It's been a few months since I last chimed in on this blog. However, I am currently feeling a little verklempt. I will give people time to talk amonst yourselves. I'll give you a topic...Does Tina Fey look like Sarah Palin or is Sarah Palin trying to look like Tina Fey?
There, now I'm better....
I was watching the Pats game live at my friend Eric's place yesterday (the Red Zone channel rocks). When Tom Brady went down after getting tackled on the knee, the collective gasp from the five of us there was deafining. Even my friend's dog, appropriately named Brady, hung his head low for the next few minutes. In a moment's notice, a team can go from a stellar 16-0 to a mediocre 12-4. I find it ironic that the first time in a few years that Brady was not listed on the injured list as probable is the only game that he actually gets injured in.
So who is this Matt Cassell guy? Can he lead the Patriots to the promise land? The next few weeks should be interesting not necessarily for Matt Cassell but for Tom Brady. Now we will find out whether Bill Belichick is truly a coaching genius or if Tom Brady is really one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
Here is what I know about Matt Cassell.
1) He has not started a game since he was in high school, almost 8 years ago. Even in college, he backed up Matt Leinart and Carson Palmer at USC so he did not play much.
2) He made the 2006 and 2007 Pro Bowl team for his role in holding a clipboard.
3) His brother is a Major League Baseball player.
4) He is no Tom Brady. He isn't even Greg Brady. He is probably closer to Oliver.
That's it...That's the list.
If anything, the Patriots schedule is in their favor so he has time to get accustomed to this starting QB job. The next few weeks consist of the Jets, Dolphins and the bye week. None of those teams have a particularly strong defense. I may even be able to put up 14 points on the Dolphins if Randy Moss was my teammate.
If this season turns in to a disaster, I can't complain too much. Three Super Bowl championships in the last few years are enough to make me content. Plus, I wasn't the idiot who picked Brady #1 overall in one of my fantasy leagues.