Even though one can't ignore the play (or lackthereof) of the Defense it seems like everyone's focus is on offense following a loss. So be it. Let's look at the issue of timing between Cassell and his WRs. Two seasons ago with Caldwell, Gaffney and others at WR there was a roaring call for patience - well through the first half of the season - to give Tom Brady the time he needed to develop timing and a rapport with his wide receivers. Keep in mind we're talking Tom Brady here - and a 5 year starter at the time. Now with just one start under his belt - the first start he's had since high school no less - I see absolutely no inclination to give Cassell any time whatsoever to find a groove and develop timing and a rapport with his WRs. I think maybe some fans might want to look back at their 2006 posts and be a little more even handed to give a backup with 1 start maybe half as much slack as they gave 3 time Super Bowl winning 6th year veteran Brady. Truth be told I felt that calling for patience with QB/WR timing went way too far in 2006 with some continuing that call through November - and as we saw last season, with talented WRs Brady didn't need a whole lot of time to get his timing down with Moss and Welker - but DAMN folks, its Cassell's 2nd start - let's show just a LITTLE bit of patience before we throw him under the bus. If you really want to blame him today than at worst, call it a team loss - and at best acknowledge that neither the D or the O-Line made themselves look too good today.