Temperature: 110 degrees.
Let me get this out of the way immediately. No player deserves to hear his home fans cheer an injury to the head...Absolutely no player. That was a disgusting display in Arrowhead on Sunday.
With that out of the way, Matt Cassel no longer deserves to be the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Not only do their fans deserve more, this organization and the players deserve more.
It is a story that has been repeated over and over again. Cassel either throws the ball into tight windows, the end result being an interception, or coughs the ball up in the backfield.
The idea of actually hanging onto the ball is basic in its premise. Don't throw into double coverage and cover up the ball when you feel pressure behind you. While that doesn't seem too difficult, Cassel continually has issues in both regards.
Kansas City has now turned the ball over 19 times in five games...Yes, that is about an average of four per outing. Seriously, this just isn't sustainable.
While Brady Quinn leaves a lot to be desired, it can be expected that he will put the Chiefs offense in a better situation to succeed. Hell, a majority of the backup quarterbacks in the NFL would.
Success as it relates to Kansas City's offense starts and ends with Jamaal Charles. Don't turn the ball over, give him it 20-to-25 times a game and manage the offense. Cassel isn't even able to do that at this point.