I think everyone agrees he won't be Tom Brady, and I think everyone agrees he doesnt need to be. I think a PERFECT gauge of Cassel's performance is to compare him to the AVERAGE QB. I think that if he produces equally to the average QB he will have done his job, and the rest of this team is good enough for us to be very, very serious SB contenders. So, here are the stats of the average QB, first per game, then for the season. (These are the 16th-17th ranked team passing stats for 2007 in each category) Attempts 34 Comp 20.4 % 60 Yards 224(actually 209 NET after sacks, I added back avg sacked yards) TDs 1.25 Ints 1.03 Sacked 2.03 QB Rating 81 For the season 326.5-544.5-60%-3584 yards- 20 TDs-16.5Ints-32.5sacks-81.0rating Do those numbers really look difficult to put up? If Cassel puts up exactly those numbers he is adding or detracing nothing from our chance to win, just doing his job, and letting the other 52 determine whether we win or lose. If he is short of these or ahead of these, he is adding to or taking away from our chance of winning by the way he played. (It is important to note that these are averages. He could go 4-7-33 yards in a win when we run for 400 yards, or 55-65-450 in a loss. these are averages based on a typical game situation) I think its pretty interesting to see what a qB has to do to 'do his job' no more, no less.