• Greg Jennings: Cassel is “more verbal, kind of commanding in the huddle.”

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Sep 27, 2013
    Greg Jennings shrugged off concerns about a lack of reps with Cassel and said that this week’s starter was “more verbal” than Ponder and “kind of commanding in the huddle.” He’s been in position where he’s had to be a starter for years now. He knows what’s going on. He’s commanding. So is Christian. Should they win on Sunday, however, Cassel’s going to have a good chance to continue proving that his presence in the huddle was just what the doctor ordered. Cassel, who started the past four seasons for Kansas City before signing with Minnesota, has completed just 47.4 percent of his passes in the three starts he has made against the Steelers. What might have happened had Haley not run off Charlie Weis, who left a job as an offensive coordinator for an NFL playoff team to become an assistant in college? There’s a reason Peyton Manning , once he became a free agent last year, wanted no part of playing for the Chiefs.
  • Cassel To Start For Vikings Vs. Steelers

    Backup quarterback Matt Cassel will start the Vikings’ game against the Steelers on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in place of Christian Ponder, whom coach Leslie Frazier revealed Friday has a fractured rib. Ponder, who ranks 30th in the NFL in passer rating…
    • QB switch won't have Steelers scrambling

      PITTSBURGH -- A funny thing happened when the Minnesota Vikings officially declared Christian Ponder out and tabbed Matt Cassel to start at quarterback against the Steelers. As much tape as they have watched of Ponder, the Steelers are actually more fam…
      Source: ESPN.com

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