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Greg Jennings had it all in Green Bay: an offense-savvy coach, one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and receivers around him to attract coverage.
But he threw that all away for the one thing that most players seek, while overlooking why he was able to obtain it in the first place. In other less confusing words, Jennings sought his big payday, and that is exactly what he got this offseason.
The Minnesota Vikings signed the 30-year-old Jennings to a five-year deal with a maximum value of $47.5 million, and a guaranteed $18 million. After two injury-plagued seasons where Jennings felt that he was becoming overshadowed by young Green Bay receivers like Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and James Jones, he decided to part ways with one of the best offenses in the game.
That decision alone makes sense if he still wants to be looked at as a premier receiver, but what does not make any sense is why he would sign with the rival Vikings.
Minnesota is led by third-year quarterback Christi...
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The Minnesota Vikings finally get their first (home)win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The final score 34-27 was in Wembley Stadium. The big story was Christian Ponder out with a broken rib and how Matt Cassel can step in to lead the team. Cassel answered that question fairly quick against a slumping Steelers team.
Greg Jennings making his second catch for a touchdown. (Steve Gardner...
Even though Matt Cassel had a great game today, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters afterwards that Christian Ponder will not lose his starting job.
Despite Cassel's smart performance, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says post-game that Christian Ponder will be the starting quarterback. .
— Access Vikings (@AccessVikings) September 29, 2013
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Minnesota Vikings WR's Greg Jennings and Jerome Simpson became a double threat Sunday as quarterback Matt Cassel found ways to get the ball to the Vikings most proven and explosive receivers during Minnesota's 34-27 victory over Pittsburgh.
The Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Matt Cassel just made life more difficult for injured QB Christian Ponder. The Vikings got hot early on and managed to hold on and win 34-27 after Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger fumbled in the red zone with eight seconds left in the game.
The Vikings announced that Matt Cassel will get the start at quarterback this week as Christian Ponder sits out after breaking his ribs last week.
No one had any idea how serious Ponder’s injury was until today. He ended up telling TwinCities.com that he doesn’t have any issues with the throwing the football, but there are some concerns with his rib protruding into his...
The 2013 season was basically going to be over for one of the two teams being featured in London Sunday for the NFL's International Series. The Minnesota Vikings hope they resuscitated their season with Sunday's 34-27 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Minnesota is 1-3 thanks to a late-game play on defense, ball security and efficiency from quarterback Matt Cassel. Pittsburgh...
Can't Knock the Cassel
Oh man ... There was a moment in the game with about two minutes left where I was certain we were going to hit that 0-4 mark. I thought FOR SURE we were going to let another team drive it down our throats with little time left on the clock for us to respond, and we were going to hit that 0-4 mark. We were going to be well on our way to that top draft...
Matt Cassel and Greg Jennings connected on Sunday for a big 70-yard touchdown in London. The play gave them both their first TD as a member of the Vikings.
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It was unknown whether sitting quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs) would improve a stymied passing attack but backup quarterback Matt Cassel's command was one of many reasons the Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Pittsburgh Steelers' late-game comeback to hold on for the 34-27 win on Sunday in London.
On 2nd-and-10 with 3:29 left Cassel appeared to check into a pass play...
Leslie Frazier liked what he saw out of Matt Cassel, but he wasn’t willing to name him the starter after the Vikings’ first win. More time is needed for evaluation, Frazier indicated.
Adrian Peterson continued his assault on the NFL record book with another long run and another 100-yard rushing game. But he wasn’t the only Vikings player making an impact. Matt Cassel, Greg Jenning, Cordarrelle Patterson, Blair Walsh, Jared Allen, Chad Greenway all made recorded their names on the Vikings and/or NFL statistics.
The Minnesota Vikings will be without two starters in their secondary Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers and that figures to bode well for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his wide receivers as a result.
With cornerback Chris Cook and safety Jamarca Sanford both inactive for the game, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that cornerback Marcus Sherels and safety Andrew Sendejo...
Despite experiencing no issues during practice on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings sat Christian Ponder on Friday and the quarterback will not play in the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London on Sunday. The reins of the sputtering, ineffective offense have instead been given to backup Matt Cassel. While Vikings fans have been clamoring […]The post Christian Ponder...
Brett Favre is, undoubtedly, enjoying life while basking in the glow of early retirement. It's a life complete with a laid back high school football coaching gig and a lifetime supply of Wranglers.
These days, when he's not making the rounds on award shows, Favre hunkers down among the immaculate magnolia pines and spry white tailed deer that dot his sprawling...
Jared Allen came away with 2½ sacks on a player he had never sacked before and the Vikings had more sacks than in their previous three games combined. Plus, Harrison Smith talks about his hit on Heath Miller, Matt Cassel bucked his trend against the Steelers, two Vikings made their debuts, and other stats and notes.