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Where Do the Pats Turn if Brady Goes Down Again?

PatriotsInsider.com has an interesting piece today about the Pats backup QB spot, and now that Matt Cassel is fat and rich in KC, who is going to take over if the nightmare of last season happens again and Tom Brady goes down? Here’s a part of the article:

The news of Matt Cassel reaching a six-year, $63-million deal with Kansas City comes as somewhat of a surprise since he essentially has less than a year’s worth of experience in the NFL and had his share of ups and down during 2008 as Tom Brady’s backup.

This also raises an interesting question: If, by some chance, Brady should get hurt again in 2009, do the Patriots have another Cassel ready to step in? Chances are there’s not another potential $63 million man waiting amongst this group of backups, but the Patriots owe it to themselves this summer to see exactly what they have.

Second-year pro Kevin O’Connell, whose strong arm earned him some praise during training camp, looked ordinary at times during the preseason — as is the case with most rookies. O’Connell attempted six passes last year, which seems alarmingly low for a potential backup, but it’s worth nothing that’s his “output” accounts for one fewer pass than Cassel threw in all of ’07, which was the year before he became the most famous ex-backup in the NFL. In other words, the lack of experience doesn’t always mean anything.

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  3. Jmee says:

    Let’s be real Matt Cassel looked like crap in last year’s training camp too, at one point I was wondering if the wrong Matt was cut.

    He did what he was suppose to do as a back-up but it helped to have one of the Top lines protecting him to get the job done. I wish him all the luck in KC I’m pretty damn sure after the first game this season he will be missing our O-line terribly.

    In Belichik I trust, so I will wait to see what is up his sleeve regarding our back-up.

    did what he was suppose to do as a back-up but it helped to have one of the Top lines protecting you to get the job done. I wish him all the luck in KC he will be missing our O-line terribly.

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