I almost barfed on the way to work today as I heard some guy from Football Outsiders ripping on Cassel on 1510 AM today. Don't get me wrong, I love Football Outsiders, but the problem is they often just look at the stats, not the games. His premise was not an outrageous one - that Cassel is taking over for the best offense in history and therefore is at a distinct advantage. Sure, fine, whatever - but for anyone who has watched the last two games, its clear he's making strides and is at the very least, a good backup QB in the NFL capable of starting and winning games - with the likelihood that he will continue to improve. Now the pertinent question, I think, is how will Cassel be viewed nationally, by other teams, by other scouts and other GMs. We've had the discussion about re-signing, tag and trading, etc. - it's also directly affected by how Cassel is viewed and regarded by the rest of the league. I'd love to either a) have Cassel back as a backup at a reasonable price or b) retain Cassel one way or the other and swap him for picks. But it all depends on what other teams and scouts think of him. Will teams make the same mistake the guys at Football Outsiders make, for instance?