38, 301 yards, 1 TD
- Kurt Warner: 24/26, 243 yards, 2 TDs
- Matt Schaub: 26/35, 300 yards, 3 TDs
- Matt Hasselbeck: 18/30, 241 yards, 4 TDs
- Vince Young: 15/18, 125 yards, 1 TD
I'm not saying Matt Cassel is Peyton Manning, Matt Schaub (yet) or Kurt Warner. He's not at that level. But I do believe the Hasselbeck(4 TDs) and Vince Young (15/18) numbers are worth mentioning.
If Matt Cassel has the time today, we can begin to get a good read on what he'll be like when/if there is a more talented offensive line.
If he has more time today, does Matt Cassel put up bigger numbers?