Now that playoff teams are set, the final update is completed, with all 2012 statistics.
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Updates below, with fabulous NEW statistics and blood flying everywhere.
Gus Cassel has a career winning percentage of .158 against playoff teams (3-16).
He is 1-12 against playoff teams as a member of the KC Chiefs.
Gus Cassel's Record Against Playoff Teams:
2012 - 0-3
2011 - 0-2 (includes home loss to Tim Tebow)
2010 - 1-2
2009 - 0-5
2008 - 2-4
IMPORTANT FACT #1: Cassel has a losing record against playoff teams for one reason: he can't lead the offense to scores. Check out his PPG against playoff teams as a Chief:
A dismal average at just 13.2 PPG overall. But the 2010 average is completely skewed due to a 42-point outburst against the Seahawks. If you remove that game, Cassel's career average PPG against playoff teams as a Chief plummets to 10.8 PPG. LOL
This proves that regardless of the quality of the team around him, Cassel is a liability. The 2009 Chiefs blessed Cassel with a horrendous supporting cast, yet scored MORE points per game against playoff teams than the 2012 Chiefs! Inconceivable!
Against playoff teams, for his Chiefs career, Cassel averages 148.1 yards passing per game. He has 13 TD and 16 INT in these games (13 games in total). His quarterback rating in these games is a hilarious 67.1.
IMPORTANT FACT #2: With better quarterback play, the Chiefs might have won some of these games. This includes:
6. A 2012 game against the Baltimore Ravens, in which Cassel threw 2 INTs while the offense scored 6 points. The Chiefs lost 9-6.
Gus Cassel has a career winning percentage of 0.238 against winning teams (5-16). This includes a playoff loss to the 2010 Ravens. It also includes three wins with the Patriots, meaning Cassel is 2-11 as Chiefs quarterback against winning teams.
Gus Cassel's Record Against Winning Teams:
In 2012, 7 of the top 10 teams in yards per attempt qualified for the playoffs.
These are trends that cannot be ignored.
IMPORTANT FACT #1: No team "led" by Gus Cassel has ever finished higher than 16th in yards per attempt. Cassel's individual ranking in yards per attempt over the last four seasons is as follows:
Gus Cassel, Yards Per Attempt, By Year:
2012 - 29th
2011 - 29th
2010 - 19th
2009 - 30th
2008 - 15th
Gus Cassel, Deep Passing, By Year:
2012 - 10 for 34 (29%)
2011 - 9 for 30 (30%)
2010 - 10 for 44 (23%) - BEST YEAR OF GUS CASSEL'S LIFE
2009 - 16 for 55 (29%)
2008 - 8 for 38 (21%)
Gus Cassel Sack Rate + KC/NE Pass Blocking Ranking, By Year (provided by PFF)
2012 - 1 sack every 14.5 attempts - 19th ranked pass blocking line. (editor's note - ranking skewed by Branden Albert leaving the lineup after Cassel was benched)
2011 - 1 sack every 12 attempts - 5th ranked pass blocking line.
2010 - 1 sack every 17 attempts - 16th ranked pass blocking line.
2009 - 1 sack every 12 attempts - 30th ranked pass blocking line.
2008 - 1 sack every 11 attempts - 18th ranked pass blocking line.
For his career, when facing a top 10 defense (measured by yards or points allowed), Cassel is 5-11.
Gus Cassel's Record Against Top 10 Defenses, By Year:
Cassel's 185 yards per game in those 16 contests isn't bad (for Gus). His TD/INT ratio (11/16) is horrible. His team averages 16.1 offensive points per game.
Even worse: His Chiefs teams average 12.6 offensive points per game.
In 2012, Cassel did not improve his record against winning teams, playoff teams or top 10 defenses. He did not improve his yards per attempt or deep completion percentage. He sucks, and cut this mother****er.