In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to cyncalpatfan's comment:
Seems to me, back in '08, most people around here thought that BB was out of his mind going with Cassel. If I remember correctly, a lot of the comments were very similar to what we are hearing be said about Mallet. I find it funny that so many people here would be so quick to concede the season, if TB was to get injured at some point. Not me. I've watched BB do too much over all these years to write this team off at any point. Even given last night's performance...which, by the way, I did not believe to be an entirely wasted effort on Mallet's part...I fully expect BB to hold onto to Mallet. I suspect he has a much better handle on this QB's abilities than I do. I know that he did with Cassel.
One question, did we make the playoffs in 08'?
To me there was also a difference between Cassel and Mallett. Cassel looked comfortable in the pocket to me, even in preseason, Mallett has a deer in the headlights look too often and likes to tuck it when he panics. He reminds me of a poor mans Bledsoe without the ability to stand in the pocket.
The team went 11-5. Sorry, but I can't lay the blame for the team not making the playoffs that year at Cassel's feet. The kid did an awesome job. The fact is, most people thought BB was out of his mind, having that kind of confidence in him...nobody else did. I think one of the reasons people didn't trust Cassel was the fact that he didn't look comfortable and had no success in the preseason. It turned out that BB was right.