Cassel is Chiefs' next hope

Updated: March 7, 2009, 1:41 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Being a quarterback legend gets you a decent haircut, a corner booth at the most prominent sports bar and a nickname that sticks for four decades. In Kansas City, it makes you one in 1.9 million. "Lenny the Cool" isn't sure how his beloved Chiefs got here, stuck somewhere between Todd Blackledge and Brodie Croyle. At some point, he says, they gave up drafting quarterbacks high. He's watched one of the NFL's most intimidating venues turn half-empty, watched a town turn cynical. ...

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