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Matt Cassel On NFL AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel paid a visit to the fine folks at NFL AM this morning. The Chiefs don’t usually get much coverage on NFL Network so it was nice to see them get a little love. The Chiefs may have started 1-2 and looked terrible for a couple of weeks but the drama surrounding their comeback win against the New Orleans Saints has gotten them some attention.

I was able to jot down some of what Cassel said for you all, as I am sure the rest of you were doing more productive things this morning. like sleeping.

Was it the best comeback he’s ever been a part of?

Absolutely. And a comeback that we definitely needed at this point in the season. It was a huge first win for us. It was a great team effort. Defense was really, offense, special teams. Everyone stepped up.

On Jamaal Charles:

He continues to work hard, continues to do all the stuff he needs to do. He’s here as late as anybody is, every single day, working on his physical, mental.

On if the offense is still looking for balance:

I think it’s all been dictated by the type of game that we’ve had. Last game we had 98 plays. To me, it’s unheard of. I’ve never had 98 plays in a game. The game before that, obviously, we got behind against Buffalo and we had to throw the ball to try to get back in the ballgame. Sometimes, the game dictates the rhythm of the offense. But I think we’re getting a little bit more of a comfort level. But we have to be able to run the ball. That’s a big part of our offense because it sets up play action and it also sets up the passing game.

On Crennel:

Oh, I love Romeo. He brings a lot of energy and excitement every day. You hear a lot of people say he’s a player’s coach but at the same time he holds everybody accountable. I mean, he gets after us. He coaches technique, fundamentals. That’s exactly what we need as a team.

On Sunday’s game vs. the Chargers:

Well it’s a huge game and it’s a division rivalry and it’s a huge division game for us. Obviously we’re playing for first place right now. Everybody understands the importance of this game in this building and we’re excited about the opportunity. They’ve got a great defense over there. I think they’re holding opponents to like 63-65 yards a game rushing so that will be a big challenge for us offensively, especially if we’re going to try to run the ball and do some things on the ground. So we’ll just have to get going here and we’ll be up for the challenge. Again, I think everyone’s excited and everybody knows what we’re playing for.

On how many games it will take to win the AFC West:

I don’t know. I’m not making any predictions right now because you never know. The AFC West, it’s a wild, wild conference. We’ve got a lot of talented teams but hopefully we can just take care of business this weekend and then continue to think about the future later on. As many wins as it’s going to take, hopefully we’ll get there.

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  • Blade Snapp

    love the chiefs but it should have been jamaal charles

    • Tarkus

      Cassel is a lot more comfortable with the media.

    • Jdh33

      JC’s interview wold be bad real bad great running back but horrible speaker

      • KCMikeG

        JC was interviewed on NFL Total Access yesterday. He was excited but is difficult to understand at times. Makes no difference to me as he does his “talking” on the field.

  • BMART76

    My question for Matt: Matt, is it possible to get those throws down so your receivers don’t get blown up on almost every play?

    • Mugglemage

      I’m sure Matt Cassel knows he has stuff to work on. Your question is unreasonably douchey. He could also respond with “Well when I hit them right in the hands or between the numbers they usually drop the ball, so what would you like me to do buddy?”

      • chiefx22

        “Well, I’d like you to tell the truth. According to, the Chiefs have 4 drops in 3 games. That’s almost as many times you left your receivers out to dry. Maybe you confuse defenders dropping interceptions with your receivers dropping passes.”

        • KCMikeG

          The truth is Breaston, Moeaki, Baldwin and Bowe dropped a pass in the first game alone so not sure where you got the stats from because I went to and found no stats for drops. Maybe if you supplied the link to the stats instead of one just to the home page. The Truth is that Cassel’s BEST receiver over the last THREE years has been Bowe – who is #4 with 26 drops and has dropped 11.56% of his passes. Shocking I know but sometimes receivers, even ones on other teams too, have to jump into the air to catch balls and sometimes they take hits going across the middle – it’s all part of the game.

  • big chief

    Matt I love ya dude but the AFC West is a division, not a conference. That’s ok though, go kick a turd out of the Dolts.

    • AKChieffan

      That’s funny. Cassel is such a Donkey

  • chiefx22

    He should have been asked: Matt, what should the over/under for Cassel turnovers be this week? 2.5? You average 2.6 per game.