Sid Hartman: Cassel once again shows wisdom of his signing

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 9:38 AM

The backup quarterback came on in relief of injured starter Christian Ponder and sparked the overtime victory.

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ActTwoDec. 1, 1310:38 PM

Sid, the Vikings may need to start limiting Peterson's carries. If he keeps getting it 35 times a game, he won't be fresh for the playoffs.

StephenBDec. 1, 1311:06 PM

What a funny column! It says absolutely nothing.

bruisedupDec. 2, 13 5:47 AM

I've really been more into the Vikings for the whole Super Bowl chase and all of that but let me go with this for a minute. Can we see Cassel leading this team next year? Maybe? Alex Smith is doing OK with the Chiefs right now. We would need to build a much better defense and maybe have that 1st or 2nd round quarterback develop behind Cassel. There are worse plans.

kleinerpDec. 2, 13 6:39 AM

Nice that Zygi is so pumped up after win #3. This franchise, starting with the owner, is a joke.

fishanhunt2Dec. 2, 13 7:05 AM

One has to agree that Cassel came in cold, saved the day and AP's help was huge. One does have to wonder however if Ponder had not been injured, what the outcome of the game would have been. Cassel has how many wins in games he has played in and finished? Ponder has how many wins in how many games he has played in and finished? Uh, no more questions..

voner26Dec. 2, 13 7:16 AM

No doubt the change in QB was the difference in winning over losing.

u4775Dec. 2, 13 7:35 AM

Peterson is not himself. He is not taking opportunties to turn back into the field and trying to score on every play. He is either getting old or more likely really hampered by injuries this year.

siouxchampDec. 2, 13 8:08 AM

In my opinion, the worst part about this win was the window of opportunity it gave coach Frazier and his staff to stay another year. If the Vikings don't win another game, Frazier would have Tied the ALL TIME Worse Vikings record in his their history, not once but twice in just 3 years. You would be out of your mind, to keep Frazier around.

editor29Dec. 2, 13 8:18 AM

"I got a kick out of watching Zygi take off running toward the players, who were celebrating on the opposite end of the field. That man can move."-------- Far away, please.

editor29Dec. 2, 13 8:24 AM

Three months into the season, it's gratifying to know that the Vikings' victory total has finally caught up to the number of Vikings arrested in the past three weeks.


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