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Matt Cassel knows what side his bread is buttered

March 4, 2009

When asked about how he felt about now being on the same team as Bernard Pollard, the guy who maliciously and cowardly took out Brady’s knee in that cheap and scumbag-ish hit, Cassel had this to say:

“Oh gosh. Now he is a teammate and I know that it wasn’t intentional. I’m sure I’ll talk to him and say hello, say thank you for the opportunity, but you never want to see anybody get hurt.”

This may have been the best thing that could have come out of his mouth. I mean everyone knows that Cassel should fork over most of his salary to Pollard for taking Brady out and giving Cassel his chance in the spotlight, even Matt. So to joke about it relieves a bit of tension, seeing as how now we know Brady is healthy (and will probably sleep with Pollard’s mother as revenge) and no ill effects ultimately came from the pansy-like play that Pollard has come to make his own.

Cassel is a smart guy, and knows that he needs to make friends on the Chefs (great googily moogily) and this seems like the way to go. Even if he thought it was intentional (and it most assuredly was) this is not the place nor the time to get up on your soap box and call him out.

On a related note, Todd Haley said that Cassel will have to compete with Tyler Thigpen and Brodie Croyle for the starting job, but seeing as how hes getting paid $14.6 mill for this year (maybe less if he signs a long-term deal, but still a lot), and he’s already proven to be better than the other two, I’m going to venture a guess and say that the competition will be quite easy for Cassel, something along the lines of “name Matt Cassel’s favorite food, movie, and book”.

Only Matt knows that the answer to all three is fried green tomatoes.