Originally Posted by Irish Stout
It is hard to predict what the Chiefs will do with completely new coaching. Alex Smith is an upgrade from Cassel, but he's not head and shoulders better. It will take a couple years for the Chiefs to pick up a few pieces and fully implement Reid's designs. I would say the best guess is that this year is a growing pains year and they're likely to get 6-8 wins, based on schedule.
I think Cassell is the better overall QB between him and Smith, Both have had turnover issues, though Cassell has had them recently whereas Smith had his early in his career.
Athletically it is a push
Cassell has the better arm, Smith the better accuracy but Smith had better WR's in San Fran, he is not going to have the same thing in kFc. Cassell was let down a lot by poor route running and WR's who could not catch. Cassell's fumbling issues are all on him though.
There was no way Cassell should have been benched for Quinn. kFc might have won 4 games and got 5 more guys in the Pro Bowl if they stuck with Cassell.