Matt Cassel, The New Quarterback Of The Kansas City Chiefs

Now that Brady’s back in shape to get in action, Matt Cassel, who was previously assigned as the Patriots QB for Brady’s replacement, is now traded to his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to Matt Cassel’s interview with NFL’s senior columnist Vic Carucci, Cassel is indeed very excited and in fact, has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time, that is, to finally get to have his own team for the last 8 years.

“Now I’m a Kansas City Chief, I know it’s gonna come true, and I’m excited and eager to get out there, and get to work everyday,” Cassel told in the interview.

During the Chiefs mandatory minicamp, all the players of the Kansas City Chiefs assembled and met in the field, together with their new quarterback. Even if Head Coach Todd Haley didn’t give any clue, many predict that Cassel will play as the starter in this coming 2009 season opener for the Chiefs.

Cassel’s new teammate WR Bobby Engram says he’s very impressed with the guy. Engram told that Cassel has really shown that he’s going to be the man that the team can really rely on.

Cassel added on his interview that Tom Brady, with Cassel’s time with the Patriots, had taught him a lot, and that every time he goes out in the field, he still follows everything the great QB has taught him. Cassel even mentioned that “Tom Brady has took me under his wings, and just taught me everything that I need to know about playing the position.”

As we can recall, Brady’s injury last season was cause by Bernard Pollard, which happens to be the safety of Kansas City Chiefs. And now that Cassel, which had once fill the position for Tom, becomes be a part of the team who actually cause the trouble to his previous team; and at the same time, the reason why he was given the opportunity to play as the quarterback for the Patriots. Cassel, on the other hand, told that he personally thinks that the hit was unintentional and just a part of the game.

Head Coach Haley also showed some good impression about the team’s newest quarterback. He told that Cassel has really shown how to be a leader for his team. Haley also added that they want their QBs to really work hard, and Cassel has definitely shown and impressed him with that.

TE Gonzalez, Goodbye Kansas City Chiefs, Hello Atlanta Falcons!

April 28, 2009 at Kansas City, Missouri, Gonzalez put up a conference at a downtown hotel to bid farewell to the people of the city, most especially to the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Gonzales was previously chosen by the Chiefs during the 1st round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Started his professional career at 21, he had shown superb action in the field during his rookie season with the Chiefs with 33 receptions and 2 touchdowns, which actually helped the team to finish with the best record in the American Football Conference.

For more than a decade, TE had been part of the Chiefs family, and had been part of the city itself. Although he obviously resembles a mixed emotion about leaving the city, TE, on the other hand, do not have any ill feeling towards the Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and Gen. Manager Scott Pioli. Gonzalez, also told in the conference, that although they haven’t won a playoff game yet, still, he wouldn’t trade it with anything, pertaining to the team, and the city, where TE had found his niche for the last 11 years.

As Kansas City says “goodbye” to Gonzalez, will it be a “welcome” at Atlanta? As Gonzalez shown his melancholy about leaving the city, and stated that he feels anxious, scared, and even a little weird in being with the Falcons, will it be a positive reception for him as he arrives there? Will the people of Atlanta welcoming a stranger that they once considered as a contender? Nevertheless, despite of the anxiety, Gonzalez looks at the positive side of it. He even announced that he actually feels excited in going out there, to meet new people, in particular the players of Atlanta, and be a part of his new family.

Tony Gonzalez was traded by the Chiefs to the Atlanta Falcons on April 23, 2009, in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.