Monday, February 09, 2009

Killing Time: Cassel, Tarvaris and Easy Roads

I'm working on a long post on Matt Cassel that, I hope, will be as give as much insight into Cassel as the insight my post on Derek Anderson provided last year (yeah, I'm basically a great football mind--like Bill Walsh/Bill Belichick combined and then raised to the power of Vince Lombardi). The plan is to answer the question--is Cassel worth acquiring? Is he Derek Anderson or Tony Romo?

Two quick links to tide you over while I'm working on that:
  • Jason Winter defends Tarvaris Jackson's performance at Defensive Indifference. I'm not so sure he's wrong, but the thing is, with the way the Vikings are constructed (more on this later, but the Purple are older than you think in some key spots), the Vikings no longer have the time to try and turn Tarvaris into a Super Bowl caliber quarterback.
  • Before you start worrying about another Steelers' dynasty in the AFC, you should take into account the path the Steelers took to the Championship. According to the folks at Cold, Hard Football Facts, it was the easiest path through the postseason of any Super Bowl winner. Ever. And that includes 1982, when the season was marred by labor strife.


Jason said...

Agreed that the Vikings don't have the time to mold a QB into a Super-Bowl winner.

But what's the better choice? Fourth-year T-Jack or (essentially) second-year Cassel?

And it's "Winter," not "Winters" :)

TBird41 said...

Sorry about the extraneous "s". It's been changed. I just can't deal with the weirdos like you that use their real name on the internet. :)

And, in response to your question, well, I'm not really sure. I think the answer might be second-year Cassel, but I haven't decided yet. Definitely going to more on Cassel soon though, so maybe writing that post will help me decide.

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