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Matt Cassel may be lost for the year

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Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel left Arrowhead Stadium with a cast on his right hand.  It may have been the last time he plays football there, or anywhere else, this season.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star passes along word from coach Todd Haley that Cassel has a “significant” hand injury, and that it “could” end his season.

Regardless of whether Cassel plays again this year, Haley said Monday that the injury will require surgery.

And so the Tyler Palko era will begin.  Palko, who entered the NFL in 2007 but has appeared in only two games, played college football at Pitt.  His ascension to the starting job prompted another Pitt quarterback to transfer.  To Delaware.

It’s worked out well since then for Joe Flacco.  Unfortunately, the Ravens and Chiefs don’t play this year.

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46 Responses to “Matt Cassel may be lost for the year”
  1. snarkzilla says: Nov 14, 2011 3:44 PM

    Nevermind all that, how’s Haley’s beard today?

  2. Broncofanatic7 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:47 PM

    Palko…. Wasn’t that Keanu Reeves character in The Replacements?

  3. trbowman says: Nov 14, 2011 3:50 PM

    Whacko for Palko

  4. 7ransponder says: Nov 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    Maybe someone should go find him then…

  5. tdk24 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    Unless they can bring back Weis, they should part ways with Cassel.

  6. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    Gerald McCoy wants to know if the Chiefs are going to start Calabaloo.

  7. chiefsandhawkeyes85 says: Nov 14, 2011 3:51 PM

    Let’s hope it’s actually time for the Stanzi era to begin.

  8. KIR says: Nov 14, 2011 3:52 PM

    Considering the horrible and or underperforming play of Kolb, Fitzpatrick, and Cassell I guess quarterbacks shouldn’t be paid until there contract in complete. That seems to be the logic of you Chris Johnson yahoo’s with all runningbacks.

  9. trbowman says: Nov 14, 2011 3:54 PM

    Wow, look at the Chiefs schedule the rest of this year. BRUTAL.

    Patriots, Steelers, Bears, Jets, Packers, Raiders…..

  10. bengalsown says: Nov 14, 2011 3:56 PM

    Tough loss.

    Oh, wait. No it’s not.

    Fitzpatrick, Kolb and Cassel will return to the status of career backups within 2 years. Fortunately for them, they played decent for a few games and turned that into millions of dollars.

  11. Gordon says: Nov 14, 2011 3:59 PM

    No big loss. Are they really going to miss 120 yds passing per game?

  12. skoobyfl says: Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM

    San Diego takes the division with a 7-9 record.

  13. 8man says: Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM

    Well if you have to start the backup, no better team to do it against that the New England Patriots.

    That already maligned defense is now pretty banged up.

  14. bw115 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:06 PM

    “America, love it or leave it.” – Ricky Stanzi. That quote alone should secure the starting job

  15. trbowman says: Nov 14, 2011 4:06 PM

    I remember Palko leading Pitt over Notre Dame some years ago.

    I’m honestly interested in seeing how he does.

  16. waxthat says: Nov 14, 2011 4:09 PM

    Can’t be Touched: The Matt Cassel Story

  17. jbaxt says: Nov 14, 2011 4:10 PM

    Sorry Matt, as a die hard Chief fan I was kind of hoping we could get a look at Palko, Stanzi or anyone else that can throw the ball over 15 yards. At least this way they get their chance and we can see if we need to address QB in the 1st round next year.

  18. radtrigger says: Nov 14, 2011 4:11 PM

    Chiefs season over already anyways. Might as well suck for a better draft pick now. Management, please put the rest of your key players on IR.

  19. jbaxt says: Nov 14, 2011 4:12 PM

    It’s okay guys, just do what Hue Jackson did and give Minnesota a 1st rounder next year and a conditional 1st rounder in 2013 for Brett Favre.

  20. djamesbart says: Nov 14, 2011 4:15 PM

    11/27. Palko gets a visit from the hometown boys…

  21. stoogy says: Nov 14, 2011 4:16 PM

    more signs that the raiders will win this division.

  22. raider23mike says: Nov 14, 2011 4:17 PM

    Time for Oakland to give KC a little bit of Karma. 35-0 Raiders at KC.. I’m so making the trip now..

    On a different note: this kinda sucks. Cassel is a horrible QB and the offense rarely clicks with him there.

  23. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Nov 14, 2011 4:17 PM

    Just when I thought having D. Bowe in fantasy could not suck more….

  24. realitypolice says: Nov 14, 2011 4:19 PM

    On a wholly unrelated topic.

    If anyone is wondering what Jeffrey Kessler’s dream scenario for the lockout was, google NBA lockout.

    He just torpedoed their entire season.

  25. lunarpie says: Nov 14, 2011 4:22 PM

    All the more reason for the RAIDERS to win the AFC West!

  26. yycfin says: Nov 14, 2011 4:22 PM

    Too bad they don’t play Indy. Love to see that purse swinging contest!

  27. daysend564 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:23 PM

    Jeff George

  28. wtfchiefs says: Nov 14, 2011 4:25 PM

    Can he miss next season too?

  29. drexelvol says: Nov 14, 2011 4:27 PM

    I’m sure someone will find him within the next six weeks. Where was he last seen?

  30. wtfpft says: Nov 14, 2011 4:28 PM

    Palko and Stanzi?? Priceless! I didn’t think there were worse backups than Kyle Boller, was totally wrong. Can’t wait to see this train wreck

  31. tjacks7 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:31 PM

    addition by subtraction

  32. aberystwyth2 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:49 PM

    maybe the nfl will change its mind and flex that Pitt vs. KC game out of prime time now… the name Palko at the top of a bill just doesn’t fit…

  33. finfan87 says: Nov 14, 2011 4:58 PM

    Cassel has looked lost this year prior to the hand injury.

  34. damnyoulinelliot says: Nov 14, 2011 5:00 PM

    Thank god Brodie Croyle isn’t around anymore.

    Where’s Damon Huard when you need him?

  35. panthers34 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:14 PM

    Chiefs Steelers in PRIME TIME baby!

  36. tatum064 says: Nov 14, 2011 5:21 PM

    skoobyfl says:
    Nov 14, 2011 4:04 PM
    San Diego takes the division with a 7-9 record.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    I believe you saw the real division winner last Thursday Night. Hint NOT San Diego.

  37. gonowestmo says: Nov 14, 2011 6:02 PM

    It really would be nice if this turned out to be a Drew Bledsoe/Tom Brady moment.

    I seriously doubt that it is, but that would be great.

  38. Nikhil Balakumar says: Nov 14, 2011 7:04 PM

    bring back tyler thigpen, he was decent as the starter

  39. norcalmafia says: Nov 14, 2011 9:21 PM

    Who is Matt Cassel?

  40. deconjonesbitchslap says: Nov 14, 2011 9:34 PM

    Lost? or are the chiefs hiding?

  41. riverhorsey says: Nov 14, 2011 10:11 PM

    KC fans are the worst

  42. mmcdan133 says: Nov 14, 2011 10:25 PM

    The next game Tyler Thigpen wins as a starter will be his first, so spare me that.

    My guess is we find out this kid has a ton of guts, and probably accounts decently for himself. It won’t be enough without Jamaal Charles to lean on, and facing a mercilessly brutal schedule. Todd Haley won’t survive this.

  43. highoctane1 says: Nov 14, 2011 11:36 PM

    Tyler Palko is a very good quarterback with athleticism and natural leadership skills……for college.

    Seriously, I loved the guy in college, and yes, he WAS better than Joe Flacco, but he is going to get killed in the NFL. He’s like 5’9″ and makes Colt McCoy’s arm look like a cannon.

    He’ll make a great coach someday.

  44. joetoronto says: Nov 15, 2011 5:25 AM

    jbaxt says: Nov 14, 2011 4:12 PM

    It’s okay guys, just do what Hue Jackson did and give Minnesota a 1st rounder next year and a conditional 1st rounder in 2013 for Brett Favre.
    *************************************************
    That would show a commitment to winning, a true effort by management to do the best they can for their fans.

    The Chiefs don’t operate this way and never have.

  45. raiderapologist says: Nov 15, 2011 10:52 AM

    I thought Haley had a good plan. Beard, nasty hat, corn hole game, championship.

  46. slickster35 says: Nov 15, 2011 10:53 AM

    joetoronto says:Nov 15, 2011 5:25 AM

    jbaxt says: Nov 14, 2011 4:12 PM

    It’s okay guys, just do what Hue Jackson did and give Minnesota a 1st rounder next year and a conditional 1st rounder in 2013 for Brett Favre.
    *************************************************
    That would show a commitment to winning, a true effort by management to do the best they can for their fans.

    The Chiefs don’t operate this way and never have.
    —————————-

    Selling out your future for an aging, past his prime QB isn’t a commitment to winning for the forseeable future.

    I’d be very pissed if my team sent those picks for a band-aid. Especially when the QB that got injured is more potential for the teams future.

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