When he was acquired during the off-season, Matt Cassel was advertised as the new franchise quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Cassel hasn’t played like a franchise quarterback, and the fans in Kansas City are getting fed up.
Cassel threw four interceptions in today’s 16-10 loss to the Bills, and he heard it from the fans at Arrowhead Stadium. He said afterward that he understood their frustration.
“Hey, they’re allowed to do whatever they want,” Cassel said after the game, when asked by a reporter if he felt the fans had turned on him. “They pay the money to come here and we have to perform.”
Cassel’s lousy day wasted a great day from running back Jamaal Charles, who carried 20 times for 143 yards and added seven catches for 38 yards.
For the Bills, Terrell Owens caught a first-quarter touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to give Buffalo a 7-0 lead, and after that Fitzpatrick’s job was simply to play it safe and not throw the lead away.
Fitzpatrick went just 12-of-20 for 86 yards passing, but that was enough, and the Bills improved to 5-8 in a game that was notable less for the Bills’ win than for the major step backward that Cassel took.