Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Reasons Matt Cassel Should Have a Strong 2012

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Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Reasons Matt Cassel Should Have a Strong 2012
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Matt Cassel struggled mightily last season which proved that as he goes, so do the Kansas City Chiefs. After an injury-plagued and dismal 2011, the Chiefs and Cassel are on the mend and ready to contend for a playoff spot.

2010 was a banner year for Cassel. He threw for 27 touchdowns and led Kansas City to their first playoff birth since three years prior.

Despite solid play in spots, Cassel has failed to solidify himself as the "guy" to lead the Chiefs into the future. He plays with grit and his teammates seem to respond to him, but his level of play has failed to match the lofty expectations that came with his pricey contract. 

This season is truly the last chance for Cassel to prove himself worthy of being an NFL starting quarterback. The pieces are in place for him to do so, and the fans are anxiously waiting.

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