What that answer lacks in strength it makes up for in honesty, because nobody can be sure, not now, and that’s the position the Chiefs put themselves in, for better or worse. Cassel’s status will be the dominant story again this week, but there’s more than enough work for the Chiefs to have a busy six days.
“It was an embarrassing day for me,” he said, his voice rising slightly from its normal placid tone. “I signed the contract, and then I didn’t come through for the people I’m supposed to come through for. It was embarrassing. I didn’t do (well) enough.”
The Chiefs should be ashamed of themselves. They didn’t try to fight. They were Spinks and the Chargers were Tyson. Sure, Cassel wasn’t there, and he’s having a fine year, but don’t spend your Sunday afternoon looking for a soft place to nap when daddy isn’t around to make sure you’re doing your chores.
“When you get your tails kicked like we did and the defense played as bad as it did it makes it easy to come back and play the way you know how to play,” free safety Eric Weddle said. “… Hopefully it’s a blessing in disguise what happened when Oakland beat us. It made us realize we have to do it together, we have to bring it every week — the passion.”
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen