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Chiefs' Matt Cassel Says He Was 'Devastated' After The Chargers Loss

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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."

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