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Will Pats keep Cassel next year?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. NEPatriot

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    Will Pats keep Cassel next year?. Please vote. Thank you.
     
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    gee, what about Brady. Will the Patriots trade Tom Brady?

    Im so glad you posted this poll. ;)


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    No. If he weren't going to be a UFA then probably yes but as it stands, keeping him isn't really an option.
     
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    I refuse to vote, on the grounds that I'm curious what punishment the OP has in store for me :p
     
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    He's going to kick your @$$
     
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    While I feel happy for Cassel that he'll get his payday, I selfishly am pretty bummed that no matter what, he probably won't be a Patriot next year.

    Sure, I'm going to be pretty pumped if we tag and flip him for some picks, but the bottom line is, he's a very likeable guy and player, he's played pretty well in some tough circumstances, and while he has his flaws as a QB, he has perhaps the most important one - mental toughness. If he were signed for 3 or 4 years, you'd have to feel comfortable about having him as a backup.
     
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    Those are two entirely different questions.

    While I really doubt BB would trade away a healthy Tom Brady to keep Matt Cassel. However, if there is a decent enough likelihood that Brady would begin the season on the PUP, I could see the Patriots signing Cassel to a 1 or 2 year deal or using the tag to keep him.

    Actually to only realistic situation in which I could see Brady being traded would be the following.

    1) Pats tag MC, not for "tag and trade" but b/c of concern Brady would be starting the season on PUP.

    2) Brady is healthy at the start of camp.

    3) No team is willing to give up a pick to take on MC's huge one year salary.

    4) Another team is willing to give a bunch of picks for TB.
     
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    Will it cost Pats a lot of money to keep Cassel as a backup QB?
     
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    Yes, same amount of money as it would cost to keep him as a starter. He is not going to agree to back up money to hold Brady's clip board if another team is offering him starter money.
     
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    It's not even the money that matters so much as the ability to start. Assuming he's a UFA, I think he might take a little less money to play for a better team (i.e., Vikings over Lions).
     
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    NO I do not think so, will want to give the Pats a home town discount for taking a chance on him and then giving him the opportunity to start. That is the way that sports in this day and age works..

    :deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:
     
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