Practice Report 9/17 UPDATE

From the Truman Sports Complex

It was more of the same Thursday morning for QB Matt Cassel during the team’s practice session.

In the portion of practice that the media is allowed to view, Cassel went through all the position drills, including those that required movement. He seemed to have the same quickness and manuvered as he did during Wednesday’s drills. Cassel’s throws looked strong and accurate and he did not seem to have problem putting weight on that injured left knee.

“I’m leaps and bounds ahead of where I was last week,” Cassel said after practice. “I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress. My (practice) work load definitely went up this week. Coach has said we are going to take it day-by-day.”

That day may be Friday.

“Our evaluation will include tomorrow,” Haley said. “He’s made  progress.” When asked if he would like to have a decision on Friday, Haley said he would.

“There are medical issues involved when an injury occurs and there are certain times that things take. But like I said, the player is doing everything under his power to be ready and that’s usually a good thing.”

Cassel would welcome news as early as possible. ‘Sooner rather than later,” Cassel said.

RB Larry Johnson said Cassel has looked very good this week.

“He looked good, he bounced around and had the energy and the excitement,” said Johnson. “He seems to be adjusting to the knee brace thing and being able to move around. Each day he’s gotten better.”

CB Brandon Flowers was also practicing Thursday, working through position drills with the defensive backs. Flowers  is the only other player the team is listing as being less than a full participant in practice.  Haley said Flowers situation “was hand-in-hand” with Cassel. He did more  in practice this week, but a decision on his participation Sunday has not been determined.

If Cassel plays, he’ll see a familiar face across the line of scrimmage in DL Richard Seymour. Over the last four years they’ve been teammates on the Patriots. Sunday, they will be on opposites sides.

“He’s a guy who plays hard and everbody looked up to him in the locker room,” said Cassel. “The Raiders are lucky to have him. You have to pay attention to him when he’s on the field. He can take on double teams, he can do some wonderful things in moving bodies around in there because he’s such a big body himself.”

When asked about the Raiders defense, Seymour was the first thing Johnson mentioned.

“”For a guy that didn’t practice with them all week, to come in and make plays that’s definitely impressive,” said Johnson. “All those young guys get excited over there about every play they make. It’s definitely going to be a challenge for us.”

41 Responses to “Practice Report 9/17 UPDATE”

  • September 17, 2009  - Scott says:

    “Cassel’s throws looked strong and accurate and he did not seem to have problem putting weight on that injured left knee.”

    Good to hear. VERY good to hear. Especially the “throws looked strong and accurate” part. I hope he starts Sunday. Time for the guy to start showing us what he’s got.

  • September 17, 2009  - Alexthe"GREAT" says:

    Yea, b/c I’m dying 2 see if this guy is the real deal or not! But he’s playing the Raiders at home so this my not count as much. go Chiefs in 2009 and Beyond!!!

  • September 17, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Legget was starting to pick it up in the 4th quarter , but still is mile’s from Mr. Flowers who is able to read plays and put a stop to such as the beating that went on in that side of the field last Sunday .
    Good luck running the ball any where near # 92 ——–
    Other than that , with Matt back and some WR’s that can get open quick or react on route’s , 1st dns–1st dns–1st dns–1st dns = EASY WIN

  • September 17, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    “He seemed to have the same quickness and manuvered as he did during Wednesday’s drills.”

    - which is somewhere between a snail and sundial; well, that settles it… Brodie Croyle will start for the Chiefs Sunday vs THE RADUHS!

    If mutt the ‘money pit’ ca$$el starts he will die on the field- if not from a broken body part then his spirit nee via broken heart… as the rest of Chiefsfandumb!

    RADUHS 24 chiefs 13

    heh heh heh!!!

    :lol: & :razz:

  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    One thing I truely believe, bysides Lassie’s insanity, is that Mark Bradley will be on the good side of the 1st down marker if/when he makes a third down catch.
    Interesting to see the teams that were interested in Bobby Wade. Sometimes somebody elses trash is a good pickup. We go Tony R, and Brian W. from the Cowboys practice squad or waiver wire. Don’t think Wade will reach thier probowl level, but will fill a need.

  • September 17, 2009  - Scott says:

    Alexthe”GREAT” says:
    “Yea, b/c I’m dying 2 see if this guy is the real deal or not! But he’s playing the Raiders at home so this my not count as much. go Chiefs in 2009 and Beyond!!!”

    It doesn’t matter who he’s playing against, or where. One game will not make him good or bad. Neither will two games or three. But, he has to get started somewhere.

    Cassel may, or may not, be the answer for us at QB. He’s the best of what we’ve got, though…and I’m ready to start seeing if he IS the answer.

  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Dog, your back, how’s the coyoty? The honeymoon? Are you limping when you walk?
    Now down to business, you still owe me 100.00 for the Baltimore game, I had 38 pts. Double or nothing on the Raider game? I see you are giving eleven points, I’ll take it. What do you say dog? Or now that you are married do you need to ask Wile E. for permission to bet? Tell him to quit buying all the ACME products, they don’t work. Neither do your arguements. Bad doggie

  • September 17, 2009  - Scott says:

    Jim Lloyd+ says:

    “Good luck running the ball any where near # 92 ”

    Well, you KNOW Seymour was f-ing pissed about being a Raider…and he took it out on the Chargers.

    Hopefully this week, the news has sunk in a bit more…and he’s calmed down a little. Ha!

  • September 17, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    Scott I also noticed that when his team mates slaped him on the back or helmet that he just seemed anoyed .
    The only bad thing is he proably pro bowl bound and won’t let off no matter what to prove a point.

  • September 17, 2009  - Uncuffed says:

    Getting Flowers back may be a bigger boost than Cassel. Flowers looked like a pro-bowler in the pre-season, I hope he keeps it up. Plus, Leggett is excellent as the nickel back.

    Hopefully a full secondary will allow us to stack the box while also picking off a few of those inaccurate throws from the big boy.

  • September 17, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:




  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Interesting article on the Star’s Red Zone. We are not really older as a team this year. I know that Lassie will argue, but the problem is we kept too many of Herm’s players, that is why we are slightly older. All of his players are a year older and that skewered are ranking. Just kidding dog, the punter was worth keeping. Still young and still improving.

  • September 17, 2009  - Jim Lloyd+ says:

    I forgot to add ~ Rin that was great!!!
    Now I know what I REALLLLY look forward to SUN.


    Be a good little Pooch

  • September 17, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    Rin Tin Tin a ‘perfect’ 5-0 on the season His game predictions – chiefs 0-5; conicidence or destiny? Mr. same willst decide…and He has!

    “I can take ANY 22 guys from off the street and… go 0-6.” :roll:

    heh heh heh!!!

    :cool: daddy-o

  • September 17, 2009  - The Truth says:

    Wow. 5-0. Four pre-season games that didn’t mean squat, and a predicted loss to the Ravens. Impressive.

    You’re a real Jimmy the Greek, for sure.

    “I can take ANY 22 guys from off the street and…” any one of them would be a better Head Coach than Herm Edwards.

  • September 17, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    The Truth said


    - close your mouth – the Rin adulation line forms to the right; take a number… 0-5


    - that’s correct, Miracle Ear…

    “Four pre-season games that didn’t mean squat”

    - :roll: “pre-season games DO matter – we have top learn to win NOW” – alas, he as the chiefs failed to learn… letter grade theirs: F

    “and a predicted loss to the Ravens. Impressive.”

    - yes, and Rin even nailed the final score EXACTLY!

    “You’re a real Jimmy the Greek, for sure.”

    - no, Rin the Frenchman to His friends – you can upon bended knee call me ‘Sir’…

    “any one of them would be a better Head Coach than”

    - :roll: ‘check’? Yes, without question. Who do you feel is the best KC Chiefs Head Coach since Hank Stram left end of ’74?

    “Herm Edwards.”

    - good, we’ve consensus…

    :cool: daddy-o

  • September 17, 2009  - The Truth says:

    “- yes, and Rin even nailed the final score EXACTLY!”

    100% Pure Bullsh*t.

  • September 17, 2009  - The Truth says:

    In my pants and out my mouth to you all daily

  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Lassie, I kneel to no man (dog)
    W T F about the bet? Put your little paw in my hand, give me the eleven?

  • September 17, 2009  - The Truth says:

    Haha, funnyman. Take you long to think that one up? Rin and everyone else knows he’s an effin liar.

  • September 17, 2009  - Chris_Texas says:

    Glad to hear Cassel continues to progress hope he gets out there Sunday.

  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Not long, had parenting duties interfering with computer goof off time. Is easy to think of things to say about the dog. Doesn’t matter, he ignores, doesn’t understand, can not comprehend them anyway. My only question is who taught the village idiot to type. Cool little smiley face icons though, days when I don’t need any fertilizer (bullcrap) I can skip and read the other postings, good thoughts and ideas from a lot of fans.

  • September 17, 2009  - Chiefsexpert says:

    The Raiders’ hi draft picks over the last seven years are finally playing to their potential. They controlled the line of scrimmage throughout the San Diego game on both sides of the ball. It was the Raiders being the Raiders at the end with penalties and poor backfield play that allowed Sproles to eat them up on the last drive. Two weaknesses the Chiefs have, offensive line and defensive line. Two strengths the Raiders have?……Guess. I don’t like this game at all. We will need quick routes and execution a la west coast offense for this one.

  • September 17, 2009  - ED says:

    The way it sound is Cassell will start Sunday,and Flowers is a game-time decision. I’m hoping both guys ocme back this game

  • September 17, 2009  - Fader Hater says:

    Anyone else feel like the Faders looked a little better than they really are on Monday night? I think the Bolts are on the decline, and probably made them look a little more competative than they really are. If the Ravens handle the Bolts this weekend and we beat the Faders, I guess we’ll have our answer!

    BTW – Rin I think you nailed the score for the game, but got the teams mixed up!

    My prediction: Chiefs 24 Faiders 13

  • September 17, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    As Rin hath said, if the Chiefs do not win Sunday, they will not win – if e’er – until December…

    :cool: daddy-o

  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    rin you predicted 38-0 ravens over chiefs…

    not even close…so dont claim you got it right, wow you claimed the ravens would win? so did ALL OF US…At least my prediction of KC without cassel was….oh right a 14 point difference, what did they lose by? 14

  • September 17, 2009  - el cid says:

    Fader I am with you, we need a win. But 24 points is asking a lot from our offense facing DL Seymour and company. If our defense can hold the raiders under 17, we may have a chance. I just do not see the current Chiefs offense scoring a lot of points. Although the national media says the KC WR are superior to Oaklands. Maybe that and being home is enough but it does not look like a lock to me.

  • September 17, 2009  - Behind Enemy Lines says:

    Alexthe”GREAT” says:
    “Yea, b/c I’m dying 2 see if this guy is the real deal or not! But he’s playing the Raiders at home so this my not count as much. go Chiefs in 2009 and Beyond!!!”

    Hilarious, Alex. Let us all know when Cassel’s games start counting for full credit.

  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    el cid please smile, the dog and you have to get happier. This coach and g.m. get it. It will be rought, but these players are still young, the season is young, they will improve. Always remember that he is a bad doggie, quit reading doom and gloom into everything.

  • September 17, 2009  - el cid says:

    You are correct but if the Chiefs lose to the raiders, they are looking at maybe 9 straight loses before they get to a game they can win. Being young was herm’s idea, these players will be really tested never winning. Haley will be facing the same thing herm faced with loss after loss.

  • September 17, 2009  - David says:

    If the Chiefs lose to the Raiders Sunday they won’t lose 9 straight. Haley’s point about 22 guys off the street is true. A well coached team of scrubs will pull a couple upsets over complacent teams over the course of a season. Guys like Brown, Vrabel and Cassel won’t let this team mail it in.

    As long as special teams builds on what they did last week we’ll surprise a couple teams we shouldn’t beat. Though we may well be underdogs every week til December.

  • September 17, 2009  - Michael says:

    9 straight losses being a lock? No way…on any given Sunday. They could get on a roll, but first they just need to win the first one.

  • September 17, 2009  - ED says:

    I don’t think we can declare the Raiders defense a run stuffer yet. Some of you are having first game syndrome. Assuming too much in week one and not looking at the facts. Bottom line the Raiders faced a washed up LT. When Sproles ran the ball their defensive line look like the same old Raiders. Seymor will make the better but not one of the top 15 rush defenses in the league. The still will finish somewhere below 20 in rush defense. Expect LJ to run for over 100 yards in this if give 20 plus carries.

  • September 17, 2009  - Anonymous says:

    Nobody is as good or bad as thought, let the season sort itself out a little.

  • September 17, 2009  - ABLEY says:

    Here is to home field advantage making come back on sunday. I believe the raiders were jacked up from a rowdy home field crowd mon. night and that helped them compete with the chargers. So if you go to the the game like i am, remember to remind the raiders what a rowdy fired up home crowd can do. CHIEFS!!!!!!

  • September 17, 2009  - Bakjon says:

    El cid stop looking for the negative just like dogman. The Chiefs aren’t going to lose their first nine in a row or go 0 for the year. Granted Oakland’s D had their moments but let’s remember one thing when the game was on the line in the fourth quarter against a banged up Charger O-Line did Seymour dominate as he did in the first 2 1/2 to 3 quarters? The answer is no. They were able to succeed due to a rowdy home crowd, Norv’s bad coaching, and the memory of they got whipped last year in the first game on Monday Night by Denver 41-14. Not going to happen in Arrowhead this Sunday as the Chiefs will come out fired up. Also, Haley will not mess up the QB situation like last year (remember Rin your favorite head coach wanted to use the game to evaluate if Thigpen could play – that’s why they play exhibition games)and come up with exotic game plans (Hagans as QB), or come up with fake injuries (Huard’s head, arm, leg or whatever hurting and Damon saying he wasn’t hurt). Cassell will be fine and with a healthy Flowers KC will be fine. Chiefs cover 27-10. Anonymous take the eleven as KC covers outright. Search and Check (Lassie’s favorite) eat dog.

  • September 18, 2009  - Todd Frazier says:

    Rin said:

    “- yes, and Rin even nailed the final score EXACTLY!”

    That’s pretty funny. I was impressed that you did in fact predict the Ravens would get 38.. but you said the Chiefs would get zip.

    You were wrong. They got 24. If you’re gonna pat yourself on the back, try to be truthful.

    1/2 right was great. But you weren’t all right.

  • September 18, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    ‘Chiefs’ got NUTTIN’ – anyone who watched the game saw it: ‘Chiefs’ being :roll: s ‘new’ 188 yard 0 point output of it’s own accord offense nee juggernaut…

    Get it? Got it? Good.

    Rin NAILED the final score – exactly!

    heh heh heh!!!

    :lol: & :razz:

  • September 18, 2009  - niR niR niT says:

    My’s names be niR niR niT. Is likes to troll on boards n practimagate my englush. Hermie yoosed to let me practimigate my toofless nob slobbin’ but now hes outta town. I ain’t got nuttin to do wif me toofless mouth now cept niT pic uhround. Anibody in need ov a toofless nob slob? I’ma game. Dam I’s board.

    - namehtsmreh

  • September 18, 2009  - Rin Tin Tin says:

    And here’s another aspect: Chiefs needed multiple errors to get points – blocked punt, int, Ravens taking it easy/relaxing vs KC.

    Ravens got NO gifts via turnovers from KC & STILL put up 38 points – and it could’ve just as easily been 52-55 points…as in 55-0 & 600+ yards.

    What an absolute BUTT WHOOPIN BALT put on Rin’s chiefs, & for that this life-long fan is sad…


    heh heh heh!


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