Chiefs coach Todd Haley saw Matt Cassel get sacked three times and then have to either run for his life or throw quicker than he’d prefer on most of his pass attempts in Friday night’s preseason game in Minnesota.
Rather than cringe at the possibility of injury to his quarterback, Haley liked how Cassel responded to the constant pressure. He also acknowledged that because of offensive-line problems, it may be something Cassel has to get used to.
“That’s going to be life for Matt a little bit early on,” Haley said. “He needs to be able to get out and make plays like that. That’s one of the things I said about him from the start that I was excited about that maybe I didn’t have where I came from was a big guy that can run. That’s a weapon we’ve got to utilize from a scrambling point of view if not a design point of view.”