Clausen Goes to the Chiefs
So, Casey is now a member of the Chiefs. That should be an interesting fit for him, though he goes from a team with high expectations like UT to another team with high expectations to do well every year in KC. From what I gather, the sports community of KC pretty much revolves around the Chiefs. I do wish him well and hope he gets a chance there. I think he's shown that he can shrug off criticism and a lack of love from the fanbase to concentrate on just doing the job he has to do.
Honestly, I don't understand why so many of the Vol nation just out and out don't like him. I don't love him but I don't hate him. I'm just kind of neutral. He doesn't inspire much feeling me in at all, except that I'm happy he beat Florida twice in the Swamp and he won in Miami. But I don't hate him. Part of it is--he's just not Peyton Manning. But then NO UT quarterback will ever be Peyton Manning. Casey did enough to help us win some big games...he also didn't play his best in some other big games. He had the ego, but to be a QB you gotta have some of that. I think Peyton has an ego, but he keeps it more under wraps or hidden from the press and public. And maybe that was Casey's problem--running off at the mouth too much in the media.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 4/26/2004 09:59:00 AM