“Matt is the leader of this team and everybody follows him,” FB Le’Ron McClain said. “He came in and gave us a good speech. He said to finish, have your brother’s back, finish and play ball.”
“He was fired up,” WR Dwayne Bowe added. “He was screaming and was like come on guys, and it (pumped us up).”
Cassel’s halftime speech followed a sideline interaction with head coach Todd Haley late in the second quarter.