Haley: Cassel Has Never Had A “Real” QB Coach

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley is in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine along with most of the NFL.  Before he addressed the national media, Haley spoke with Bob Gretz about the team’s new QB coach, Jim Zorn, and how he will serve as Matt Cassel’s first “real” coach at the position.

“I know Charlie (Weis) wasn’t a quarterback, I wasn’t a quarterback, Josh (McDaniels) wasn’t a quarterback,” Haley said.  “Now, he’ll be coached by someone who has been there, whether it’s in the huddle or in the pocket.

“I think its perfect timing for where Matt is at this point in his career.”

Even though I’m not someone that feels a guy needs to have played the game in order to be a good coach, it will be interesting to see if Zorn — as a former signal caller himself — goes about his business all that different from Weis.

We have seen that while Cassel isn’t Mike Vick that he can make some things happen with his legs and now he will have a coach in Zorn that knows a little something about scrambling.  Don’t be confused though, Zorn could throw the ball around the field and has shown as a coach that he can develop young passers.

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