KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 31: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 31, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel didn't get much sleep after the Monday Night Football victory over the San Diego Chargers. He was on the phone with 810 WHB's Border Patrol on Tuesday morning, only a few hours after going to bed from the Chiefs game the night before.
"I think I probably fell asleep around 3 or 3:30," Cassel said Tuesday morning. "You get that adrenaline pumping, it was a late night, for sure, but it was well worth it." (Note: Later than me. I was in bed by 2:15 a.m.).
Cassel seems to be getting more comfortable on these morning after spots with 810 WHB so it's a good listen. Here's the audio of his appearance and I snagged a few quotes from him on the show after the jump. His response to whether he feels bad for Philip Rivers is great.
On the Arrowhead crowd: "It was unbelievable. The fans were outstanding all night. I could hardly hear myself on the sidelines They were for sure the 12th man because, our defense, they helped them out all night long with the penalties and everything else. It was rockin'. It was the best atmosphere I've been at at any stadium."
On the Philip Rivers fumble: "I was actually standing on the sideline with my arms crossed, pissed off for a second, watching the game go on because I knew at that point that as long as they had the ball, they could really run out the clock and kick that field goal. All of a sudden, out of the blue, we saw that fumbled snap and our guys got on it. I said, 'This is too good to be true.' It turned out in our favor and we were able to capitalize on it."
On whether he feels bad for Philip Rivers as a fellow quarterback: "Feel bad? No. You empathize with the guy like that who plays the quarterback position. It's a routine play and unfortunately but fortunately for us it worked out in our favor. At the same time, I'm not going to feel bad about that at all. I'm excited about the fact that he did it. Let's be honest, none of us feel bad about it."
On the Jonathan Baldwin touchdown pass: "This is a play that we talked about during the week. It was a play action pass and as you can see, Jon ran a great route. It was a actually a move post is what we like to call it where you stick it in and then you push it back out a few more steps and then take it on the post, and he got Weddle to jump on that second part of the move post and he just took it over the top. I saw him break and I saw Weddle jump underneath and I was able to put it up in a position where the big boy went up and got it."
On the communication issues: "There was a little bit of communication issue with the helmet but at the same time we have to do a better job, including myself, about the personnel and everything else because in critical situations like that we can't waste plays."