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  1. Lifer

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    Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    This kid looked AMAZING! He just has IT! I can tell just by his pocket presense. To me, he looks like the next Dan Fouts. Now is the time to make the switch. Cassell is a big loser, O'Connell NEVER would have lost this game.

    O'Connell! O'Connell! O'Connell!!


    * In case somebody takes this seriously...
    .I'M KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Heh. :)

    Seriously, though, I do like what little I've seen so far from O'Connell.
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Are you sure you are kidding? Maybe you just want to fit in.
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Funny enough I did think Kevin looked kinda calmer out there than Cassel. I think he is worth a look. Of course the score was 38-13.
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Cassel seems to have that deer in the headlights look far too often. I expect a QB to be signed or traded for this week.
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    I agree with you but think its too early to play him. If we are 5-8 later in the year than Yes, give him the experience.
    Right now our OL is bad and wouldn't stick him in there.
    What happened to our OL?
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Oh...NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for mocking this idea before someone else took it seriously :)
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    I think he looked pretty good there in that last drive of the game. The way he rolled out and instead of trying something crazy, got a nice 4 yard gain, he showed me something positive.
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    hahahaha no way keeep him..... what's wrong no brady and the team fall's apart hehehehehehehhehehe. The entire NFL is enjoying the pat's fall from grace.

    I expect the pressure will cause BB to blow a blood vessel by week 6.. then you will be BB less and brady less
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Ummmm Ok. If you insist.
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    if we bench Cassel and start Oconnell i truely believe that we will be ok, and we will be able to win enough games to win the division. Oconnell is simply more talented than Cassel, just like Moss is more talented than Gaffney. He can make our offense dangerous imo, he has the ability to run with the football and buy time in the pocket, that will help our oline which is struggling without Neal. He doesnt telegraph his passes like Cassel, and he is more accurate. He will keep the other D hesitent, right now teams have no fear of Cassel. I dont care if he doesnt have any experience, throw him in there and let him play, we are gunna lose with Cassel anyways!

    What i think happened today was the Pats just didnt get up to play the dolphins which is inexcusable, and the dolphins were really fired up to beat us. This is the same dolphins team that lost to the Jets who we beat! Why we beat the Jets? Because they are a threat in the division and we got fired up and took care of business, the D anyway, only let up 10 points, the O was still aweful but it was enough to win. The dolphins not being a threat in the division our D just wasnt in the game, they werent "bringing it". In my opinion the Pats will take care of business when we play the Bills (if OConnell is playing too) because they know they need to win. We are much better than what we showed today.

    There has to be a change at QB or this team is toast, the D wont be able to win us every game this year.
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    Someday O'Connell may get his chance, but it would be foolish to start him now.
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    Re: OConnell give us a better chance to win

    Here's how i look at it. The Patriots have this thing called a depth chart and practices. The QB the coaching staff feels is the best at this position in this offense will be there.

    They pretty much know what they are doing...they have won a couple trophies and have seen this kinda thing b4
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    Re: OConnell give us a better chance to win

    WOW we lost a game we have to change our QB. This is football you win some lose some! with the d playing like that i doubt rady could have won that game!
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    Yeah. Just like we should've benched Brady after his last loss.

    The season is young. Some of us actually remember times when we were capable of losing games - what, two years ago?
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    Here's why I want O'C to start. Every game he plays is an investment in the future. Every game that Cassel starts is throw away experience. It does the Pats no good long term. I think Cassel gives us the best chance to win short term. O'C is the best choice long term. Would be nice having the back up next year have 12 games of starting under his belt....
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    Now I understand how the other teams felt, always clamoring for the backup QB, while we had the always great Tom Brady. It reminds me of teams like Buffalo, who when they had Drew Bledsoe, wanted JP Losman to play, and then when Losman faltered, the fans wanted Trent Edwards. Now Edwards seems to be the answer, but whenever QB's lose, fans always want the backup.

    That being said, Cassel certainly doesn't look like the answer. He seems to have no confidence in his own abilities. A great QB has to have that swagger, that confidence in his own abilities, and the little I've seen in O'Connell, he does seem confident, and since he comes from a college team with a poor line, he may actually be quite good behind a slightly above average line.
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    Bring on the OC, Cassell = a statue in the pocket and it takes him forever to make his progressions, at least OC can make those same progressions then pullit down and run. To many negative plays with Cassell back there. The line wasnt great but at least a scrambler can make a play vs taking a sack and fumbling.
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    There is always Gutierrez if we don't want to play O'Connell yet and no one wants Cassel.
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    He's Tall, and has a Stong Arm...
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    Re: Kevin O'Connell must be the starter!!!!!!!!!

    I wouldn't bet my house on that if I were you.
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    Re: OConnell give us a better chance to win

    this is Cassels stats through 3 regular season games plus 4 preseason games. (*note: the three regular season games were against the mighty Kansas City Cheifs, New York Jets, and Miami Dolphins.)

    67 comp / 106 att, 63.2%, 613 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT, 69.4 QB rating

    yes i am counting the INT called back because of a bogus roughing the passer penalty, and the INT that went right through the Miami defenders hands, a gift from god.

    Do you think its going to get better?? This is against the worst teams in the league!! Its unacceptable production. Slide down and make room on the bench.
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    Self-satire, always the best!
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    Come on Pat's fans ! We sucked today. Big time. I was there and I was shocked at how bad the defense played.
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    Re: OConnell give us a better chance to win

    Why don't we just drop all our D for a bunch of undrafted rookies? While we are at it we could maybe sack bb make you our coach and get your mock draft too.

    In the last 3 years the team i play for were last in the league we play in then we were middle of the pack with a 4-6 record this year we made the bowl game loosing no games till the bowl game. Things change we changed our offensive system and done so much better our 3rd year. today the fins changed their o and it seemed to work for them.
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    Re: OConnell give us a better chance to win

    But, you didn't count the bogus "in the grasp" call whihc woudl have given Cassel a rushing TD and eliminated a pick......slant the numbers so more there Briz so you can make your idiotic case??

    I suppose in 2001 you also would have bebched Brady after his Miami game in favor of Huard??
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    The thing that bothers me about Cassel is that he can lead us down to field goal terriotory, but can't really seem to finish the deal. I'm gonna stick by him, but O'Connel looked pretty good from what little I got to see of him. He has a cannon, which Cassel seems to lack. In BB I trust.
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    Re: OConnell give us a better chance to win

    that was a borderline call too but there was no telling if he would have scored or not, once the whistles blew the whole D stopped while Cassel was the only one running around.

    Brady and Cassel are nothing alike. No i wouldnt have benched Brady.
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