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Count Zarth
07-17-2009, 04:49 PM
Proof that the national media has it's head up it's ass when it comes to the Chiefs...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cnnsi-2009_ross_tucker_07_17_mail&prov=cnnsi&type=lgns

It is almost time for some real football. You know, pad poppin’, sweat drippin’, arm tinglin’ football. But for now, there is still some business being taken care of across the NFL. That business includes teams like the Ravens and Chiefs signing their franchise tendered players to long-term extensions. After careful consideration I fully support the Ravens’ decision but question the Chiefs’ actions. Here’s why:

Kansas City should have made Matt Cassel prove he could do it again. The Chiefs made a large financial commitment to Cassel even though the potential exists that he was only a one-year wonder who profited from being in the right place at the right time in New England. It makes you wonder what the hurry was for the Chiefs, who already had an emerging young signal caller in place in Tyler Thigpen. Why not wait until the end of the season before giving Cassel a long-term deal? Yes, the contract numbers might have increased if Cassel proved his worth but how much more would they have had to pay than the $63 million over six years ($28M guaranteed) they are already doling out? And wouldn’t that extra money be worth it if it meant having the peace of mind that Cassel could get the job done with your franchise?

Cassel finished an impressive 10-5 as a starter with the Patriots but he had been able to serve the ideal apprenticeship under Tom Brady for three years before taking the reins of a veteran-laden team that included elite weapons like Randy Moss and Wes Welker. In contrast, Thigpen was thrust onto the field as a second-year player playing with a make-shift offensive line and getting zero support from a defense that produced an NFL-low 10 sacks. Despite those difficulties, Thigpen still finished with a respectable touchdown-to-interception ratio (18 to 12) in 11 games as starter. As a point of comparison, Cassel had a 6-5 record and a 12-10 TD-INT ratio over his first 11 starts. How much better is Cassel than Thigpen and why give Cassel the long-term deal before he takes a snap? I hope the Chiefs know what they’re doing.

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Are you fucking kidding me?

How many Patriots and/or Chiefs games did this clown even watch last year?

Christ.

Halfcan
07-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Tyler -the story of an emerging young signal caller.

Coming to a theatre near you!

Reaper16
07-17-2009, 04:56 PM
I would be overqualified for an internet sports commentary gig because I am both a good writer and someone who knows shit about sports.

Thig Lyfe
07-17-2009, 05:04 PM
I am so over Chief puns in headlines. Chief concern, chief mistake, chief go fuck yourself.

Halfcan
07-17-2009, 05:06 PM
I am so over Chief puns in headlines. Chief concern, chief mistake, chief go **** yourself.

Exactly- it a Chief source of irritation for me as well.

Halfcan
07-17-2009, 05:06 PM
With Jackson remaining unsigned-could the Cassel contract have any bearing??

Reaper16
07-17-2009, 05:08 PM
I am so over Chief puns in headlines. Chief concern, chief mistake, chief go fuck yourself.

Hail to the Chief. MisChiefious. Chiefer Madness. Chief: Its What's for Dinner.

Count Zarth
07-17-2009, 05:18 PM
I am so over Chief puns in headlines. Chief concern, chief mistake, chief go fuck yourself.

That's also retarded.

Reaper16
07-17-2009, 05:21 PM
I am so over Chief puns in headlines. Chief concern, chief mistake, chief go fuck yourself.

Hail to the Chief. MisChiefious. Chiefer Madness. Chief: Its What's for Dinner.

Great Barrier Chief. The Pelican Chief. Chief Ericsson. Georgia O'Chief. Turn over a new Chief.

Deberg_1990
07-17-2009, 05:30 PM
I would be overqualified for an internet sports commentary gig because I am both a good writer and someone who knows shit about sports.

ROFL

FAX
07-17-2009, 06:34 PM
Great Barrier Chief. The Pelican Chief. Chief Ericsson. Georgia O'Chief. Turn over a new Chief.

Chiefie The Dancing Horse. It Stuck In My Chief. Holy Cow! Are Those Chiefs Real? Let Me Chief You And I'll Buy You Dinner.

FAX

pikesome
07-17-2009, 06:42 PM
Great Barrier Chief. The Pelican Chief. Chief Ericsson. Georgia O'Chief. Turn over a new Chief.

No offense to FAX but these might be the best puns ever on CP.

:clap:

I'm going to dress as Chief Ericsson for Halloween.

djrcmay
07-17-2009, 09:26 PM
I think I will trust Pioli on this one, not the poster of thread.

Reaper16
07-17-2009, 09:27 PM
I think I will trust Pioli on this one, not the poster of thread.
As it turns out, the poster of this thread did not author that Yahoo Sports article.

Count Zarth
07-17-2009, 09:40 PM
As it turns out, the poster of this thread did not author that Yahoo Sports article.

How the fuck can any retard come to the conclusion that I share that moron's opinion?

Mecca
07-17-2009, 09:41 PM
I could apparently be a sports writer after reading that awful piece.

ChiefaRoo
07-17-2009, 10:45 PM
I am so over Chief puns in headlines. Chief concern, chief mistake, chief go fuck yourself.

I agree, people who do that are dicks.


Sincerely,

Chiefaroo