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  1. BWareofDWare

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    Thought this might interest some of you, The Dallas Morning News talked to Brad Johnson about Matt Cassel, as he is proof that you don't have to be a starter in college to be a successful NFL QB. At Florida State he sat behind Casey Weldon forever, and also sat for 4 seasons before getting a start for the Vikings. After 8 years of warming the bench he eventually got an opportunity to play and while he won't be going to Canton, he still has had a respectable career including a Super Bowl win. Here is the full quote from Brad.



     
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    PS, they have another QB down there in Dallas who nobody wanted in the draft and hung around as a backup for several years before getting his shot. Just saying.

    Maybe the magic in becoming a Cinderella story NFL quarterback is that you have to be replacing Drew Bledsoe? For Cassel's sake, let's hope that's not the case.
     
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    Nice tidbit, thank you :D
     
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    Cinderella leaves the dance at midnight, not 7:30. ;)
     
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    Great thread. Thanks for posting. Hopefully we can see the same magic out of Cassel that we saw out of Johnson in 2002. :D
     
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    Nice.

    1010101010
     
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    Love the tidbit about the playoff drought - the Cowboys are your posterboys for "style over substance". They have 3 nitwits (Romo, Phillips, T.O.) as their faces of the franchise. I'd take Cassel, Belichick and Moss anyday (yeah I said it!).
     
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    The guy just came in and tried to lighten our spirits about Cassel, he's a fan of another team that isn't a troll, and he's a great poster and you go out and say that?
     
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    ahem...you mean brady in 2001.
     
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    I wasn't saying that to rile up a Cowboy fan - if I wanted to do that I would quote him directly. That's my opinion of the Cowboys, it didn't change because a Cowboy fan was nice.
     
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    I share the same opinion but you could have at least said "thanks man" instead of that. DWare isn't affiliated with the Cowboys outside of being just a fan. So to go off on the guy for what you think of his team is a little out of leftfield especially considering the subject manner. It's crap like that that gives Boston area sports fans a bad name.
     
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    Yawn. Why aren't you ripping into Metaphors too? He's the one that actually posted the tidbit I referred to.
     
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    I've ripped into him enough lately.
     
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    Back to the original topic, Romo and Brad Johnson are just a couple of examples of players that many felt were doomed to fail due to lack of experience but proved their critics wrong. There is a much higher correlation to winning based on the talent surrounding the QB than there is based on his success in college. For every Brady, Romo, or even Johnson, there is a David Carr, Joey Harrington or Heath Shuler. Cassell is not Brady, but he doesn't need to be.
     
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    he meant brad johnson on the Bucs in 02 like he said
     
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    Again, yawn. :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for the tidbit -- it's actually a point that hasn't been brought up much, that spending 4 years learning a single offense is a rare luxury.
     
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    x2

    I'm always a little surprised when a fan from another team comes here to contribute to the discussion, obviously isn't trolling, and gets treated like crap anyways. Save the petty flaming and whatnot for the actual trolls, don't vent on a guy who's doing nothing worse than sharing some good info. Same thing happens a lot to a couple of the Colts fans who post here pretty regularly and are civil and decent but people make snide, bull**** remarks about their team of choice anyways.


    As for the post itself, I would love to see Cassel turn out a little like Brad Johnson. Not the best QB in the league by a long shot, but smart, conservative, able to make some plays with his legs when the receivers aren't open, etc. Of course, it could just be that I still like him because I had him on my fantasy team when he threw that TD pass to himself in Minnesota a while back.
     
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    If you were so bored, you wouldn't keep replying.
     
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    It's the little man with the little unit syndrome, methinks.
     
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