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  1. Seneschal2

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    An interesting piece by Projo's Shalise Manza Young on the behind-the-scenes process in selecting Cassel:

    Patriots’ Pioli already thinking about next year’s draft

    Excerpts from Pioli:

     
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    This is the exciting side to Cassel. He could be at the beginnings of his potential... or the end. That is why we see so many contrasting posts about him.
    IMHO he is going to get better this year. Period.
     
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    I loved this line.....

     
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    How ironic that Cassel is starting this weekend and Leinert is not.

    Cassel seems to really enjoy playing football and studying game film. He has his priorities straight whereas Leinert does not.

    Right now it appears Cassel will have a better NFL career than Leinert.
     
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    How funny would it be if Warner retires and the Cardinals bring in Cassel to be a starter? :D
     
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    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    In some ways being a backup QB is a harder job (or at least has a different set of skills) than being a starter.

    It takes a lot of work to learn a game plan. Particularly if you only get to watch the practice not participate in it. It also takes a lot more personal motivation to want to learn a game plan when there is only a 1% or 2% chance you will be actually executing it than if you are the name starter.

    I am not surprised the Patriots drafted for the role of backup QB someone who proved that they can be both a quality QB and a conscientious back up QB
     
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    Neither is Carson Palmer, but not because he got beat out by a 37 y/o semi-retired QB.
     
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    Hasn't Cassel completed somewhere around 65% of his passes. Got to give him some credit for that...
     
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    JoeShmoe 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Guys never had a chance .. now he has. Give him at least 4-5 games and we'll see where he is

    Personally I think he's gonna make a lot of chicken littles eat crow and you know what, that will be fun
     
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    Having only seen 3 of the Pats 4 games, I keep making the same observation with regards to Cassel. He just doesn't seem to drop back far enough on pass plays. Either the OLine is getting blown backwards and his depth in the pocket gets skewed, or he just becomes too nervous and wants the play get going before he gets set. Hopefully, the game will slow down in his brain.
     
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    Well, let's not forget that his first pass as the Pats' starter was a deep pass to Moss while standing in his own friggin' EZ.
     
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