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Despite Critics, Cassel Earns Respect

Matt Cassel

Slowly, but surely, Matt Cassel has found a way to impress opponents despite the negative press the national media heaped on him early. Though his real test lies ahead, here's what others have been saying...

Quarterbacks are always a lightning rod. They get too much blame and too much credit. Win at the position and you're great. Lose and you are, well, a loser.That's a roller coaster that New England's inexperienced backup-turned-starter Matt Cassel is riding these days since taking over for Tom Brady in the season opener. When the team has lost, even though Cassel wasn't the biggest problem in... Recommended Stories

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