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The Pats' system seems more important than Tom Brady

Considering Matt Cassel's explosion, has the key ingredient to the Pats' success been their system? TMQ

Updated: November 25, 2008, 12:40 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

Everyone's gone ga-ga over out-of-nowhere Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel. Defensive coaches are scrambling to find film of Cassel from the last time he was a starter. That was nearly a decade ago at Chatsworth High School in California: "This guy must have a weakness, let's check out how he did in 1999 against the Regents of Reseda High." Although Cassel is playing well, the New England rebound isn't about him. What's happening is the resurgence of a team and its system. Considering how rapidly ...

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