I have tunnel vision. I go out and try to get better each and every day.
It's been a childhood dream of mine to be a Cowboy, honestly.
Personally, I always loved the 1 p.m. Sunday games.
I've always pushed myself and taken great pride in what I do.
When I was a kid, we used to play 'Madden' and 'NCAA Football' all the time. I have two brothers, so we grew up on these games.
The first thing that came to mind when I met Tom Brady was intimidation. I'm showing up in 2005 with a guy who just came off his third Super Bowl win. So, it's a little intimidating walking in the room with Tom Brady for the first time.
I've been on a number of NFL teams, and a lot of them address situational football. But I've never been around a team that does it as meticulously as the New England Patriots.
From one week to the next, everything changes from who you're playing to the defense's scheme. You just try to build on the things that you did well and correct the things that you did poorly in the game; then, move forward from there and hopefully continue to get better and better and better as you move forward.
In 2005, our starting center, Dan Koppen, went down with a season-ending injury. Russ Hochstein was always our interior 'swing guy' - he played guard and center - and I remember Russ stepping in and playing beautifully.
I work really hard and I take great pride in what I do.
My father grew up in West Texas, in Lubbock, and I've got family here, and I grew up a Dallas Cowboy fan all my life.
I was in New England in 2007 for Spygate.
I've said this time and time again: Dante Scarnecchia is the best offensive line coach in the NFL.
We knew what was going on with Spygate. We were in football mode, and it didn't impact our day-to-day. There's so much noise on the outside - 'You're cheaters, you're this, you're that' - but the easiest way to settle that is to go 18-0 and go to the Super Bowl.
It always comes down to being accountable to your teammates and so many times you get caught up in everything else going on. And I remember as a young guy, you always worry about, 'Well, who's getting the reps,' and this, that and the other, and it takes you and distracts you away from just doing your job.
At first when I first went to the Chiefs, there was a huge transition from what we had done in New England to a team that was rebuilding.
Honestly, I have no ill will toward Kansas City or anything that happened here.
You've probably heard from 100 different people that the Patriots are a game plan offense. Here's what that means: We're going to watch the defense specifically to identify their tendencies, what they do situationally and what their philosophy is.
I'm not trying to be Tom Brady. I'm just trying to be Matt Cassel.
Everybody is allowed to have their own opinion.