Judge the Pats after the bye. I just have the feeling they are still reeling a bit from the loss of Brady. The bye will let them get some guys healthy and formulate the offense they are going to run moving forward...
"Even if I had no legs, I would STILL get open" -Chad Ochocinco
I expect him to have more value at the end of the season than he does right now. Cassell should develop as the season wears on and the coaching staff will find a way to get Randy the ball. If you can get Randy for nickels on the dollar and feel that you can take a chance with the rest of your roster, it might be worth trying to acquire him.
Did anyone else get the impression that Moss was taking plays off and wasn't putting his full effort into the Miami game?
Granted, I don't know if anyone on the Pats was putting in full effort. Moss was just noticeable because I was looking for it.
You also have to figure in Cassel's dismal performance in the mental aspects of the game. He was making tons of mistakes out there, didn't seem to be going through his progressions, lost the ball twice (and had another INT on the worst throw I've seen in the NFL in a while that was reversed on a very questionable roughing the passer call), took off and tried to run when he had a receiver WIDE open for a likely touchdown, stuff like that. We were supposed to see improvement as he got more practice with the first team, and it seems like he's been regressing instead.
And Cassel still gets compared with Brady - Brady stepped in for an injured starter and lost his second game big, Cassel stepped in for an injured starter and lost his second game big, connect the dots...
I know it's only one game and the Pats played downright terrible, but it's either judge on that game or pull opinions out of thin air.
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