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Old 01-01-2009, 05:22 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by doublee View Post
They will probably franchise Cassell and then trade him if it looks like Brady will be ready in time for training camp. The Chargers did the same thing with Brees a few years ago while they were waiting for Rivers to be ready to take over.

In which case it would be interesting to see how much compensation Cassel would command in a trade.

And New England's 11-5 finish was the best for a defending Super Bowl runner-up since Tennessee went 13-3 in 2000 after losing SB 34 - yet it did not keep the Patriots from becoming the seventh SB loser of the last eight (and eighth of the last ten) to miss the playoffs the following year.
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