Chiefs quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn believes Matt Cassel has made major strides this year because the team has been able to have an offseason program, Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports. That was lost last year because of the lockout. Zorn said there is a major difference this year in Cassel.
“He’s dramatically improved because we’ve been able to spend so much time together between all the OTAs, the minicamp and now,” Zorn said of Cassel. “I really feel that he is further along than he was last year. He’s really taking charge. He’s working on things that he wasn’t working on last year at this time. The way he attacks his line of scrimmage with his command, he’s changing things or keeping things on. Our tempo is much better. We’ve really improved a lot of things sooner than we did last year.”