Cassel Stays Home

From San Diego, California

QB Matt Cassel was not with the Chiefs on their charter flight to San Diego on Saturday and obviously won’t play on Sunday against the Chargers.

The decision to leave him behind was the best decision for Cassel. It doesn’t take a medical degree to understand that the best way for Cassel to recuperate from his Wednesday appendectomy would be at home, with his feet up and resting.  There’s nothing really restful about a trip by an NFL team, especially when it includes a pair of three-hour flights to and from, a night in a hotel room with a bed other than his own.

That puts Brodie Croyle into the starting lineup. This will be his 10th NFL start. The Chiefs finished 0-9 in the previous games that Croyle opened. His last start came on September 13, 2009 in the season opener against Baltimore when Cassel was out with a knee injury. He would mop up in a pair of games later in the season, including a brief appearance against the Chargers in San Diego.

His last regular-season appearance was on December 6 last year. The last time he was on the field was September 2 when he closed out the final pre-season game against Green Bay at Arrowhead.

One Response to “Cassel Stays Home”

  • December 11, 2010  - Edward says:

    Confirms what we already knew. Looking forward to Sunday

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