As more and more information continues to come out on the drama sorrounding yesterdays trade of Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs, I continue to become more and more confused. Normally as more facts come out about a situation, the more clarity you have on that particular matter. This is the exact opposite of that.
Two things seem to have been definitively reported at this point:
The Broncos offered the number 12 pick in the draft for Matt Cassel.
The Bucs offered to send the number 19 pick as well as their own third round selection to the Broncos, with Cassel going to Denver, and Jay Cutler coming to the Buccaneers.
The cockamamie excuse being used right now as to the reason why the Pats didn’t accept that offer as opposed to the Chiefs offer of the 34th selection in the draft is a weak one. There saying that the negotiations between the Pats and Chiefs were too far along.
Let me get this straight, a negotiation had progressed to far (mind you, it was not finished or faxed into the league) that you would turn down another offer that was significantly better. I don’t buy it.
I’m certainly no rumor monger, not really my style of writing on this site, but it would seem to me to either be an issue with Josh McDaniels and Bill Belichek, or just an outright heterosexual love affair between Bill Belichek and Scott Pioli. I see no other reasoning as to why you could turn down an offer that a chimpanzee would know was better.
There is much more to this story, that I’m sure of.