The key attribute of any successful NFL QB is leadership and Kansas City Chiefs signal caller Matt Cassel is making the grade.
Despite the fact that NFL owners have locked the players out and banned coaches from communicating with them, Cassel has been organizing small team practices in KC according to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.
Teicher reports that Cassel, WR’s Dwayne Bowe and Jerhemy Urban, along with TE Brad Cottam, are already getting together and working on routes. Urban, who doesn’t have a home in KC, is sleeping in Cassel’s basement.
Here is a quote from Cassel, via Teicher:
“I think it’s been very productive. I don’t go out there to go through the motions. I try to call out plays. I’ll yell out there’s a blitz coming, and (the receiver) has to make his adjustment accordingly. I’ll do some things to challenge these guys. I’ll give them a formation and a play call. I don’t go out there and say, ‘Just run a slant,’ or something like that. It’s more meant to challenge myself mentally and challenge them mentally as well.”