That was in a 10-7 game, too.
On third and 11.
At the start of the third quarter.
The funny thing is after that play we went super conservative on offense, which eventually resulted in the failed 4th and 1.
So yeah, Cassel is the root of all evil.
Alex Smith's current 9.8 YPC is one of the lowest marks in the NFL over the last 10 seasons. Only a few QBs have been worse:
Ryan Mallett (9.8), Derek Carr (9.4), Christian Ponder (9.8), Brady Quinn (9.8), Ryan Fitzpatrick (8.6), Brodie Croyle (9.7), Charlie Frye (9.7), Bruce Gradkowski (9.4), David Carr (9.2)