I rarely say this but never fail to give credit where it is due.
A couple things from the Boss:
Cassel isnt bad at throwing passes over 30 yards, he was TERRIBLE at it...3-26 over the course of the year.
Cassel was instructed to take sacks rather than risk turnovers.
Collinsworth said many times that Cassels problem early on and till about week 11 or 12 was that if his first two reads were covered, he took his eyes off his recievers and focused them on the passrush. Once he overcame that, he really excelled. Hopefully he continues to progress and doesnt fall back on bad habits for us when players arent routinely open as was the case in NE.
I look for Cassel to start kinda slow, but show mental toughness well enough to pull out of it and have some great games in the second half of the year.