that's what i keep hearing, i keep hearing that all cassel has to do is manage the game, keep from making the mistakes and we if he does that, the pats have as good of shot as anyone. sure that might be true, looking at when the Steelers won a few years back, dilfer, johnson, or whoever you want to name to convince your self this is true. yea, i can buy this theory, i like it, i hope it's true. but some of us actually don't believe it, like my self because it's pretty simple, Brady was the one guy who was going to keep the over rated defense from being a problem, the secondary is complete junk, it really is, and if you think the front 7 will keep it from being exposed, then your flying pretty high, manning is going to pick apart the defense when the pats play him, and were not going to have brady to pick apart theres.. i know that as long as Brady was on the team, it kept the pats from being a bad team, 2002 would of been disaster without him, not that it was any better with him, brady kept the 2005 team from being a complete wash, and credit where it is due, the 2006 team was better on the defensive side then on the offensive but it was brady who made the team scary. this team is going to give up points is what im trying to say, and Cassel is going to have to do more then manage a game, im pulling for him, i hope this doesnâ€™t become a season where they donâ€™t trust him to throw the ball, by week 8 they better be letting him throw the ball and not trying to win games by hard nose defense and clock management, it wont work. long story short, cassel cant win the patriots games by clock management and not turning the ball over because the defense isnâ€™t going to keep the pats in most these games to allow him to do it, the pats are going to have to score 21 plus to win games, and cassel has everything he needs to be successful surrounding him, and known that he is the guy, if he cant utilize it then he wont make it in the league. so lets hope that he is capable to do more then just manage a game, cause he's going to have to.