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Casey Wiegmann Breaks Down The Chiefs

Chiefs center Casey Wiegmann talked with Alex Marvez and Jim Miller of Sirius NFL Radio Sunday afternoon and I was there to catch the whole thing. Wiegmann said ultimately he wishes he never would've left Kansas City but, as you know, Herm Edwards wanted to go young.

Wiegmann is a solid veteran and said, in his 15th year, he wants to make sure guys are doing the little things right because a Super Bowl is still one of his goals. The coaching staff, he says, is detail-oriented and focused one thing -- winning.

He spent some time breaking down the Chiefs from the offensive line to the running backs quarterbacks. Check out his words after the jump.

Hint: He's excited about Brandon Albert.

Offensive line:

At left tackle, they got Brandon Albert, first round pick. He's got great potential. Everyone talks about Ryan Clady, Jake Long and all those guys but I guess last year Albert had a good end to the season and started playing better once he got healthy. At left guard, Brian Waters is stable. Brian's Brian. He's big and strong and does what he does. At right guard, they brought in Ryan Lilja from the Colts. He's had a good spring and is healthy. He's flying around. It's an adjustment for him just like myself with this new system. At right tackle, they're moving guys around with Ryan O'Callaghan and Barry Richardson so trying to see what's going on. There's still a few jobs up in the air so we'll see what happens. Training camp will be a battle.

Running backs:

I think Thomas was a great addition to the Chiefs. He just brings a mentality of a great leader. He wants to ram it up there and get his yards. He doesn't care what it takes. He's a good runner. He works hard at what he does. And, Jamaal, well I witnessed it first hand what he could do. He ran all over us. He's fast and explosive. He's got great potential, too. He hasn't practiced all spring but that's OK, we need him going into the season.


[Matt Cassel] showed what he could do with New England. He had a sub par last year from what everyone says here in Kansas City but he's definitely a leader out there and loves playing the game. He's got great talent. He's feeling better, too. He's pointed out to me that he's enjoying it more with Charlie Weis out there giving him more direction on where to go and what he has to do to be a good quarterback. I feel really comfortable about Matt as the quarterback. He's a great leader and knows what's going on.

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