Once again, we were days away from the start of the preseason not knowing who will be calling the offensive plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. Todd Haley was a popular pick for this season but, to start the preseason, it'll be offensive coordinator Bill Muir calling the plays. This according to Chiefs quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn, who talked after the Chiefs practice.
"Right now, Bill's calling the plays so he'll be up in the press box," Zorn said just before 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night. "I can tell you that. He'll have the game plan in front of him so he'll be picking out the plays. I'm sure he will take some suggestions but he's had a good feel out here in this training camp and mixing it up."
That sort of answers what we wanted to know. Is this a test to see how things go before the regular season? If not, who will be calling plays in the regular season? Sept. 11 against the Buffalo Bills seems so far away.
Moving on...a few more tidbits from Zorn:
- Don't expect the full playbook to be available on Friday. "This game plan is going to be a cut down game plan and we're going to have a certain group we're going to try to implement and execute."
- Maybe QB Matt Cassel won't be playing much. "That's up to coach Haley. He's going to be on the field playing. I can't imagine we would risk a lot but it'll all be up to coach. He has a plan and we'll stick with that plan."
All three quarterbacks -- Cassel, QB Tyler Palko and QB Ricky Stanzi -- will play in the game.
- On what Zorn is looking forward to: "I think what's going to be fun is just watching these guys work. They've earned the right to get on the field now and it's our first test. We'll go out there and compete."