Dear Matt Cassel,
I’m writing to say I am wholeheartedly sorry. A few weeks ago I whined about how badly I wanted you benched. In fact, in August I thought there was no way you’d even make the final roster. After consistent improvement over the last few weeks, I know I was wrong. Really wrong.
It’s funny because one of my mantras is “In Bill We Trust.” Call me a “homer” but I’d just about trust my life with Bill Belichick. EXCEPT, I thought he was wrong in keeping you. I know, I’m an idiot.
And I’m happy for you, not just because you’re playing for my team, but because 31 other teams are watching your rise. Quite a few of those teams are going to be needing the services of a quarterback (some more desperately than others) next season and I’m fairly certain they will pay a good chunk of change to find someone capable of leading their teams.
In my defense, it did take a few games for you to shake off the rust. And part of my resentment toward you was actually my sorrow at Tom’s season-ending injury.
Although it’s still early, I think your 400 yards passing, 62 yards rushing and three TDs should secure your second “AFC Offensive Player of the Week” award. Thank you.
Very Truly Yours,
P.S. I hope Tom didn’t re-injure himself last night jumping up and down after your TD pass to Randy with one second left on the clock. Then, I’ll be pissed. 😀