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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    His long TD pass was the acorn. ...The Pats will be lucky to go 8-8
     
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    Cassel will be replaced by the 4th qtr...This guy looks lost
     
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    No pocket presence while under pressure
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Credit for the drive...but this guy is not going to take then anywhere
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    [Quote]This Rolls Royce is runnin like a pinto with Cassell holding the keys.[/Quote]

    You need a better line. You've used that one already.
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Can't see the game from here, but statistically it looks like the Pats are dominating this game, if you factor out the turnovers. Is this some kind of illusion?
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    [Quote]Can't see the game from here, but statistically it looks like the Pats are dominating this game, if you factor out the turnovers. Is this some kind of illusion?[/Quote]

    Can't see it either, but with the stats showing 4 sacks and the other team scoring 14 easy points, it doesn't sound much like Cassell's fault to me. Sounds again like the O and D lines.
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Cassel has zero presence in the pocket

     
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    [Quote]

    Can't see it either, but with the stats showing 4 sacks and the other team scoring 14 easy points, it doesn't sound much like Cassell's fault to me. Sounds again like the O and D lines.[/Quote]

    Cassel isn't great, but he is learning. He has made great and poor plays today. Hopefully, he will learn to minimize the bad plays.

    Not sure why people are complaining so heavily about MC. There are definitely other issues with this team, but it is going to be a grind 'em out year.

    Mind you, I am just a guy on a couch with a remote.
     
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    root

    Your on the couch with the remote and I am in my easy chair with a beer. LOL.
    Cassel definatley started very shaky, but like you said made some good plays but also made some poor descisions....at times he reminded me of Bledsoe....later in his career.....you know hanging on to the ball to long, not making his reads faster etc. but overall didn't look to bad. Still has a long way to go on the learning curve.....let's hope it doesn't take all season.

     
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    [Quote]root

    Your on the couch with the remote and I am in my easy chair with a beer. LOL.
    Cassel definatley started very shaky, but like you said made some good plays but also made some poor descisions....at times he reminded me of Bledsoe....later in his career.....you know hanging on to the ball to long, not making his reads faster etc. but overall didn't look to bad. Still has a long way to go on the learning curve.....let's hope it doesn't take all season.

    [/Quote]

    Technically, I was watching NFL Game Pass over the Internet, but I had beer too.

    I will take this game from Cassell as long as he continues to improve. A lot seems more out of his control - from the play calling where the OC will only give him so much leeway to the line play. Of course, he needs to improve on making faster reads and understanding the mechanics of the pocket a little better - if TB could only give him him pocket 6th sense.
     
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    Wow most of you guys are awful hard on Cassel. Timing and pocket presences are things you develop in "real game time" not practice. This kid is doing well within the system that is the Patriots Offense. He has a good enough arm to get it to Moss, he showed that on the 63 yard-er. Pocket presence is his weakest area right now I think. It will take a good O Line and time for Matt to have a chance to improve that part of his game. Hopefully these next 4 plus games will be a learning time for him. The playoffs are coming and he will need to be at a higher level by then. For now, he has time to develop and I expect he will. But then, I have been making the koolaid for BB since '85.
     
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    WOW! Some people are crazy!
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Thank-you !
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    The critics on this board are pathetic. Cassell is doing pretty good, he's growing and improving with every game - yet you live to cut him down because he doesn't play at the same level as Brady.

    Perhaps you'd all be better suited to rooting for the Jets, because we certainly don't need fans like this bunch around here.
     
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    [Quote]Cassel has zero presence in the pocket[/Quote]

    Must look easy from the recliner . . . .
     
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    Cassell actually played an OK game. I can see his improvement.

    He has to stop under-throwing Randy Moss.
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    [Quote]

    You need a better line. You've used that one already.[/Quote]

    Not to mention he copied it from an interview with Cassell on CBS!
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Wow, give the guy a break, his first INT was not his fault (he got hit 1 second before he threw it) and the other was a bad pass but ended up like a nice punt inside the 5. I like the fact we went vertical a little today and will make other Defenses not crowd the line. I will be going to SD next week and see the Pats in person and only hope they have a good day there also!!!!!!!! Go Pats!!
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Matt Cassell, nor any other QB, can step up into the pocket when the pocket has collapsed because of the defensive rush up the gut. Since the tail end of last season, and particularly in the Super Bowl, defensive coordinators have recognized the benefits of blitzing up the middle to prevent the QB, whether it be Brady or Cassell, from stepping up and into the pocket. Rushing from the outside proved ineffective because of the PATS reliance on quick release plays. In fact, the pocket collapsing from the inside rush was partially responsible for Brady's injury. As long as the middle of the offensive line plays soft, this will continue. If the offensive line can't stand stout, then Cassell had better learn how to roll out to avoid the rush.
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    I personally don't expect him to be brady like, but I expect him to be closer to a jeff garcia, gus ferott type qb. Not flashy just effective.

    The minuses to cassel so far, is when his first wr is covered, he seems to give up too quickly. A couple of those sacks were avoidable.

    The pluses, he is gaining experience, and I hate to say it, he actually played better as the game went along.........

    He is so jekell and hyde right now, one good play couple bad plays, rinse and repeat. Gonna be a rollercoaster ride this year for sure.
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Looks to me like they struggled with another cellar dweller, it's a good thing that the schedule is bereft of good teams. I hope the Chargers don't hurt Cassel...who would replace him???
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    Cassel's not quite that good, 33 pass plays out of 81 total offensive plays.

    Not that bad either. Cassel rang up 13 passing first downs in this game. That's more first downs than some teams get total for a game. Essentially the Patriots defense was the weaker part of this game and Cassel, Maroney and company covered for them by keeping the Patriot defense off the field.

    On second thought let's edit Maroney out, he was lousy. Faulk did good work.

    SF seems to have had a policy of selling out the rest of their defense to sack the quarterback. They got five sacks but at a stiff price -- their run defense soon imploded into a doormat.
     
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    Matt Cassel= blind squirrel

    wow, you guys never stop, forget about Cassell, how about the fact that was the best this team has looked in a few years. they actually dominated in the trenches for long periods of time, and they never did this last year with their Colts feminine type offense. yesterday we ran the ball down there throats, and yes it was just the 49ers, but we controlled the game once we got going. it was exactly the style i hoped we would have played even if Brady didn't get hurt. YOU DON"T WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS PLAYING FINESSE BALL, PERIOD! even the finesse 'looking' 49ers beat the hell out of the opposition in big games. i'm not saying this is a championship team right now, but this is Belicheck football, not last years fiasco where all the fans and radio talk was about 19-0 and great stats. yesterday was a pleasure to watch a team that played the game of football. Cassell did fine, and Brady didn't exactly look like a great QB the second half of the season and was terrible in the SB. no offense of line, no SB wins. yes we would be better with Brady, but all our great teams were physical and yesterday we were physical. we have a long way to go, and its not about blowing teams out on the scoreboard, its winning those close games where the other team knew they got physically killed and pushed all over the field, but because the score was close, they deluded themselves into thinking they could have won. oh, and one more thing, if maroney could see with Sammy Morris vision, finding the hole and just hit the hole, he would lead the league in rushing. once thru the hole his natural game would explode. Morris is a stud, and i believe we would have won last year with him being healthy. he is perfect for our running game, tough, and straight ahead smash mouth football.
     
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