"If the Patriots decide to get creative without Brady, O'Connell could see the field in the coming weeks whether Cassel is injured or not. They reached the red zone five times against the Jets but scored just one touchdown. O'Connell showed some ability to run the football during the preseason and could be a weapon inside the 20 with his mobility. "I just want to help the offense any way I can," said O'Connell. "Like I said before, I'm just going to do anything that they ask me to do, whether it's supporting Cassel or if I have to run the team. I'm just really focusing on being ready to go, basically." Link Obviously I fully expect BB to give Cassel every opportunity to prove himself, but let's just say for sake of discussion, that Cassel continues to struggle inside the 20's. Can anyone see the coach experimenting a little and letting O'Connell get some snaps in the RZ? It wouldn't be the first time this coaching staff has done something unorthodox.