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Cassel to Remain Starter
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On December 8, 2009 @ 9:26 am In Latest News | Comments Disabled
[Kansas City.com] Having 24 hours to watch the game video and collect his thoughts on Sunday’s blowout loss to Denver didn’t change Todd Haley’s mind on the Chiefs’ quarterback situation.
Matt Cassel, who struggled through his worst game with the Chiefs in the 44-13 loss to the Broncos, will start Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium.
“I’m going to play the guys that give us the best chance to win, and Matt is one of those guys right now,” Haley said. “I feel pretty confident in Matt and his abilities, and he’ll bounce back and have another great week of preparation and give us a chance to beat Buffalo.”
Cassel completed just 10 of his 29 pass attempts for 84 yards and threw a couple of costly interceptions on back-to-back possessions in the crucial third quarter. The Chiefs began the second half trailing 14-6, but their situation unraveled quickly when the Broncos scored 20 consecutive points.
Cassel also committed two turnovers in the previous week’s game against San Diego and appears to be buckling under the pressure of trying to guide the anemic Chiefs offense.
But Haley indicated he believed Cassel was strong enough to overcome the toughest stretch of his professional career.
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