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Do you WANT Cassel to remain the starting QB?

Discussion in 'The Practice Squad' started by Wendel, Oct 13, 2008.


Do you want Cassel to be our starting QB?

  1. Yes!

  2. No!

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  1. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    Enough with hiding behind "In BB I trust, he will do what he needs to do.." put your nickel down and put your own evalulation up.

    With this poll we can get a clear board consensus on where we all stand with Cassel right now. I expect a few of the usuals to avoid voting in this poll, due to not wanting to look foolish when the inevitable happens.

    We've played over a quarter of the season, take your side.
  2. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    I'd rather not throw O'Connell in a Monday Night game against a good team that can score points. I'd give Cassel the game. If he plays like tonight, then O'Connell can play against the Rams.
  3. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member

    I want Wendel to start the same number of threads after a win as he does after a loss.
  4. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    I supported Matt Cassel after Week 2 and even made a thread supporting him.

    I predicted the Pats to win tonight.
  5. FarScapeR

    FarScapeR On the Game Day Roster

    Unfortunately, benching Cassel isn't going to do much. There's no point trading for a different QB who isn't going to be here next year. Cassel is doing what he can, and will only go through growing pains. That said, he's a fourth year QB. There are some things he should be able to do at this point, including completing passes that have less than 10 yards window room. That 4th and 1 fiasco was a black mark on any QB's career.
  6. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick Supporter Supporter

    stick with Cassel. C'mon people, let's be realists. We should expect a few bumps in the road like this. Even Brady had his early hiccups at Miami (by a 31-10 score) and a loss at Denver in which he threw four second half interceptions. It's going to happen. I just think that everyone's expectations are too great.
  7. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

    Brady's had his share of cr*ptacular plays, too. (The fourth INT in the Miami meltdown in '04 strikes me as the kind of play that would get a lot of QBs benched.)
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  8. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick Supporter Supporter

    I can understand the faction of fans that want a veteran qb in there, but do other people honestly think that we would not experience these bumps in the road with O'Connell at quarterback?
  9. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    I've never seen Brady completley miss 3 wide open TD passes in a single game.

    I've never seen Rex Grossman do such a thing either.
  10. wdkantro2

    wdkantro2 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    My issue isn't that "Cassel sucks." My issue is I just don't see a team run by Cassel beating a legitimate contender (like SD, or Denver next week). O'Connell will CERTAINLY make his fair share of errors...but I think he gives the offense a chance to put up some points and stick with these superior teams.
  11. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

    I'll point out I voted "yes," because I think that having Cassel as the Pats starter gives them the best chance to win in the long run.

    At the moment, the way this team has played so far, I don't see them winning the SB, no matter who they have at QB. And I sure as heck don't want to see them (A) trade a future pick for a QB, and then still miss the playoffs, or (B) screw up O'Connell's development by rushing him into the game.

    [And, as someone else noted--if BB is that displeased, why didn't O'Connell get even a garbage time snap?]
  12. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    Cassel couldn't even score in garbage time, which was sad.

    BB even took a final timeout, to see if Cassel could get a final 7 on the board. Cassel thanks him by missing a wide open Ben Watson in the endzone.

    Though I know it will just end in another loss, I guess the fair thing to do is give Cassel one more week starting - against the Broncos. Risk? You go 3-3, .500. At this point Cassel will have played 3 home/road games and have a chance to prove he can beat a playoff contender at home on Monday Night. He is playing a horrible Broncos defense at home so everything will be in his favor.

    If he can't once again, you set up O'Connell/Vet QB for a easy first start of the season against the Rams at home and hope to get to 4-3 from there.

    I want him benched NOW, but see him lasting one more week.
  13. Patriot80

    Patriot80 Rookie

    Give the man another week. Let's at least see how he responds after this loss before making a final decision. We'll be back home next Monday night against another good AFC team, and we know how soft that Broncos defense is. This will be a great opportunity for Cassel to show he can bounce back after a bad loss. Next week is a VERY pivotal game of the season not only for the Pats, but for Cassel as well. Let's just see how this plays out for one more week.
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  14. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    Problem is, giving him one more week will result in one more loss.

    We can be in last place in the division come next Monday...
  15. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

    In Brady's first year playing, we were 5-5 after Brady played in 9 games......A few of them were ugly losses.....Brady needed time to develop......I don't think Cassel was the reason for yesterday's loss. This loss, like the Miami loss is on the defense......First they get run through by the Phins, and yesterday they got passed.....
  16. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    The most popular position in football....the back up QB...and the SAME people who are *****ing and moaning...will be back to that when O'Connell does no's all the same...seen it before.. same dumb mentality...
  17. Mack Herron

    Mack Herron Supporter Supporter

    Cassel will play until BB decides we are out of the playoffs anyway and gives the kid some experience. I say 2-3 more weeks, another 8 sacks or so.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
  18. They_Hate_We

    They_Hate_We Practice Squad Player

    be kinda unfair to throw O'Connell to the wolves just yet. Cassel has to know the system, he's just not capable of making all the throws yet (he may never). Brady had time to learn the system when Bledsoe got hit. We've got to get healthy at RB and the right side of the OL. Until then, O'Connel will be learning a hell of a lot more on the bench IMO.
  19. Batman

    Batman Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    He could learn how to get beaten up if we put him in.
  20. Patjew

    Patjew Supporter Supporter

    I voted yes just because I don't see what better option there possibly is at this point.
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