Originally Posted by BigRock
If there's any hope to be found, one might note the coincidence in timing in Pioli and Romeo coming out unified in their "QB competition" mantra just 24 hours before getting their OC signed.
Maybe even the "safe" choice was like "**** you, I'm not tying my career to THAT guy."
I think the decision was made largely to ensure Cassel had an advantage in the 'competition.' Same system. It allows some continuity, but that largely benefits the QB.
The team has preached competition for Cassel all along, and it's always been hollow. I define people by actions, not words. Pioli and the coaches can talk competition all they want, but from what I've seen there's really been no effort made to bring in anyone who could compete with Cassel. They've said this before, but their actions appear to show them quite committed to Cassel.