If the NFL labor dispute stretches into the summer months, teams will not be able to gather for official practices with their coaches.
According to a report from the Kansas City Star, a lockout may not stop Matt Cassel from making sure his teammates get in their offseason work. The Star reports that Cassel may consider organizing team workouts in the spring should it become necessary.
‘You’re going to have to start thinking about it,” Cassel said. ”Coming off a good season for us, one that we need to be able to build off, to not be able to have the off-season and the time to be in there with your teammates working out and building the team chemistry by being together on a consistent basis, it’s going to be a little bit of a different off-season for us.”
You have to love the leadership from Matt Cassel. While it is very unlikely that every single player on KC’s roster would attend these hypothetical workouts, the importance of them occurring cannot be understated.
I often hear players talk about their offseason work, including organized team activities and mini-camps, being iatrical to in-season success. This could be especially important if the Chiefs add receivers this offseason. The more time Cassel has to work with his new offensive mates, the better.
What do you think, Addicts? What does it say about Cassel that he is considering organizing these practices and do you think it will come to that?