Despite a terrible matchup on paper against the Raiders, Matt Cassel is playing inspired football in the wake of his father’s death.
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New England has declined to say whether quarterback Matt Cassel will start today after losing his father this week, but he will. A league source confirmed Cassel will be the Patriots’ starting quarterback today at Oakland against the Raiders.
There’s something about quarterbacks losing their fathers and then playing the Raiders.
Matt Schaub is defying what was an awful matchup and is putting up great numbers in Green Bay. In his first game back from an injured knee, Schaub has thrown for 325 yards with two touchdowns and one 2-point conversion. Entering the game, the Packers defense hadn’t allowed a touchdown pass at home since Week 5.
Posted: Friday, December 5th, 2008 | Jim Loftus Tags: Derek Anderson, Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, Jon Kitna, Kerry Collins, Kurt Warner, Matt Cassel, Matt Hasselbeck, Matt Leinart, Michael Vick, Rex Grossman, Vince Young
A handful of high-profile quarterbacks are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents. Other well-known quarterbacks could be traded. Another talented but troubled one could be reinstated. All together, the collection of quarterbacks is going to create one of the most fascinating off-seasons in NFL history.
Matt Cassel is a nice player, but come on, he’s not Tom Brady. And that was proven on Sunday.
Earlier this season, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed a six-year, $65 million contract.
Now, it’s not hard to guess what Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel will be looking for when he hits the market this winter with the same agent that landed Rodgers the deal he got.
As possible as it is that New England will slap its franchise tag on quarterback Matt Cassel, the move would not come without ramifications.
Michael Turner scored four touchdowns in what was a blowout win over the Panthers. He had scores of 1, 4, 1 and 16 yards, and 117 rushing yards overall. He’s one of several players to post huge fantasy numbers in Week 12, joining Matt Cassel, Randy Moss, Tony Romo, Terrell Owens and Matt Forte (to name a few).
Vic Carucci reports from the Patriots-Dolphins game. Check back later for his complete column:
MIAMI — Lost in all of the fuss over how the Patriots would handle their second look at the Dolphins’ “Wildcat” formation was a question that figured to have every bit as much impact on the outcome of their rematch: How Miami would handle its second look at Matt Cassel?
The answer was not very well.
Cassel has blossomed into a far better quarterback than he was when the Dolphins beat the Patriots, 38-13, two months ago in Foxborough, Mass. And the latest demonstration came in New England’s 48-28 victory at Dolphin Stadium.
I guess it’s better late than never, but fantasy leaguers are finally seeing Brady-like numbers from a Patriots quarterback.
When it comes to evaluating players, and quarterbacks specifically, New England has seen skills that other teams have not. It did it with Tom Brady, a sixth-round pick, and it did it again with Matt Cassel, a seventh-round pick.
Any team that is in need of a new head coach and quarterback – and quite often the two go together – could pull off the double dip of the off-season and hire Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who then could go and recruit and his former quarterback Matt Cassel.
When quarterback Matt Cassel hits the free-agent market this winter, it is not hard to guess what his asking price will be.
It will be similar to the six-year, $65 million contract that Green Bay recently awarded its quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.
When quarterback Matt Cassel hits the free-agent market this winter, it is not hard to guess what his asking price will be. It will be similar to the six-year, $65 million contract that Green Bay recently awarded its quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. For starters, Cassel and Rodgers have the same agent, David Dunn. They also have started almost the exact number of games after taking over their jobs from legendary quarterbacks this season. And once they did, the two quarterbacks have posted similar numbers, as the chart below shows. Cassel might not be as productive as Rodgers so far, but he is not far from. So if Rodgers got an average of close to $11 million per year, Cassel is expected […]