I don;t think so - and ultimately that could have been what limited Cassel's value to a 2nd round draft pick. I've posted this theory in a few threads though wanted to flesh out the theory a bit more. Everyone's questioning why Cassel wasn't traded to the highest bidding team. Seems to me the answer is clear: Because Cassel had no interest in going to the highest bidding team. Futhermore Cassel, by making it clear he'd refuse to negotiate a long-term deal with any new team - had the ability to block any trade to any team - and ultimately could choose among those teams who had an interest in him. Is it really a huge stretch of the imagination to think that Cassel might have preferred to play for a Belichick GM disciple, in an organization that not only had enough cap space to give him a lucrative long-term deal - but also enough cap space and desire to afford a supporting cast of players? And is it really a stretch of the imagination to think that Cassel might realize that the prospects for he and his new team would be weaker, not stronger, if they had to give up a 1st round draft choice or more to get him? Given the fact that there might have been very few teams that Cassel wanted to play for - indeed, perhaps only one - would that make it less surprising for many that the Patriots weren't in a position to auction Cassel off solely to the highest bidder? Any thoughts on this theory?