Chiefs Coach Says Matt Cassel Criticism Has Been 'A Little Over The Top'

Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel has been a hot topic of conversation around here over the last few weeks. The Chiefs are winning but (per usual) most fans want to see more.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley has consistently backed Cassel and did so again in a conversation with Bill Williamson of ESPN.com.

"I’ve haven’t been in the habit of defending players but for Matt, (the criticism) has been a little over the top here," Haley said. "The No. 1 thing I look at quarterbacks is wins and losses. We’re first in the NFL in negative plays and Matt has a lot to do with that. He is getting better every week."

I agree that some of the Cassel criticism is overblown. I think we need to start thinking again about our expectations. I'm just not sure what those expectations are yet. If the Chiefs start losing, we'll have built up some ammo for why. But, for now, they're winning. For as often as Haley talked negative plays last year, Cassel helping eliminate those probably means a lot to Haley.

Check out ESPN.com for Bill Williamson's story on his Haley interview.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

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