Chiefs 1 – NE 0 Pioli Rapes Old Team

The New England Patriots have been sitting atop the AFC East for the last 8 years minus last year when you know who won the division.  The big question has always been “who is the responsible party for the personnel on the field?”  Bill Belichick or GM Scott Pioli?  If today’s trade between Belichick’s Patriots and Pioli’s Chiefs are any indication, that honor goes to Pioli.  Today, Pioli man-raped his old team.  Kansas City Chiefs – 1, New England Patriots – 0!

The Chiefs and Patriots have indeed finalized a deal that sends recently franchised QB Matt Cassel to the Chiefs along with LB Mike Vrabel for the Chiefs 2nd round pick in this years draft.  Number 34 overall.  In addition the Chiefs have agreed to send the Patriots, ummm, barbecue maybe?  Nothing else.  No conditional pick in 2010, no late 2nd day pick.  Nothing.  Nothing at all.

Consider that last year the Miami Dolphins sent a 4th rounder for TE Anthony Fasano and LB Akin Ayodele to the Dallas Cowboys.  That almost seems like a decent deal compared to a potential franchise QB and a former Pro-Bowl LB.

The Chiefs fans have to be rejoicing.  They would not have found anyone in this years draft at pick 34 that would have filled what Cassel alone brings to the table let alone Vrabel.  While Cassel will not have the talents of a Randy Moss or Wes Welker on his team in KC, he will have the premier TE in Tony Gonzalez and a young WR who appears like the real deal in Dwayne Bowe.

Reports have surfaced that the Patriots preferred the 34th overall pick over the 3rd overall pick due to salary compensation that goes along with picking that high in the first round of the draft.  The team has also been under scrutiny since placing the franchise tag on Cassel guaranteeing him 14.5 million dollars this season which is more than returning starter Tom Brady will make.

There are some who are speculating that the Patriots may use this new found money on free agent Ray Lewis although nothing is being reported that the Patriots have any interest.  CB Leigh Bodden, a street FA prior to the start of free agency visited the Patriots on Friday and left without a contract, perhaps because NE didn’t have the money to assure themselves they could afford him should a trade for Cassel fall through.

So far, I am two for two on my FA predictions saying that the first FA the Phins would sign would be Dallas OG Joe Berger and then last night saying that Cassel would be traded to the Chiefs.  Today the second came true and it sure is a lot of fun listenting to the Patriot faithful complain about this rape.

Topics: Bill Belichick, Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel, Miami Dolphins, Mike Vrabel, New England Patriots, Scott Pioli

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  • hawk9810

    Only time will tell..  However it looks like Bill takes it from behind..  LMAO

  • KingBrady

    They made room for a big signing, obviously clearing up 18 million in cap space. Belicheck isn’t stupid, he has shown in the past why he is the king on draft day and with possibly 6 picks in the first 2 rounds now we’ll see what time will tell! Matt Cassell is great with the weapons he had in new england, what about the cheifs? no moss, no welker…….Also Vrabel is 34, he is nearing the end, why pay someone what they are not worth? Remember Drew Bledsoe, they just cut him to free up space. Football in New England is strickly buisness, always has been and today proves it always will be with or without Pioli!

  • Mad_Dog

    It was a good deal for both the chiefs and pat’s. the chiefs get a possible fanchise QB in cassell and an experienced Lb who will help the younger players mature and grow.

    The Pats win big time also they only franchised Cassell because they saw big value in getting a good draft pick and could control where cassell would go. the pats have i believe four picks in the second round now after the trade which gives them a lot of flexibility to move up or down in the draft. If there is a player they really want now they have a lot of flexibility to move up to get them – that is not good for the Dolphins.

  • robert

    i read ur prediction last night i though the same thing but four a second round pick they R@ped the patriots go chiefs!!! lol Go PHINS bro