JACK'S SMACK: Cassel is good enough to take Chiefs to championship

I'm beginning to believe that Matt Cassel doesn't have a chance in this town.

He's being treated the same as Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac were, during their stay in KC.

Cassel, like Bono and Grbac, led the Chiefs to the playoffs, but he still doesn't get any love from the local fans.

Bono and Grbac were never accepted here, and it's the same way for Cassel.

If you recall 2010, Cassel was decorated as not only the best QB in the AFC that month, but honored as the best player in the conference.

Then a year ago, he gets hurt and misses about half the season.

Chiefs go from first to last in the division and the public sentiment changes in a hurry.

Fans are fickle. There's a tendency to run with the hare, and bark with the hound.

I keep hearing all the stuff about how the Chiefs now have the worst QB in the division.

Many of you are ready to anoint the Denver Broncos as the team to beat.

Nobody, including donkeys, even knows if Peyton Manning is healthy enough to play.

If he is, I get it.

There's no comparison between a healthy Peyton Manning and Matt Cassel.

That's not the point, I'm trying to make.

I do feel strongly about this.

I'll take Cassel over Carson Palmer of the Raiders, and I feel more comfortable with Cassel than I would with Phil Rivers of the Chargers.

Rivers might be a better talent, but he has a tendency to choke when the game is on the line.

I'd like to have a dollar for every time I've heard that Cassel is not good enough to lead this team to a Super Bowl.

Lets do this.

Let me throw out some QB's who have taken their teams to super bowls.

Vince Ferragamo, David Woodley, Tony Eason, Stan Humphries, Neil O'Donnell, Jake Alome.

Oh, there's more.

Super Bowl winners like Doug Williams, Jeff Hostettler, Mark Rypien, Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson.

You can't tell me Cassel couldn't match up with the talent of those guys.

Matt Cassel is good enough to take this team to a championship.

Obviously, he needs help and he's going to get some this year.

This promises to be not only the best Chiefs team in 15 years, but the most complete Chiefs team.
There ain't nothing wrong with the quarterback.

That's Jack Smack.

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