For Jets, one team’s backup could be another’s Cassel

By Adam Sweeney  |   Monday, November 17, 2008  |  Comments( 1 )

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Despite their success this season, there is no time like the present to look toward the future for the 7-3 New York Jets, and you may have seen a promising piece of it lighting their defense up for 400 passing yards Thursday. That's right -- we're referring to Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel.

Commentary: Cassel has played his way into a nice free-agent contract coming up and the New England Patriots are famous for not shelling out the cabbage for their players. Unless you're a Tom Brady or Randy Moss, it simply doesn't happen. So, in continuing a bitter rivalry, a suggestion for the Jets is to make Cassel an offer he can't refuse in the offseason. Of course, it would probably have to hinge on the retirement of the Jets' current QB, the 39-year-old Brett Favre. If Favre plans on playing next season, the Jets probably won't have a chance to land Cassel, who can no doubt start for several other NFL teams right now.

Fan Pulse:
As the saying goes, turnabout is fair play. This is something Jets fans clearly believe in as they contemplate a what-if scenario of acquiring Cassel.

Fantasy Football Commentary:
If you're desperate for a tight end, now is the time to grab Dustin Keller. He has over 80 yards receiving in the last two games, albeit a chunk of last week's effort came in overtime.

Injury Watch:
All the Jet starters are looking good. That happens sometimes when you take sole possession of first place in your division.

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About Adam Sweeney

Adam Sweeney spent 4 years as an opinions and arts & entertainment columnist with the Lone Star Lutheran, also working with Sports Illustrated.com. Along with his work on Realfootball 365 he currently is a contributor for Film School Rejects, SLAM Online, Talkhoops.net, and C-Heads Magazine.
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