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  1. JSn

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    OK, brace yourself for some rambling and madness. Or go on to another, more interesting thread...

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    Look at this picture. It will feel bad, but look.

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    Now look at this one:

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    Tom Brady is a field general. You can be Randy Moss or Chad Jackson. Don't hold up your end of the bargain and he will leave cleet prints on your a$s. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and a few others are field generals. They step to the controls and own whatever happens. They put the trust in you and you better make the play. Brady might be the biggest BAMF of that lot.

    Cassel has a lot to learn, but I think the thing he better learn first is to drive the high-end automobile that is the NEP like it's his last day on earth every time. The coach will not cut him for getting in Moss' face.

    He hesitates because he doesn't want to make a mistake. He feels like he has to live up to a high standard. And he does, but the first thing he has to do is realize that once he let's go of that ball, the responsibility is no longer his. If the Line is sucking, he needs to get in their faces. They need to be afraid to let him down.


    Cassel should have been in Moss' face about his drop. That was on Randy, not Matt.** Matt needs to fight his battles and not let the coach do it for him.

    When you watch these games, you can hear the QB's barking orders and making their counts LOUDLY. Cassel - not so much. To me, he needs his balls to drop and the rest will come into place. He needs to realize he's the effing QB now and it's time to run this army over the NFL like it is built to do.

    We can whine about the little things all we want, but personnel alone isn't the answer. Many important battles in history have been won by the smaller, weaker army. Coaching isn't the whole thing, the team needs to diagnose what it sees across the way and adjust. Brady did that a lot and that's why we rocked. The OC can do a lot, but he's not the one getting blitzed.

    I believe in Matt, but he needs to jam his cleets up a few of his team-mates as$es and take the reigns come-what-may.

    I'm done. Honest.


    **Yes, the dropped pass is on Randy. I have no doubt.
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    I dunno, to me it looked like an outstanding play by Jammer
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    Cassell's confidence is just so damn low right now.
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    Can we stop with the Brady/Cassel comparisons. The ONLY QB in the NFL worthy of comparisons to Brady is Peyton Manning. Why are we comparing Cassel to him. Of course Cassel isn't Brady.

    Not every QB gets in other players faces. QB like Brady and Manning do because they are elite players who are almost coaches/coordinators on the field. I don't see Romo getting in TO's faces, McNabb getting his receivers faces, Brees getting in his receiver faces, etc. I disagree with the premise because there are a lot of very good QBs out there without the temperment of a Brady who are successful.

    Come to think of it, I don't remember seeing a guy like Montana get in Rice's grill either when he made a mistake. And Montana is supposably the best.

    We can sit here and pick apart every little thing in where Cassel isn't Brady, but we can do that with virtually every QB in the league. Let's get over the fact that Brady is gone and we have to make due with what we have. Cassel isn't Brady and never will be.
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    I believe that picture is worth a thousand words I've already typed about that play.

    That said, Tommy is special and always was but he didn't start out tearing vets a new one and he didn't even give Moss a sideways glance until mid season... Cassel was that way with the guys he could be - like CJ as I recall. I remember one series in PS when he had the presence of mind and the chutzpah to grab and redirect one of weapons who was about to commit an illegal motion or formation penalty. Good as he was Tommy didn't really command this team until maybe the snow bowl or even XXXVI. And by then he'd been added late to the pro bowl roster. As was Troy. The only other two who had been voted in were Lawyer and Ty...

    He can tangle with CJ, I don't want him jawing with Randy, thanks. That is something for Bill or Tommy to cover if need be. I wouldn't be surprised if a copy of that picture found it's way to Randy's locker though.
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    You're joking right?
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    Nope.

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    the only difference between brady and cassel is one is actually a quarterback.
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    ......please.....for the love of God..........tell me you're joking dude, my sides are hurting now :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    what's with that Michael Jackson avatar anyway?:confused:
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    "The critical difference between Brady and Cassel"

    Seven years versus seven weeks.
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    The difference

    Brady is a anticipatory passer and Cassel a reactionary passer. IIRC, either Gil Santos or Gino Cappaletti said the exact same thing about Brady and Bledsoe with Bledsoe being the reactionary QB.

    One more thing I notice is that Cassel wants to tuck it and run far too much IMO. Brady will hang in the pocket and throw it away.
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    Listen, I maybe assume too much of the reading skills around here, but I apologize.

    I said critical, not only. I said in my original piece that he needs learn lot's of things. But if he doesn't command respect from his teammates (and I really think he's playing well already, for the most part) and demand them to hold up their end of the bargain, he will not get any better and everyone will keep assuming every catch Randy drops is his fault.

    Everything else he can learn. He can easily become a Rivers-esque quarterback, imo. Maybe with an even bigger arm. He's got to trust his teammates and read the defense instead of the offense. If you understand that, that's a big difference between Brady and MOST QB's. How he internalizes routes and keeps the corner of his vision on a receiver, I don't know.

    I just think if his confidence keeps diminishing and he has to take the wrap for every bad play instead of calling out the persons responsible once in a while, we're sunk. If that turns around, we can easily resume regular wins.
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    "we can easily resume regular wins"

    Uhhhhh.. sorry, but Cassel isn't playing on the side of the ball that is getting wacked around, but at this time I personally don't think he has the vision, pocket awareness, or anticipation to make the extra plays that have been, and will continue to be, needed to make up for the defensive deficiencies that are plagueing this team.

    He should get better with more reps(we hope at least), getting used to the pressure, and looking over the field, but in the meantime it will most likely be more of the same unless the defense shows up.
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    Apology accepted. ;)

    I don't disagree, but we need to be able to put up 30 anyway, and often, if we do, we'll skew the score anyway by taking our time crossing the field.

    The D needs something, maybe roids, but improved motivation on the O to play each play like it matters for everything (see guys like Welker and Faulk) is even more important, imo.
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    I guess thats where we see things a little bit differently
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