New Vikings QB Matt Cassel Comfortable In His Role As A Backup

Discussion in 'Minnesota Vikings' started by SRW, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin Staff Member

    Just so there is no ambiguity, understand that Matt Cassel signed in Minnesota to be the backup to Christian Ponder.

    Some suggested perhaps Cassel, who was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs and quickly scooped up by the Vikings, would be in an open competition with Ponder for the starting job. Not so fast.

    “I understand the role completely,†Cassel said, according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Without a doubt.â€

    Per the report, the Vikings were not going to sign a backup who wasn’t willing to fit seamlessly in the role. They were driven to find an upgrade over Joe Webb and Cassel brings experience with 62 NFL starts.

    “I think as a quarterback in the NFL, you never really do adjust your mindset, whether you’re a starter or a backup,†Cassel said. “The preparation has to be the same. You’re always going to get 110 percent out of me whether I’m on the field or backing up. … I’ve worked hard to build that type of reputation and continue to be a team player.â€

    Source: National Football Post
  2. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    He's just happy to get a paycheck, let's be honest here.
  3. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero I rode the short bus

    Hahahaha I was thinking the exact same thing. Honestly, I am shocked he got picked up so fast.
  4. bigsexyy81

    bigsexyy81 Muffin Top

    He's better than Christian Ponder.
  5. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    I agree but they both suck. I shouldn't talk because of Cutler lol.

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