Q&A with Matt Cassel - 8/18

Posted Aug 18, 2010


Q: How are things going so far?


CASSEL: “You know, I think it’s a work in progress, we’re continuing to work hard each and every day, we’re still grinding. We’re still having two a days as you can see. The offensive unit; we’re just going to keep working and trying to get better and better each week.”

Q: Where are you compared to where you were a week ago? Are you guys further along maybe continuity wise and being able to do things together?

CASSEL: “Well, as an offensive unit, every week you’re trying to work on different things and so this week we’ve had different emphasis and we’re just trying to make progress as an offensive unit as a whole.”

Q: What do you think about being here in St. Joe? You’ve been here for two weeks now, how’s it been?

CASSEL: “It’s been great. The facilities are amazing, the people are great, having all these fans around for each and every practice has been outstanding, and it creates a fun atmosphere for us as players.”

Q: What kind of impact has a guy like Casey Wiegmann had on this unit?

CASSEL: “Casey’s done a great job for us since day one. He’s come in, he’s worked extremely hard, he’s diligent about it, he’s been a great leader in the locker room, and he’s a guy that’s had tremendous success in the NFL, and for a lot of those young guys it’s great to see a guy that’s worked so hard and then comes in and just does his job each and every day.”

Q: Can you imagine a guy that’s taken over a thousand straight snaps? What goes into that?

CASSEL: “I don’t know. You’ve got to be a tough, tough dude to be able to go out there and go up against those big nose guards that they have and be able to grind it out each and every day.”

Q: We heard the coach yell today at somebody out there, the 50-year old running back is finishing every play, you’ve got to finish every play. What does that mean to hear and see Thomas Jones, who is 75 years old do that kind of stuff?

CASSEL: “75, yeah that’s exactly right. He’s getting up there in age, but he looks good for 75, though. It’s great to see him compete each and every day and he’s another guy that comes out and brings that intensity and that enthusiasm. He fires guys up and when you see him finish it gives those younger guys no excuse why they can’t finish each and every play.”

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