Originally Posted by Amnorix
So with my finely tuned senses and amazing powers of perception, I have detected some small modicum of dislike for Mr. Cassel, and for Mr. Pioli as well. I realize that the hatred of Pioli is for more reasons than going with Cassel, but it seems to me that not only is the Cassel deal a big part of why people hate him, but a part of why the Chiefs are losing so much, which also leads to hating the GM who built the team.
Putting aside the keep Orton option, which I'd agree the Chiefs should have done, what does ChiefsPlanet say Pioli should have done with the QB position? Clearly Sanchez is NOT an answer either, so Pioli made the right move in not spending a high 1st round pick on him. I'm also not aware of any Drew Brees to Miami level screw ups in terms of QB options that were ignored.
So what realistic move should Pioli have made, but didn't, at the QB position that pisses everybody off so much?
Heck, someone on here (GoChiefs) had a link on a post I saw explaining why Pioli should be fired, and the discussion of all the options he had other than Cassel were really pretty pathetic.
Have not read the entire thread yet, but off of the top of my head, Pioli could have done one of the following this offseason: (in no particular order or priority, any one of them would have been better than Cassel)
1. Obligatory "Sign Peyton Manning" suggestion.
2. Take Brandon Wheedon in second round.
3. Take Russell Wilson in the third round.
4. Trade up for Luck, RGIII, or Tannehill.
5. Sign Matt Flynn as a Free Agent.
That is just off of the top of my head. Option 1 may or may not have been tried, Option 4 was probably not going to happen with either Luck or RGIII, but was certainly possible for Tannehill. The Chiefs were in prime position to do options 2,3, or 5 without having to give up draft picks.