Wyche: Cassel lacks options
is one of the most creative passing game designers and play callers in the NFL. Heâs the type of coach who should bring out the best in Matt Cassel.
Yet Haley doesnât have the
WRs he coached in Arizona to help Cassel in K.C. Cassel doesnât have the
receivers he had in New England, where he emerged from a career backup to a valuable commodity.
K.C.'s trade of
left Haley and Cassel with
, an emerging stud, and Bobby Engram, a veteran who isnât Randy Moss or Larry Fitzgerald. The lack of options could be more of an indicator of Casselâs 2009 season than his overall skills and his ability to grasp Haleyâs offense. Having learned the complicated schemes in New England, Cassel showed he can handle whatâs taught, but playing with a developing roster with marginal help could make Cassel more of a manager than franchise QB. And we haven't even discussed the
' questionable offensive line .
That could be all the
are looking for for now, since Cassel only cost them a second-round draft choice. If he proves more than that, maybe he is a legitimate NFL starter.