by Ryan Wilson
Twelve weeks. Apparently, that's how long it takes for lifetime backup Matt Cassel to make people forget about Tom Brady and the three Super Bowls he brought to New England. Cassel, you've no doubt heard, spent his college years on the USC sideline watching Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart win Heismans, and prior to Week 2, hadn't started a tackle football game since high school.
After a shaky start, Cassel, who was once affectionately nicknamed "Rusher McFumbles," has thrown for at least 400 yards in back-to-back games. He's playing with more confidence, actually completing passes that travel more than 10 yards downfield, and, unlike Brady, is a threat to make plays with his feet. And most importantly, perhaps, Randy Moss seems happy.
Logan Mankins Hearts Matt Cassel, Says There's No Other QB He'd Want Right Now originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.