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We mentioned earlier today that Matt Cassel will get the nod for this Sunday’s game against the Steelers in place of Christian Ponder who will sit out after breaking his ribs last week.
Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings says they’re comfortable with Cassel under center after working with him in the offseason.
“We’ve been playing with Matt ever since offseason,” wide receiver Greg Jennings said via TwinCities.com. “He’s been in there with the (first team). We’ve gotten a lot of reps with him so he’s comfortable.’”
Jennings also said that Cassel is “more verbal, kind of commanding in the huddle.”
Cassel’s veteran experience will certainly help him.
“If anything that’s the difference,” he said. “That comes with him having much more experience. 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. But as far as throwing the ball it is what it is. Matt’s a very smart guy.”
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The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday that they would start backup quarterback Matt Cassel for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.
Cassel had been working with the first team this week, including during Friday’s practice session. Head coach Leslie Frazier had said during the week that the team wanted Christian Ponder to play but his rib injury has kept him from practicing...
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