I thought we were over this, but apparently not. Matt Cassel was a solid QB, a guy who saved our season last year, and deserves a lot of credit. But please please please please please stop with the "We should have kept Cassel" threads. Please. Seriously. Stop. I've watched Brady since he was at Michigan, and this might have been the most disappointing year I've ever seen out of him. Part of that was the knee injury; part of that was mental. And some of it may be attributed to injuries that haven't been disclosed. He lost his security blanket for the first few games of the year, as well as the last few games of the year. He had no #3 receiver, and a new OC. Or maybe he just lost his passion because of his wife and kids as some of you claim. Whatever the reason(s), just remember his 2009 season was still better than Cassel's 2008 season. 96.2 passer rating vs. 89.4 65.7% completion vs. 63.4% 4,398 yards vs. 3,693 28 TDs/13 INTs vs. 21 TDs/11 INTs 16 sacks for 86 yards vs. 47 sacks for 219 yards And he did it against one of the toughest schedules in the league, unlike Cassel. Again, I'm not trying to bash Matt. He did a great job for us while he was here, and I wish him all the best in KC. And I know people are hurt and upset over yesterday's debacle, which makes them emotional and irrational. But yesterday's game was embarrassing enough; there's no need to add to it by making ridiculous claims. Edit: And before some take this as a defense of Brady's season, it's not. If you want to be critical of his play, please do so. Just please stop suggesting that Matt Cassel would have been a better alternative. It's ridiculous.