“We have a relatively inexperienced quarterback; (Cassel) hasn’t played a lot of games,” coach Todd Haley told ESPN. “You take four years of college away from the guy and another chunk in the NFL not playing in a lot of games. Now he has almost three years under his belt, counting the (one season) in New England.
This is what he wrote Monday: “I really don’t look for the hype and everything. I’ll just keep putting up the numbers and let it talk for themselves. I’m not trying to be a superstar in this league; I’m trying to be a hall of famer. They can keep hyping the other RBs to be superstars.”
One of Kendrick’s supporters who came out for the news conference was Eddie Kennison, the former wide receiver with the Kansas City Chiefs.
“I’m so proud of him,” Kennison said. “I think I’m feeling what he’s feeling, probably at a smaller magnitude. I’m so happy for him because I know the type of man that he is and the kind of passion he’s going to put into this place. I know the passion he put in even before he became president. Now that this has happened, it takes the Negro Leagues Museum to the next level.”