New Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll spoke during a press conference after he was announced as the team’s fifth play caller in the last four seasons. Daboll says that continuity is a word that sometimes gets lost in coaching, but feels it will be important in the success of quarterback Matt Cassel.
Daboll could turn out to be the right choice to help Cassel in his growth. Daboll talked about turning the Chiefs into an uptempo, attacking offense, a system where Cassel thrived in when he took over for Tom Brady in New England. “I think it’s important to be balanced to help the quarterback out in the run and the pass, utilize different personnel groups, different formations,” Daboll said.
AUDIO Brian Daboll on his offensive philosophy (2:00)
Here’s an article from Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports that talks about Daboll’s rocky relationship with Browns quarterback Colt McCoy during his rookie season, when Daboll was Cleveland’s OC under Eric Mangini. Daboll says he has a good relationship with McCoy, but may regret the way he handled some things.
AUDIO Daboll on his relationship with McCoy (1:05)