Re: Any Matt Cassell Takers After Five Games?
posted at 10/12/2009 8:45 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Any Matt Cassell Takers After Five Games?
[QUOTE]I don't think Cassell is the answer. He hasn't looked great in the past few games. The bigger issue is injuries, team morale, loss of too many key personnel, and Tom himself. He has to decide whether he wants to win another SB and continue to play at a high level, or if he will give up and give in to Gisele's BS. Does he want to be Mr. Gisele Bundchen/ a Stetson model or does he want to be a football player? If he wants to be a football player, then he needs to step it up and play like he cares. And lead the team. I don't think he's that committed.
Posted by Sammykd[/QUOTE]
With all due respect, I think its possible to do both. The man has brought three rings to the city of Boston. I'm a Patriots fan from Atlanta and no, I was never there to see the old Patriots teams but I've read up on my history as best as I could. He's done a lot for the community so it's reasonable to give them the benefit of the doubt right now.
He's a human being who decided to get married and have a child. There's nothing wrong with that. As fans our lives revolve around their wins and losses but as an actual player, it is and always should be just a game to them. This isn't like filing paperwork in a cubicle because that's a YOU-job. This involves a line blocking for you, receivers that run the right routes and make plays, running backs that find holes and attack them, and coaches to put together game plans. Weather conditions play a role, the opposing crowd plays a role, talent on the other side plays a role. Just because he has a slip-up or two coming off an injury doesn't mean he's washed up and it most certainly does not mean he shouldn't have gotten married and had a kid.
If Brady, or any professional athlete, were to be that loyal to his fans (to say he won't get married and have kids in hopes of keeping his winning ways alive), then the fans can't throw him under the bus after one incomplete pass. You want your cake and you want to eat it.
Ultimately, he's only as loyal to you as you are to him. Your common ground is what happens on Sundays. Other than that, you don't owe him anything and he doesn't owe you anything.