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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/01/cassel_on_espn.html


    {In New England, Michael Felger of Comcast SportsNet interviewed Cassel as part of Cassel's satellite media tour, and Comcast SportsNet has released the following Q&A from Felger's interview:

    On talking with the Patriots about the future…
    “No, they haven’t started discussions at all. We’re just kind of sitting here. I am working hard, but right now it’s just a waiting game really to figure out what is going to happen next.”

    On returning to New England as Tom Brady’s backup…
    If the situation is what it is, then I would accept it and I would continue to do what I have done my entire career which is work hard, put my best foot forward and continue to work on the things that I need to and put out my best effort.”

    On whether he wants to play for another team
    “I don’t know right now. Right now, I am just enjoying the off season. We are still fresh off the year. I am just excited about working hard and getting better and seeing what the future has to hold.”
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    At almost $15M I imagine he would but I wouldn't read much into what he's saying now, however he really feels he's just being diplomatic for now.
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Here is a link to Cassel's interview on NFL Total Access:

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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Talk about from the outhouse to the Penthouse.:cool:
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    That comment means nothing since it's basically a financial impossibility unless Cassel takes much less than he could get on the open market.
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    For all his frustration, Bledsoe was nothing but a class act on the field and in public after losing the start to Brady. It appears Cassel will follow suit, should the circumstance arise. How many teams could you see that happening?

    No wonder the media hates them.:D
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    The eternal paradox:

    When Cassel gives us the politically correct answers, we wish we knew what he really felt.

    If he told us how he really felt, we would wish that he took the high road and gave the politically correct answer.

    Go figure.

    Sure, I would like to know how he really feels, but I'm glad that he gave politically correct answer.
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    On being a short order cook in Revere...
    "Well you never about the future so I've been working really hard at that too. Chowdah, Burgah, Chowdah, I'm excited about this! Wicked Pissah, Cahn Staach, Buttah. I could be a franchise cook. The world is my oystah!"
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    What's the "News" here?

    Matt is saying all the right things and handling himself as a (soon to be very rich) professional.

    What did we expect? That he would suddenly morph into TO?
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    Surely these words have never been strung together before... ;)
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    Re: PFT: Cassel says "This is Tom's team"

    i would give a lot to have this situation come up in 5 years, instead of now

    at which point we could make the transfer over to cassel

    but he is right, this IS tom's team, and i HIGHLY doubt we will have both next yr

    and honestly, i woudlnt want cassel to accept a back up role at this point, not even if it helps the pats...he can be a legit starter in the NFL, and so he should be
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    I'll say this, assuming Cassel leaves the AFCE and preferably the AFC, he'd be easy and fun to root for when not playing us. All class. And you can bet this adds to the interest of teams who take character into consideration.
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    Typical bland New England Patriot interview. That's how we like it. Don't give the media anything!
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    The idea that Bledsoe was a class act was only a result of his real attitude and actions being hidden from the public.
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Exactly. By all first-hand accounts he was a Grade A douche about the benching.
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Gotta look back now and think, "Well, Clearly I'm not as good as that. Guess the Belichick guy is pretty smart".
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Agreed but Bledsoe was in a completely different situation losing his starting job. How can you be a class act when your job is at stake? Atleast Bledsoe didn't create a media frenzy, and for that I give him credit.

    That being said I hate bledsoes guts.
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Ha, I actually think about that sometimes. I wonder if Drew has admitted that to himself. I wonder if I could.
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    I say that says alot about him, he enjoys here, and enjoys his role.. Hope the Pats sign him as insurance if nothing else at a decent salary. Say a 3 year deal..
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    It's the video equivalent of the book-signing tour.

    Matt's agent wants to raise his visibility now a notch
    for the opus he wrote last fall.

    Wonder why?
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Which is, ultimately, which makes it classy to me. Nobody who is truly competitive is going to take being demoted with a smile and a nod, not when they still feel like they have years to give which Bledsoe did.
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Another thing to note is that cassel is only 26. If he signed a 5 year contract, he would only be 31-32 when it ends.

    I doubt he would ever burn his bridges with BB is a return down the road could be plotted.
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    I find that very refreshing to hear that Matt may choose to stay and be a back than leave and search for the big bucks. however if he feels that he wants to be a starter somewhere else good for him.
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    The only way Matt Cassel stays as a backup is with atleast $14M worth of guaranteed money. I can't see how agreeing to take $14M makes you classy.

    I mean, hes not being un-classy (?), but he is taking a $14M pay check to be a backup.
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    Re: Cassell would accept being Bradys backup

    Ha ha ha ha.....that is too funny!
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    Ridiculous Title of Post. He never came close to saying he would be Brady's backup. All he said is the Patriots are Tom's team. Amazing how the media twists what is said and what he really meant by it. No way he accepts a backup role in New England.
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    Well, if the Patriots franchise him and refuse to trade him--which they would be within their rights to do--his only options would be (assuming a healthy Brady) to ride the pine or hold out (and not get the $).
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