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Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 04:54 PM
Didn't see this posted yet. Sorry for the weird format. If it is a repost, then...boobs....all boobs. :thumb:


http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/11/3365139/cassel-never-felt-entitled-to.html

Cassel never felt ‘entitled’ to be Chiefs’ starter
BY ADAM TEICHER

DAVID EULITT
Matt Cassel looked on from the sidelines as replacement quarterback Kyle Orton led the Chiefs to a 7-3 win on Jan. 1 at Denver.
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Since making the trade with New England for Matt Cassel three years ago, the Chiefs committed to him in a way that teams do for a franchise quarterback.

They rewarded Cassel with a long-term contract before he’d ever taken a snap in Kansas City. They haven’t brought in a serious threat to take his job.

Cassel said through it all, he never believed he was entitled to be the starter. He also indicated he would be willing to compete for the job if that’s what the Chiefs ask him to do.

“There’s competition every year,’’ said Cassel, who will turn 30 in May. “If you play this position, there’s always competition. You’re competing against yourself, you’re competing against somebody else. Whoever they bring in, you always compete and you always have to go out and try to get better.

“I look at it that way. I look at it from a football standpoint. I’m a football player and I’m always trying to get better and trying to do whatever I have to do to put the best product on the field. From year one to year two, our team made great strides. We won the AFC West and we went to the playoffs. Last year, we were in the middle of the playoff race and I broke my hand so there’s not much I can do about that.

“I’m motivated. I’m eager and excited about getting back to work this off-season and getting us back to the position where we can go to the playoffs and win championships.’’

Cassel’s 2011 season ended at midyear when he broke his passing hand late in a loss to the Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. The hand was surgically repaired with three screws placed into the broken bone, but Cassel indicated it wouldn’t be a problem when the Chiefs begin practice in the spring.

“I don’t believe so,’’ said Cassel, who had missed only two games his first two seasons with the Chiefs. “It’s healed up quite nicely so far. I’ve got all the range of motion back and all of those things.

“It was definitely a different year for me. It challenged me in different ways. At the same time, I think for the most part I did a good job of going into the stadium every day Wednesday through Saturday during the week. I stayed as involved as I possibly could. I think that was good for me because I wasn’t away from the game. I felt like I was still involved. I was in the meetings, going through all of that. It kept me in a good routine. It kept me mentally sharp doing all of those things that I needed to do to continue to get better.

“It was interesting to be able to step back and see things from a different perspective. One of the games, the Steelers game, I sat up top in the coach’s booth and saw how that whole aspect of it works, how the calls go in.’’

Cassel is returning to a different world than the one he left. To help their playoff push, the Chiefs acquired veteran quarterback Kyle Orton. He started the final three games, winning two, but the Chiefs wound up one victory short of winning the AFC West championship.

Orton’s contract will expire in March, which would make him an unrestricted free agent. The Chiefs have given no indication they intend to re-sign him to either take Cassel’s job or at least compete with him.

After the season’s final game, a victory over the Broncos in Denver, Orton sounded like he didn’t intend to re-sign, saying in effect the Chiefs are Cassel’s team.

“I can’t comment on that,’’ Cassel said. “I don’t have any clue whether he’s coming back or not. I think he’s a great quarterback. He did a great job for us. I wish him nothing but success wherever he goes.’’

During Cassel’s absence, the Chiefs also fired head coach Todd Haley and replaced him with Romeo Crennel. Crennel has yet to commit publicly to any particular quarterback but seemed to indicate ah this week’s introductory news conference that the Chiefs probably wouldn’t re-sign Orton.

Asked about Cassel, Crennel said, "Matt Cassel has won here. We’ve been to a playoff with Matt Cassel. I don’t think that Matt Cassel has fallen off the wagon overnight. I think he’s a good talent. He’s a good quarterback and he’s taken us to a playoff. So I anticipate that he can do it again."

For his part, Cassel joined the legion of Chiefs players who praised the promotion of Crennel, their defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

“I’m really excited about Romeo being our head coach,’’ Cassel said. “Our team obviously responded very well at the end of the year. Being in the meetings, seeing how he conducts himself and controls the room and how he approaches the job, everybody to a man respects him and wants to play for him.

“When (Haley was fired and Crennel named the interim coach), we sat down and we talked. I just wanted to know in what capacity I could go in and help. I asked him his advice on it. He said he’d love to have me at practice, be there and be as involved as possible and helping out. He even had me break down some film and do that kind of stuff. He really kept me involved. It was great for me because I was able to feel a part of the team and enjoy those last three weeks, especially because our team was playing really well.’’

Mr. Arrowhead
01-11-2012, 04:58 PM
:popcorn:

COchief
01-11-2012, 04:59 PM
We all hate you Matt Cassel and will cherish the day you are gone from KC forever.

Sincerely,

EverysinglepersoninKC

Bugeater
01-11-2012, 04:59 PM
What the fuck ever you fucking POS.

SNR
01-11-2012, 05:00 PM
For fucks sake.

If your phone doesn't get the formatting right then don't post it from your phone

Tribal Warfare
01-11-2012, 05:00 PM
Cassel never felt ‘entitled’ to be Chiefs’ starter

Bullshit, his actions on the field and coaching staff dictated otherwise.

milkman
01-11-2012, 05:01 PM
Cassel talks about always trying to get better.

Well, I always strive to get taller.

I like my chances better.

Guru
01-11-2012, 05:02 PM
Cassel "it's not my fault you morons paid me superstar coin to bring me here"

JASONSAUTO
01-11-2012, 05:03 PM
Cassel never felt ‘entitled’ to be Chiefs’ starter

Bullshit, his actions on the field and coaching staff dictated otherwise.
Dude please just shut the fuck up.
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the Talking Can
01-11-2012, 05:03 PM
We all hate you Matt Cassel and will cherish the day you are gone from KC forever.

Sincerely,

EverysinglepersoninKC

yup

the Talking Can
01-11-2012, 05:04 PM
At the same time, I think for the most part I did a good job of going into the stadium every day Wednesday through Saturday during the week.


WHATEVER WE'RE PAYING HIM IT IS NOT ENOUGH

DeezNutz
01-11-2012, 05:05 PM
Until we draft a legit QB or hit the lottery with a late-rounder, this is all bullshit. We'll get excited that Cassel's dumped for Orton? Who will then promptly show his backup colors and we'll hate him and wish for him to be gone?

We've been acquiring Matt Cassels since '95. Same shit, different year.

rico
01-11-2012, 05:07 PM
Didn't see this posted yet. Sorry for the weird format. If it is a repost, then...boobs....all boobs. :thumb:



“It was definitely a different year for me. It challenged me in different ways. At the same time, I think for the most part I did a good job of going into the stadium every day Wednesday through Saturday during the week. I stayed as involved as I possibly could. I think that was good for me because I wasn’t away from the game. I felt like I was still involved. I was in the meetings, going through all of that. It kept me in a good routine. It kept me mentally sharp doing all of those things that I needed to do to continue to get better."



All in all it seems like Cassel thinks he graded out perfectly, even after the hand injury. Well, in a way it makes sense.... the closest to perfect he has ever been was when he broke his hand and became less involved (even though he claims he did a great job at keeping himself involved).

Tribal Warfare
01-11-2012, 05:07 PM
“I’m motivated. I’m eager and excited about getting back to work this off-season and getting us back to the position where we can go to the playoffs and win championships.’’

Delusions of grandeur

milkman
01-11-2012, 05:07 PM
Until we draft a legit QB or hit the lottery with a late-rounder, this is all bullshit. We'll get excited that Cassel's dumped for Orton? Who will then promptly show his backup colors and we'll hate him and wish for him to be gone?

We've been acquiring Matt Cassels since '86. Same shit, different year.

FYP

stonedstooge
01-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Probably Pioli's snitch

DeezNutz
01-11-2012, 05:08 PM
And those who slobbed all over Cassel in '10 and demanded apology threads should fuck their mothers. /double taps chest for Dane and Hamas

DeezNutz
01-11-2012, 05:09 PM
FYP

Pretty much. I gave the Montana thing a pass, since he was so great that even his old, broken ass was able to elevate the franchise to a position it hasn't come close to sniffing since.

rico
01-11-2012, 05:10 PM
And those who slobbed all over Cassel in '10 and demanded apology threads should **** their mothers. /double taps chest for Dane and Hamas

And eat a crow sandwich while their at it.

FringeNC
01-11-2012, 05:13 PM
He said he’d love to have me at practice, be there and be as involved as possible and helping out. He even had me break down some film and do that kind of stuff. He really kept me involved. It was great for me because I was able to feel a part of the team and enjoy those last three weeks, especially because our team was playing really well.’’

Sounds like Haley didn't want any part of Pioli's snitch around the complex.

HemiEd
01-11-2012, 05:13 PM
Last year, we were in the middle of the playoff race and I broke my hand so there’s not much I can do about that.


Holy shit, this just pisses me off so much, I don't have the words. Do they put denial in the water cooler at 1 Arrowhead drive?

Count Zarth
01-11-2012, 05:15 PM
We were in the middle of the playoff race until Cassel lost two games against the fucking Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos.

Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 05:15 PM
For ****s sake.

If your phone doesn't get the formatting right then don't post it from your phone

Blow it out your ass gypsy tickler. It wasn't from my phone. ctrl+C then ctrl+V.

Thanks for participating...

HemiEd
01-11-2012, 05:17 PM
FYP

Well done, I was going to. If we all didn't love Lenny so much, we could say since the beginning.

Count Zarth
01-11-2012, 05:19 PM
Blow it out your ass gypsy tickler. It wasn't from my phone. ctrl+C then ctrl+V.

Thanks for participating...

So your excuse for posting a shitty thread starter is because you actually suck at the internet, not because of a phone.

Well done.

Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 05:20 PM
So your excuse for posting a shitty thread starter is because you actually suck at the internet, not because of a phone.

Well done.

Because I figured MOST of the members had the aptitude to figure it out.

Sorry for your struggles.

Count Zarth
01-11-2012, 05:22 PM
I figured it out just fine.

Doesn't change the fact that you suck, and failed.

Pestilence
01-11-2012, 05:22 PM
5 seconds of formatting

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/11...titled-to.html

Cassel never felt ‘entitled’ to be Chiefs’ starter
BY ADAM TEICHER

Since making the trade with New England for Matt Cassel three years ago, the Chiefs committed to him in a way that teams do for a franchise quarterback.

They rewarded Cassel with a long-term contract before he’d ever taken a snap in Kansas City. They haven’t brought in a serious threat to take his job.

Cassel said through it all, he never believed he was entitled to be the starter. He also indicated he would be willing to compete for the job if that’s what the Chiefs ask him to do.

“There’s competition every year,’’ said Cassel, who will turn 30 in May. “If you play this position, there’s always competition. You’re competing against yourself, you’re competing against somebody else. Whoever they bring in, you always compete and you always have to go out and try to get better.

“I look at it that way. I look at it from a football standpoint. I’m a football player and I’m always trying to get better and trying to do whatever I have to do to put the best product on the field. From year one to year two, our team made great strides. We won the AFC West and we went to the playoffs. Last year, we were in the middle of the playoff race and I broke my hand so there’s not much I can do about that.

“I’m motivated. I’m eager and excited about getting back to work this off-season and getting us back to the position where we can go to the playoffs and win championships.’’

Cassel’s 2011 season ended at midyear when he broke his passing hand late in a loss to the Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium. The hand was surgically repaired with three screws placed into the broken bone, but Cassel indicated it wouldn’t be a problem when the Chiefs begin practice in the spring.

“I don’t believe so,’’ said Cassel, who had missed only two games his first two seasons with the Chiefs. “It’s healed up quite nicely so far. I’ve got all the range of motion back and all of those things.

“It was definitely a different year for me. It challenged me in different ways. At the same time, I think for the most part I did a good job of going into the stadium every day Wednesday through Saturday during the week. I stayed as involved as I possibly could. I think that was good for me because I wasn’t away from the game. I felt like I was still involved. I was in the meetings, going through all of that. It kept me in a good routine. It kept me mentally sharp doing all of those things that I needed to do to continue to get better.

“It was interesting to be able to step back and see things from a different perspective. One of the games, the Steelers game, I sat up top in the coach’s booth and saw how that whole aspect of it works, how the calls go in.’’

Cassel is returning to a different world than the one he left. To help their playoff push, the Chiefs acquired veteran quarterback Kyle Orton. He started the final three games, winning two, but the Chiefs wound up one victory short of winning the AFC West championship.

Orton’s contract will expire in March, which would make him an unrestricted free agent. The Chiefs have given no indication they intend to re-sign him to either take Cassel’s job or at least compete with him.

After the season’s final game, a victory over the Broncos in Denver, Orton sounded like he didn’t intend to re-sign, saying in effect the Chiefs are Cassel’s team.

“I can’t comment on that,’’ Cassel said. “I don’t have any clue whether he’s coming back or not. I think he’s a great quarterback. He did a great job for us. I wish him nothing but success wherever he goes.’’

During Cassel’s absence, the Chiefs also fired head coach Todd Haley and replaced him with Romeo Crennel. Crennel has yet to commit publicly to any particular quarterback but seemed to indicate ah this week’s introductory news conference that the Chiefs probably wouldn’t re-sign Orton.

Asked about Cassel, Crennel said, "Matt Cassel has won here. We’ve been to a playoff with Matt Cassel. I don’t think that Matt Cassel has fallen off the wagon overnight. I think he’s a good talent. He’s a good quarterback and he’s taken us to a playoff. So I anticipate that he can do it again."

For his part, Cassel joined the legion of Chiefs players who praised the promotion of Crennel, their defensive coordinator the past two seasons.

“I’m really excited about Romeo being our head coach,’’ Cassel said. “Our team obviously responded very well at the end of the year. Being in the meetings, seeing how he conducts himself and controls the room and how he approaches the job, everybody to a man respects him and wants to play for him.

“When (Haley was fired and Crennel named the interim coach), we sat down and we talked. I just wanted to know in what capacity I could go in and help. I asked him his advice on it. He said he’d love to have me at practice, be there and be as involved as possible and helping out. He even had me break down some film and do that kind of stuff. He really kept me involved. It was great for me because I was able to feel a part of the team and enjoy those last three weeks, especially because our team was playing really well.’’

Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 05:23 PM
5 seconds of formatting

And still the same article...

Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 05:32 PM
I figured it out just fine.

Doesn't change the fact that you suck, and failed.

Fail is talking about Eli Manning with Hootie until the weee-hours of the morning over AIM.

Marcellus
01-11-2012, 05:34 PM
Nothing but a fluff article with a bunch of what else where they supposed to say.

I think at this point The Star is writing articles just to see the meltdown here.

Cassel sucks, we know it, Teicher knows it, and Crennel likely knows it, hell Cassel probably knows it.

The issue is Pioli apparently doesn't know it.

petegz28
01-11-2012, 05:34 PM
Cassel is a good guy and very likeable. I don't ever question his heart or effort....just his talent

J Diddy
01-11-2012, 05:35 PM
Because I figured MOST of the members had the aptitude to figure it out.

Sorry for your struggles.
I just figured you wanted to give the self proclaimed great editor something to do.

Apparently he doesn't like text just video.

Sannyasi
01-11-2012, 05:36 PM
Aside from the obligatory Cassel bashing, does anyone else get rubbed the wrong way by these comments? Cassel is such a wimp, he wants to "compete" for the starting job? I never want to hear that shit from my starting QB. He should have said "I want the job. This is my team." And of course all of us would have laughed at him, because that's what we do, but you WANT a quarterback with some confidence, not this "I just want to help the team, I'll do whatever they ask me" crap.

J Diddy
01-11-2012, 05:37 PM
Cassel is a good guy and very likeable. I don't ever question his heart or effort....just his talent


Maybe those three screws they put in his hand will make him a better quarterback. He is now the 6 million dollar man.

rico
01-11-2012, 05:40 PM
Cassel is a good guy and very likeable. I don't ever question his heart or effort....just his talent

And sadly, his lack of talent makes him less likeable. I agree though... in interviews he does seem like a nice guy with an exception of his smug, lack of self-awareness, "I think I graded out perfectly" types of comments.

whoman69
01-11-2012, 05:41 PM
Maybe those three screws they put in his hand will make him a better quarterback. He is now the 6 million dollar man.

Will that mean he'll be able to move coverages and make his progressions?

whoman69
01-11-2012, 05:42 PM
I totally agree Check Down was never entitled to be the starter.

Fish
01-11-2012, 05:42 PM
Cassel said through it all, he never believed he was entitled to be the starter. He also indicated he would be willing to compete for the job if that’s what the Chiefs ask him to do.

Isn't that a little contradictory?

J Diddy
01-11-2012, 05:43 PM
Will that mean he'll be able to move coverages and make his progressions?

Probably not. However he might throw a pass over 20 yards now.

notorious
01-11-2012, 05:47 PM
I will never hate Matt Cassel. He is just trying his best (which isn't worth shit).


I hate Pioli for thinking he is an NFL QB.

teedubya
01-11-2012, 05:50 PM
I figured it out just fine.

Doesn't change the fact that you suck, and failed.

No shit. Someone take away Mr. Tomahawk's thread starting privileges.

Epic Fail 007
01-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Cassel go back and ride the bench in NE

petegz28
01-11-2012, 05:51 PM
Will that mean he'll be able to move coverages and make his progressions?

I'm not totally convinced yet that the checkdowns en masse were all him. I have a feeling it was a lot to do with Haley as well. I say that only because there were games were we spent the entire first half checking down and in the 2nd half when presumably the coaches had no choice but to open it up he didn't do too bad. He didn't do great but he wasn't terrible either.

We will see come next season. NE wasn't exactly a "check down" offense and he executed in that. He can say that much..yes the talent around him there was better but he still won them 11 games. I'll be curious to see how things have changed offensively with Haley and Muir out of the picture and hopefuly more talen on the o line

J Diddy
01-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Aside from the obligatory Cassel bashing, does anyone else get rubbed the wrong way by these comments? Cassel is such a wimp, he wants to "compete" for the starting job? I never want to hear that shit from my starting QB. He should have said "I want the job. This is my team." And of course all of us would have laughed at him, because that's what we do, but you WANT a quarterback with some confidence, not this "I just want to help the team, I'll do whatever they ask me" crap.

I don't know how this didn't portray any confidence in your eyes. He stated that he's never had to compete. He would be willing to compete. If I wasn't sure of myself than why would I risk losing something in a competition.

Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 05:57 PM
No shit. Someone take away Mr. Tomahawk's thread starting privileges.

Didn't know you had trouble reading...too.

dallaschiefsfan
01-11-2012, 06:15 PM
I'm not totally convinced yet that the checkdowns en masse were all him. I have a feeling it was a lot to do with Haley as well.

NO. You need to stop saying this. Haley had nothing to do with Cassel sucking. He sucks independent of anything Haley did--good or bad. Haley is not the boogie-man for Cassel's sucktitude. Period.

SNR
01-11-2012, 06:19 PM
Didn't know you had trouble reading...too.It takes 2 seconds to delete that shit at the beginning of the article. TWO.

"DUHR HUHR I'M NOT GOING TO GO OUT OF MY WAY TO HELP SOMEBODY WHO CAN'T FIND WHERE THE ARTICLE REALLY BEGINS ON THE PAGE"

teedubya
01-11-2012, 06:30 PM
Didn't know you had trouble reading...too.

There were no less than 4 people bitching about it, yet you don't see the problem. Who is the retarded one, now? If it doesn't format right, you edit the post and fix it, dick head.

Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 06:38 PM
If it doesn't format right, you edit the post and fix it, dick head.

Nah.

Hope you sleep tonight.

milkman
01-11-2012, 06:47 PM
You do know, Mr. Tomahawk, that if Matt Cassel tried to read your OP, he would not be able to, right?

Mr_Tomahawk
01-11-2012, 06:56 PM
You do know, Mr. Tomahawk, that if Matt Cassel tried to read your OP, he would not be able to, right?

So, you are saying that some of our member's reading skills are on par with that of Mr. Cassel?

Chiefs Pantalones
01-11-2012, 06:57 PM
I don't think I've ever disliked a Chiefs player more than Cassel.

TheGuardian
01-11-2012, 06:57 PM
You know what's funny?

Mark Castle sucks because he has no talent. But the dude is a worker. He just doesn't have all the skills needed to be a franchise type talent. but the work ethic and desire to win is there.

Guys like Grbac actually had all the skills and ability but no desire. Thus, they sucked just as bad.

It's hard to find the combination of that guy. That's why there are only a few guys in the league like Manning, Rodgers, Brees, Brady, etc. but a lot of Mark CAstle's.

Chocolate Hog
01-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Cassel talks about always trying to get better.

Well, I always strive to get taller.

I like my chances better.

Put on some heels.

milkman
01-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Put on some heels.

My Charles?

CoMoChief
01-11-2012, 07:19 PM
-Cassel-
From year one to year two, our team made great strides. We won the AFC West and we went to the playoffs. Last year, we were in the middle of the playoff race and I broke my hand so there’s not much I can do about that.

ROFL who's brainwashing this guy?? Yeah...nevermind his historically bad qb play those first 3 games.

O.city
01-11-2012, 07:28 PM
He should feel entitled, he was handed the starting spot on a gold platter.