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Who will be the starting QB this week?

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who will be the qb

  1. Matt Cassel

    80.3%
  2. Kevin O'Connell

    14.5%
  3. Matt Gutierrez

    1.7%
  4. Other

    3.4%
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  1. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    I think it is real possibility Matt will not want start this Sunday prefeing to be with his family.

    Or Matt could miss the week of practice and feel ready to play but the coaching staff decided that they would rather play a QB that was at practice all week. (yes, players miss practice do to injuries and then play that week, but they are at practice taking mental reps and are in film study.)

    So who do you think will start at QB this week.
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    I think we need to give this some time, we'll know more as the week progresses.
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    I feel that MC will play this weekend. I will have full respect for him if he dosent, but I think he will.
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    I have no idea as I am not affiliated with the organization other than I'm a fan. :D But my gut is telling me Matt starts this weekend. It's Wednesday and he'll miss some practice but my gut is saying that it'll once again be Matt Cassel time.
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    I think Matt will end up wanting to play (although it'd certainly be understandable if he sat this one out). O'Connell has been the #2 all year, so he'll almost certainly start if Cassel decides not to play.
  6. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    Of course. but we have threads speculating about where chargers will draft in the second round and the impact of traveling to london next year. why not speculate early about THIS sunday.
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    Sometimes tragic losses can result in inspired play, I just hope Matt does whatever he needs to this week. Football should not be a top priority right now.

    And just a note and not to sound insensitive, I remember the last time a grieving son played the Raiders.
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    qbs play after **** like this

    ask brett favre
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    OTOH, Favre's father passed away about 24 hours before, so he didn't miss any practices.
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    Ok.. I just want to know why someone would Vote "other" is Flutie coming back? :D
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    I think it'll be either Wilfork or LeKevin Smith.
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    I feel Matt will play to honor his father. It's good that his dad got to see him finally be an NFL starting QB and have so much success.

    I don't see Matt not playing with so much on the line and his teammates depending on him.

    where is he from ? Calif? he went to USC but is he from Cali?
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    Cassel. I have to admit I'd be interested to see O'Connell but it will be Cassel.
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    I hope its cassel, although like others said, Id understand if he didnt. Also, if its o'connel, and he as a great game (even though its against the raiders) I cant even begin to imagin what people on here are going to "speculate"
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    Disable Jersey

    Can you franchise & trade 2 players? :D
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    Just came home from class and heard on the radio (WXLM) that Matt will not start against the Raiders.
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    I know you were kidding but . . . O'Connell isn't a FA, we can F&T Cassel and trade O'Connell after a monster game and . . . the future will be bright :D
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    who is the source?
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    Not judging him in any way but that would be very surprising to me.
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    Me too....and until its official from the coaching staff, its all speculation at this point.
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    Yeah. That's my gut as well. But, like you, I have no affiliation that enables me to know that.
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    More importantly, even if this were true, why would the Patriots announce it today?
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    They wouldn't announce it. If it's true, and I have no idea if the report is true at all, but it would be some team source with a big mouth.
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    I have a feeling it's just someone making an assumption based on Cassel having left the team.
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    Yes, from Northridge, California, best known as the center of a big earthquake in 1994. Hopefully, it will become best known as the hometown of Matt Cassel.
  27. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    From the irrelevant football stats department:

    The Raiders are winless when playing at home against a QB whose father passed away the preceding week, giving up on average one passing TD per quarter.
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    Logistically, the chances of him missing a game is much lower with him spending the entire week on the West Coast this particular week. Had this happened, say next Wednesday, it's tough to imagine he wouldn't miss the following Sunday's game at home.
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    Thought this quote from Dan Koppen (yesterday) could indicate Cassel will be back in practice today.

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    Yes, a terrible loss indeed, but the fact that he was already on the West Coast certainly eases the travel. All indications are that this was not sudden, more of a long term illness. I could see Cassel back in practice today or tomorrow and playing Sunday. Then maybe staying back in Cali. an extra day or two to address whatever family needs to which he needs to attend.

    Thoughts remain with the family.
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