INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 9: Matt Cassel #7, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs calls a play against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half of play at Lucas Oil Field on October 9, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
One of the stars of the Kansas City Chiefs comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts, Matt Cassel, joined Steven St. John and Nate Bukaty on 810 WHB's Border Patrol this morning talking about KC's second straight win.
810 will podcast Cassel's appearance at some point but here's a snippet of what he had to say to the Border Patrol guys.
Cassel says he hopes the Chiefs can start playing well in the first and second half. "I don't know but I know that we are a well conditioned team and I feel like it has paid off for us in our approach and everything like that. At the same time, at some point, we'd like to figure out how to be a first and second half team, and put the whole thing together for a whole complete game, instead of just coming out in the second half and tearing it up and being efficient in the first half. But we have done a great job in the second half and hopefully that continues as well."
Like us, Cassel loved the 93-yard touchdown drive. "It was a huge drive and we knew we had to go the distance," Cassel said. Indeed, they went the distance -- 12 plays, 93 yards in just over six minutes. "There was nobody more excited than I was," he said. Maybe Dwayne Bowe, who made an incredible catch to end that drive with six points. Speaking of Bowe's big play....
Cassel hasn't seen Bowe's touchdown yet. "I didn't really [see it], to be completely honest. All I saw was the guy throw the flag, and I was like, 'OK cool, we're going to have first and goal at like the one-yard line.' Then all of a sudden, I saw him stick his hands up and I was like, 'No way did he just come down with that ball. That's awesome.' I haven't even seen it, to be completely honest. I didn't even get to see a replay. Pretty impressive and I know everybody was talking about it and it just speaks to Dwayne and his ability."
Cassel talkin' Jackie Battle again. "He's been on this team since 2007 and he's a guy that will do anything. he's the ultimate team player, plays tremendous special teams, works hard every day, never complains and he finally got his opportunity. If you go back to every preseason, if you watch the games, Jackie Battle shows up on the film constantly as a running back."
A little-talked-about flaw in Cassel's game? He's not always great with his touchdown celebrations. On Steve Breaston's final touchdown, Cassel picked Breaston up and nearly threw him down, MMA-style, after the touchdown. "Well, I started to see him dance," Cassel told the Border Patrol. "I don't know what it was, he was shaking his hands and doing all kinds of stuff. I was like, 'I don't know what he's doing right now, it's kinda confusing, I'm kinda scared but then I'm just going to pick you up and celebrate with you.' So I picked him up and we celebrated. What a heck of a move by him. The move that he put on the guy just to get open....he was so open that I kinda got scared so I just threw the ball right at him."