Chiefs GM Identifies Cassel, Waters as Offensive Leaders

01152009pioli600_medium

It's fitting that the Kansas City Chiefs GM has identified the quarterback and the oldest offensive lineman as leaders on the offensive side of the ball.

Speaking to Roger Twibell of 610 Sports this week, Scott Pioli talked about (what else) progress with the 2009 Chiefs. 

"I see he (Matt Cassel) and Brian Waters as the leaders. And in those situations I was talking about, those two really stepped up for the offense and made sure the other nine players continued to play hard when we came back against the Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars and the game against Pittsburgh."

The Chiefs played a tight game with all three of those playoff contending teams.  However, like the 2008 Chiefs, it's been and up-and-down season.  After a momentum shifting win against Pittsburgh, Pioli acknowledged the four-turnover, 28 point debacle against the Chargers.

"There were two steps forward then one big step back with last week's game," he said.

The Chiefs are in a nice position the next three weeks, all of which are home games.  However, a quirk in the schedule has the Chiefs next three opponents coming off of a Thursday night game, meaning they'll have three extra days of rest.

Pioli said that everyone in the building sees progress.  Those three games he mentioned could be positive signs for the future but the goal remains the same.

"At the end of the day we need to start winning some football games."

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker