Chiefs QB Matt Cassel: 'No Reason to Hit the Panic Button'



Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel spoke with the media today. He didn't break any new ground but man, doesn't this guy sound like a leader? I'm loving it. I know I'm late to the party on that sentiment but until I catch up with my blogging, that's about as detailed as I can get. I'm telling you, these weddings suck the life out of you.

Here are a few highlights. H/T to stagdsp for the original interview link.

Were you frustrated with not getting a chance to throw the ball down the field last week?

"I don’t call the plays. Coach calls the plays and I just try and go out there and execute it. When Coach feels it is necessary to take shots down the field then we will but that is a question you will have to ask him. I think we have take some shots down the field and WR Mark Bradley showed he can make a big play down the field last week with (WR) Dwayne Bowe the week before and (WR) Mark Bradley in Baltimore with a great play down the field. There is no doubt that we are capable of it."

Has it been an adjustment working with a team that is younger than the New England team you worked with last season?

"I think it has been an adjustment for me this whole off-season. I’ve come to a new place, I have a new home, a new team and a new playbook. In terms of players, we have the players and we have the scheme, now we just have to play better as a unit. I go back to New England last year, we struggled a little bit early on but as we started to move along in the season we got better and played better together. We are three games into the season and there is no reason to hit the panic button. I have told the guys this week that we need to just keep going out. They want to count us out but we just have to keep pushing forward, correct our mistakes, eliminate the penalties and bad football and we will immediately get better."

More good stuff from this interview is at the mothership.

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