When the Kansas City Chiefs brass came out last week and said there would be competition for Matt Cassel at quarterback I was a little taken back by it. I had trouble processing exactly what that meant because the Chiefs have never really wavered on their support for Cassel and, despite what was said last week, he's never really been faced with a quarterback competition he could lose.
The Chiefs hired Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator and judging by his initial comments to the KC media it sure sounds like Cassel will be the man in 2012.
"I have a lot of confidence in Matt," Daboll said. "I've known Matt for a while. He's a smart player."
Now, to be fair, Daboll's not going to say anything but positive things about Cassel in his initial press outing so this doesn't necessarily mean anything. But it continues to look like Cassel will be the Chiefs starting quarterback in 2012.
As for the rest of the offense, Daboll pointed out that there's a lot of talent on the team.
"I think at the skill spots, we have some young, dynamic players with [Dexter] McCluster and [Jamaal] Charles. [Dwayne] Bowe is a free agent, but he's a heck of a receiver. And then the [Jonathan] Baldwin kid from Pittsburgh, big, he can make acrobatic catches. Tony [Moeaki], who's been injured, but I remember looking at him coming out of college from Iowa, I think he's a very skillful tight end."
He's right -- there's a lot of talent on the Chiefs offense, at least on paper. Dwayne Bowe, Jonathan Baldwin, Steve Breaston, Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki...there's a lot to like.