Are you kidding me? Someone in the media actually asked Chiefs head coach Todd Haley if he envisioned a scenario where Matt Cassel was not the starting quarterback.
I think that’s a bit drastic to ask that type of question after one start with the Chiefs. I’m still standing behind Cassel. He’s got one year of starting experience and was limited this summer when he got hurt. I thought Cassel played gutsy and certainly should have played better, but I’m not ready to throw the towel in on Cassel and neither is Haley.
"There were a lot of positives in Matt’s performance. There are a few we would like to have back obviously. I believe that a quarterback in a game has seven critical decisions – combined key plays in a game of 79 plays last week or whatever it was – that really separate winning and losing. There were clearly seven in this game where we would like to do something different. But that being said, I like a lot about this guy. Anybody watching can see the competitiveness. Here’s a guy who’s injured that was not running with that thought in his mind. He added 34 yards of rushing to our game and when you do that it’s pretty positive."
Haley also pointed out he’s been impressed with Brodie Croyle and after watching the game film saw a lot of positives from the offense and defense.
Listen to portions of Haley’s press conference from Tuesday.