Originally Posted by htismaqe
He's the only player on the offense other than the center that touches the ball on EVERY play.
To suggest that all of these things are "out of his control" is incorrect.
No, Albert shouldn't have let the rusher run free. Cassel could have also held onto the ball. He's not completely absolved of blame.
Similarly, on the Moeaki tipped ball/INT - although it appears to have been a perfectly-thrown ball, we have no idea about the velocity and other factors that might have led to Moeaki not catching the ball. By sheer virtue of the fact that Cassel THREW THE PASS, he'll never be completely free of blame.
All of that being said, I'm sick and ****ing tired of these conversations. I would just like for ONE TIME to be able to say "he had a good game" and not have to add a qualifier afterwards.
Im not gonna sit here and blame Cassel for a defender wrapping Moeaki up while the ball was in the air and Moeaki STILL getting his hands up high enough to get them on the ball.
On the fumble, JA was WAYYYY offsides and the ball was chopped out within 2 seconds of the snap.
Now way I am placing the blame for the results of those plays on Cassel.
When he fails, Ill be right here to throw him into the fire and will be calling for Brady Quinn and Stanzi to get their chances...but that time hasnt came yet.