Cassel Deals With Disappointment

From the Truman Sports Complex

Wearing a brace on his right hand and wrist, Matt Cassel was in the locker room before Friday evening’s practice and he will get back into the day-to-day routine of the quarterback position even though he’s done for the season.

“Disappointed that I couldn’t continue on with the team,” was how Cassel described his thoughts when told his season was over and he was headed to the injured-reserve list.

Cassel still says he’s not sure when the injury occurred back on November 13th late in the game against Denver.

“To be completely honest, I don’t know when it happened,” Cassel said. “I knew something had happened on that third down play and you probably saw me grab it coming off. From there it was getting off the field, getting an x-ray and seeing what the problem was.”

“You try to get a role somehow, some way, help continue to contribute to the team, and help contribute to Tyler (Palko) and those guys,” Cassel said.

And what is his prognosis for recovery and when he’ll be able to throw the ball again? “It’s one of those day-to-day, week-to-week kinds of things,” Cassel said.


6 Responses to “Cassel Deals With Disappointment”

  • November 25, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    As I observe this scenario play out I have to wonder how today’s Chiefs fans would have reacted to Len Dawson and the way his career started. My guess is Lenny would have never made it to the HOF if many of our fans had a say back at the beginning of his professional playing days.


  • November 25, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    The way I became addicted to the Chiefs was when my family had split season tickets in the 60′s. After Lenny led the Texans to the ’62 AFL Championship I heard him booed in ’64 and ’65 some. Pretty sure it comes from the Chiefs fans from the Missouri side. They shut up in ’66 as I recall.

    Personally, while I appreciate Cassel leading us to the AFC West Title in ’10… if we keep Orton and he beats Matt out and we win the West again I’m all good with that. I just want to be in the hunt all season and have a home playoff win.
    (note: I don’t see Orton beating Matt out)


  • November 25, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    The team needs to recognize the QB position is not a position of strength. Matt Cassel has to be pushed hard and I hope that comes from Orton, Stanzi and a number one draft pick. The Chiefs have many needs, but we must have a play-making quarterback. We have big time receivers and we must get a guy who can find the open man when under duress. I like Matt Cassel but I don’t know that he has one strong asset. It isn’t accuracy. It isn’t finding open receivers. It isn’t looking down field when being pursued. He’s a good athlete but not a great QB. His strength may be his preparation but I don’t see that translating to on the field performance. He isn’t bad, but I think the Chiefs have to find their franchise QB or we will be forever firing head coaches and blaming the wrong people. Right now, Scott Pioli is the weak link. He has to give his coach better players. We can’t line up with anyone.


  • November 26, 2011  - Chuck says:

    Can’t help what must be going thru Cassels brain if Orton should by chance play lights out football the rest of the season.


  • November 26, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    My guess is Cassel would say GO CHIEFS!




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