“I believe in myself, and I know I’m a good quarterback,” Cassel told Sports Radio 610 in Kansas City on Monday. “Of course there are going to be criticisms and everything like that, and that’s part of the business. But at the same time at the end of the day I know that I’m going to go out there and I’m going to compete each and every day. I’m going to give you 110 percent. And hopefully it’s all going to go in the right direction, we’re going to win a lot of ball games, get in the playoffs, and ideally we’d like to win a Super Bowl.”
“I’m excited. Jamaal has made tremendous progress,” quarterback Matt Cassel said. “Every day he’s been working out in the weight room and doing tremendous things already.”
Charles and Berry weren’t alone in doing rehab work. Tight end Tony Moeaki is also coming back from a torn ACL. Defensive back DeQuan Menzie hurt his hamstring during a recent rookie minicamp, safety Kendrick Lewis is still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery and linebacker Brandon Siler from a torn Achilles tendon.
3. Seven players did not practice because of injury: Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki, Eric Berry, Kendrick Lewis, Brandon Siler, DeQuan Menzie and Rob Bruggeman. Charles, Moeaki, Berry and Siler missed all or most of last season. Lewis had off-season shoulder surgery. Menzie (hamstring) and Bruggeman (finger) have lingering injuries from the recent rookie camp.
Now that Todd Haley is gone, some old faces can come back to the building. After only one year with the Kansas City Chiefs, former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis left to take the same position back at the college level with the Florida Gators. Now he’s the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks after Turner Gill was fired. It’s been a roller coaster for the last few years for Weis, but it’s clear he’s now welcome back at Arrowhead now that Haley is gone.