From Fantasy Football, Baseball and Basketball - news, projections, rankings, draft guide - Rotoworld.com "Yahoo Sports' Jason Cole reports that Tony Gonzalez still wants the Chiefs to trade him, "barring a serious change in direction." Gonzalez is worried GM Scott Pioli will hire Iowa's Kirk Ferentz as head coach. "Yeah, I hear theyâ€™re talking to Todd Haley," Gonzo said. "But then thereâ€™s this coach from Iowa State, some (expletive) like that and I donâ€™t want to deal with that." Gonzalez believes the Chiefs will have a new coach by Thursday. If the choice isn't to his liking, he might ask to be traded to a contender. Three teams pursued Gonzalez at last October's trade deadline: the Bills, Giants, and Packers. Green Bay had a third-round pick on the table." Rumors have it that KC is very interested in Cassel. The thought is that Cassel would fetch the Pats at least one first round pick...maybe more (possibly two first round picks, but I think that's a little high). At a minimum, Cassel would fetch a first and third rounder. So follow me here.... 1. KC wants Cassel. 2. NE could use a really good TE (imagine Gonzalez with the Pats...wow). 3. Gonzalez wants out of KC. 4. The probable price for Cassel would be a 1st and 3rd round pick. 5. The probable price for Gonzalez would be a 3rd round pick. 6. The likely price tag for Cassel: $14 million in 2009. The actual price tag for Gonzalez: $4 million in 2009. 7. The Pats have lots of cap space to take on Gonzalez. So why not franchise Cassel, then work out the following deal: Pats trade Cassel to KC for KC's 2nd round pick. Let them keep the first rounder (#3 overall). We keep the 3rd rounder. Just have them give us Gonzo and their 2nd round pick (which would be the #35 overall...just barely into the 2nd round). They get their QB and keep their 1st round pick. We get a MAJOR upgrade at TE and a 2nd round pick in the range where Belichick usually does a lot of damage. Seems like a win/win. Imagine, for Matt Cassel, a 7th round pick who, until this year, had not started a game since high school, fetching for the Pats the #35 pick in the 2009 draft, and Tony Gonzalez, who, the past 2 years, has caught 195 passes for 2230 yds and 15 TD! Use our 1st and two 2nd round picks to upgrade the defense (especially pass rush and secondary), get the best player in the league back healthy (Brady), and yikes.