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    Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    New England Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel says there won't be a quarterback controversy if Tom Brady returns next season from the knee injury that thrust Casssel into the starting job.

    "This is Tom's team," Cassel said on ESPNews. "The Patriots have been Tom's team. He's built that franchise up with his own two hands. He's the guy, and he was the MVP the year before. I realize that. He's been such a mentor for me that I would say, 'No, there is no quarterback competition.' But I've learned so many things from Tom, and hopefully it'll help me in my career."

    Matt Cassel says he's willing to return to New England Patriots as Tom Brady's backup - ESPN
    Could be be worshiping Tom any more? I love the fact that he's willing to come back without any fuss - but c'mon. Tom did not build that team into what it is today? He's a helluva QB...but he's not the owner/GM/coach.



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    Re: Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    He's just sucking up and playing the nice guy role. He's a free agent so he probably won't be there anyway.



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    Re: Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    I thought the Patriots were franchise tagging Cassel next season because it looked like Brady might not be ready.



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    Re: Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    He's just sucking up and playing the nice guy role. He's a free agent so he probably won't be there anyway.
    If they don't keep him, they're very, very dumb. And it's a proven fact the Patriots are not a dumb franchise.



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    Re: Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    They haven't yet. Probably waiting to figure out of Brady can come back, or ditch him like they did with Bledsoe. Probably not, but...



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    Re: Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    Cassel's just being politically correct. It's pretty much a foregone conclusion that Brady's already done for 2009 and he's playing the "this is Brady's team and I'm happy to be the backup." It's very easy to say that line when you know you're likely not going to be the backup.


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    Re: Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    I can't see the Pats getting rid of either of those guys for 2009. I know that it's a ton of money to tie up in two players, but it's just too risky to let one of them go.


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    Re: Cassel OK with return as Brady backup

    I would be alright to back up to if i was making the rediculous amount of money that he is making to backup!



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