Originally Posted by Chiefnj2
Fine, it's true. I don't have a problem if the rumor was true. Weis didn't think Cassel could cut it, yet Weis was able to call plays that enabled Cassel to put up numbers that got him a pro bowl alternate spot.
The rumor was also that it was Haley who took Cassel under his wing and developed him.
Now follow along. Lots of people claim Haley was starting Palko to piss off Pioli and perhaps get fired. If Haley wanted to piss off Pioli why would Haley be so loyal to Cassel? If Cassel is/was Pioli's golden child, why was Haley also loyal to him?
Haley started Palko because he was a Pennsylvania kid and somebody that Haley could live vicariously through.