Vikings add Cassel as backup to Ponder

Mar 14, 2013 Full story: fox23.com 11

Hours after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Cassel has found a new home, agreeing to become Christian Ponder's new backup in Minnesota.

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“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#1 Mar 14, 2013
Ok, so Spielman finlly got the word. Cassel is a good pickup, and will hopefully push Ponder. I don't ever want to see Webb throw the football again, least not from the QB position.
GBPmies

Finland

#2 Mar 14, 2013
hey 40, I read both that Cassel 'is' and 'is not' challenging for the starting spot. Do you know which it is? Hard to believe he would just except a backup job so quickly. Either way nice pick up for the Vikes.

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#3 Mar 14, 2013
40for60 wrote:
Ok, so Spielman finlly got the word. Cassel is a good pickup, and will hopefully push Ponder. I don't ever want to see Webb throw the football again, least not from the QB position.
Right 40or60 Cassel will push Ponder out of his job. Cassel's the the answer but he is better than the injury prone inaccurate Ponder.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#4 Mar 14, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
hey 40, I read both that Cassel 'is' and 'is not' challenging for the starting spot. Do you know which it is? Hard to believe he would just except a backup job so quickly. Either way nice pick up for the Vikes.
Not Sure GBPmies, I would believe they told him that he would be able to compete for the starting job, or he wouldn't have signed with us so quickly. He's definitely a step up from Webb.
Pondermatic

United States

#5 Mar 14, 2013
Cassell, huh. Not seeing it. Least he is an actual qb.
eric

Marshfield, WI

#6 Mar 14, 2013
I heard Minn will give him a chance to win the starting job.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#7 Mar 14, 2013
I dont think it would have did any good if Vikings had Cassell in last years playoff loss with the packers does any think the same. The packers was on top of their game in that game, there hard to beat when they are. the vikings middle linebacker couldn't cover his man on passing downs in that game & winfield was hurt the CB didnt cover & jennings was all over the field & no one was covering him. I know Webb sucks as a QB but that loss wasn't all on him. What that loss did was it exposed Webb for what is really was, Not a starting QB or even a backup QB. Cassell can read a defense un-like Webb Cassell is a good backup & if Ponder goes down like we think he will Cassell can win some games. good pick up for the vikes.
Pondermatic

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Mar 25, 2013
Maybe we can trade for RG3.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#9 Mar 26, 2013
Pondermatic wrote:
Maybe we can trade for RG3.
The RG3 who crumpled under a bad knee, that one?
Sister Christian Ponder

Miami, FL

#10 Mar 27, 2013
Now they got two fine backup QBs on their roster.

“Zimmer Turner Overdrive”

Since: Jan 07

Minneapolis

#11 Mar 27, 2013
It's "have". Now they have two fine back-up QB's. Nice song reference, though. Love it.

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