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Question: Why not send Cassel to NFLE?

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  1. rookBoston

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    For a guy who hasn't played a meaningful game in... well, years... and certainly not more than a handful since High School, you'd think that he would benefit from being (or the staff would benefit from seeing him) in game like situations, leading a team, managing the clock, etc.

    Really, there's been no talk of this that I've heard. Is this because the team feels he's progressed beyond that point? or is there some other dynamic at play?
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    The quality of competition is so low that players can develop bad habits when they go.

    Evidently they feel he is making good progress and they want to expose him to different coaching.
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    if hes in NFLE..hes missing a lot of time here and coaches feel more comfortable with Cassell here with us throughout everything during summer.
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    NFLE can be a living hell for most players. I see no reason for QBs to be sent there - there's no passing game, so teams just run at each other into 9-6 scores.
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    Despite Cassel's lack of experience, I think he's showed enough in the past preseason to make me confident in his ability to be Brady's backup, so why risk injury to him by playing him against a bunch of scrubs in the NFLE. That would leave us in a position to have to find another backup late in the off season who's available like Testaverde or Culpepper (yikes!) to fill in who i'd be less comfortable with.
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    Rohan Davey
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    zippo59 Rookie

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    NFLE is pretty useless unless it's a kicker or punter.
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    Interesting, to the best of my recollection they haven't sent a guy from the 53 to NFLE since Davey. (If I'm wrong, I'm sure you'll all let me know. :) ) Total speculation, but maybe they felt he was worse off for the experience?
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    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    We did the right thing is sending Rohan. We just didn't follow through and trade him the day he finished the season, the day he was worth more than ever.

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