KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Cassel had 18 yards passing in the first half last week against San Diego. The Chiefs quarterback came out in the second half and had much more success.
Perhaps the coaching staff was listening to all the fans crying out: Throw it deep!
Under newly promoted offensive coordinator Bill Muir, the Chiefs have struggled to move the ball. Dump passes and screens have been largely ineffective, and the result is that Cassel is following up a Pro Bowl season with one of the worst in his career.
Cassel prefers to remember the second half against the Chargers, when the Kansas City offense finally hit its stride, over the bleak first half. And he’s confident the winless Chiefs will be able to take that momentum into Sunday’s game against Minnesota.