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Daboll cites QB wins as reason to believe in Cassel

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Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli explained in May that Kansas City didn’t draft a quarterback this year because they’ve already got three good ones. They project Matt Cassel to be the best of a group that also includes Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi.

And new Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll loves him some Matt Cassel, based on past won-loss records.

I have a lot of confidence in Matt,” Daboll declared, per the Kansas City Star. “He’s been a winner. He’s had two ten-plus win seasons and I did a study just this offseason about ten-plus-win quarterbacks, which is what you’re defined by.

“There have been nine of them the last four years that have had two or more ten-plus-win seasons. Matt is one of them, the others being Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli, Flacco, Ryan.

“So he’s been a winner.”

Cassel, to be sure, has been on some winning teams. He’s also played dreadfully recently. Over the course of Cassel’s last 11 starts, he’s accounted for ten touchdowns and 16 turnovers, with a yards-per-pass attempt average of under 6.0. He has more touchdowns than interceptions in just four of those 11 games. And he’s exceeded 261 passing yards twice in his last 27 starts.

Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn told the Star that Cassel is ahead of the curve in Kansas City’s new offense, which the Chiefs hope will improve his performance so Cassel can be “a winner” again.

“We’re gaining a lot of ground because of the things he’s doing,” complimented Zorn. “He’s been able to pick up the system quickly. Since he’s been able to do that, he can move through a lot of the basic things. So he’s working on some of the more advanced things right now.”

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18 Responses to “Daboll cites QB wins as reason to believe in Cassel”
  1. Chairman Al says: Jun 8, 2012 9:05 PM

    The Chiefs could be dangerous this year, for every reason except Matt Cassel.

  2. wfingers23 says: Jun 8, 2012 9:07 PM

    I hope hes right on this one

  3. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Jun 8, 2012 9:24 PM

    Yeah, that’s what Tebow tried to say but you know..

  4. wtfpft says: Jun 8, 2012 9:26 PM

    Did he study the fact that the 2 seasons he won 10+ was with the team the season before went 18-1 and arguably the best team ever and the other was the season he won 10 games and none of the teams he beat had a winning record. This news has to excite raider bronco and charger fans. How long can they keep hyping this turd up?

  5. brownsfn says: Jun 8, 2012 9:28 PM

    Hahahaha…Bryan Daboll…hahahahahaha…enough sai

  6. chiefsroyals says: Jun 8, 2012 9:32 PM

    This is a make or break year for Cassel. He’s all out of excuses.

  7. raiderapologist says: Jun 8, 2012 9:34 PM

    Daboll obviously knows how to use a shovel.

  8. citizenstrange says: Jun 8, 2012 9:38 PM

    Pioli’s lone claim to fame is accidentally drafting Tom Brady in the sixth round and he has made a freakin’ career out of it.

    He was actually arrogant enough to think that he could evaluate quarterback talent and make lightning strike twice with Mat Cassel “Hoff.”

    Of course Belichick fleeced him in that trade getting elite starting quarterback value for an at BEST second stringer.

  9. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 8, 2012 9:42 PM

    Cassel is great, in a Patriot uniform.

  10. pftbillsfan says: Jun 8, 2012 9:44 PM

    How did he perform prior to those 11 games. Why 11 games, why that sample size? Any argument can be made off arbitrary numbers, Cam Newton ran for less than 3 ypc on 3 and 6 in the 2nd half of games played during full moons while the temperature failed to reach 71.

  11. kcflake says: Jun 8, 2012 9:47 PM

    I do hope Matt Cassle is a winner and earns that big contract Pioli gave him a few years ago. Matt should be good with all the new weapons, running game and improved O Line. The defense will be solid and we should definitely make the playoffs. I just don’t know if Cassle is capable of winning a playoff game. Us Loyal Chiefs Fans hope he can.

  12. elohim7ks says: Jun 8, 2012 10:00 PM

    Give me a break, Cassel is not in the class with the QB’s Daboll named; he must be sniffing glue. Now i will say with the fire power we have on Offense and the monster of a “D” a ten win season is a given. This Offense is going to hit another level like never before when the young kid Stanzi takes the raines in the next 1 to 2 seasons.

  13. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 8, 2012 10:19 PM

    Couldn’t he have just cited that the other QBs on the roster are Brady Quinn and Ricky Stanzi?

  14. DCBlueStar says: Jun 8, 2012 10:22 PM

    … *crickets* …

    Chiefs fans jaws just dropped.

  15. benchwarmer69 says: Jun 9, 2012 2:28 AM

    The Chiefs will be drafting a QB next offseason.

  16. billinva says: Jun 9, 2012 9:10 AM

    Cassel plays well with a good OC calling the shots.

    If Daboll is any good, Cassel will have a good year too.

  17. CKL says: Jun 9, 2012 9:45 AM

    citizenstrange says:
    Jun 8, 2012 9:38 PM
    Pioli’s lone claim to fame is accidentally drafting Tom Brady in the sixth round and he has made a freakin’ career out of it.

    He was actually arrogant enough to think that he could evaluate quarterback talent and make lightning strike twice with Mat Cassel “Hoff.”

    Of course Belichick fleeced him in that trade getting elite starting quarterback value for an at BEST second stringer.
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    I usually agree with a lot you say but I have to disagree here. The Pats got a second round pick and gave them Cassel & Vrabel. I don’t think the trade was the value of an elite QB. Now if you mean the contract that came with Cassel was that of an elite QB, I see that since he was on the huge FT # when he was traded.

  18. finbukake says: Jun 9, 2012 10:27 AM

    Jim Zorn as your QB coach is the kiss of death.

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