4. Matt Cassel will be a bust. I'll start off by saying I was absolutely stunned this offseason when Josh McDaniels thought it was worth trying to get Cassel in Denver. No way would I take Cassel over Jay Cutler...and I'm not sure Cassel is better than Tyler Thigpen. When Brady was lost for the season in Week 1 last year, not much about the New England offense was different from the record-setting attack of '07. In 15 subsequent starts, Cassel had three monster games -- and eight games with fewer than 220 yards passing. My guess is that Thigpen could have put up bigger and better numbers in that Patriots offense last season after Brady went down. Now consider this: If it were Thigpen backing up Brady last year and then he was traded to a rebuilding Kansas City team that jettisoned its top target in Tony Gonzalez, would you look at him as a fantasy factor? Not me. So why even touch Cassel?
Nice to see people have faith in us, im just happy we havn't gotten rid of Thigpen, I still have hope for the guy, what can i say, i love him, mad crazzzzy man love for Thiggy.
Also this yahoo jack off makes a good point, everyone talks about how well Cassel ran the Patriots offense, i would really like to see how Tyler would do with that group, I'm sure he would have put up even better numbers, and lets not forget that the Pats love to run the spread offense in variations, not as dedicated as the cheifs last year but god damn, thats all they do, they have no running attack.
also, if someone could school me on how to just post this as somthing other than fanpost, im sure it doesnt belong here, but i thought it was interesting, and figured a few of you were fantasy players.