One of the things that some people noticed about the 2007 Patriots was their extensive use of the shotgun offense. (An interesting fact: the 2007 Patriots were the first team in NFL history to run the majority of their offensive plays from the shotgun.) While I don't think it's been used quite as often this year as last year, there've been a number of drives this year where, even when not particularly necessary, Cassel's been playing essentially all shotgun. For example, in the second quarter of the Rams game, the Pats had an 11-play, 5-minute drive that ended in a FG to tie the game at 10 all. Of those 11 plays, nine were out of the shotgun. So, my questions are--who is/was the driving force behind bringing the shotgun to NE? Do you think it's easier to run an offense out of the shotgun? Assuming Cassel goes elsewhere, do you think he'll lobby to use the shotgun as much as the Patriots have?