Boomer had a number of interesting comments this morning on EEI - noting how a game like yesterday is HUGE for Cassell's confidence, with the D&C chiming in about the positive locker room quotes from teammates in support of Cassell He noted that Cassell cutting the number of sacks compared to the Denver game is especially important - and asserted that they previously were caused by Cassell holding onto the ball too long (he actually might want to review the game tape of Denver because 5 out of the six looked like poor blocking and coverage to me - which includes more than just the OL, but regardless wasn't Cassell's fault) In any event whether its the OL or Cassell stepping up in the pocket and getting rid of the ball - he had a lot more time yesterday, and that's the important thing. On some other issues he made the point - that I've been making about our prospects with Cassell from Day One - that given the number of injuries in the NFL, and the just overall poor play of QBs elsewhere - that if the Patriots make the playoffs ANYTHING is possible at that point. Actually for a guy who makes his living as a TV commentator, Boomer was refreshingly candid saying that some of the games they cover on TV are nearly impossible to watch, they're so bad! He made one additional point about the Jets - and while it might have been somewhat facetious (I'm not sure) he noted how awful Favre has been and that had the Jets lost to the Chiefs, Mangini might not have had a job as of today. That's telling to me if Boomer's saying that - how many others in the NFL - including Woody Johnson - must be questioning Mangini's ability to win after spending $120 million in the offseason, botching a top 6 draft pick, bringing in an expensive QB older than their head coach and failing to win in a division that is wide open with the Patriots playing without their starting QB and RB - as well as other key starters.