Originally Posted by Chiefnj2
And Cassel's time with KC hasn't been a lesson in bad luck? Crazed head coach who fired his OC two weeks before the start of the season? Demoted the only receiving threat on the team, who was then suspended for illegal substances? Started LJ? New OC who appeared to get Cassel on the right track who is then fired. Horrible 3rd OC, no running game, etc.
Cassel sure as hell hasn't elevated the play of those around him, but not many QB's are going to overcome 5 OC's in 4 years.
I would say it's been a mix of both good and bad.
With weis, bowe, charles, moeaki - good play.
Without - atrocious play.
Cassel's time with NEW ENGLAND, however, was amazing luck. He still can't hit receivers in stride. He has zero nuance to his passing. Placement of the ball is so crucial, getting your receivers turning the right direction to avoid an oncoming hit, to be already turned upfield. Sometimes you have to put the ball on a receivers back shoulder to get him turned to the sideline, making a defender miss on the inside. Passing is a much more complicated game than just "I threw it, he caught it, what else you want?"
Cassel isn't horrible, and everyone saying so is exaggerating. But he has a ceiling, and it's made of pure steel.