Defense needs to get a pass rush or it won't much matter.
If Cassel gets dinged we are in line to see MBT and at this point that is really all I want to get from the season.
Add Simpson to the list of Vikings players who are glad to have Cassel in the huddle......
Jerome Simpson glad Matt Cassel's in Vikings' huddle
Jerome Simpson glad Matt Cassel's in Vikings' huddle - NFL.com
The injury is suspect, imo. But I don't care either way!
Dear Matt Cassel
TEAR IT UP! This is your shot.....make. it. count.
Cassell has at least shown in the past that he can do it. He was pretty good in his first season at KC, and can't be blamed all that much for his second, missing his #1 WR and #1 RB (who is also an excellent receiver) for most of the season. Last year, not many excuses, I grant you. But he has done it. All we can do is hope that that Cassell is the one who shows up tomorrow (and perhaps the rest of the season).
It won't be entirely on his shoulders, though... I can't forget that we were ahead with less than a minute to go in each of our last two games. So Ponder played well enough to win, as bad as it might have looked. He wasn't on the field when our opponents each mounted a game-winning last second drive.
Defense, you can't play well for 55 minutes and then fall apart. Step it up and don't let them do it to you again!
Cassell has shown both at NE and at KSC that with a good supporting cast he is capable of leading the offense to successful outcomes. Sometimes with a change of QB the rest of the offense wakes up and a shakeup helps to ride the ship.
I didn't think any of the comments made by Simpson or Jennings were that definitively for Cassel.
Cassel isn't that much better to make his teammates say, this is definitely the best decision to change QBs.
This is going to be a long season.