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CASSEL TO THE BUCS?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    RUMORS FLY OF CASSEL TO THE BUCS
    Posted by Mike Florio: Saturday, February 28, 2009 10:51 AM
    In the old days, newspapers turned up their noses at Internet rumor-mongering. But as the era of Internet rumor-mongering has continued to blossom, newspapers have a choice -- continue to ignore the information that the readers want and eventually be forced to utter in the break room, "I . . . declare . . . bankruptcy," or embrace Internet rumor-mongering and possibly survive.

    The folks at the Tampa Tribune are choosing solvency (albeit reluctantly), and thus writing about an Internet rumor suggesting that the Patriots might trade quarterback Matt Cassel to the Buccaneers.

    It is just a rumor, an old-school Internet rumor with no one reporting that any unnamed league sources are claiming that the trade can happen. But as Bucs fans scour the Internet for any shred of evidence that their favorite team is going to actually spend some of that $60 million-plus in 2009 cap space, a rumor is better than nothing.

    That said, our take is that any team interested in drafting a quarterback in round one should be considering trading that first-round pick to the Patriots for Cassel. Why take a coin-flip chance on a first-round rookie when you can get a guy who has shown he can play?

    Last year, the gamble worked for the Falcons (Matt Ryan) and the Ravens (Joe Flacco). As to the year before, the jury is still out on the Raiders (JaMarcus Russel) and the Browns (Brady Quinn). The year before that, the Titans (Vince Young) and the Cardinals (Matt Leinart) would likely pounce on a shot at a do-over.

    Of course, Cassel's specific strengths and weaknesses would have to fit his new team's scheme, or his new team would have to be willing to adjust its philosophy to suit Cassel's specific skill set. But assuming that a team believes it can make use of Cassel, the safest use of that first-round pick isn't to use it on Matt Stafford or Mark Sanchez or any other quarterback (Pat White?) but to use the pick on Cassel by shipping it to the Pats.
     
  2. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Cassel is the next Derek Anderson.
     
  3. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    News just broke, Cassel to the Chiefs, terms not announced yet.
     
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