Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel said he was "devastated" following the loss to the San Diego Chargers that saw him throw an interception with less than a minute remaining. Cassel made his weekly call-in to 810 WHB following the game and touched on the game-ending interception.
"We were calling a screen pass and I thought I could fit it in there," Cassel said. "It's one that I wish I had back, obviously. It just didn't work out the way that I wanted it to. Obviously, I'm devastated more than anybody else just because of the emotion of going from the high of hitting a 23-yard gain right off the bat to get rolling, which is exactly what you want in a two-minute drill. And then to have it end so abruptly on something as simple as a screen pass."
More on the play: "With the weakside blitz, I was trying to get back, you know. You hold your head down field, and then you try to anticipate him coming off the break and unfortunately, like I said, I put the ball in a bad position. The guy got his hands on it and that's kinda what happened."
Here's the audio of Cassel's appearance and a few more tidbits from his conversation with Steven St. John:
- Cassel says they need to continue to get WR Steve Breaston more involved in the offense because he has big play ability and some explosiveness.
- Cassel says he doesn't make the game plan but it doesn't appear to him that much changed without Jamaal Charles.
- Cassel says there are a lot of positives coming out of the game -- the defense as a whole, the offense in the second half and special teams.
- Cassel says he doesn't listen to the people talking outside of the organization. "I don't read it. I don't listen to it anyway. People can say what they want and I can respect people's opinions."
- Cassel says it only takes one game to change the momentum of the team.
- On Jonathan Baldwin's injury: "I really don't know Jon's situation be completely honest. I don't know when he's going to be coming back or what his timeline is so for me to comment on someone who's not out there right now is just speculation and I don't want to get into that."