Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe - on NFL AM - Patriots interested in Matt Cassel? This morning on NFL AM, Manza was asked by Mark Kriegel if the Patriots maybe interested in Matt Cassel to back up Tom Brady? Are you freaking kidding me? She is saying that Patriots aren't firm on keeping Ryan Mallet in the long term as Brady's successor. Wow! Imagine Cassel going back to Patriots.