Ponder gets rattled.
Cassel gets rattled.
Offensive line lets Vikings QB's get rattled.
Let us hope Musgrave is up to the challenge. Gotta make defenses pay for an eight man box and run blitzes with quick strikes into vacated zones.
Matt Cassel will get the start today. I hope that he is sharp and plays well.
I hope he does not look like the second coming of Donovan McNabb with the Minnesota Vikings, as Cassel did in the second and third preseason games, and throw so many balls into the dirt. Cassel needs to stay calm in the pocket, get good reads, and get the ball out quickly to open receivers. If he can make high percentage throws and not be stupid with the football, he should do fine.
Doh! Unfortunately, I think they are very similar, but it wouldn't take much to show a big improvement. Other thing is, the Steelers are 3rd best in passing yards allowed with only 2 passing TDs in 3 games.Quote:
What Matt wasn't, last season, was a very accurate guy. Cassel told reporters Friday that he must protect the ball better after tossing 22 interceptions in his last 17 appearances. Sadly, that's identical to Ponder's pick count in as many games.
I am happy to admit that I'm wrong...looks like Cassel has a MUCH better arm. Looks a little rusty, but, it also looks like there are more options for play calling. Good first half...keep it going boys.
Cassell does have a much better arm. Look! A quick out that is actually quick. His arm strength looks about double Ponder's. Story has yet to be written, but I'm ready to send Ponder down the road.
Its amazing how much better Peterson is when we have a qb that can move the ball and get the defense to back off. The decision making and the zip on the ball alone should make Cassel the starter after the bye. I did not know Cassel had that strong of an arm.
He's made a couple throws today, including the 3td quarter TD to Jennings, that Ponder can only dream of. He even threw the ball before the receiver made his cut on the post route. And look at how successful Peterson is if they have to respect play action. Amazing isn't it?
If they decide to put Ponder back in I'm going to projectile vomit!