The circumstances have forced Cassel to become a quick learner, making each night a quiz night at the Cassel household. Lauren uses flash cards to test Matt’s playbook knowledge.
“It’s going to be a new offense, there is no doubt about it,” Cassel said following the second day of the Chiefs’ offseason program. “It’s going to take hard work, determination and putting in the time of learning the new offense.
“But at the same time I’m excited about working with Coach Daboll. He’s changed a lot since he was just a wide receivers coach in New England and it’s been fun to see him mature as a coach and to be reunited with him.”
Our bizzaro draft features the Kansas City Chiefs, whose array of picks in 2008 set up a lot like the Browns’ picks will this year.
First of all, the Chiefs had two first-round picks in 2008 just like the Browns do now. They owned the No. 5 overall pick after finishing 4-12 in 2007, and acquired another first-rounder (No. 17 overall) courtesy of the Jared Allen trade to Minnesota.
They naturally had a high second-rounder too, No. 35 overall (compared to the Browns’ pick at No. 37).
And like the Browns, the Chiefs entered with the most picks in the draft, 13 overall. They stockpiled third-round choices (two extra again via Jared Allen) and a fifth-round pick. The majority of the Browns’ bunnies are loaded towards the later rounds due to supplemental choices and that extra fourth-rounder via Julio Jones.
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