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Who is starting Cassel (1 Viewer)

Mookie Blaylock

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Brady owner here who decided on Cassel over the plethora of solid QB choices left haning on the WW like a lugies on a chain-link-fence.

I'd really like an idea of who is starting him. Also, are there any Brady owners out there who didn't pick him up?

 
If I don't put a trade together with the Cutler owner in my league I'm thinking of starting Cassel over Garrard. I don't think it's that big of a gamble unless you have a stud 2nd stringer. He's got too many weapons not to put some decents numbers up.

 
It depends on your alternatives, Garrard's O-Line situation really has me concerned, he was sacked 7 times last week. I think Cassel is a risky play considering he's never started a game, and although he did play well against Kansas City, he was playing Kansas City.

 
Brady owner as well, and Vince Young was my backup. Hoping to grab Cassell from the waiver wire and start him for this week at least.

Working on a couple of trades but also a Colston owner so I'm being protective until I see what happens in this week's games. Who knows who else will fall this week. Off to a rough start for sure.

 
Brady owner as well, and Vince Young was my backup. Hoping to grab Cassell from the waiver wire and start him for this week at least.

Working on a couple of trades but also a Colston owner so I'm being protective until I see what happens in this week's games. Who knows who else will fall this week. Off to a rough start for sure.
You poor soul.
 
Brady owner as well, and Vince Young was my backup. Hoping to grab Cassell from the waiver wire and start him for this week at least.

Working on a couple of trades but also a Colston owner so I'm being protective until I see what happens in this week's games. Who knows who else will fall this week. Off to a rough start for sure.
You poor soul.
:wall: Here's to some better Karma down the road for you, my man! :lmao:
 
With their system and weapons, I think Cassell's a good start this week and maybe in any case. Belichek's been there before.

and no--I don't have him on my roster!

 
Brady owner as well, and Vince Young was my backup. Hoping to grab Cassell from the waiver wire and start him for this week at least.

Working on a couple of trades but also a Colston owner so I'm being protective until I see what happens in this week's games. Who knows who else will fall this week. Off to a rough start for sure.
You poor soul.
:lmao: Here's to some better Karma down the road for you, my man! :goodposting:
Thanks for the well wishes, hoping things will turn around. All good vibes appreciated.
 
Brady owner with Jason Campbell as my BU.

I paid 77% of my yearly BB$ to get Cassel,

and I am starting him over Campbell this Sunday.

 
Brady owner as well, and Vince Young was my backup. Hoping to grab Cassell from the waiver wire and start him for this week at least.Working on a couple of trades but also a Colston owner so I'm being protective until I see what happens in this week's games. Who knows who else will fall this week. Off to a rough start for sure.
Same here....Brady/Colston owner. Have Campbell as my backup...thinking about others and trying to trade for someone else as well.
 
Brady owner here, no back-up originally

Traded Hightower and Chargers Def for Favre

Do you think its worth bidding a chunk of my cap space on Cassel (would you even start cassel over favre?)

 
Another Brady/Vince Young owner - starting Cassel this week and planning to take a hard look before trying to work a trade. I have been offered Kitna and Rivers separately from their owners, each for Forte straight up. Don't like the value there to much so am going to roll with Cassel for a week or two and see how it plays out.

 
Another Brady/Vince Young owner - starting Cassel this week and planning to take a hard look before trying to work a trade. I have been offered Kitna and Rivers separately from their owners, each for Forte straight up. Don't like the value there to much so am going to roll with Cassel for a week or two and see how it plays out.
There was blood in the water the day after Brady went down. Up until I traded for favre, I basically received every type of offer for a QB. The funnier ones were:Kitna for Forte :( Warner for Barber :lmao: Russell for Galloway :confused: :lmao:
 
Starting him over Gerrard and Schaub, I had Schaub penciled in but until I hear for sure what is happening with moving that game and the weather conditions I am going to give Cassel a go.

 
I offered the Brady owner Rivers and McMichael for Witten and Brady.

The only other QB they have is Jamrcus Russell..

They said No. They picked up and are starting Cassell this week. :)

 
The person in our league with Tom brady had Philip Rivers and picked up Trent Edwards over the weekend from WW. I took Cassell with the last waiver pick on a 12 man team. I'll be playing him over Palmer! GO CASSEL!! :excited:

 
I had to pick him up, I mean, regardless, he's still throwing to Moss. Bu, no reason to start him over Cutler, my #2. He'll have a seat on the bench and see how it goes.

 
Mookie Blaylock said:
Brady owner here who decided on Cassel over the plethora of solid QB choices left haning on the WW like a lugies on a chain-link-fence. I'd really like an idea of who is starting him. Also, are there any Brady owners out there who didn't pick him up?
he looked TERRIBLE in preseason...one game vs a weak , lousy KC defense does NOT a pro bowler make..he'll come back down to earth this weekend with that strong Jets secondary picking him off 3-4 times..
 
Right now, my depth chart for my keeper team reads:

QB1 Kurt Warner, Ari.

QB2 Matt Cassel, NE

QB3 Jason Campbell, Was.

QB Tom Brady, NE (IR)

I want to see Cassel play a complete game before I trust him with the starting job. As someone who rolled with Brady thru his 'caretaker' years, I can't shake the mental image of Cassel putting up 200 yards and 1.3 TDs per start.

 
I put my deal together and traded Garrard for Cutler, also had to trade him Cotchery for S. Moss to make the deal work. So now I have Cutler with Cassel as a back up, no start for Cassel this week. Hopefully no one will veto the trade, can't see any reason they would.

 
The thing I am trying to figure out is what are people expecting out of Cassel?

Based on game one, Brady passed 11 times for 76 yards in the first two series which lasted barely through half of the first quarter, while Cassel had 18 attempts for 152 yards in the remaining 3 1/2 quarters of play.

Seems like Cassel won't be throwing too much if last week is any indication.

Any reason to expect more than 20-25 attempts for 180 - 200 yards and maybe a TD? Seems to me that is what you can hope to get out of the guy, and if that is the case, you should only start him if you think that is the best you can do at QB this week.

 
The thing I am trying to figure out is what are people expecting out of Cassel? Based on game one, Brady passed 11 times for 76 yards in the first two series which lasted barely through half of the first quarter, while Cassel had 18 attempts for 152 yards in the remaining 3 1/2 quarters of play.Seems like Cassel won't be throwing too much if last week is any indication. Any reason to expect more than 20-25 attempts for 180 - 200 yards and maybe a TD? Seems to me that is what you can hope to get out of the guy, and if that is the case, you should only start him if you think that is the best you can do at QB this week.
This is like expecting a guy to have the same results in a fight when comparing him getting blindsided with a right hook or him having a week to prepare for the fight. Given a week to prepare and adapt the offense to his strengths I think Cassell will do alright. I'd imagine the Pats were just in shock and were playing it extremely conservatively after losing Brady. I'd personally expect something decent but not great.. prob Tier 3 numbers this week... something around 200-225 yards for 1-2 TDs. He's got enough talent around him that he'll be able to move the ball on that merit alone.
 
sunuvabee said:
Mookie Blaylock said:
Nigel Tufnel said:
sunuvabee said:
Brady owner as well, and Vince Young was my backup. Hoping to grab Cassell from the waiver wire and start him for this week at least.

Working on a couple of trades but also a Colston owner so I'm being protective until I see what happens in this week's games. Who knows who else will fall this week. Off to a rough start for sure.
You poor soul.
:lmao: Here's to some better Karma down the road for you, my man! :lmao:
Thanks for the well wishes, hoping things will turn around. All good vibes appreciated.
Am starting Cassel over Garrad as well. Also lost Colston AND Burleson. Life is ungood. :kicksrock:
 
The thing I am trying to figure out is what are people expecting out of Cassel? Based on game one, Brady passed 11 times for 76 yards in the first two series which lasted barely through half of the first quarter, while Cassel had 18 attempts for 152 yards in the remaining 3 1/2 quarters of play.Seems like Cassel won't be throwing too much if last week is any indication. Any reason to expect more than 20-25 attempts for 180 - 200 yards and maybe a TD? Seems to me that is what you can hope to get out of the guy, and if that is the case, you should only start him if you think that is the best you can do at QB this week.
Based on what Brady did 3-4 years ago, that's about what I would expect. I remember seeing him have games where he would have 180-200 yards in the first half, and then the team would just shut it down in the 2nd half and grind things out. With Cassel, I'm not sure the Pats would want to keep pushing the ball downfield if they can get a decent lead and sit on the ball, especially in these first couple of games.
 
sunuvabee said:
Brady owner as well, and Vince Young was my backup. Hoping to grab Cassell from the waiver wire and start him for this week at least.

Working on a couple of trades but also a Colston owner so I'm being protective until I see what happens in this week's games. Who knows who else will fall this week. Off to a rough start for sure.
:ptt oh man, I just can't do it. Sorry to hear it, hope you can turn things around!
 
The thing I am trying to figure out is what are people expecting out of Cassel? Based on game one, Brady passed 11 times for 76 yards in the first two series which lasted barely through half of the first quarter, while Cassel had 18 attempts for 152 yards in the remaining 3 1/2 quarters of play.Seems like Cassel won't be throwing too much if last week is any indication. Any reason to expect more than 20-25 attempts for 180 - 200 yards and maybe a TD? Seems to me that is what you can hope to get out of the guy, and if that is the case, you should only start him if you think that is the best you can do at QB this week.
This is like expecting a guy to have the same results in a fight when comparing him getting blindsided with a right hook or him having a week to prepare for the fight. Given a week to prepare and adapt the offense to his strengths I think Cassell will do alright. I'd imagine the Pats were just in shock and were playing it extremely conservatively after losing Brady. I'd personally expect something decent but not great.. prob Tier 3 numbers this week... something around 200-225 yards for 1-2 TDs. He's got enough talent around him that he'll be able to move the ball on that merit alone.
OK, good point about a week to prepare, of course, he had time to prep in the pre-season and definitely didn't look as good as he did last week. Doubtful that Bill was putting a whole lot of time into gameplanning in the pre-season though. We're pretty much on the same page with regards to our projections. I was wondering if people were expecting anything more from him than simply being "serviceable".... I think hoping for a TD this week is a fair expectation, with anything more being gravy.
 
The thing I am trying to figure out is what are people expecting out of Cassel? Based on game one, Brady passed 11 times for 76 yards in the first two series which lasted barely through half of the first quarter, while Cassel had 18 attempts for 152 yards in the remaining 3 1/2 quarters of play.Seems like Cassel won't be throwing too much if last week is any indication. Any reason to expect more than 20-25 attempts for 180 - 200 yards and maybe a TD? Seems to me that is what you can hope to get out of the guy, and if that is the case, you should only start him if you think that is the best you can do at QB this week.
This is like expecting a guy to have the same results in a fight when comparing him getting blindsided with a right hook or him having a week to prepare for the fight. Given a week to prepare and adapt the offense to his strengths I think Cassell will do alright. I'd imagine the Pats were just in shock and were playing it extremely conservatively after losing Brady. I'd personally expect something decent but not great.. prob Tier 3 numbers this week... something around 200-225 yards for 1-2 TDs. He's got enough talent around him that he'll be able to move the ball on that merit alone.
OK, good point about a week to prepare, of course, he had time to prep in the pre-season and definitely didn't look as good as he did last week. Doubtful that Bill was putting a whole lot of time into gameplanning in the pre-season though. We're pretty much on the same page with regards to our projections. I was wondering if people were expecting anything more from him than simply being "serviceable".... I think hoping for a TD this week is a fair expectation, with anything more being gravy.
Keep in mind the defenses will now be preparing for him, it could make a difference.
 
One thing to bear in mind is that Belichick is a master at adjusting his game plan to the opponents' strengths/weaknesses. The Jets, their opponent this weekend, ranked 9th against the pass but 29th against the run last year, and while I know that teams that can't stop the run often rank high against the pass, their secondary, and especially their young CBs, played really well against Miami. I reckon we will see an unusually high dosage of running plays form the Patriots this weekend - they ran the ball 75 times in the two games against the Jets last season, whereas they passed the ball only 55 times, and that was with Brady in the line-up; Cassell owners should not necessarily panic long-term if he has a quiet game this weekend.

 
After talking to 5 owners about a QB trade everyone in my league is being very protective of QBs.

So I'm left with either Cassell or Edwards from the WW.

I don't want to turn this into a WDIS post but after reading some of the replies do you think Edwards would be a better long term band aid?

 
The thing I am trying to figure out is what are people expecting out of Cassel? Based on game one, Brady passed 11 times for 76 yards in the first two series which lasted barely through half of the first quarter, while Cassel had 18 attempts for 152 yards in the remaining 3 1/2 quarters of play.Seems like Cassel won't be throwing too much if last week is any indication. Any reason to expect more than 20-25 attempts for 180 - 200 yards and maybe a TD? Seems to me that is what you can hope to get out of the guy, and if that is the case, you should only start him if you think that is the best you can do at QB this week.
This is like expecting a guy to have the same results in a fight when comparing him getting blindsided with a right hook or him having a week to prepare for the fight. Given a week to prepare and adapt the offense to his strengths I think Cassell will do alright. I'd imagine the Pats were just in shock and were playing it extremely conservatively after losing Brady. I'd personally expect something decent but not great.. prob Tier 3 numbers this week... something around 200-225 yards for 1-2 TDs. He's got enough talent around him that he'll be able to move the ball on that merit alone.
OK, good point about a week to prepare, of course, he had time to prep in the pre-season and definitely didn't look as good as he did last week. Doubtful that Bill was putting a whole lot of time into gameplanning in the pre-season though. We're pretty much on the same page with regards to our projections. I was wondering if people were expecting anything more from him than simply being "serviceable".... I think hoping for a TD this week is a fair expectation, with anything more being gravy.
Keep in mind the defenses will now be preparing for him, it could make a difference.
"OK, men, we've looked at the film. And according to his game vs. George Washington Vocational Regional High School 7 years ago, he can't throw the deep out."
 
I think he's gonna sit for me this week. I like Warner v Fins this week and even Delhomme. If he does well against my Jets (I hope not) I might consider him down the road.

 

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