Extended lockout could set back Cassel, K.C. offense

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m.
Posted By Michael Blunda

An extended lockout would not be beneficial to players across the league, as they would lose any opportunity to build and improve during the offseason. For the Chiefs, however, having minicamps and OTAs wiped out could be devastating, the way we hear it. The offense in particular could be put far behind the 8-ball if it isn't allowed time to work with coaches in the months ahead. That's because the Chiefs, who ranked No. 12 in total offense in 2010, will be breaking in a new offensive coordinator in Bill Muir and a new QB coach in Jim Zorn. The transition could be especially difficult for QB Matt Cassel, who broke out last season but now will be playing for his fourth different coordinator in as many years. While the players are likely to arrange workouts with each other to stay sharp in the offseason, they might have a small window to learn the playbook and work with the new staff prior to the 2011 kickoff.